As the Chief Marketing Officer of Time Doctor, I find myself constantly combating two trends within a growing company.
- I have less and less time for meetings.
- My team is getting further and further apart.
What makes Time Doctor unique is that the co-founders reside on two different continents. I’m from Toronto and my cofounder lives in Australia.
And as we’ve added team members, we’ve made a conscious decision to acquire the best talent we could, regardless of location.
There are three of us during our Monday night marketing meetings. Our director of marketing who lives in the Philippines, our content marketer, who lives in New Jersey, and I get together at 9 PM Monday night (Toronto time).
By this time of the night, my content marketer and I are brain fried, and our director of marketing is just waking up. We even hear a rooster in the background.
I want to be done for the evening and the director of marketing wants to get on with his day. We need to accomplish a lot in as little time as possible.
Here’s how we do it: Find out more
Do you face the same challenges I do?
I am a remote worker. In fact, all of us at Time Doctor are remote workers.
The benefits of remote work are numerous. You can pack up and move to Bali for three months. You can schedule appointments throughout the day, and no one will ask why you’re leaving the office early. And you don’t have to feel the stress of a long commute.
But let’s face it, being a remote employee isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. There are some challenges of remote working that you and the organization you work for must overcome in order for you to be successful.
In this article, I’ll share with you 10 challenges that I had to overcome in order to succeed as a remote employee at Time Doctor. Find out more
One of my “offices” while traveling.
As I write this, I’m sitting in the shade a few meters from the ocean on a small island near Bali in Indonesia. I’m eating a banana pancake with chocolate syrup, and am wearing nothing but my bathing suit.
Earlier today, I went snorkeling and swam with sea turtles for the first time, along with countless brightly colored fish and beautiful coral. Off to my left, the sun is just starting to set over the ocean.
What I’m doing, thanks to Time Doctor, is trying out life as a “digital nomad”. I’ve been in Indonesia for about 5 weeks, and have about 3 left before heading to the Philippines for the first time to meet some of the people I’ve been working with for years, but so far have only met virtually. Find out more