Hey, I am June Bolneo, Globalisation Lead at Grow Remote. I majored in Communications and Marketing Management. I have years of working experience for US corporate companies before shifting to digital marketing, focusing on lead generation and lead nurturing.
Founded The Digital Workforce and WorkRemote to guide others on how to work online. We've been helping remote workers and companies who are willing to hire remotely since 2012.
Company Owner (2 companies - Online Work Agency, Management Consulting Co)
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Where can we follow you on the Internet?
Describe how you work in 10 words or less?
I work in public libraries.
Take us through your typical weekday?
I wake up at 8 am. Then do meditation and yoga for the first part of the day. I start my day with the most important meal -- breakfast, and then start work day. The next few hours includes helping remote workers and companies who are willing to hire remotely.
I prefer a healthy lunch and then continue working for another 4 to 5 hrs, have dinner, spend quality time with my daughter to end the day. We prefer following a laid out work from home schedule to increase productivity and efficiency.
What's your workspace setup like?
I work in a public library, so I can't personalize it according to my needs, so my workspace basically includes a laptop on a table with a view.
What apps, gadgets, or tools can't you live without?
I am basically not a gadget kind of person. I prefer a notebook and pen to write down my time blocks and schedule; I pick up my tasks according to that. Since I work remotely, it is essential to maintain a routine and block time for critical activities to avoid overworking and complete daily tasks.
How do you recharge or take a break?
On a daily basis, I take a coffee or tea break to take my mind off things and recharge myself
On a weekly basis, I take long baths to relax.
On a monthly basis, I go skydiving.
What do you like to do in your free time?
There's no such thing as FREE time. I really don't believe in the concept of free time. But my hobbies include taking long walks, long baths, spending quality time with my daughter, and volunteering. A LOT of volunteering.
What are you currently reading? What do you recommend?
I am currently reading Culture Map by Erin Meyer, and I would definitely recommend it. It's a must-read.
Any advice for someone who is looking to switch to a remote job?
It takes a lot of self-discipline and internal motivation to be able to work remotely full time.
First, ask yourself if your current job can be done remotely before you start looking for one.
I prefer to continue working in the same job if it can be done remotely because of my love for it. If you are looking for ways to negotiate work-from-home at your current company, we have email scripts.
What's the best piece of advice you have received?
The best piece of advice I have ever received is: "Done is better than perfect".
What qualities would you recommend are a must-have for a person seeking a remote job?
Excellent communications skills, empathy, grit and a whole lot of self-discipline is the key for jobseekers.
What, according to you, are the pros and cons of remote work?
Pros: Flexibility and global access to job opportunities. The benefits of working from home go beyond avoiding the commute and feeling relaxed, spending quality time with family, and living anywhere you want. Today, it has become more of a necessity than a choice actually to stay at home and work.
Cons: Isolation and still a lot of legal gray areas are there. It is essential to take care of your mental health while working remotely. Set boundaries, understand your limitations, and take workload accordingly to avoid feeling burnout and anxiety.
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