System Reset: An Experiment in Life-Shifting

While there are definitely benefits to having the freedom of working from home, one downside for me has been the development of several bad habits. Breaking those bad habits is a real challenge, which in my case I knew would require a complete system reset.

Should Web Workers Prefer Books to E-Books?

A new study has found that 75 percent of college students prefer print textbooks over electronic versions. For researchers and web workers alike, printed books still provide significant advantages that go far beyond “new book smell” or intelligent margin notes made by a previous owner.

It’s Okay to Work at the Kitchen Table

I used to agree with the common recommendation that lines should be clearly drawn between one’s business and personal space. But my life as an entrepreneur is very different than those with “regular jobs.” I like the blurred lines between home life and work life.

Drowning in Goal Setting? Go Simple

The new year began with a flood of articles on goal setting, planning, and reviewing. The people in these articles had one thing in common: passion. So, I reflected on what I love, and put together a short list of rules (not goals) for my business:

3 Goal-setting Tips That Don’t Work (And 3 That Do)

We should be more attentive in setting our goals, determining what works in practice, and what only seems effective in theory. By looking at our goal-setting behavior together with the goals themselves, we’ll be more likely to accomplish more this year.

What Are Your New Year’s Resolutions?

A recent survey of New Year’s resolutions found that workers want to get organized, stay connected, and respond more quickly to business communications. What are your New Year’s resolutions? How do you plan to manage your work life in 2011?

Study of New Year’s Resolutions: Get Organized in 2011

A recent survey of New Year’s resolutions found that the number-one resolution is to get organized. Sixty-one percent of those polled pledged to keep their business more organized in the new year. If you have a similar resolution, here are some ideas to improve organization.

Managing a Multi-Generational Virtual Team

When your team starts working virtually, people of different generations are going to adjust to the situation better, and perhaps faster, than others. Here are some technology and management considerations to take into account when planning a multi-generational virtual team.

Use Downtime Projects to Recharge, Try New Work Habits

Many web workers are taking advantage of the holiday break to focus on personal projects that really spark their passions. Here are a few ideas to help you stay focused and motivated on personal projects, while enjoying the holidays at the same time.