What is the best advice you have ever received?

Question: What is the best advice you have ever received? Read answers from remote workers to learn.

Interview with Pola, a Paris-based content writer

“You’ll never regret taking a chance on Paris.”

A job ad in an online group led Pola to find her ideal career as a content writer—see her remote work & job seeking takeaways.

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Interview with Mehmet, a nomadic digital maker and entrepreneur

Learn to delegate effectively. This is not something that I have achieved well yet, but I’m hungry to perfect this skill. It may take a few decades until I do. The most recent time that I recall hearing this suggestion was from Kevin Kelly’s 3-hour interview with Tim Ferris and Richard Branson’s Losing my Virginity autobiography I read many years ago.

Mehmet has embraced his remote team leadership style. Hear about his most helpful productivity trick and why he has "quiet" days for his staff.

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Interview with Lauren, a content marketing team lead and hybrid remote worker

I heard this on a podcast once, can’t remember the name, but basically it’s a version of a quote from President and CEO of Coca-Cola Enterprises, Bryan Dyson:

Life is all about juggling balls, some of them are glass, and some are plastic. The sooner you figure out which balls are plastic and can be dropped, the better your life will be.

You can’t juggle everything at once. You need to figure out, for yourself, which things in your life need your focus (your glass balls) and which can be dropped and picked back up.

As someone who wants to do everything, this has helped me a lot with prioritizing my life and career.

For Lauren, remote work was a non-negotiable arrangement—see how she manages a hybrid remote work situation and her tips for those on the remote job search.

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Interview with Tyler, a director of customer success models how to start a remote work career

Don't wait for permission to do or seek the thing you want to do.

From networking to land a remote work gig, to building out an exceptional remote work tool stack, Tyler has quickly figured out how to thrive in remote work. See his tips for starting strong.

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Interview with Paul, a remote product designer who has found his zen

You cannot control the weather.

It may seem a strange one, but it came at a time when there was a lot going on in my personal life, and this advice enabled me to focus back in on myself; to look after myself first so I could look after others.

Control the controllable and let go of everything else.

It was like a weight off!

Related to that is a line from the great comedian Billy Connoly where he once said,

It’s only weather, there is no such thing as bad weather, there’s only the wrong clothes

It’s all about perception and mindset.

The COVID-19 pandemic drove Paul to embrace remote work. See how he has adapted his routine to this new normal, and the one tool that keeps him organized.

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Interview with Mike, a business developer with a one task a day remote work routine

I have received a great deal of good advice throughout my career, so it's hard to pick just one piece of wisdom. So instead, I'll try to summarize all the good advice I've received with one famous phrase attributed to Henry Ford: "Whether you think you can, or you think you can't – you're right."

This phrase is all about positive thinking and having faith in one's strengths. If you believe you can achieve a goal, it's very likely that you will. And not just the big goals — it equally applies to simpler tasks, too.

Mike had a lackluster experience with remote work 12 years ago. Today, he has embraced location-independence. Hear about his "one task a day" routine & vital tip for job seekers.

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