Remote working is by far one of the best and most efficient ways to operate your business. Whether you’re working on a freelance basis or through long-term contracts, the technology that’s available to you allows you to hire the very best talent from around the world to complete your pending tasks.
Brain hacks: a biohacking movement, which uses simple tricks and techniques to upgrade the performance of your body and mind.
While this phrase may sound like millennial gibberish, there’s truth behind it - cognitive exercises are scientifically proven to help with productivity and sharpen your brain, regardless of your age, profession, or IQ.
Working from home is the ultimate goal for many people today. From stay-at-home parents to travelers to students, working from anywhere with a strong wifi connection can create work-life balance unknown to previous generations. With the amazing technology we have at our fingertips, it probably won’t surprise you that many business are hiring web based freelancers or full-time remote workers in favor of the traditional nine-to-fivers.
For a very, very long time, we lived in a society where the wishes and the needs of the worker were entirely inconsequential. Over the centuries, things became incrementally better (with a few massive leaps spattered here and there), and while things are definitely not perfect, it is safe to say that employees currently have it better in many ways than they ever did previously in the history of the human civilization.
“In the scope of a happy life, a messy desk or an overstuffed coat closet is a trivial thing, yet I find - and I hear from other people that they agree - that getting rid of clutter gives a disproportionate boost to happiness.” - Gretchen Rubin
The rumors are true - there are very few short-term solutions to hacking your productivity, no matter how many lists on the internet insist otherwise. Many of these low-effort brain hacks promise to boost your productivity faster in the same way that get rich quick schemes guarantee to make you a millionaire overnight. And the reasoning makes sense: productivity, like anything cognitive, should be thought of as a muscle that must be strengthened overtime.
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” - Abraham LincolnOne of the first mistakes I made as a freelancer was assuming that all I needed by way of tools was a well organized to-do list and a strong commitment to not work from the couch all day. After all, other than providing a desk, a computer, and an endless array of snacks, how different would working from home instead of working from an office really be?
In today’s collaborative workplace, the cost of employee attrition is higher than ever. As offices continue to migrate to a teamwork model, replacing an employee has become significantly less seamless than plugging a new person into an existing role.