When Kat and I thought of a WordCamp Granada’s talk about being productive when working remotely (Remote work productivity tips) we called it
I first made an ingredients list with some unlinked elements that I’d group later to give structure to the talk. Then I made something wise. I asked my fellow automatticians so that I could be sure not to neglect any important piece/ingredient. as they answered me, I found some new brilliant ideas and fine-tuned others.
But my biggest surprise came when I grouped the brainstorm items. The elements I came up with weren’t exogenous or external to the remoter. They were nothing a bunch of points to focus on -all of them inside us- as remote workers. The recipe was inside us. ¯_(ツ)_/¯
Motivation as productivity key
First, anything was about personal motivation. Starting point: willing to work remote. No matter if it is because you understand and love all the advantages you get with it or because you are forced. Second, we will work in developing these possibilities/pros. There is no productivity without motivation. Without motivation there is nothing. What’s mine? I love the work I do and I love the way in which I do it. I truly believe we are -at Automattic- creating a new Web and a New WorkPlace. And this is brilliant and encouraging! Something pretty close to the definition of MOTIVATION in my dictionary.
More? Put passion in the mixer… and take care of yourself!
We need to complete the equation with passion. But also to complement the passion -as much as possible- with relationships, because they are a powerful pillar to be happy. And without happiness, my friends, there is no productivity. So this is the mother of any other remote work productivity tips. When working remote there are numerous temptations to fall into a self-contemplative state, so we need to fight them. Always, but even more if you are a remote worker, you need to understand how important it is to develop abundant and healthy on-line as well as off-line relationships.
And then? After Passion and motivation, what do we need? Self Care we need. LEt’s start
Last but not least,
Motivation, passion and self care… this rings a bell to me.
So… Nothing new? There are no pieces of advice for
So, don’t lose the opportunity to see our talk in WC Granada. And don’t make us lose the opportunity to add your ingredients to our recipe. But if you can’t do it to to the amazing Granada… here it is the Prezi link. Yeah, sharing is loving!