Home Work Retired

Home Work

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. Hosted by Dave Caolo. You can submit your questions here.

Hosted by Dave Caolo.

#29: Priorities

October 5, 2012 at 5:00AM • 40 minutes

How do you keep the important things at the top of your list when you have no one around to keep you on track? This week Aaron and Dave talk about creating and maintaining priorities.

#28: GTD on the Go

September 28, 2012 at 5:00AM • 36 minutes

It's usually very easy to maintain a productivity system at our desks with all of our fancy tools. But sometimes us home workers need to leave the office, and when we do, we need to get things done on the go. Dave and Aaron talk about mastering the art of GTD on the road, and how they manage to stay productive when they aren't at home.

#27: Telecommuting Basics

September 21, 2012 at 2:00PM • 39 minutes

Dave and Aaron consider telecommuting basics. Some home workers aren't self-employed, but working for someone else as an employee. Here are some basics tips for telecommuters.


#26: Office Fatigue

September 14, 2012 at 2:00PM • 24 minutes

No matter how awesome your home office is, sometimes you're just sick of sitting there. This week, Aaron and Dave discuss home office fatigue and ideas for combating it..


#25: Side Projects

September 7, 2012 at 2:00PM • 25 minutes

Many home workers have that entrepreneurial spirit. The potential problem is that it's possible to have more cool ideas than time or resources to execute them. Here's now Aaron and Dave deal with the influx of ideas and keep things under control.

#24: Email Etiquette

August 31, 2012 at 2:00PM • 34 minutes

Email etiquette. For many home workers, email is the primary mode of communication with clients and far-flung coworkers. With that in mind, it's important to do it right. Dave and Aaronn discuss their pet peeves and best practices when it comes to email.

#23: Inboxes

August 24, 2012 at 2:00PM • 34 minutes

Inboxes! Aaron and Dave discuss their inboxes, as well as the notion of having as many as you need but no more.

#22: Mind Mapping

August 17, 2012 at 1:00PM • 30 minutes

Aaron and Dave discuss the practice of Mind Mapping, which you can think of as a de-cluttered brainstorm. They talk about the origin of the term, some software options available and just how they use mind maps in their daily work.

#21: Goals

August 10, 2012 at 1:00PM • 31 minutes

This week we're inspired by a listener email message that asks about maintaining progress on large projects.

#20: Tidy vs Messy

August 3, 2012 at 1:00PM • 33 minutes

"Tidy" don't necessarily mean "unorganized." This week, Aaron and Dave discuss tidy vs. messy. It gets good, as Aaron is a little bit Felix and Dave is a little bit Oscar.