4 Tips to Help Separate Work and Home Life During CoronavirusPick the Brain

When you originally started working from home there were a lot of things that you learned about yourself and how much time you had for other activities. You may have noticed that since your commute is not existent you can sleep in more and take time making breakfast or you realized that you could invest in ways to change the mood of your home. Furthermore, you felt that life was going to get so much easier because you could schedule things the way you want it. After a few weeks of the repetitive schedule, you may have noticed that it was hard to separate your work life from your personal life. Your life has now blended work life and your …

2 Ways to limit distraction and actually get work donePick the Brain

Opportunities to learn are all around you. From every misstep you take, to every negative encounter or hard day at work, lessons abound. Each moment of friction carries with it something to be gained. Take my life at this moment, for instance. I work from home. And, normally, it’s a pretty great setup. I sit at a neat desk located next to a large window. The window overlooks a lush, green canyon and when it’s open a warm breeze blows throughout my home. I play music on my white Sonos speaker to stay in the zone, focused on writing. I’m productive. A balance Life has recently changed though (for the better). My wife and I had our first child some …

5 Ways To Arrange Your Home Office to Maximize ProductivityPick the Brain

The idea of working from home is still a huge question in the air with the question of if it is better to work from or at the office. While this is something that goes back and forth, Harvard Business Review dove into explaining how there were some high results with working from home. Although it can go back and forth on if working from home is better, it is important to understand some great ways to increase your productivity if you are already working from home. Here are five ways to arrange your home office to maximize your productivity. 1. Set your home office area away from distractions If you are able to find an extra room in your …

4 Unique Ways to Remain Productive Working From HomePick the Brain

You may be one month into working from home and wondering how you can remain productive or even improve your productivity. Working from home can naturally increase your productivity because you don’t have to worry about a commute. You can now put that time into focusing on the tasks at hand. Second, you may have a natural inclination to be more productive because fewer teammates are asking questions throughout the day.  This may be true. However, on the flip side, you may see productivity dips because a news article or social media piece catches your eye. Like me, you may have a few kids running around. Or, you may have roommates that are not working and want to spend time …

7 Books You Should Read That’ll Help You Master Working From Home

Working from home is fast becoming the norm for many people around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For some people, working from home might be a dream come true – for others, it will sound like a nightmare! Working from home doesn’t come without its challenges. It can be hard to concentrate when you’re in your ‘relaxation’ space, or because you have children! You might feel like you spend all day in your pyjamas, have trouble focussing, and can’t get the simplest of tasks done without office equipment. Fear not! These 7 books will help you with your new working-from-home life, from time management to the best work at home essentials: 1. The Home Office Handbook by Lorie …

5 Ways You Can Stay on Track and Reduce Overwhelm While Working From Home

If you’d like to learn strategies on how to improve your focus so you can stay on track and achieve your goals, sign up for the free 90-Day Master Class hosted by the founder of Addicted2Success.com, Joel Brown. For many in a corporate job or a brick and mortar business working from home often feels like a dream- spending more time with the family; having more flexibility and freedom with your schedule. While all these are true, the reality of working from home may be much more challenging. It requires much more self-discipline, focus, and time management than one would assume if they never had to face it.  Right now, almost everyone gets a taste of how working from home …

How Workers Can Protect Themselves from Unsafe Working Conditions

Unsafe working conditions are fairly common. There will always be jobs that are way riskier than others. What makes them worth doing is the pay and protection given to the workers. If you are an employee working in a dangerous environment, here are ways you can protect yourself. 1. Know your employers safety measures Employers are legally required to ensure that you are safe from accidents, injuries, and illnesses. This means that they should provide you with the means and equipment to do your job safely. It depends on what your job is. For example, if you work in construction, you may be provided a helmet and a safety harness. If you’re a nurse, you’ll be provided personal protective equipment. …

9 Tips to Keep Yourself and Your Team Motivated While Working From Home

The entire world is now faced with the COVID-19 pandemic. Since this respiratory illness is highly contagious, especially in places with multitudes of people, more and more companies are now encouraging their staff to start working from home to mitigate the spread of the highly contagious disease. For some, doing online work from home can be a breeze but to others, it would be a totally new experience and may find it a bit challenging to focus and actually be productive. The good news is that there are a few essential tips that you and your team can practice to help you balance working from home while staying productive and disciplined. Working from home requires a lot of discipline and …

How To Avoid Self-Sabotaging Your Personal Brand

Imagine facing a task, a process, a new direction in your business that you know has the potential to enhance or even transform your life! You are feeling the excitement, the joy thinking about the endless possibilities this opportunity will bring, the new things this will allow you to experience as you reap the rewards. You start enthusiastically taking the first steps, but after a short time, you get that overwhelming feeling that you are not moving anywhere. I work with people who want to get more recognition as experts, and we use Social Media, to create a powerful authority positioning with their Personal Brand. This process naturally involves creating a lot of content, connecting to hundreds of people for …

7 Great Reasons to Pursue a Career in Tech

If you’re wondering where to aim for your future career, there are plenty of reasons to consider a job in tech. Not only does working in tech mean that you’re in with a chance of working for some of the biggest, coolest companies like Apple, Google, Facebook, and Twitter, but there are plenty of others that aren’t quite as visible in the hiring market like Shopify, Tumbler, Freshbooks, DropBox and more. And that’s not to mention all the other companies out there that may not be entirely tech-focussed, but definitely need to hire a tech and IT team to keep things running smoothly. When you pursue a career in tech, there’s no shortage of career opportunities and different things that …

How to Keep Active When Working From Home?

Working from home can be an amazing thing, giving you more freedom, control over your hours, and comfort. However, while working at home is the dream for many, it also comes with some unique stresses. Among them is making it very easy to get lazy and slack off on your exercise routine. Yes, when your workspace is in front of a TV and about five steps from the fridge, staying fit and healthy when working from home can be a challenge. Imagine you are writing a blog that discusses online casino games like NetBet blackjack, the chances are you are not getting much activity into your routine.  Sure, there are plenty of perks from working at home, and wearing sweatpants and …