Week #10: Steps to succeed when working on a distributed team and remote huddles 💡

It’s hard setting boundaries but working remotely we have to do it. To be honest, I’ve been failing at setting clear separation between life and work due to deadlines and top priority projects at work. But I’m taking a handle of this again starting this tomorrow. I hope you do too.

Today’s letter…

  1. Ways that you can be successful working remotely

  2. Attend our next Remote Huddle on Tuesday and Thursday. Save your spot now.

This week’s read

How To Be A Succesful Remote Developer

  1. Prioritize your work. By using the 1-3-5 method you can set yourself for success daily. What’s the 1-3-5 method? Every morning write down one large project/task to kick the day off with, three medium-sized tasks, and five small tasks that are small wins.

  2. Communicate, communicate, and communicate. Whether it’s through your team meetings, standups, emails, or DMs provide clarity and additional context whenever you begin a new thread with a co-worker. Overcommunicate and ask questions to make sure you’re covering all of your bases.

  3. Be a self-starter. Don’t wait to be told what to do next. Start the project, add to documentation, or squash that tech debt if it’s blocking a big release.

  4. Maintain a work-life balance. Enforce a strict start time and end time to your workday and separate your work and living space to draw clear boundaries when it’s time to hop off your work computer and spend time on a project or with family or friends.


📅Join our Remote Huddle on Tuesday, 1/28 & Thursday, 1/30

  • How To Find Non-Tech Remote Jobs: This webinar on 1/28 will feature Steph Smith as our guest. Steph is the Senior Analyst at The Hustle working on their Trends product and has been working remotely for 3+ years.

  • What Do Hiring Managers Look For: This webinar will take place on 1/30 and Waikit Lau will join us. Waikit is the founder of RemoteHQ, a virtual meeting room for remote teams.

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