When in doubt, reach out!
I have taken the month of April off from scheduling meetings, giving presentations and workshops, and doing interviews. The plan is to focus primarily on writing the book: Stories Of Remote Teams Doing Great Things Because I’ve put the interviews on hold, I wanted to take the opportunity to experiment […]Read More
I hired an online personal trainer
I’ve been battling to lose 5kg for years. Now, I know I’m not fat, but what I want is to be lean. I exercise regularly: running 35-40km/week, climbing and yoga once a week, skiing and hiking all winter and summer. I’ve tried lots of different diets: gluten free, alternate day […]Read More
Presenting at Toastmasters… remotely
Last night was my monthly Toastmasters meeting. I had planned to attend and give my 4th speech from the handbook. The organizers informed me that this night would be a competition… Humorous Speaking! When I protested and said I didn’t know how to be funny on purpose, they would hear […]Read More
What I learned during my week offline
I was invited to go on a summer holiday in Switzerland with a group of friends. Because the weather was good, we decided to go to a high altitude camping place with minimal facilities. That meant cold temperatures, no electricity, and the ‘2-minute showers’ were a 400 meter (uphill) walk […]Read More
Lisette’s ultimate recipe for “work holidays”
A work holiday is where you leave your home and travel to a new place – with the intention of both working and exploring the world at the same time. This recipe is not for the traveler who is always on the go, or for the person who only works in […]Read More
Results of the 30 Day Try-on-athon!
Inspired by the stylish outfits of my collaboration partner, Gretchen Wegner, I challenged myself to get out of my comfy clothes, and dress up for 30 days to attempt to answer the questions: Does dressing up matter when we work remotely? To what extent does it affect our psyche? In […]Read More
Work Holiday: forced improvisations
After the first successful work holiday, Florian and I decided to try a new experiment. This time, we wanted to take things to a more minimal level, asking “Can we go deeper into the mountains and still get work done? Do we need to be in a city, or can […]Read More
30 Day Try-on-athon: a third of the way!
Well, we’re 11 days into the 30 Day Try-on-athon where I try to answer the question: How do the clothes we wear affect our productivity as remote workers? Here are my first “insights”.Read More