Businesses should be aware that even though their employees are working from the comfort of their homes, workplace policies still apply. In this video is a series of topics that employers and employees should consider when operating in a work-from-home environment. Read the full article here: https://www.oflaherty-law.com/learn-about-law/legal-issues-when-working-from-home O'Flaherty Law now serves over 105 counties across Illinois, Iowa, and Indiana. If you have any questions regarding a case or would like to speak to one of our attorneys after watching a #LearnAboutLaw video, give us a call at (630) 324-6666 or send us an email at email@example.com to get in contact with someone from our team. Subscribe to our channel for daily videos dedicated to all things law and leave a comment with any questions about this topic. Find us online for more legal content and to stay connected with our team - Website: https://www.oflaherty-law.com/ - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/oflahertylaw - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oflahertylaw - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oflahertylawGroup/ **None of the content in this series is intended as paid legal advice. This video will provide a legal checklist for employers and employees in a remote working environment. We will cover the following topics: Maintaining nondiscriminatory work-from-home policies, How to monitor employee productivity and communications, Proper timekeepingIs overtime still applicable for remote work?, Enforcing breaks, Are employers required to provide equipment for remote workers?, Sick pay, OSHA requirements when working from home, Maintaining disability accommodations, and Work-from-home versus remote work
Wiki hii wakaaji wa New South Wales ambao wame pata chanjo zote za Uviko-19, walipata fursa zakujumuika pamoja na jamaa namarafiki kwa mara ya kwanza baada ya zaidi ya siku 100 za vizuizi vyakudhibiti usambaaji wa Uviko-19.
More people are working from home while sick, rather than taking sick leave. Southern Cross and Business New Zealand's Fifth Workplace Wellness Report shows the average amount of leave taken by employees was about 4.2 days last year. Southern Cross Health Insurance chief executive Nick Astwick told Nine to Noon that's the lowest average in the last 10 years.
Michael Arnold is the author of the book, Slacking Off: A Successful Way to Work from Home and he wrote it especially for those who are considering to work or are working from home and are seeking a work life balance. He has been a work from home entrepreneur for over 15 years and he's worked with major corporations such as Cox Automotive, Verizon Super Pages, and Major Commercial Finance companies. His journey wasn't a smooth sailing one since he is also human just like us and he made many mistakes along the way. But he has lived to share some wisdom from his own experience to help people on their work from home journey to create successful actions on their own. Questions Can you share a little bit about your journey? In your book Slacking Off a successful way to work from home. Could you share with us maybe in five to eight or nine minutes, just what the book is about? Who is it targeted for? And how can it help our listeners. Could you share with our listeners since you have so much experience working from home, this was quite new for many people last year March when the pandemic just hit. Could you share with maybe our listeners maybe 1 to3 things, competencies or behaviors that you think someone who is working from home needs to embrace in order to be successful? Have you seen customer experience change much since the pandemic as a consumer or even as a business owner? How do you stay motivated every day? Could you also share with us what's the one online resource, tool, website or app that you absolutely cannot live without in your business? Could you also share with our listeners maybe one or two books that have had the biggest impact on you? It could be a book that you read recently, or a book that you read a very long time ago, but it still has had a great impact on you. Could you share with our audience, what's the one thing that's going on in your life right now that you're really excited about - either something that you're working on to develop yourself or your people? Where can listeners find you online? Do you have a quote or saying that during times of adversity or challenge, you'll tend to revert to this quote, it kind of helps to refocus you or get you back on track. Highlights Michael's Journey Me: Even though we read a little bio about our guests, we always like to give them the opportunity to kind of just share with us a little bit about their journey. How is it in your own words would you describe how you got from where you are now to where you were before? How did you get to where you are today? Michael shared that a lot of ups and downs and experimenting in different industries led him to be a work from home entrepreneur and a father and let's say, contributor to the community. And he thinks ultimately, like most of us, he started out trying to be everything he could be at a young age before he was 18. Work normal jobs like McDonald's, Christmas tree lots, doing landscaping and lots of different things at a very, very young age. And still was looking to find what he enjoyed and that became understanding businesses really fast and sharing, whether it be speaking, or presenting or consulting and he thinks ultimately, when we learn from our mistakes, and we're better people for it, and we've survived the misses, the bullets that fly our way, metaphorically and can live to tell about it, he thinks that's essentially what's brought him here, is his ability to survive through all things or persevere, if you will. Slacking Off: A Successful Way to Work From Home What is it About and Who is it Targeted for? Me: So, in your bio, we read that you wrote a book and we were having a brief discussion about this prior to actually starting the recording. And so, for those of our listeners that didn't catch the name of that book, it's Slacking Off: A Successful Way to Work from Home. So, could you share with us maybe in five to eight or nine minutes, just what the book is about? Who is it targeted for? And how can it help our listeners. Michael shared that he wrote this book because he's been working from home for 15 years, and he's worked for himself, he's worked for other companies, major corporations, very large corporations that have 1000s and 1000s of employees. And he's been mostly in either a sales role or a strategy role or a management role and what he found over the years is that basically people around him, including himself were struggling a lot with work life balance and usually the really successful guy or gal that's really good at work is missing out at home and very rarely are they balancing between the two and it doesn't necessarily mean these people don't exist, but it's just rare. And a lot of times people who are putting themselves into work obsessively are successful, but again, not happy. And so, he created this book to help people who want to actually take that obsession which is amazing, it's not a bad thing; it's a great thing when you're doing it in the right ways. And just get a little more time for themselves and help them invest more in themselves, whether that's with time and effort or even money. Of course, if they find something that's good for them, because themselves, actually they are the most valuable product that exists, you can buy a car, you could buy a house, you can buy nice clothes, you can have all these things. But unless you're investing in yourself, it really isn't going to pay off as big as it would be if you did invest in yourself because that's what ultimately this book is to help you invest more time, effort into yourself and do it in a way that's unique. Pun intended. Competencies or Behaviors Needed to Be Successful When Working from Home Michael shared that he's using his book as the foundation here for this question because this is exactly how he set this book up was exactly the things you need to know and the things that you should have in place when you work from home, whether you're experienced or not. And that is one; you should recognize what you do when you're not working. It sounds so obvious, most people are like, “Yeah, of course, I know when I'm not working.” But do you really because what he found over the years is that even for himself, which he uses himself as the example here is that sometimes what he actually considers not working for himself is different from what he considers not working for somebody else. And he'll just very lightly explain a little more in that so there's no confusion there, nebulousness. Basically, what he would look at you and say, you're working when you're doing this and not working when you're on Facebook or Twitter or whatever, versus him might be different. He might judge himself less than he judges, or more or less than he judges you. And so, what he did is he put himself up on the microscope and said how much scrutiny, all unbiasness, just straightforward, looking at himself, what's actually working, and what's not considered working. Is being on Facebook for 5 minutes a problem, probably not that big of a deal in the middle of a work day. But it's not technically working and it doesn't matter that your boss or your company or yourself, it doesn't matter what your employer says, what matters is actually how you feel and usually when people aren't doing a task as they are paid to do, eventually they start to, let's just say, have more problems, it starts very small. So, ultimately, everybody starts off with what's called a slacking off day, which is you take one day and you just slack off, you actually avoid work the entire day, on purpose, and you just slack off, that's it. And so, the only caveat or disclaimer to that entire thing is that you write down what you do, if it's reading a magazine, reading a book, on Facebook, watching TV, exercising, whatever it is you do to slack off, it's important to recognize that first and foremost, before you do anything. Then you carry that into your work day and you have that list, whether it's digital or on paper in front of you to actually help you recognize when you're actually starting to slack off so that you (a) recognize that the next chapter of what you need to do, which is start to actually make time for yourself to slack off. Why is it that some of us slack off? There's probably hundreds of reasons. But he thinks fundamentally what the purpose and confidence that you need, or the let's just say consistency you need to have is being able to move throughout your day, and do it in a way that you're happy with. Do it in a way that keeps you going and if you have time to slack off in the morning or in the evening, or whenever, you'll probably slack off less during the times that you probably shouldn't be. And so, ultimately you want to make sure that you recognize for yourself and keep yourself accountable because it doesn't matter if your boss is mean or not, doesn't matter if you're being watched or not, you're in an office or you're not in an office, the end of the day, the only person that judges you, is you and God. So, at the end of the day, you need to be right with yourself and God more than you need to be right with other people. And of course, you should be respectful and ethical but that's kind of the gist, that's just a little piece. There's obviously a lot more but that should answer the question. Changes in Customer Experience Since the Pandemic Me: Could you also share with us as an entrepreneur yourself, there's a lot of things that have changed since the pandemic and you are a consumer yourself, you mentioned before we started recording that you were in an Uber for the first time in over a year. Have you seen customer experience change much since the pandemic as a consumer or even as a business owner? Michael stated of course, it's consistently changing and something he wanted to say early on was that forgive him for not coming out with this book before the pandemic, because he started writing in 2019. But he thinks ultimately, it's a dream for most people to work from home, so, the fact that the businesses that are existing now are tailoring work from home experience and making it easier, it actually pushed a lot of people on the fence of making their employees work from home, making their businesses more work from home friendly, making their products more work from home friendly, and all the technology that comes with it. There's a lot of reasons why working from home is beneficial and there's a lot of reasons why in certain jobs, they're not. But ultimately what we're finding, and please chime in here if you have something to say about it. But is that it's actually not as hard to work from home for a lot of these businesses, or even these services to provide work from home experiences as we thought. Look at the weather channel people who are giving you the weather forecast from their home office, it's not that hard. Me: I agree with you. But I think as you said, a lot of people were forced to embrace the whole work from home as the pandemic came, they were forced into it, if it was a choice that they had to make, and things were operating normal and we weren't going through a pandemic, I highly doubt that many companies would have even thought of implementing it. I've met with many business owners, or even senior managers who when they look at their balance sheets, in terms of so much savings that they've made as an organization, productivity has actually improved with employees working from home. Of course, with everything there are advantages and disadvantages, because I'm sure there are some other things that may still suffer as a result. But it still doesn't mean that there are a lot of industries where people were working, that they couldn't have worked from home and been productive and created the same or even better results. Michael shared that there are a couple reasons for him, but he's curious, what's Yanique's thought about why somebody who's working from home is producing more than somebody who's in the office? Me: Well, I worked from home before the pandemic, so I'm not even sure if I could compare myself. But if I use persons who I know personally, I have a friend that works in an insurance company, he works in the pensions department and one of the things he said to me why he feels he's more productive is he works many times way past 5:00 pm, because I guess when you're at work, when it's 5:00 pm, you get up, you pack up your stuff, and you head home, but because he's home, he just keeps working and sometimes he works until 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm, it's when he looks at the clock, he's like, “Oh, my I'm still working, it's time to shut the computer down and just kind of unwind.” So, I don't know if other people fall into that category but that was his experience. And I was like that wouldn't have happened if you were working in the office unless you were working on some special projects and it was required for you to stay back late. Ordinarily, people would just leave at the time that work ends and they go home. Michael agreed and stated that that is exactly what occurs, we're our own worst critic and we're our biggest driver. So, it's like we're not only our own worst critic, but we're also our own motivator, that kind of leads into to what he was saying earlier, it's like that's exactly why he wrote this. He wrote this for Yanique's friend, he wrote this for him, because and of course, anybody else who is like so happy about working from home that they're starting to form these habits that they're not paying attention to of overworking to the point where eventually, it doesn't actually produce much. Now, he wants to say something, he's very much for somebody putting everything they got into something and he definitely don't advocate people being lazy. The point of the book being slacking off is actually to appeal to the person who is struggling because maybe they're slacking off too much or maybe because you want more time to yourself, but ultimately recognizing that it's okay to work 12 hours and 15 hours a day, it's actually not a problem. He's doing business 7 days a week and he still always use his own book as a tool and a roadmap for himself to make sure he maintains a work life balance. But ultimately, you just you want to make sure you're taking care of yourself and you want to make sure that you sustain properly, because at the end of the day, you cannot not invest in yourself whatever it's nutrition or exercise or reading. There are 60 books a year are some of the top CEOs in the world, 60 books a year is what they read while managing their own work and life, and he's sure they have their ways of doing it. But ultimately, a year after doing that, working 9 hours a day until 10, o'clock at night, or whatever, eventually it becomes “Either I'm doing it because I'm great. Or I'm doing it for different reasons, or whatever.” But as long as they don't have built in time for themselves, eventually, they're slaving away to a job and doing way more, and getting paid hourly, that's great. But it's like it may not be worth it. He knows people, they get paid $1,000 to $2,000 an hour, and they work nonstop but they spend time with their family, they spend time for themselves and everybody's happy, or at least happy enough. And so, there's a difference. So, that's really ultimately he thinks what's happening too which Yanique totally hit the nail on the head, what occurs we overwork ourselves, because we're like, that's what employers who are experienced in working from home, having worked from home people, that's what they know, they know that ultimately, you may get a lazy guy who will manipulate people or gal who manipulate people and you work very little but you'll get in majority people who will overwork. How Michael Stays Motivated Every Day Me: Could you share with our guests; how do you stay motivated every day? You work from home, what are some of the things that you do to kind of motivate yourself? Because the reality is we're human and even if you really enjoy what you do, which I do, personally. And so, there are days when physically, I may not feel as enthusiastic but there are little things that I'll do like maybe exercise or listen to some music to kind of just get my mood or energy up, what are some of the things that you do to kind of keep yourself motivated? When asked about how he stays motivated, Michael shared that another part of his book is on this, he totally understands, some days you are less motivated than others. There's actually a lot of reasons for that. What he personally do is, he raises his purpose, if he's feeling less motivated today for whatever reason, he increases his purpose. So, if his purpose and this is another chapter in his book is to have you look at the reasons you're doing what you're doing… Why do you work? “It may be paying my bills?” Don't be general, let's be specific. Why do you do it? “I do it to pay for this, I do it to pay for that. I want to go on vacation. I want to do this, I want to have that. Oh, wow, I didn't realize I expect to have a raise in the next year, or whatever it is.” But your purposes are what drive you and we forget about those purposes if we've been doing things for a very long time, unless we're so successful that we're building new purposes. But a barrier, whether it's personal or outside of yourself is something that is raised up in front of you, it's anything, it's unmotivated, it's problems, it's lack of winning, whatever it is. He just increases his purpose. He says something's holding me back. Listen, he's facing something right now that's stopping him or attempting to stop him from doing things. He won't necessarily get into details, but he'll just say, every day he'll reach a point where it's definitely a little bit frustrating because he wants to go do one thing and he's got all these other things trying to get in his way. And all he remembers and know is that as a being, nothing stops him ever. The only thing that actually stops him is him, that's it. There's no one and nothing that's ever truly ever stopped him from doing or getting what he wants ever. But as a being, what you're talking about is motivation that does stop you. So, just remembering like, if you can't figure out your reasons for why you're doing what you're doing, or you can't increase, add more reasons, add more things if you're unmotivated, that's what he does, he adds more things. And he says, “Okay, I want all these things and that's why I do what I do. I now want double that, triple that.” And he adds, he adds and he adds and he adds, give him more reasons why you do what you do. If you're unmotivated, add more reasons why you want to do more, you want more, you build more, not less. A lot of people have a tendency to get lazy and downtrodden when they're not getting what they want himself included, and you just have to remind yourself, you're a producer and producing is what makes us happy when we're moving and shaking no matter what that is we're doing. So, increase your purposes is the simple answer. App, Website or Tool that Michael Absolutely Can't Live Without in His Business When asked about online resource that he cannot live without in his business, Michael stated that he'd say just honestly, the calendar, Google Calendar, Apple. He uses the calendar a lot, he thinks if he didn't use it digitally, he would use a planner. He thinks back in the old days, people used to use the book planners is just what they were with little calendars on them and that's how they wrote their appointments, and they look at their schedule. Whether you're drawing it on a piece of paper, or you have it digitally, those calendars are everything. At the end of the day, time is all we got, that's really what we have, and we're either selling our time, or we're buying it. So, that should be the first thing that you teach your kid is about how to manage their time, that should be the number one thing other than obviously, how to survive of course. But time is important, calendars are important for you, they are tools for you to use. He also wrote this book for the person that was like him, who, for years, refused to use a calendar, because he didn't want to be predictable, he did not want to be predictable for himself or anything. He likes the adventure of spontaneous movement and things. He was that guy that would just barely make it to the deadline, but he wasn't ever late, he would just barely make it to the appointment, wasn't really late and he liked that and he could manage it very well. And he became very good at shooting from the hip and winning but when he actually started doing things on a calendar, goodness, then he was dangerous. Books That Have Had the Greatest Impact on Michael When asked about books that have had the biggest impact, Michael shared that there's a couple of books one he would say, Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It by Chris Voss, that's a great book on negotiating. He'll share 3. The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure by Grant Cardone. The 10X Rule, he was very surprised how good that was, he's a great guy (Grant Cardone), everything he stands for has been tremendous. And then there's another one called The Reluctant Messiah, which has been a really interesting book, it's more of a kind of a fictional. It's called the Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach. It's kind of a book that takes you on this journey of a guy trying to coach another guy to help him through his life and it's just very metaphorical. But man, is it huge, it's such a great book. And he's not a big fiction guy, so when he looked at it, he was like, he read it, but it blew his mind. It was very, very cool. What Michael is Really Excited About Now! Michael shared that he's really excited about Slacking Off, he's excited about the book. Excited about getting this out to as many people right now during their work from home all over the world. He created this book because he saw so many people having problems and becoming unhappy in their life and he created this to help those people, whether they looked at one chapter or all of them, it's a very simple, easy book, you can read it in like an hour and a half it's very, very simple, but it's full of stuff. Other than that, he works currently in a medical technology field where he's trying to help a company name ROM Technology, essentially just develop business with them and help them grow as a company and continue to just progress, he supports them through a lot of different efforts. But it's mostly focused to help people get better after surgery and rehab, their legs or knees or hips, so they don't necessarily have to leave their house to do a certain amount of rehabilitation. It also helps lower narcotic usage so that we have less people taking pain pills, it gets them better faster. So, a lot of time is dedicated to that too and he's very excited about it because it helps people and It costs less money and it drives down their narcotic usage, which he's not a fan of people taking pain pills unless it's absolutely necessary. So, it's a really, really great product and great company and they have such a great team and there are so many people supporting, so many doctors of specialties that doesn't even have anything to do with rehab, love it, and are supporting it. And he's been spending a lot of time trying to help them grow and do everything he can to play his part for sure. Where Can We Find Michael Online Facebook – SlackingOff Twitter – @SlackingOffBook Instagram – @slackingoffbook Quote or Saying that During Times of Adversity Michael Uses When asked about quote or saying that he tends to revert to, Michael shared that he uses so many quotes. This quote came from Sir Winston Churchill, “Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.” Doesn't mean rebel against everybody but what it means is, do what you do and if you believe in something go for it. Doesn't matter if people say, don't go this way or you can't do this, or you can't create a podcast, you can't do your own business, do it. Do it, jump, take your risks and you'll surprise yourself, you'll very much surprised yourself. Please connect with us on Twitter @navigatingcx and also join our Private Facebook Community – Navigating the Customer Experience and listen to our FB Lives weekly with a new guest Grab the Freebie on Our Website – TOP 10 Online Business Resources for Small Business Owners Links Slacking Off: A Successful Way to Work from Home by Michael W. 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Working From Home on Your Land Business (LA 1609) Transcript: Steven Jack Butala: Steve and Jill here. Jill DeWit: Hello. Steven Jack Butala: Welcome to the Land Academy show, entertaining land investment talk. I'm Steven Jack Butala . Jill DeWit: And I'm Jill DeWit, broadcasting from the valley of the sun. Steven Jack Butala: Today, Jill and I talk about working from home on your land business. Jill DeWit: Pretty hot topic. Steven Jack Butala: It is. I saw that actually, I saw it, it ranked high... It falls under something I thought we all would've known and how this works but I get it though. Jill DeWit: Do you know what's so funny? It used to be, working from home on X, right? Meaning, you would have a second job, whatever gig, and now everybody's working from home. So, it's like, what do you happen to be working from home on? Does that make sense? Are you're working from home? No kidding. Is it your day job? You know what I mean? I'm just curious, so is the planet. Steven Jack Butala: It wasn't that long ago when someone said, she's working from home today? Jill DeWit: Right. Steven Jack Butala: And everybody would say, oh, she's getting nothing done and took the day off. Jill DeWit: Totally. Steven Jack Butala: It's just not the case at all- [crosstalk 00:00:59] Jill DeWit: She's doing laundry and she's watching movies- [crosstalk 00:01:01]. Steven Jack Butala: Mm-hmm (affirmative). Jill DeWit: And everything. Now, it has a whole new different meaning now, it's true. Steven Jack Butala: Before we get into it, let's take a question posted by one of our members on the landinvestors.com, online community is free. And don't forget to subscribe on the Land Academy YouTube channel and comment on the shows you like. Jill DeWit: I've got to add one little thing here too, by the way, home schooling has a whole new meaning now too. Steven Jack Butala: It's going to be interesting how this episode goes. Jill DeWit: Yeah. I know. Steven Jack Butala: Two cynical people talk about working from home. Jill DeWit: I know. Okay. All right. Back to the topic. Jeff wrote, I've been an instructor since 2008. Steven Jack Butala: Flight instructor. Jill DeWit: Okay. I thought of making flying an expense and probably would have been viable in the years before drones existed. I think you could do as an expense but be very costly compared to the low cost of getting the same photos from a drone. If you could expense the travel but it would be more expensive than the airlines. I think you could expense the travel but it'd be more expensive than the airlines, got it. So, Kevin, our moderator wrote, you can make anything an expense. Steven Jack Butala: Yep. Jill DeWit: Get the right CPA. That's true. When he interviewed my CPA he asked an important question, how far do you want me to push the tax laws? I tell him I'm going to push it right up to the limit of the law. Steven Jack Butala: Me too. Jill DeWit: I don't care if I'm audited, as long as we document everything. He said, no problem, I know what to do. I think that flying over land that you have an interest in, you can define what an interest means, will be deductible. You will probably get audited but make sure it's documented and handled correctly on the tax returns. I have done this with a trip in the car to another state, I drove by some parcels while I was the and noted the APNs. Totally, totally on the same page. Steven Jack Butala: So, I agree with just about everything that Kevin said but he left a couple of really important key phrases out. Is it ordinary and necessary for you to get your pilot license to fly over an airplane and get good footage? That depends on what type of business you have. If you are a pilot that specializes in land, in fact, we actually have a person in our group who buys vacant land in these airplane communities. Where you land on your own airstrip, taxi into the hangar that is attached to your house and you live there. So,
While working from home during the pandemic has been a novel and sometimes difficult experience for office workers, companies and their employees have been experimenting with teleworking for decades.
It is day three at the Conservative party conference and, as Isabel says on the podcast, Boris Johnson started the day a ‘little tetchy' on his morning media round-up. After being told by Nick Robinson to ‘stop talking' on Radio 4, the Prime Minister clashed with the host when asked about rising wages and inflation. Where the Tories stand on working from home has also been up for debate throughout the conference. With some ministers eager to get Britons back to their desks, there are whispers that backbenchers don't agree. Katy Balls speaks to Isabel Hardman and James Forsyth.
We've been reporting about how traffic is back to pre-pandemic levels, but not in downtown San Francisco, which could be a problem. For more, KCBS Radio news anchors Holly Quan and Dan Mitchinson spoke with KCBS insider Phil Matier. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Many companies are requiring workers to go back to the office but still conducting remote work practices, like virtual meetings and social distancing. Listeners call in and talk about this strange "worst of both worlds" work moment.
Indra Nooyi is the former chairman and CEO of PepsiCo. She was perhaps the first of the Indian Americans to start taking over the big American giants. Her new book, My Life in Full: Work, Family and Our Future explores her journey to becoming one of the world's most powerful women. She talks to Krishnan about how working from home has revolutionised the relationship between women and work and the importance of business in politics. Producer: Rachel Evans
110- Today I'm interviewing Angela Bell, a Life & Success Coach. Angela's drive is super impressive and she has a resume to match, but as you can imagine her desire to work, lead others and accomplish things did not fade away when she became a mom of twins. It was at that time that she felt the expectations the world put on her to drop everything and just be a mom. Angela learned to overcome the mom guilt and to start listening to herself for what was best. Tune in and take notes as Angela shares her journey of becoming a coach and her mission to help other moms live their best mom life. EPISODE NOTES:https://penandposh.com/blogs/podcast/not-letting-mom-guilt-stand-in-the-way-of-your-goals
Hustle Like A Mother podcast is hosted by Taylor Mobley - a blogger & business coach for mama entrepreneurs. Listen in on the conversations she has with other successful mothers-in-business while they chat growing your business, balancing motherhood, and maintaining healthy mental mindsets through it all. Walk away feeling more prepared than ever before to elevate your business, chase your passions and raise your babies. In this episode, Ann and I discuss the unique challenges of raising children while being a full-time working parent - the overwhelm, mom guilt and frustrations that often accompany this. We also chat about co-parenting with your spouse/partner effectively so that BOTH of you get to do your work and raise your children in a way that is fair and even (and whether or not that is even a possibility). Ann shares her best tools and resources to bring balance to your work and home environment. Find Ann HERE.
109- Today I'm interviewing Bail from @JustOneMoreProject. This mom of 2 went from curious about Cricut to rocking SVGs with her Glowforge. Bail left her corporate job to be with her girls. When she launched her Etsy shop to sell SVG files in the middle of a pandemic she discovered her true purpose as a creative entrepreneur. In this episode, she fills us in on Cricut vs. Glowforge from a designer's perspective.EPISODE NOTES:https://penandposh.com/blogs/podcast/a-designer-s-take-on-glowforge-with-bail-from-just-one-more-project
As two entrepreneurs who work primarily from our own homes, we wanted to break down some preconceived notions about our work schedules. We talk about all the things-from honoring our work hours to the importance of social interaction.
There's a new problem on the rise. You see, with more people working from home these days, many are struggling with productivity. This problem affects both entrepreneurs and employees. As you know, procrastination and distractions are the enemies of productivity. So what can you do? Productivity expert, Mike Arnold, has worked from home as an entrepreneur for the past 15 years. And in this episode of the Project Ignite Podcast, he reveals the best tips and strategies for getting more stuff done (while at the same time feeling good about your work!)
Covid-19 has pushed many of us to adapt to alternative ways of working and these practices have gained momentum throughout the world. Sammi Cho, chief administrative officer Asia Pacific Region and chief executive Hong Kong Branch, BNYMellon, and Peter Outridge, head of people and change, Hong Kong and China, KPMG China, join Ellie Groves, managing director of the OMFIF Economic and Monetary Policy Institute, to discuss productivity when working from home, unintended consequences and the economic impact of this change and the benefits and risks for companies and employees. KPMG professionals have produced a report which delves deeper into these topics, which can be found here.
If you're in front of a computer screen for long periods of time or watching your kids texting and scrolling through social media for hours on end, you've probably noticed your posture has changed - maybe your shoulders are a bit rounded and your head sits a bit forward. Wondering what the long-term effects are on the quality of movement and life are, and how you can restore good posture? Then this is an episode you don't want to miss. Free Resources: Download our free Download TLC Worksheet Join our private Facebook group, Moxie Club Meetup Subscribe to Morning Boost Schedule a free Mini-Coaching Session with Amy Lang Get on the Presale List for October's WTW coaching group Register for Tale Tree's Special Camp
Digital Workflow, Telemedicine & Working from Home Episode #338 with Dr. Larry Emmott For many dentists, 2020 forced them to use digital technology to maintain their practice from afar. However, for Dr. Larry Emmott, embracing the benefits of the digital workflow has long been his way of life. Dr. Emmott joins Kirk Behrendt today to explain the steps you should take to streamline your practice and give yourself more time. To learn how utilizing technology will make your practice more efficient and profitable, listen to Episode 338 of The Best Practices Show! Main Takeaways: We take our access to technology for granted. Digital workflow lets you use your digital records to do things differently. People have always resisted change—don't let that stop you from improving your practice. Have staff members understand that technology is not an extra step—it's just the way things need to be done. Embracing technology will increase your profitability by reducing the number of staff members required. There's so much that staff members can do from home. Streamline your practice by using technology to implement electronic systems—this will give you more time. Quotes: “Have people understand that technology isn't something extra—it's actually what makes your practice thrive.” (02:52-02:57) “Many of the things which we do now that allows us to do this—to have school from home, to work from home, to communicate, to stream movies from Netflix—all of that stuff has to do with the infrastructure of the high-tech world we now live in. If we had been faced with this same issue just twenty years ago in the 1990s, it would have been completely different; we wouldn't have been able to do all the things that we do.” (04:44-05:10) “Up until 2020, I was basically teaching people how I could streamline the flow of work in the dental office, but the fact is that because it's electronic and digital I can do this same work not in the office.” (07:57-08:13) “People resist change because it threatens their self-image, and they fear loss of status.” (11:54-12:00) “One of the things I want the dentist and the staff to understand is that when you're dealing with change, those are the things that you have to deal with; there's more psychological stuff, and so helping support them, helping to make sure they'll be valuable—in fact more valuable—after the transition I think is important.” (12:31-12:48) “If you have good electronic systems, you can do more with fewer people.” (13:38-13:46) “The so-called crisis isn't in healthcare—it's not the care. We have amazingly good care for the most part. The crisis is in affordability—it just costs too darn much money to get sick in America…Telemedicine will allow us to do things in a more affordable way.” (19:52-20:20) “That was the way you used to have to do it; so it involved a human being getting data, which was paper charts and paper schedules; doing an action, which was making my phone call; to come out with a result, which was the confirmation of appointment…So what we do now is the computer gets the data in the form of the patient's information…it goes up to the cloud to some cloud computer, it sorts it out, it sends a text message that comes out of my phone back to the patient saying ‘See you tomorrow at 2:30,' and it does it every day with every patient, with no person ever picking up a telephone.” (23:57-24:44) “Every time you create a system or put in a technology, you save hundreds—if not thousands—of hours in the future.” (31:25-31:34) “Our best doctors that had their team members [come] back did the best effort they could daily to truly educate their team on what the virus was. Our worst were subject to team members going ‘I watched a YouTube video' or ‘I saw on Facebook.'” (34:23-34:41) “Our team members don't have to be in the office unless we're actually putting our fingers in the patient's...
Hustle Like A Mother podcast is hosted by Taylor Mobley - a blogger & business coach for mama entrepreneurs. Listen in on the conversations she has with other successful mothers-in-business while they chat growing your business, balancing motherhood, and maintaining healthy mental mindsets through it all. Walk away feeling more prepared than ever before to elevate your business, chase your passions and raise your babies. In this episode, Lori & I discuss the BEST ways to prioritize your time as a working mother and how you can eliminate the "I-Have-To" culture that plagues our current society. We discuss how it is negatively affecting women everywhere, how we can recognize it regularly, and how we can work on reversing it in our life. We also share the top 3 motivations and encouragements Lori has to for tired, working moms so that you can be fully present in your work life AND home life. You can find Lori HERE.
Mary's friend has worked successfully from home since the pandemic, Siobhan works in retail and says customers have become insufferable. Janet and her husband are looking for a mortgage, Celine' brother has 6 months to live and needs a chair lift, lightning strikes twice and death of Clive Sinclair.
More on the haircut lawsuit. TikTok trend update involving rice krispy treats and devious licks. We are witnessing a remote work revolution as 1 in 6 say they'll quit if they can't continue working from home. 58% want a fully remote job. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Welcome back! Join me and three of my gal pals this week as we chat about making more money and how we make it happen! https://www.youngliving.com/en_US/opportunity/income-disclosure follow these girls: https://www.instagram.com/sarah_eliz_simon/ https://www.instagram.com/she.stewards/ https://www.instagram.com/kate.sabares/
We are sponsored by audible! http://www.audibletrial.com/programmingthrowdownWe are on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/programmingthrowdownT-Shirts! http://www.cafepress.com/programmingthrowdown/13590693Join us on Discord! https://discord.gg/r4V2zpCThe Art of VacationsTaking a good vacation is as important as getting a good night's sleep (*very important*). It may sound silly on its face, but planning a vacation and planning around your vacation is extremely important to ensure that you are in the right headspace the rest of the year. This is especially true in the COVID era where many of us are working from home. In this episode, we dive into why vacations are so important, how to plan a relaxing vacation, and how to make sure that your team is supported while you are out.Intro topic: Virgin Galactic and Virgin Orbit and Blue OriginNews/Links: TextStyleBrush: Transfer of Text Aesthetics from a Single Examplehttps://deepai.org/publication/textstylebrush-transfer-of-text-aesthetics-from-a-single-example Berkshire Hathaway Stock Price integer overflowhttps://www.theregister.com/2021/05/07/bug_warren_buffett_rollover_nasdaq/ LineageOShttps://lineageos.org/ Crafting Interpreters is now an actual bookhttps://craftinginterpreters.com/ Book of the Show Jason: How to lead in product managementhttps://amzn.to/2UcPzPK Patrick: Holy Sister (Book of the Ancestor #3) by Mark Lawrencehttps://amzn.to/3fVZscn Audible Plug http://www.audibletrial.com/programmingthrowdownPatreon Plug https://www.patreon.com/programmingthrowdown?ty=hTool of the Show Jason: 7 Billion Humans Patrick: Moss (Oculus VR, PC VR, PS VR) Topic: Vacations Why 7 types of rest https://ideas.ted.com/the-7-types-of-rest-that-every-person-needs/ Gives you energy for the next crunch Stepping back provides perspective Preparing the team for unexpected absences Why not Can lose context Missed opportunities Slipped deadlines How to set up the perfect vacation Handing off responsibility Documenting code Decide how much to work on vacation How to be on vacation Pre-cation Handling crises / unexpected events Post-cation How to come back from vacation Create email filters / smart folders Skim new pull requests / scrum documents Review chat logs Types of vacations 1-3 days: delay results 1-2 weeks: Deputize 3+ weeks: Replace If you've enjoyed this episode, you can listen to more on Programming Throwdown's website: https://www.programmingthrowdown.com/Reach out to us via email: firstname.lastname@example.orgYou can also follow Programming Throwdown on Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Player.FM Join the discussion on our DiscordYou can also help support Programming Throwdown through our Patreon★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
In this episode, Cate and Erik attempt to have a conversation about working from home and accidentally find themselves embroiled in one of the toughest (yet most common) questions they get-- what do you do when you're not motivated? Cate and Erik wrestle with finding an answer that both accurately represents the challenges of functioning as an adult while also acknowledging the profound difficulties that come with executive disfunction (and, for us, depression). Spoilers: we do not come up with a concise answer. Get tickets to Frolicon Atlanta: Home (frolicon.com) Find us on TikTok and Instagram at: @catieosaurus @heygude We also stream daily on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/catie0saurus https://ww.twitch.tv/heygude Media/Business Email: email@example.com Find all of our links and cool stuff at: www.infinitequestpodcast.co --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/infinitequest/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/infinitequest/support
Working from home has its benefits but it's always very perplexing to separate your work from your personal life when you have your office at your home. Even when you are working from home, creating a dedicated workplace to which you can say goodbye and give time to yourself and your family is very crucial for a sustainable work from home routine. In this episode, we will be discussing what are some of the difficulties people face while working from home and what can be done about that.
We're continuing our Freelance/Virtual Assistant Services series over on the Ditch the Classroom podcast – teaching you about popular freelance/virtual assistance services and what those services entail. In this episode, I'm teaching you all about Email Marketing Strategists. An email marketing strategist's job is to learn the business' language/way of speaking, and create email sequences and newsletters with the goal of getting the customer to invest. I'm breaking down what an email marketing strategist does so you can see if this is something that would interest you as you take the first step to quit teaching and pursue your new work-from-home business. Sign up for the free Virtual Assistant Workshop - https://ariannavernier.com/how-to-become-a-virtual-assistant-workshop/ Grab the Ditch the Classroom Toolkit – https://ariannavernier.com/ditch-the-classroom Join Teacher Turned Freelancer Academy - https://ariannavernier.com/teacherturnedfreelancer Connect with me on Instagram @arianna.vernier Check out today's show notes at https://ariannavernier.com/virtual-assistant-service-series-email-marketing-strategist
With fall here in the US, and much of the world going in and out of lockdown, Angela is feeling like it's a moment of transition, so she decided to talk to a friend and colleague for guidance. Liz Plosser is the Editor in Chief of Women's Health, and she's written a new book called Own Your Morning. Angie and Liz talk about changing routines, how your personal life can bring joy to your work zoom meeting, and how to survive working next to your partner. Let us know about your moment of transition on Twitter or Instagram @LitUpShow.
Dear Mom's , Has this pandemic changed the way you make money? I am sure it has! From zoom meetings, emails, and turning your once home into a office…it can be difficult at times when you work from home. This episode on Motherhood, we talk about the pros and cons of working remotely. From daycare expenses, work relationships, and vision syndrome management. YES THATS A THING! So grab your wine and enjoy your Friday evening with us, as we dive into another topic on Love Mommy Podcast. We both support moms everywhere, and we believe that you deserve a break. Visit Heymamawines.com and enjoy your next purchase with my discount code :NATAB10 Don't forget to check out Tiffany's latest blog : https://thisdollhere.com/ Don't forget to follow us on : Instagram/Twitter platforms: @lovemommypodcast & @LoveMomPodcast You Matter Always, Love Mommy --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lovemommy/support
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Last week in EP119 I invited my friend Mary K Tiller to join me, and I played the first half of our conversation. Today in Part 2 we confess we are not "Fun Moms" and we discuss the creative ways we've learned to connect with our kids despite this shortcoming. We also talk about loneliness in motherhood and what we do to combat it. Mary K offers some beautiful words of encouragement for all the overwhelmed moms out there, so be sure to listen to the end for that. This entire season I'm discussing your questions and suggestions from the podcast listener survey. If you have a question or suggestion, send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll try to work it into the show. LINKS: Connect with Mary K. Tiller!!! Instagram: @MaryKathrynTiller and @newmerciesformoms Facebook.com/newmercies Website: www.MaryKathrynTiller.com Receive email updates from me! Is the Voice in My Head God or Just Me? is available on Amazon for $19.99 Finding Your Balance is available on Amazon for $14.99 My blog: thescooponbalance.com Follow me on Pinterest I am no longer active on social media.
More companies are delaying the date on which workers will return to the office. For a lot of people, that means the career aspirations they had before the pandemic could remain on hold. WSJ careers reporter Kathryn Dill joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss ways workers can put their career goals back in focus while working from home. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this week's episode of the Ditch the Classroom podcast, I spoke with Brittany Long, former middle school science teacher turned email marketer and CEO of the Win with Systems Evergreen Email Agency. Throughout the episode, Brittany shares her experience of leaving teaching after experiencing a health scare, the steps she took, and what it's like for her now as a work-from-home mom. Make sure to grab Brittany's 3 Paths Out of Teaching Workshop at https://www.mylifeafterteaching.com/3-paths-out-of-teaching and her Learn to Ghostwrite Emails Workshop: https://www.mylifeafterteaching.com/learn-to-ghostwrite-workshop Don't forget to connect with Brittany over on Insta @thequeenofevergreen, on her websites www.winwithsystems.com and www.lifeafterteaching.com, and in her Facebook group facebook.com/groups/mylifeafterteaching Free Workshop - https://ariannavernier.com/how-to-become-a-virtual-assistant-workshop/ Ditch the Classroom Toolkit – https://ariannavernier.com/ditch-the-classroom Teacher Turned Freelancer Academy - https://ariannavernier.com/teacherturnedfreelancer Connect with me on Instagram @arianna.vernier Check out today's show notes at https://ariannavernier.com/teacher-turned-email-marketer
Mia of She Dreams All Day talks about how to be more productive when working from home. This is part 2 of 2. Episode 2094: [Part 2] How To Be Productive When Working From Home by Mia of She Dreams All Day on Ideas For Working From Home She Dreams All Day is a personal development and productivity blog designed to help you achieve your biggest goals and your wildest dreams. Created by Mia, a constant creative dreamer, now out to help other dreamers. The original post is located here: Heal and cleanse your face with Green Tech skincare. Born in nature, perfected through science. Receive 20% off your first purchase of The Good. Go to and use discount code OLD at checkout and in and join our online community: Interested in advertising on the show? Visit
Mia of She Dreams All Day talks about how to be more productive when working from home. This is part 2 of 2. Episode 2094: [Part 2] How To Be Productive When Working From Home by Mia of She Dreams All Day on Ideas For Working From Home She Dreams All Day is a personal development and productivity blog designed to help you achieve your biggest goals and your wildest dreams. Created by Mia, a constant creative dreamer, now out to help other dreamers. The original post is located here: https://shedreamsallday.com/how-to-be-productive-when-working-from-home/ Heal and cleanse your face with Green Tech skincare. Born in nature, perfected through science. Receive 20% off your first purchase of The Good. Go to calderalab.com and use discount code OLD at checkout Please Rate & Review the Show! Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com and in The O.L.D. Facebook Group Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts and join our online community: OLDPodcast.com/group Interested in advertising on the show? Visit https://www.advertisecast.com/OptimalLivingDaily
Mia of She Dreams All Day talks about how to be more productive when working from home. This is part 1 of 2. Episode 2093: [Part 1] How To Be Productive When Working From Home by Mia of She Dreams All Day on Ideas For Working From Home She Dreams All Day is a personal development and productivity blog designed to help you achieve your biggest goals and your wildest dreams. Created by Mia, a constant creative dreamer, now out to help other dreamers. The original post is located here: https://shedreamsallday.com/how-to-be-productive-when-working-from-home/ Heal and cleanse your face with Green Tech skincare. Born in nature, perfected through science. Receive 20% off your first purchase of The Good. Go to calderalab.com and use discount code OLD at checkout Please Rate & Review the Show! Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com and in The O.L.D. Facebook Group Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts and join our online community: OLDPodcast.com/group Interested in advertising on the show? Visit https://www.advertisecast.com/OptimalLivingDaily
Mia of She Dreams All Day talks about how to be more productive when working from home. This is part 1 of 2. Episode 2093: [Part 1] How To Be Productive When Working From Home by Mia of She Dreams All Day on Ideas For Working From Home She Dreams All Day is a personal development and productivity blog designed to help you achieve your biggest goals and your wildest dreams. Created by Mia, a constant creative dreamer, now out to help other dreamers. The original post is located here: Heal and cleanse your face with Green Tech skincare. Born in nature, perfected through science. Receive 20% off your first purchase of The Good. Go to and use discount code OLD at checkout and in and join our online community: Interested in advertising on the show? Visit
This is the first of a 3-part series aimed at offering tips and motivation for work-from-home moms, stay-at-home moms, and work-out-of-the-home moms.Get a free copy of my Daily Scheduling Template Worksheet at www.themamamiracle.com/scheduleJoin my 21-Day Planner Challenge at https://www.themamamiracle.com/offers/LARqKsLyLeave a review of this podcast on Apple Podcasts and get a shout-out on the show!Need a miracle to get you out of a rut? Grab my free worksheet, The Mama Miracle, just go to www.themamamiracle.com. (Click on the banner at the top, and put in your best name and email address to have it sent directly to your inbox immediately, just check your spam folder!)Follow me on Instagram, take a screenshot of this podcast and post it to your IG stories or feed, and I'll give you a shout-out!www.instagram.com/saramuender
Today on the Scale Your Small Business Podcast with Jillian Flodstrom, we're breaking down the pros and cons of working from home versus working from an office. There are benefits and challenges with both, and especially as we handle the pandemic, this question is more relevant than ever. One of the first things you can consider when comparing working from home and from an office is commuting. If you're spending all your time running around, driving from location to location, you're losing valuable time that could be spent doing something far more productive. By working from home, you allow yourself that time back. Secondly is workflow. When you work from home, you're able to make your hours work for you. If you're an early bird or a night-owl, you can take time to focus on priorities other than work without sacrificing any productivity. Next, is attire and dress code. When you're working from home, you can wear pretty much whatever you want. This may be great for you, but over time, many will find that it impacts their productivity. Consider if you're the kind of person that needs to get ready from the get-go in order to get things done. A primary reason many people choose to work from home is for family and pets. You're able to give them the time they need to tend to their needs while being able to work at the same time. This is a very important aspect for many business owner's work-life balance and should be considered. Working from home allows you to take breaks when you need them. You're able to go for a walk, stretch, get some sun, whatever you need to do to decompress. Conversely, when you're working from an office, there are absolutely no distractions or uninterrupted. Considering the cost is a huge part of working from either home or an office. Make sure you're clear on the cost of renting an office space and everything associated with having that space. Finally, the most important thing to consider is understanding that you're sharing a space when you're working from home. With your kids, partner, pets, visitors, you name it--you share it. It can be difficult to have professional phone calls with this number of distractions. At an office, you can sit down and work without worrying about sharing your space or attention. Key Takeaways You're sharing a space when you're working from home. With your kids, partner, pets, visitors, you name it--you share it. At an office, you can sit down and work without worrying about sharing your space or attention. By working from home, you allow yourself to work when it makes sense for you, no matter the time of day. Consider costs, work-life balance, and comfort v.s. productivity when choosing to work from an office or home.
Today, for the first time ever on the Balance MomCast, I am inviting a friend to join me. This episode is for all the work-from-home moms. We chat about the perks and challenges of working from home, especially with small children in the mix. We discuss making difficult choices about how to divide our time between work and kids, what we prayerfully neglect for the sake of balance, and how we lean on God to give us wisdom. I think you are gonna love my friend as much as I do. So, Listen in to Part One of my conversation with the delightful and lovely Mary Kathryn Tiller. This entire season I am discussing your questions and suggestions from the podcast listener survey. If you have a question or suggestion, send it to me at email@example.com. I'll try to work it into the show. LINKS: Connect with Mary K. Tiller!!! Instagram: @MaryKathrynTiller and @newmerciesformoms Facebook.com/newmercies Website: www.MaryKathrynTiller.com Receive email updates from me! Is the Voice in My Head God or Just Me? is available on Amazon for $19.99 Finding Your Balance is available on Amazon for $14.99 My blog: thescooponbalance.com Follow me on Pinterest I am no longer active on social media.
How do you lead and inspire employees when working from home? Increase the quantity of face-to-face to help compensate for the lack of physical experience of working together. Patrick Veroneau's guest in this episode is Rich Salon, the Employee Relations Consultant at HR Sanity. Rich talks with Patrick about how you should never underestimate the power of a little chat. Spend more time one-on-one with direct reports. Brainstorm together! These little communications boost the efficiency of the company. If you want more tips on leading employees during these trying times, this episode's for you. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here's How » Join the LEARNING FROM LEADERS Community today: https://www.emeryleadershipgroup.com LinkedIn Twitter Facebook
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If you're a corporate employee, you know that something unpleasant is afoot when top executives are suddenly issuing statements about how committed they are to their employees, making sure that all of them are treated with dignity and respect. For example, the PR chief of a global outfit named Teleperformance, one of the world's largest call centers, was recently going on and on about how “We value our people and their well-being, safety, and happiness.” Why did the corporation feel such a desperate need to proclaim its virtue? Because it's been caught in a nasty scheme to spy on its own workers. Teleperformance – a $6.7 billion global behemoth that handles customer service calls for Amazon, Apple, Uber, etc. – saves money on overhead by making most of its 380,000 employees around the world work from their own homes. That can be a convenience for many workers, but a new corporate policy first imposed in March on thousands of its workers in Columbia, is an Orwellian nightmare. Teleperformance is pressuring them to sign an eight-page addendum to their employee contracts, allowing corporate-controlled video cameras, electronic audio devices, and data collection tools to be put in their homes to monitor their actions. “I work in my bedroom,” one employee noted. “I don't want to have a camera in my bedroom.” Neither would I, and I doubt that Teleperformance's $20 million-a-year CEO would allow one in his mansion. Uglier yet, the privacy-obliterating contract requires that even the children of employees can be spied on at home. Nonetheless, the Columbian worker signed, because her supervisor said she could lose her job if she refused. Of course, Teleperformance Inc. assures us that the data it collects on children is not shared elsewhere. But how do we know that? Trust us, they say. This is Jim Hightower saying... Do you?
Though many early and mid-career workers have enjoyed the work-from-home model, the same can’t be said for all managers. Research shows that those who work at the office are more likely to be promoted. This out-of-sight, out-of-mind mentality when it comes to promotions can further inhibit career climbing for parents, women and people color. But first on the show: examining July’s unchanged labor force participation, a boon for secondary markets and how homeownership can bring out the worst in people.