Work-Life Integration

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How to Stay Productive When Working Remotely

By MBO Partners

Flexibility in where and how you work is one of the major benefits of independent work, but it can also be a challenge. Even if you have a great home office setup, staying productive and motivated throughout the day doesn’t always come easily—especially if you are used to working in an office with more daily…

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5 Time Management Strategies for Independent Consultants

By MBO Partners

Some of the biggest perks of independent work are freedom from corporate nine-to-five days and the ability to create your own schedule. Without a set routine, however, time management can be challenging as a self-employed professional. Here are five tips to help you efficiently manage your time while still maintaining the freedom of setting your…

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Consulting After Retirement: Advice from John Frazier Glenn

By MBO Partners

Independent consultant Dr. John Frazier Glenn shares his journey to self-employment.

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8 Tactical Tips for Stress Free Business Travel

By MBO Partners

Whether you travel frequently or irregularly for work, navigating busy airports, snagging ground transportation, and sleeping away from your own bed is certainly not for the faint of heart. However, there are ways to make business travel easier. By putting a good system in place with a focus on convenience and efficiency, you can minimize the strain of…

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Five Work-Life Balance Questions for Jae Ellard

By MBO Partners

Jae Ellard is an author, speaker, and founder of Simple Intentions, a company that helps people develop the skill of awareness—the ability to see the world and how you show up in it—in the workplace. Ellard believes that being aware of your behavior allows you to become more present and accountable in all other parts of your…

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The 5 Truths About Work Life Balance

By MBO Partners

Work-life balance has nothing to do with work and everything to do with life. It doesn’t matter which words you use to describe this balance. The fact is, most people share a similar desire to create easy joy and meaningful engagement across the roles, relationships and responsibilities that make up life. Yet, our current habits, perceptions…

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Working From Home: Pros and Cons for the Independent Contractor

By MBO Partners

Working from a home office is common for independent contractors, especially when you’re first starting your business. While working from home comes with great perks like flexibility and zero commute time, it also requires organization, self-discipline, and focus. While there are many work from home alternatives for the home office skeptic, it’s worth seeing what this low-cost…

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5 Alternatives to Working From Home for Independent Contractors

By MBO Partners

While working from home may be convenient for some, it can be isolating and distracting for others. Here are 5 alternatives to a home office, along with benefits and drawbacks so you can make an informed decision. 1. Coworking Space Pros: While most coworking spaces do charge membership fees, they are relatively inexpensive and generally…

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The “2-Minute Rule” Pays Dividends If You Live By The “Time = Money” Mantra

By MBO Partners

Emails, phone calls, walk-by meetings, instant messages…things often have a way of, well, getting in the way of your work. How can help you prioritize, juggle, and check-off things from your ever-growing to-do list? The looming danger of procrastination is a reality all workers, independents and employees, tackle every day. Enter: The 2-Minute Rule. Simply…

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