Category Archives: Productivity

Tools For The Digital Nomad

Becoming a digital nomad took a lot of time, research, and planning to get right. There are so many tools, software packages, and gadgets available that it can be overwhelming to find the best ones. I often get emails about what software I recommend for various things like invoicing, accounting, and so on. I usually […]

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The Perfect Tool For Online Storage

When it comes to being a digital nomad, the most important thing of all is finding a way to keep everything available on the road. That’s why it is crucial to have a way to access your files, even when you don’t have your own computer along. I have been searching for a tool to […]

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10 Ways To Stay Productive While Working From Home

This weeks episode of Digital Nomad Radio is all about staying productive while working from home. It can be very difficult to work from home, especially if you are used to working in an office. So I thought I would share my 10 favorite tips on how to stay productive.

Teaser:

Here’s a quick look at a few of the tips to stay productive while working from home:

  • Create A Work Area – It’s simple. Create an office in your home.
  • Set Some Hours – It is really important to create a work schedule. Otherwise you will end up working a TON of hours.
  • Close Your Email And Turn Off Your Phone – Trying to get a project done? Don’t be afraid to shut down your communication methods for awhile.
  • Don’t Forget To Eat – Your body will thank you.
  • Take Breaks – Just like every other job, it is important to take breaks from working. Otherwise you will go insane.

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Is Email Killing Your Productivity?

It’s 10:13 AM and you haven’t checked your email in at least 3 minutes. You’re already anxious that you might have missed something important. So you open your email client back up and frantically hit the send/receive button.

Nothing…

Does this sound like you? It sure sounds like me a few months back. I constantly checked my email every minute I was awake looking for that super important message. It became a habit that was very difficult to break.

Luckily, I decided to cut back on my email usage. Why? Because it’s not a good thing to spend your time doing. Here’s a few good reasons to cut back on your email usage:

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Are You A Night Owl?

It’s midnight and your brain is more fired up than ever. Should you go to bed?

I’ve been trying to answer this question for at least 10 years. As far back as I can remember I have stayed up late, often past 1 AM. I even moved to Hawaii, which is 5 or 6 hours behind. What happened? My sleep schedule caught up with me and I still slept during the day. Weird…

I can still remember when I had an early morning shift at a factory. I would often stay up until 1 and then sleep for a few hours before having to go to work all day. It was brutal…

It seems like all my life I have been in a constant struggle against society. Just about everything we do is setup on a typical 8 – 5 schedule. In college my classes often started at 8 and every job I ever had started before 9. Heck, even some stores open early and close before 7 PM. It makes it pretty difficult for night owls like myself.

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