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Compile Podcast Ep 11: Can WFH be productive?

This week my good friend John joins me again to talk about how to be productive while Working from home during the times of quarantine!


  • 00:42 Chill zone and catching up
  • 02:45 Topic intro: productivity while working from home
  • 03:20 Our WFH experiences
  • 10:35 Establish a clean cut between work and life
    • 16:08 Having a dedicated work area
    • 19:40 Get some fresh air/change of scenery
  • 23:05 Keep your work routine
  • 25:35 Take a breather before starting work
  • 28:58 Our typical work day during the quarantine
  • 35:00 Get your remote toolkit ready
  • 44:15 Be social and avoid loniness
  • 46:34 Distractions and how to moderate them
  • 54:09 "Compile" time

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I've adapted quite nicely. The key thing is to start and finish at defined times. For me its 9:00am. Sometimes I get up late and am literally rushing to "get to work" and am 5 minute late to log on. It works though

Secondly, I'd agree - a dedicated work area is very important.

The rest, I find a lot better. The equipment I have is better. I don't have 3 hours of commute each day. I can actually find a desk every morning (no hot desking). I can wear comfortable clothes. I can take 10 minutes out and use the skipping rope outside. So many advantages outweigh the disadvantages.

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Nick Wu

Glad to hear that you are settling into WFH nicely!

3-hour commute is a huge save of time and can be applied in so many things too. I wonder if you have used it for work, or personal/social purposes?

Lastly, thanks for checking out the episode! Share it if you can, cheers!