As freelancers, we don’t have a ‘wellness’ budget or corporate Universities.

We have ourselves, and as Rowena will show us, succeeding as a remote freelancer means leadership for both ourselves and others.

She’ll break down:

– What’s different about a remote and in-office environment

– Why leadership is even more important when we’re just a company of one

– How to avoid burnout and instead have yourself and your collective freelancers running on all cylinders

Our favorite golden nugget was her process to stay on your game.

1: Write down WHY you work

2: Write down WHAT activities bring you up and down

3: Create a plan for HOW to incorporate these activities

– And make to sure to include:

– A plan b and plan c

– Accountability

Intentional community

She also dropped a knowledge bomb on how to create intentional remote spaces where your tribe can be their whole self.

1: Create a no work call cadence

2: Create a social (the more Gif’s the better) channel

3: Collaborate on each others well being plan

4: Explicitly outline each other’s cues

We hope you enjoy this as much as we did!

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CEO of Venture L, Author of The Human Cloud

Matthew R Mottola is a global leader on the Human Cloud - the transition from physical and full time work to digital, remote, independent models.

At Microsoft, in joint partnership with Upwork, he built the Microsoft 365 freelance toolkit - the unlock for enterprises to embrace the human cloud at scale - bringing Microsoft from nascent to an industry leader in under two years.

At Gigster, he built Ideation - enabling freelance developers, data scientists, and product managers to consistently generate what should be built in the software development lifecycle.

His work has been featured by Forbes and Fortune to name a few. He is an international keynote speaker, speaking at leading conferences Remote Work Summit and YPO’s Innovation Week to name a few. He is the author of StartUp Not StartDown, upcoming book The Human Cloud, and contributor to leading industry reports.