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A weekly advice podcast for people who work from home, whether freelancer or telecommuter. We address listener-submitted questions, comments and concerns about all aspects of working from home. You can submit your questions here.

Hosted by Dave Caolo and Harry Marks.

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201: Season 2: Episode 8 - Moisés Chullian

March 21, 2016 at 6:00AM • 1 hour 22 minutes • Wiki Entry

Dave and Aaron are joined by Moisés Chullian, founder of the ESN podcast network, and all around Dabbler in Many Things. their conversation ranges from work spaces to email to Star Wars posters, and it's unlike anything we've ever brought you. That's a good thing.

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Moisés Chullian is a home-worker whose background and work history is a potpurri of interesting and compelling history. Today he runs the Electric Shadow Network, which consists of 17 diverse and interesting podcasts. In this episode, we get into Moisés's history, varied interests and of course, email habits. This is a great episode that you don't want to miss.

Show highlights

8'34": Exploring varied interests. "Please don't chain me to a goddamn desk." Moisés shares how we once became a gymnastics coach. "I had to do a lot of things outside of my comfort zone to define what my comfort zone was."

16'03": "When did you start working from home?" Moisés was working for Apple, located at the Austin campus. It was then he noticed he was taking work home with himself. "My wife told me I was talking in my sleep as if I was at work. I knew I had to do something else."

20'39": Setting up a home work space: "I had to turn a part of my home into a place where I get work done, and not just sitting on the couch and watching Hulu."

27'38": The space you work in evolves over time, just as the way you work does. "When your stuff is in the way, it's in the way for a very specific reason." Also, LEGO as fan fiction.

37'59": "What is the work you do when you work from home?" Answer: the difficult work of running a podcast network and selling ads for it. A big part of this is checking your own expectations being different than everybody else's. "Managing expectations is the bulk of the work I do."

53'45": The forced perspective of you've got to use this tool because nothing else will work for you.

1:09:35: "Knowing who has access to you in what ways and how you're managing that access...that has made all the difference in the world of email being a tool that I an actually use."

Lastly, Moisés shares the story of his late friend Rod who's inspiring appearance on the show Extreme Weight Loss. It's a very inspiring story that will stay with you. Rod unfortunately recently left us.