by Sara Horowitz The Freelancer’s Bible is easily one of the best resources out there for the work from home and freelance communities, we highly recommend this book to the vWERX community.
What makes an effective executive? In Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done, the measure of the executive, Peter F. Drucker reminds us, is the ability to “get the right things done.” This usually involves doing what other people have overlooked as well as avoiding what is unproductive. Intelligence, imagination, and knowledge may all be wasted in an executive job without the acquired habits of mind that mold them into results.
by Stephen King On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft is immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King’s critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped him and his work.
by Timothy Ferriss – Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers is the latest groundbreaking tome from Tim Ferriss, the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The 4-Hour Workweek.
48 Laws of Power (Penguin Books; 1st edition , 2000)
by Robert Greene – Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene is the definitive manual for anyone interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control.
The changing demographics and increasing popularity of the virtual workforce in the US is having an impact on our – go figure – Real Estate needs. But, don’t worry, if you are working from home real estate developers have your back.
Realtor.com has a recent article illustrating how developers are responding to this need. They call out condo-type residences in downtown Chicago and Manhattan, in addition to the fully wired cafe/shared office spaces in apartment buildings, and “flex-space” suitable for officing in single-family homes. (more…)
There is a great article out recently from the American Bar Association Journal about the success of Work From Home law firm Culhane Meadows.
According to the article the virtual law firm, Culhane Meadows, has more than 60 at-home lawyers. (more…)
Companies included a wide variety from around the country and virtually all them stated, in one form or another, that communication, to the point of over-communication, was the key to be successful when you work from home.
Flexjobs released its annual list of the Top 100 Companies with the most flexible jobs – i.e. those jobs that are part-time, work-from-home, tele-commuting and freelance. A lot of the same companies are on this year’s list that have been on the list in the past couple of years. That makes sense because these companies are very committed to figuring out how to get the talent they need in this market place that is becoming more “gig” and part-time oriented.
“The results of this year’s list are in line with the overall growth trends we’re observing in the flexible job marketplace, with increasingly diverse companies turning to the ‘TRaD’ (or telecommuting, remote, and distributed) model of work as an integrated business practice,” said Sara Sutton Fell, founder and CEO of FlexJobs in a recent Forbes article.
In this day and age, working from home has become more common. It also has become more difficult to separate work from home. Many who decide to seek this type of work environment don’t realize how hard this lifestyle can be to master. Obviously, you aren’t going to work from bed, but what if the couch is just as comfortable?
In order to be most productive and to separate work from home, the endless distractions (Facebook, kids, pets, the laundry, etc.) need to be harnessed.