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Working remotely — dream come true or living nightmare? Whether you be a business owner, an employee, or even someone looking for a job, 2020 has drastically changed the way most people work — and probably for a pretty long time if we’re being honest with ourselves. Many people pre-pandemic wished they could do all of their work from the comfort of their own home, but living the reality of this dream has brought some interesting challenges we’d never previously thought about to light.

How are you to perform your best work with no one physically there to keep you on track? If you are the only person looking over your shoulder, it is a lot easier to cut yourself some slack. Consequently, that also shows up in the quality of your work, and affects the outcome of not just you, but additionally your colleagues. In this day and age, especially with social media as a factor, it has become very easy to get distracted from your initial tasks. So how do we combat this? How do we stay go-getters in a time where we are the main person holding ourselves accountable? …


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Do you want to be successful AND stress free? I don’t blame you — everyone craves the combination. Achieving it, however, is about dedication of time into two separate categories: working hard, and hardly working. Now, as with most things in life, the mastery comes within balance, and following through on your word — even if it’s just to yourself.

The life of a successful businessman or businesswoman generally runs with a lot of responsibility, and with great responsibility comes great power — if you can manage the weight of it all. If you’re like me, you don’t have an “Off Button” when it comes to work, and though that can be great initially, eventually it will lead to the phenomenon we all fear — burnout. …

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