Remotely Working

Remotely Working is Launching on May 4th!

May the Fourth be with you!

Nerdy Star Wars fan stuff aside, May 4th, 2020, will be a special day because…

…we’re launching Remotely Working, our new podcast for remote workers to help them integrate their lives and work well.

To give a good foundation of what we’re going to talk about, we are launching with three episodes:

  • An intro of the show
  • My remote worker origin story
  • And a discussion about work/life integration (because who needs balance anymore right?)

I’d love to see Remotely Working break into the Apple Podcasts New and Noteworthy section, and we can get there together!

Here’s how you can help:

  1. Subscribe to Remotely Working in your podcast player of choice.
  2. Give us a review or recommendation on Apple Podcasts.
  3. Tweet out the link. You can use the text below if you like.

    “I’m a #remoteworker and I’m listening to today!”

The more people we can get listening, the more we can help along on their journey.

I’ll see you on on May 4th!


058: Where We Head Next

Remote work is on the rise at an astronomical rate right now. Justin shares some thoughts on where Process and Effective Remote Work needs to head next to help out.

Remote Work

Simple Strategies to Focus While Working Remotely

Are you having trouble focusing while working from home? There are some radically simple things you can do to help stay focused.

  • Create Space
    • Close the office door or use headphones/music
    • Turn off notifications
    • Choose 20-60 minute blocks in the day for deep work
  • Clarify
    • Choose your 1-3 most important tasks
    • Do a mindsweep
  • Build Routines
    • Routines build focus (i.e. Pavlov’s dogs)
    • Start work at the same time each day
    • Do the same routine to start your day

We’re also launching a new podcast called Remotely Working soon. Sign up to stay notified!

Remote Work

Remote Work is Exploding Right Now

Remote work is a trend that’s been on the rise for a number of years now.

With the COVID-19 pandemic, now many companies (and workers) are forced to experiment with working remotely, in many cases being highly unprepared for the new environment and circumstances that come with working from home.

This is why we rebranded to Effective Remote Work last year. Our aim is to help remote workers be effective in integrating work and life in a healthy and intentional way.

Since the rebrand, we’ve stuck pretty close to our roots in productivity and personal effectiveness. However, that’s not the full picture of the needs for remote workers.

While many remote companies are sharing their company policies and culture, the remote worker usually gets left to a listicle about making sure you have a separate office and put clothes on.

Let’s be honest — working remotely requires so much more than that to be effective.

You need to manage your relationships, both work and personal, differently.

If you lead, you need to lead differently.

You even need to consider different tools for the job at hand, possibly even at your own expense.

That’s why we at Effective Remote Work are aiming to help remote workers across all these areas, productivity included.

And that’s also why we’re announcing a new podcast called Remotely Working.

We plan to launch in the next few weeks, so if you’re interested in tuning in, sign up in the link above and watch your email inbox for more information!


057: On Roam Research

Reflections on using a brand new operating system, plus a dive into why Roam Research might be the note-taking tool you’re looking for.

Plus we have a brand new resource to help you up your weekly review game.


056: The Power of the Next Action

Next actions are a key concept of GTD and can alleviate a lot of stress when working on projects that the path to the outcome is not clear. This week, we explore what using next actions could look like for you.