Embracing remote work is the final piece of the puzzle

Photo by Maria Leonardi — Goodnow Mountain, Newcomb, NY

8 AM — I had 30 minutes to jump on a Webex. It was a brusque, chilly summer morning in Long Lake, New York. …

No longer exclusive to freelancers, remote work will create systemic change in our society

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Have you ever looked out the distant window from your cubical on a dreary, cold, rainy day, scrolling through the latest digital nomad Instagram accounts, dreaming about leaving the tethers of your office life behind?

I sure have.

It’s hard not to when the pictures are gorgeous, the sun is…

Employees deserve the choice and employers stand to gain. It’s time to embrace the next normal and reinvent office culture.

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2020 thrust our entire world into flux, including traditional office cultural norms that demand workers report to a specific office in a specific location from 9–5 (often longer) every Monday…

Define your own vision and stay true to yourself

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You’ve done it, you finally took the plunge and hit publish on your first article.

You’re ready to become the next Jessica Wildfire, Zulie Rane, or Tim Denning so you read up on how to get reads and make money on Medium.

What’s this? You can also make money by…

You don’t know what you have until it’s gone

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He’s a half-smile. He’s a knowing look. Sauntering confidence and pride. The good-hearted man is roughhousing with a boy. The boy is as good as his brother. He’s love, friendship, and loyalty.

He is reassurance in the face of anything. Brotherhood above all else. Sisterhood above that.

The strongest person…

Experience the best of Hawai’i Island while traveling with pono and aloha

Mauna Lani Resort (photo by author)

March 11, 2020, the day the world stood still. 1 year later with vaccines in full swing, people are itching to get away — to take a vacation instead of a staycation.

What better place to take your first post-covid trip than Hawai’i?

Said everyone.

In the last 6 months…

The remote work revolution is here to stay — leverage this movement to build a more resilient, regenerative economy

Photo by Maria Leonardi (author) — Long Lake, NY

Picture this:

You just finished a taxing project. It’s 3 PM. You still want to get a few more things done, but it’s time to relocate and get a breath of fresh air. So you take your laptop to the cafe and set yourself up.

It’s a beautiful day. Instead…

Follow these strategies to cut through red tape and increase the odds of a successful corporate partnership

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You did it. Your startup has finally made it.

Not only did you get a second meeting with the VP, before you parted ways he said “look guys, I’ve seen enough. This is awesome. We’ll get you connected with the right people. …

Anecdote | Animal Advocacy

How a hurried departure and a chance encounter saved a tiny soul

Photo by Maria Leonardi (author)

Cary, North Carolina — 8:35 AM. So. Late. I grab my laptop and charger off the kitchen table and race down 3 flights of steps, exposed to the unusual chill of a North Carolina fall morning.

“Oh man, am I going to be late.”

As I turn my car on…

This list will keep you up-to-date on Remote Work trends

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I started La Vita Libera after I could not find a good “home” for some of my articles — all focused on the societal shift that a remote work economy will bring about.

There are plenty of great Medium publications that deal with the freelance economy, digital nomads, travel, and…

Maria Leonardi

Remote work champion | Questioning, exploring, and imagining to inspire society to dream big and challenge the status quo 👇 slack.lavitalibera.com

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