Remotely Working

Strategies and Advice for Remote Workers

About the show

Let’s be honest — working remotely requires so much more than being productive. Distributed work enables you, the remote worker, to pursue work/life integration. No fancy balancing acts required.

But as a result, the challenges of remote work are entirely different. You're free and responsible for one thing: you. 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.

Remotely Working is a podcast for remote workers looking not only to be more productive, but be better at integrating life and work well. Join Justin DiRose, founder of Effective Remote Work, and guests to explore leveling up your productivity, intentionality, health, and leadership skills for remote workers.

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  • Episode 16: Leadership 101: Influence

    September 21st, 2020  |  10 mins 42 secs

    You are a leader, even if you don't have a position with the title of "leader". It's all about influence. In this episode, we discuss how influence is used, the best way to use influence, and some strategies to be intentional to build positive influence in a remote workplace.

  • Episode 15: Remote Work Isn't So Great After All?

    September 8th, 2020  |  16 mins 6 secs

    A recent Wall Street Journal article states executives aren't so happy with remote work after all. How can this be? In this episode, Justin unpacks why culture is the likely reason and some core tenets to an effective remote work company culture.

  • 14: Trust in Remote Work Culture with Leon van der Laan

    August 24th, 2020  |  32 mins

    This week we're joined by Leon van der Laan, CEO and co-founder of Remode, a remote work consultancy focused on talent acquisition and culture. We have a great conversation about trust, leadership, and connecting with coworkers in a remote-first work culture. Leon brings great insights to the table with his 20+ year tenure in executive leadership at large corporations and management consulting.

  • Episode 13: Why Managing Your Emotional Health is Important

    August 10th, 2020  |  14 mins 26 secs

    Emotional health is often not spoken of in work and productivity circles, but it needs to be. With the advent of work/life integration, taking care of your emotions is just as important as getting the work done — because they affect one another. This week, Justin explores the benefits of increasing emotional health and shares straightforward ways to start building emotionally healthy habits.

  • Episode 12: The Power of Routine

    July 27th, 2020  |  11 mins 10 secs

    Routines are powerful, but the most powerful routines are ones that are intentional, purposeful, and point you in the right direction. This week, Justin discusses five helpful tips in building better routines.

  • Episode 11: Matias Hernandez’s Remote Work Origin Story

    July 13th, 2020  |  23 mins 3 secs

    This week we’re joined by Matias Hernandez, a software engineer based in Chile. We have a great conversation about routines, not putting too much pressure on yourself, and working remotely from a small town.

  • Episode 10: Will Galvin's Remote Work Origin Story

    June 29th, 2020  |  15 mins 3 secs

    This week we're joined by Will Galvin, founder of Giga-Green Technologies in Fargo, ND — a fully remote managed IT service provider. Will joins us to share his remote work origin story.

  • Episode 9: Kids & Working Remotely with Matt Ragland

    June 15th, 2020  |  32 mins 39 secs

    This week, YouTuber Matt Ragland joins us to discuss analog productivity, working remotely as a parent, and journaling.

  • Episode 8: Focus Resources for Deeper Learning

    June 8th, 2020  |  12 mins 57 secs

    We round out our deep dive on the topic of FOCUS with a number of resources you can learn more on the topic.

  • Episode 7: Work Cycles with Shawn Blanc

    June 1st, 2020  |  49 mins 8 secs

    Shawn Blanc of Blanc Media joins us to discuss remote work, Blanc Media's unique "work cycles", building margin, physical health habits, and more!

  • Episode 6: 10 Focus-Building Strategies

    May 25th, 2020  |  20 mins 32 secs

    You understand why focus is important; now how do you actually go about focusing during your day to day? This week, we discuss 10 strategies you can employ to build your focus muscles.

  • Episode 5: Scatterfocus - A Focus Superpower

    May 18th, 2020  |  12 mins 51 secs

    Deep work is the core habit of leveraging focus, but what about when you run out of energy? At max, you have energy for around 4 hours of quality deep work per day. What can you do to manage your attention and focus well outside of those hours?

    This week we continue our deep dive into the topic of FOCUS by discussing ways to manage attention through the power of scatterfocus.

  • Episode 4: On Deep Work

    May 11th, 2020  |  16 mins 4 secs

    What is deep work? Why is it important? And ultimately, how can you start? This week starts our first deep dive into the topic of FOCUS.

  • Episode 3: Work/Life Integration

    May 4th, 2020  |  12 mins 11 secs

    We've all heard of work/life balance. But as a remote worker, does that compartmentalization actually work for you? This week, we're discussing an alternative approach gaining traction with remote workers for good reason.

  • Episode 2: Justin's Remote Work Origin Story

    May 4th, 2020  |  10 mins 46 secs

    Justin shares his remote work origin story, including pitfalls and successes along the way to working for a fully distributed company.

  • Episode 1: This is Remotely Working

    April 28th, 2020  |  3 mins 36 secs

    Welcome to Remotely Working - the podcast where we discuss productivity, intentionality, health, and leadership to help you integrate your life and work well.