Keisha is a full-time mama and freelancer; working with clients to supply the right type of written content for their business or social media profiles. She runs her business, Craft Content Solutions, while also keeping up with her busy daughter and family in Brisbane.
Keisha aims for balance between her work and her personal life, often pausing for a workout break during her day to stay sharp. Though her daughter is sometimes an in-office “co-worker,” her daycare schedule allows Keisha to focus on her own goals, too. “I usually take a gym class on my break,” Keisha shared with Remoter. “Before my daughter was in daycare, I would often be typing with one hand whilst holding my daughter and breastfeeding with the other!”
Learn more about Keisha’s setup below, including her book suggestion for keeping the creative spark alive in your work.
How many years have you worked remotely? 3
Where are you based?
Where do you spend most of your remote work hours? In my home office
Are you most productive in the morning or at night? Morning
Coffee or tea? Coffee
Keisha’s home office setup and decor
What type of desk do you use? Whatever’s available at the local coffee shop or co-working space
What type of chair do you use while at work? A blush velvet occasional chair
What features do you like most about your work space? “It is an expression of me – rather than sitting in a boring, bland office with a couple of photos to try to give it some identity, I sit at home, surrounded by the artwork and decor that inspires me.”
Do you share your work space with anyone? Tell us about them! Yes! My husband, toddler, and chihuahua. However, twice a week my daughter is in day-care and my husband at work so it’s just my dog and I.
Remote work pros and cons: Keisha’s take
What are the biggest pros and cons of remote work for you?
Pros: Schedule flexibility, travel flexibility, more focus, a better work-life balance, and better work culture
Cons: Clear communication, feeling isolated or less connected with colleagues, and fighting the stigma of not working as hard as non-remote peers
Working from home tips and tricks
What habit allows you to be more productive during the day? Scheduling and goal-setting
What are the 3 items you can’t live without while working remotely? (If you have a brand you love, please name them!)
My organizational planner – which has sections for meetings, notes
A big enough bag to fit my laptop and supplies in for when I want to work outside of the home.
A great book to keep me inspired! (Keisha recommends The Art of Creative Thinking by Rod Judkins.)
Answers have been lightly edited and links were added.
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