Forced to Return to the Office? 3 Concrete Ways to Fight for Your Location Independence

 

If you’re one of the many people who are being forced to return to the office against their will, there are a few things you can do to make the best of the situation. First, try to create a positive mindset for yourself. Remind yourself that it’s only temporary and that you’ll be able to appreciate your time at home all the more when it’s over. Second, take advantage of the opportunities that working in an office environment provides. Use your lunch break to socialize with colleagues, or take advantage of the company’s gym membership. Finally, make sure to schedule regular check-ins with your supervisor to ensure that you’re on the same page and that your needs are being met. By following these tips, you can make the most out of a difficult situation and come out stronger on the other side. If you do not want to return to the office and still have location freedom, implement these 3 things immediately…

1. Start Applying for Remote Jobs

So you’ve finally reached the end of your rope with your current remote job because they are forcing you to return to the office. Congratulations! You’ve officially become a millennial cliche. Now it’s time to start looking for another one. The first step is to update your resume. Be sure to include all of the relevant keywords that will help you get found in a search. Then, start scouring the internet for job postings. Indeed, LinkedIn, and even Facebook can be great places to find leads.
Next, reach out to your network. Let everyone know that you’re on the hunt for a new gig. You never know who might have a lead or be able to connect you with someone who does. Finally, don’t forget to brush up on your interviewing skills. After all, you’ll need to sell yourself if you want to land the job.

2. Start an Online Business or Side Hustle

Starting an online business is a great way to take control of your career and set your own hours. But before you quit your day job and start posting on Instagram, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, it’s important to have a clear vision for your business. What are your goals and objectives? What can you offer that is unique and valuable? Once you have a good understanding of your brand, you can start to build an online presence. This means creating social media accounts, a website, and other marketing materials. You should also start networking with other entrepreneurs to get some tips and advice. Finally, don’t forget to create a budget and stick to it. With careful planning and execution, you can turn your side hustle into a successful business.

3. Become Overemployed

What does that mean, you ask? Well, it means you now have more work than you can possibly handle with two (2) remote jobs which constantly running around like a chicken with its head cut off. But don’t worry, there are some things you can do to make the most of this situation. First of all, try to stay calm and organized. This may seem impossible at first, but if you can make a list of everything that needs to be done and tackle one task at a time, you’ll be surprised at how much you can get accomplished. Secondly, delegate tasks to others whenever possible. If you’re lucky enough to have colleagues or friends who are willing to help out, take advantage of that and offload some of the work onto them. Finally, learn to say no. This is probably the most important tip of all. When you’re already stretched thin, it’s tempting to say yes to every new project that comes your way. But if you want to avoid burning out, it’s important to know your limits and stick to them. Keep in mind, being overemployed can provide you with the benefit of letting go the remote job forcing people to return to the office and keep the other. It provides you with options that are normally not possible.

Location independence is a hot topic and for good reason. It can be the key to unlocking a life of freedom and flexibility. But it’s not always easy to achieve, especially if you don’t have the support system in place or working with employers that do not want to be flexible anymore. If you need additional help fighting for your location independence, connect with me at here. I’d love to chat with you about your unique situation and see how I might be able to help. If you want to work with me directly to specifically structure your career path, go here. Until then, keep up the good fight!

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Career Revamp – 2. Putting Your Plan Together

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Not sure what you want to do after high school?

I know and understand that life transitions can be hard sometimes. Knowing what to do and how to do it are taken for granted by people that have already been through the process. See… in high school you go to classes, listen to your instructors, take notes, pass tests, gain general knowledge… Those are all predictable. So what happens now? Real life begins. This transition does not have to be scary, if you have a plan and focus on executing your life and economic plan. Here are two action steps you can use to begin your transition to RESPONSIBLE adulthood.

Action Step #1. Start by being productive & make some money with a business or job you can get right now!
It makes no sense to be in your parents place once you are 18-years old and not find legal ways to make money. You can start off at places like…fast food places, coffee shops, restaurants, part-time work or even starting your own small business. The possibilities are endless! Keep in mind, this is literally just to start from somewhere, until you figure out what type of career you want. To get you started in the right direction, you can take full advantage of my FREE Dream Career Guide.

Action Step #2 Contribute to household bills, if you still live with your parents.
Once you have implemented Action Step #1, then start contributing to at least one or two household expenses. Your parents love you and want to help you, but you will make them proud when you take the initiative to start taking responsibility without them suggesting it. I know this transition is new and fresh but it’s better to plan and face it directly than you feeling the disadvantages of having responsibilities being thrown at you.

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