The Work from Home Productivity Class with Hilary Sutton
How do you manage the tension between your personal and professional life when you work from home? Today our guest is Hilary Sutton, a fractional CMO, writer, speaker, and host of the Hustle & Grace Podcast, where she serves as the chief explorer in helping people cultivate a flourishing career in life.
Join us as we discuss both the challenges and freedoms of working from home. We’ll share important tips, strategies, and tools that will help you optimize your productivity and find your own unique rhythm!
[0:00] Introduction to Hilary Sutton and the topic of work-from-home productivity – Hilary shares her story and describes what she’s been doing over the years.
[2:42] Craig shares his story and describes what it was like going back to working in a cubicle – how he longed to go back to working from home.
[3:49] How working from home has been important to Hilary – explains her work style and the challenges she faced when working outside the home.
[6:01] The challenges faced by extroverts who work from home – Craig shares helpful strategies he and his wife/business partner have used to fulfill their need for social interaction.
[6:30] The remote work revolution – Hilary shares her take on what the trends will be.
The Challenges of Working from Home (Productivity Pitfalls)
[10:06] #1 Not having a dedicated workspace – some strategies to help carve out a space dedicated to work.
[10:40] #2 Not maximizing your time – the limitations you might face and how to prioritize what needs to get done by time blocking and “big rock” strategies.
[14:28] The concept of energy management – how “50-minute hustles” and other strategies can help you grow your business during the times that are most energetic and creative for you.
[17:54] How using different spaces for different levels of work can improve productivity – Craig explains how you need to figure out the best environment and type of day for you.
[19:17] Managing the tension between personal and professional life – Hilary shares her experience and strategies that have worked for her.
[22:44] The importance of finding a rhythm – Craig describes his experience of dedicating a certain amount of time to work and life.
[24:15] Tips to improve productivity – Hilary lists software and hardware that have helped her track time, avoid scope creep, collaborate with contractors or clients, and work remotely. Craig recommends additional hardware and software to include in your home office.
[28:03] Using digital tools and apps versus analog planners or books – Hilary explains her preference for using digital tools for some planning and a physical journal for others.
[31:57] How to learn more about Hilary
Resources and Tools Discussed in this Episode:
Learn more about Hilary Sutton:
The “What’s Your Career Motivation?” Quiz
Resources and Tools:
Laura Vanderkam – Writer, Author, Speaker
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