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Home Work

A podcast for people who work from home, whether freelancer or telecommuter. Listen weekly for discussion and advice around a wide assortment of topics that home workers encounter. Hosted by Aaron Mahnke and Dave Caolo.

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Friday
Sep132013

076 - Downtime

Dave looks at the benefits of having a scanner. Plus, Scrivener as a complete blogger's tool and dealing with downtime.

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THIS WEEK'S SPONSORS: Squarespace and Shutterstock

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Show Notes: Tools Segment (starts at 8'10"):
  • The benefits of owning a scanner and the models we use
  • Aaron's Doxie scanner
  • Tips Segment (starts at 14'15"): Topic of the week: dealing with down time (starts at 20'24")

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    Friday
    Sep062013

    075 - Teamwork

    Dave looks at Coggle, a new and free mind-mapping application. Plus, the benefits of journaling and a look at tools for collaborating with remote colleagues..

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    THIS WEEK'S SPONSORS: Squarespace and Shutterstock

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    Show Notes: Tools Segment (starts at 7'00"):

    Tips Segment (starts at 10'57"):

    Topic of the week: working with remote colleagues (starts at 17'29"):

    In the mailbag segment (28'56"), we discuss Build Guild. Check it out!

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    Friday
    Aug302013

    074 - They're All Going to Laugh at You

    A new tool from Logitech, "leaving rough edges" in the tip segment and a good look at Impostor Syndrome. Plus, Aaron's wonderful and affecting root beer story.

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    Show Notes: Tools Segment (starts at 4'53"):

    Tips Segment (starts at 8'08"):

    Topic of the week: impostor syndrome (starts at 18'59"):

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  • Friday
    Aug232013

    073 - Passion Isn't Enough

    This week Aaron and Dave explore the notion that "follow your passion" is bad career advice. Plus, a great piece of hardware and software in the tools segment. Also, insight gleaned from working without electricity for the day and the benefits of forming a home-worker support group.

    Also note that, starting this week, we've included the time stamp for each segment if you want to jump right to it.

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    Show Notes: Tools Segment (starts at 5'19"):

    Tips Segment (starts at 19'54"):

    Topic of the week: passion is not enough (starts at 26'55"):

    Friday
    Aug162013

    072 - The Highly Effective Episode

    This week Aaron and Dave discuss habits. We've got a great tool for working with ambient noise, habit-building ideas and sweet, sweet cinnamon Pop Tarts.

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    Show Notes: News Segment

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    Topic of the week: naps

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