Managing Remote Staff
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Managing Remote Staff

As soon as the COVID-19 outbreak reached the United States, I implemented a voluntary Work-From-Home policy to ensure the health and safety of our staff, as well remain productive in a chaotic economic situation.  While my company has long had a liberal work remote policy, most of our staff still comes into the office.  This literally changed overnight and as all the self-quarantine lengthened, I worried about the ability of the department management to remain efficient and engaged with work responsibilities.  With that in mind, I added some training in my company to aid management for oversight of remote staff.  I put some information below as it may be a help to others as we move through this crisis.

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Musings on Work-Life Balance
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Musings on Work-Life Balance

I’ve been neglecting this site the last few weeks.  Issues at the office have dominated my attention to start the new year, and I’ve been pushing my creative pursuits aside to stamp out a myriad of work fires. But I realize it is a slippery slope. Last year I emotionally crashed and burned after a decade of being dedicated solely to my business. I started this blog site as a way to express myself creatively and regain my work-life balance. So I worry I’m heading down the same destructive path as before.

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Lessons in Life from Warren Buffett
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Lessons in Life from Warren Buffett

“I don’t work to collect money.” — Warren Buffett

If anyone should have a skewed perspective on money, it would be Warren Buffett. At the time of this writing, he is worth over 81 billion dollars. Yet he still lives in the first house he ever bought in 1958 for $31,500. He eschews a personal cook and fine dining for a daily breakfast from a McDonalds’ drive-thru and lunches that typically revolve around burgers and cherry Cokes.

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My Entrepreneur Rule #1

If you love what you do and are passionate about it, clients and customers will notice that.  However, if you only care about the money, they will notice that as well.

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