Brody MacLean

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Remote working tips

A Twitter thread worth reading for tips on the "new normal" of remote work.

tl;dr

  • Get a great chair and desk
  • Understand async working
  • Always over-communicate
  • Ask for help regularly
  • Go to lunch with people
  • Pick up an active hobby
  • Travel as much as you can
  • Have a great work setup
  • Learn when to finish the day
  • More time for family & friends
  • Get a noise-cancelling headset
  • Block off time in your calendar
  • Have a ‘transition’ activity
  • Document everything you do
  • Separate work & living space
  • Take walking meetings
  • Only attend essential meetings
  • Still see your colleagues
  • Remember to take breaks
  • Always assume positive intent

October 2019 stats

The end of the year has snuck up on me, so it's time to measure and focus on my goals.

Books 📚

Making of a Manager
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Progress 77 - 100%

Scott Pilgrim, Volume 2: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
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Progress 48 - 77%

Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
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Progress 0 - 80%

The Little Black Book of Workout Motivation
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Progress 0 - 68%

A month off alcohol

A month off alcohol

Make mine a virgin. 🍹

Like most Aussie's, I have a love/hate relationship with booze. At times it's a fun social lubricant, but all too often that can lead to hazy memories of the night, feeling lethargic the following day. So I've decided to take the month of May off alcohol.

I can already hear the jeers from friends, but having abstained for 4 week blocks in the past, I know there are plenty benefits to taking a break from the hard stuff.

What are the benefits of being a teetotaller for a month?

Improved Sleep

Even at the best of times, I'm a horrible sleeper, but having a couple under the belt can block REM sleep, interrupt your circadian rhythm & aggravate breathing problems (aka snoring 😴).

Morning workouts are no longer a struggle

Who doesn't love the great all-day feeling gained after getting a work out or run done the morning? But even after 1 or 2 the night before, getting out of bed, especially in Winter, is that much harder.

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