With the coronavirus pandemic pushing everyone to work remotely, I’m sharing my 12 best tips for working from home. I’ve been working from home for years. And I do like it for the most part. However, I’ve had to develop good habits to ensure I am happy, healthy and productive. There is tons of information on this topic right now but you might just find some ideas that others haven’t shared. Be sure to check the BONUS TIPs too. So here you go: 12 best tips for working from home to ensure you are productive and healthy in every way. Create and maintain a work schedule and regular routine. The days blur into the evenings when working from home. Therefore, set a schedule of when you will work and stick to it. If you have
Hello friends. Yes, we must come together to combat coronavirus isolation. It’s the only way. By now, we hopefully all know the rules and yet, it is new and tricky territory. Self-isolate, quarantine, social distancing. I feel blessed to live in a country that I trust is doing its best to keep us safe and informed. And yet, the rumour mill and media are doing what they do best: creating a frenzy (whether intentional or unintentional doesn’t matter. That is to say, the frenzy can create a panic, fear and detrimental consequences to so many. AVOIDING THE FRENZY With people self-isolating in their homes, it means increased screen time. As a result, I’ve had to limit my own online time to protect myself. Specifically, I get trustworthy information from two sources. Firstly, from the Government
The Eisenhower Matrix shows you how to decide between urgent and important priorities. In other words, this concept helps you to fight stress and procrastination so you can work on what’s important. I’ll start by telling you what the Eisenhower Matrix is. After that, I’ll share how it will be useful with our changing work environments right now. Many businesses and individuals are rightly adjusting to the coronavirus pandemic by working from home. And, people are realizing that it isn’t always easy to stay self-motivated and focused in a solitary work environment. Many have shared with me that they feel a steady stream of pulls on their attention spans. Likewise, all the distractions from easy access to news and social media. However, it is important to have a method to determine what needs to get done
What do you need to be a good leader? The best leaders are full-time learners. What that means is that the most effective leaders possess intellectual curiosity and a willingness to soak up knowledge from any number of sources: reading, education or the people around them. I’m that oddity that has always loved learning. I liked school. And I even liked homework. That exuberance to learning new things has continued throughout my career. And of course, we learn from others. Values, Skills & Discipline of Leadership Several years ago, I joined Whistler Forum’s Leadership Sea to Sky cohort to explore the topic of leadership through the lens of culture and mentorship. Specifically, the theme for that year’s program was the ‘Values, Skills and Discipline of Long-Term Leadership.’ One of our projects was to complete a
As we celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th, we are reminded that the campaign isn’t for just one day. It runs all year long and we can must continually pledge to move from talk to action within our own spheres of influence. Collectively, we can make change happen. Collectively, we can each help to create a gender equal world. THE THEME FOR 2020 The 2020 theme for International Women’s Day is #EachforEqual. Therefore, this theme is about collective individualism. We are all parts of a whole. Our individual actions, conversations, behaviors and mindsets can have an impact on our larger society. Above all, we can all choose to be #EachforEqual. An equal world is an enabled world. And we can challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women’s achievements. WHY IT MATTERS International Women’s
That’s right – reclaim your time and reduce overwhelm. Tell me this – are you happy with how you spend your time? Or does a sense of overwhelm regularly dominate your week? Maybe you often feel one step behind because there aren’t enough hours in a day? How often does the word ‘busy’ seep into your conversations and mindset? You can read about the perils of falling into the trap of ‘busy, busy, busy’ right here. Overwhelmed Schedule = Underwhelmed Soul One of my fave influencers is Dr. Libby and she asks: “Is your overwhelmed schedule leading you to live your life with an underwhelmed soul? And do you long to change this?” Change doesn’t come easily but I can’t believe that anyone is happy jeopardizing their well-being for a lifestyle of chaos and constant overwhelm.