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The 5 Rules of Working From Home -- Rule #5 -- Stay Connected

The 5 Rules of Working From Home -- Rule #5 -- Stay Connected

By Coach Keith
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Have you considered working from home?  If so, I thought I would share some rules over the next few weeks from the Real Simple Magazine  article The 5 Rules of Working From Home by Amanda Armstrong.

Rule #5 -- Stay Connected

"This all said, becoming more disciplined and productive doesn't mean you have to be a shut-in. "You can't achieve peak performance if you feel isolated, and e-mail has no emotion connected to it," says Hallowell. Every four hours or so, put yourself face-to-face with a person, whether it's a neighbor or a barista. If you're housebound, Michelle Goodman, author of My So-Called Freelance Life ($16, Seal Press, amazon.com), recommends "virtual watercooler chitchat"?e-mailing pals during scheduled breaks or logging onto biznik.com, a networking site for independent workers who often spend their days solo."

Coach Keith is a Canadian Expat who resides from Georgetown, Ontario and now lives in Arizona.

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