How Do You Work?

As a [mostly] remote worker, it’s been an interesting transition from being a commuter. I’m an early morning person. Like the seagull in the photo on the left [taken by bigmike], I’m up well before the sun. It’s my quiet time; to review email, read the news, check what the internets have been up to while I’ve been sleeping. Work *thinking* kicks in around 6:30 am. I’m researching and reading bits of interesting pieces, thinking about how they can and apply to projects I’m working on. I’m gaining insights into what the rest of the world is doing, and how I can build off of other initiatives.  I’m reading about what other people are contemplating about, and I’m staying up to date with the magic of the internets. More often than not, I’m sharing what I’m finding with other work folks who are in my social networks. :-)

I’m raring and ready to go….. Because most of the folks I work with are in a different time zone, I’m able to get all sorts of interesting tasks done, even before they’ve had a chance to brush their teeth. In those quiet hours before 9 am, I’m creative, I’m  energized, and I’m focused.  I usually work through the lunch hour, and then break around 1:30, for some  decompressing, some sustenance and some quiet time. By 3, all those folks I need to follow up with are raring to go… And then it’s back to work, managing conference calls and follow ups to eastern time zone folks, up to 7pm at night.  It’s a good day, with a good split in the middle to regroup, to  refocus and to re-prioritize, depending on what the day has brought.So, how do *you* work?

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