Friday, March 31, 2017

Staying Focused

I have been working remotely since 2009. It's been a great experience and I'm still enjoying every bit of it today.

I get to work anytime and anywhere I want. It's an unconventional setup but it works really well for my lifestyle.

If there is one advice I would give those who are just starting to do the same, it would be to stay focused.

The remote work lifestyle is very enticing. You get your freedom and flexible work schedule.

But, with great freedom also comes a huge responsibility.

It's very much easy to slack off, get lazy, procrastinate and be unproductive.

You have to stay disciplined, keep your focus and find ways to be productive every single day.

It's something I've been working on for years. And, I believe that is what has kept me going.

People should stop treating remote work as a way for them to do 'lazy' work when it is in fact the opposite.

It requires tremendous hard work, dedication and determination to be able to sustain the lifestyle.

Carlo Borja is the Head of Online Marketing for Time Doctor, a time tracking software for remote teams. He is a full-time telecommuter, a digital nomad and a coffee junkie.

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Carlo Borja
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