How To Work Remotely – And Enjoy It, Too
Clevertech is a fully remote company. There is no office, no people in a centralized location… everyone is spread around the world, working together efficiently.
It wasn’t until I joined Clevertech in 2014 that I noticed something. There is a huge difference between working remotely and remote work.
This type of working environment was new to me. Where I was previously having to defend my work and my professionalism, Clevertech immediately trusted me (and expected me) to work excellently without the boss looking over my shoulder.
My 2 young boys wake me every day at 7:30am (no need for an alarm clock!). We complete our morning routine and have a family breakfast. Then, I walk my eldest to school, drop him off, walk the scenic route back to the house, and start to make some coffee.
I sit down to work around 9:30am. I check out the things I missed last night, see if I am mentioned anywhere, and review any progress made on issues relating to my work. I greet the people at Clevertech who are already up and start with my day.
Around noon, I take a two hour break for my lunch. This allows me to have more overlap with my client. I spend my break playing some video games, reading, meditating, or taking a long walk of an hour or longer. I live in a very rural area; so why not enjoy it, right?
I like my schedule. I get to spend more time with my kids and they regularly bring me drawings to put on the wall for everyone to see. They know that when my door is closed, they can’t come in without knocking and that when my door is open, I can be distracted. This would never happen with traditional office work.
Once you do find a remote first company, set a schedule for yourself that you can keep from Day One. You can change it and perfect it over time but start with a schedule right away. The hardest part of remote work is creating and keeping consistency and discipline. If you can handle that, you’ll be set.
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