On Lifestyle Design

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Microsoft  researchers found white-collar workers are adding a 9pm shift to their  workday.<br><br>I wrote about why:<br><br>- your entire day is filled with online meetings<br>- flexible work  empowers night owls<br>- more global teams<br>- WFH +  parenting = "triple peak" day<a  href="https://t.co/QO8dwcwo8Y">https://t.co/QO8dwcwo8Y</a>  <a  href="https://t.co/DyYH47oCOi">pic.twitter.com/DyYH47oCOi</a></p>— Derek Thompson (@DKThomp) <a  href="https://twitter.com/DKThomp/status/1510965707688890374?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 4, 2022</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"  charset="utf-8"></script> 

What I’ve learned

  • A couple of months of invoices in the bank makes everything feel a bit more relaxing. Don’t panic.
  • Good clients are golden; more than paying invoices on time, I mean the people who are easy to talk to and collaborate with - the ones who are always looking for opportunities to learn, try and do new things.
  • Poking my nose around in organisations and sectors that interest me is always 1) a privilege 2) fascinating.
  • Three client engagements at once is enough. Two can feel slow. Four is too many. There’s enough work out there that I need to pace myself, not just say yes to everything.
  • I miss having a work partner in crime - I’ve been lucky enough to have some good ones like Papa, Kim, Roz, Stephen, and Conor. Having someone to share not only the doing-of-the-work but also the chat around it is important to me.

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