In this episode of the Tips for Newbies series, co-hosts Hannah Robinson and Melissa Honan go over the habits of remote workers – including the challenges and lessons learned from having been remote workers for a few years. [0:55] Melissa has been...
In this episode of the Tips for Newbies series, co-hosts Hannah Robinson and Melissa Honan go over the habits of remote workers – including the challenges and lessons learned from having been remote workers for a few years.
[0:55] Melissa has been working remotely since 2016, before it was “cool.” Hannah, on the other hand, has been a remote worker since mid-2017.
[1:19] Transitioning to working remotely was challenging for both Melissa and Hannah. Melissa, in particular, almost felt as if she was having a midlife crisis.
[3:16] Melissa shares her 3 core habits: not signing on the minute you wake up, keeping your personal and professional spaces separate (if possible), and leaving your workspace when you “leave” your office.
[8:08] Hannah shares why remote workers should (try to) meditate every day.
[10:33] Melissa suggests people find the right morning ritual to follow.
[12:12] Melissa touches upon the importance of taking care of your body, and what happens when you don’t.
[13:17] According to Melissa, the key to their success has been their focus and being consistent. There have been plenty of opportunities she has been presented with, but the main focus has been the business.
[14:01] Melissa shares her experience with moving into a company that, despite it being her own, was a new company.
[16:14] For Hannah, the hardest part about working remotely has been transitioning from 12 hours working on her feet to sitting down in front of a computer, trying to figure out her own schedule.
[18:24] Hannah managed to overcome the obstacles she was facing thanks to practicing gratitude.
[18:56] Hannah recommends getting a mentor that doesn’t have skin in the game because they’re going to be straight with you – tell you where you’re doing things wrong and what could be done better.
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