Episode 103 

 The Paradox of Working from Home,

 with Sarah Duran 

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Sarah Duran is a freelance project manager based out of Denver, Colorado. She's the founder/CEO of Fruition Initiatives, where she works with clients she's acquired through referrals, generally comprised of research teams at universities as she has a background in curriculum design. On top of that, Sarah also runs her own podcast, The Freelance Revolution Podcast, and coaches freelancers, consultants, and solopreneurs on business strategy, time management, goal setting, and confidence.

In this episode, Sarah talks about the paradox of working from home which is a topic she's addressed in a blog article with the same title awhile back. She's noticed that freelancers and remote workers often either hyper focus on their work without taking care of their own needs or, on the contrary, find themselves getting distracted by household responsibilities and other demands on their attention. She's adjusted her own work day, including when and where she works, especially now that she has a 4-year-old daughter and can't just work from bed all morning like she could before kids. She's also gotten creative with how she divides childcare between preschool and some local family members, and it certainly helps that she comes from a family of self-starters, with her parents and sister also working for themselves with some degree of flexibility to spend time with her kid when she has client calls.
Sarah recently published her book, Instant Freelancer: How to Start a Business of One; and she is also opening registration for her Solopreneur Collaborative Mastermind now through November 11. She's taking the methods and strategies she's taught to her one-on-one clients into a group setting to help even more people and organizations turn their ideas into action and bring their goals to fruition. She’s an operational expert and has been a project strategist for over a decade, designing and leading projects for a variety of organizations, helping businesses refine systems and processes, and providing support to researchers, educators, entrepreneurs, and leaders.

You can find Sarah, her blog, her podcast, and her upcoming mastermind in the following places:
Website: https://www.fruitioninitiatives.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fruitioninitiatives
IG: https://www.instagram.com/hustlers_manifesto/
Substack: https://hustlermanifesto.substack.com/
Referenced blog post: https://www.fruitioninitiatives.com/blog/the-paradox-of-working-from-home

Sarah recommends:
Instant Freelancer: How to Start a Business of One (Freelance for Freedom) by Sarah Duran: https://www.amazon.com/Instant-Freelancer-Business-Freelance-Freedom/dp/B09YQF2PDZ/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1666316275&sr=1-1
Happier Hour by Cassie Holmes: https://www.amazon.com/Happier-Hour-Distraction-Expand-Matters/dp/1982148802
Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport: https://www.amazon.com/Deep-Work-Focused-Success-Distracted/dp/1455586692/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1666316067&sr=1-1