This section will introduce the format for the Course. It will explain how we start with basic principles, and then breakdown the exceptions. Exceptions will be based on work arrangements (from the “employer”), and lifestyle arrangements (from the remote worker).
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This structure will allow us to reduce the course size, while providing the most in-depth course.This course is broken into Modules, with each Module containing multiple Lessons.
Basics and Principles of Remote Work
The first Module covers the Basics & Principles of Remote Work. This section provides general principles of Remote Work. We will cover different types of remote work later in later Modules — including how this different arrangements change the principles.
Think: Remote Work Etiquette, setting up your Work Schedule, setting up your work environment for video conferencing, managing distractions, the importance of dressing for remote work, how to run a great virtual meeting, all things technical, team building and productivity.
How to Work from Home Successfully
Next, we cover the habits to be a successful remote worker. This section starts with bad habits that over time will make remote work miserable. You will learn from horror stories, but also causes of gradual burnout.
Then we will discuss ways to give your day a rhythm, stay engaged with your work, and stay connected with your co-workers. Equipped with these habits you will be able to avoid burning out on remote work.
Think: Habits for managing diet and exercise when you can work anytime of day, how to manage sleep schedules, and what I have learned to help me stay engaged with my work.
Different Ways to Work from Home
For the remainder of the Course we will explore different ways to be a remote worker.
First we will cover different ways companies “do” remote work. We will cover what it is like to work for 100% Remote Teams/Companies, and advice on how to make that specific work arrangement successful.
Next we will explore Hybrid Teams — where some people work remote as well as when people work remotely less than 100% of the time. Finally, we will explore being a freelancer, and working remotely across several companies.
Second, we will cover different ways people “do” remote work. We will explore the lifestyle choices that remote workers have. We will cover the pros and cons, provide tips, and what lifestyles best match with different work arrangements.
- Working from Home, and its challenges. For example, managing roomates, kids, and pets. Good news for WFH workers: people are becoming more understanding of background noises — pets and kids included.
- Co-Working, and why commute as a Remote Worker. Personally, this is the form of remote work that is best for me. I love being around other people, and find the community inspiring. This section will cover what I have learned: how to select a great co-working facility and the equitet for being a great co-working co-worker.
- RV & VanLife, and how to do it right. You don’t have to spend $100k on an RV or Van to live your best #VanLife. I travel in my 4Runner, and sleep in the back. There isn’t a lot of room, so I tend to post up at a local restaurant or coffee shop. I just got back from Medicine Bow, WY. I posted up in a local restaurant and ate breakfast, lunch and dinner there. It kept me productive, all I had to do was keep buying coffee and tipping extra.
- Digital Nomad, and how to stay productive while traveling. For example, how to break your work into blocks and plan to do certain work at certain points during your trip.
- International Nomads. and how to take working while traveling to the next level. This includes how to plan so that you know when you will have data.