Today is a really cool day because it marks my 2 year anniversary at Automattic.
In many many ways… it still feels like I just started a few months ago. I still feel so new in that I’m always learning and have brilliant challenges ahead of me. In other ways, I feel like I’ve grown leaps and bounds knowledge-wise. Things that I always thought were way too hard to learn (I’m looking at you, domains!! lol), somehow are second nature now.
So I thought I’d throw myself a little GIF party and also take a moment to share 3 of my favorite stats.
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I was recently listening to this podcast called what Virtual CoWorking can teach virtual teams.
One of the points that I found completely fascinating was that a small study was done, and showed that by hiding your own video on your display- makes you more effective/less distracted in video calls.
If you’ve never done a video call before, they’re very much like a Facetime or Skype session where you can see the other person and hear their audio.
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My favorite days of remote working aren’t the days when I get to work by a pool, or even when I get to stay home all day working on my couch in my favorite sweatpants (as a really strong introvert, that’s saying a whole lot there). My absolute favorite days are when I’m on a meetup and I get to see my coworkers in person, these amazing people here.
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The best coworking spaces for Remote Work in Newport Beach, CA
If you’ve ever worked remotely or from a coffee shop you know it takes some time to find the best coworking spots in a city. Some coffee shops have amazing coffee, but their wifi is sooo slow. Other spots have great internet but are always packed and you have to fight for a table or an electrical outlet.
So I decided to write a blog post about the best coworking locations in my city, Newport Beach / Irvine.
Best coworking spots in Newport Beach, CA:
WeWork Spectrum in Irvine is the best coworking spot in the Orange County area, hands down.
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