On Your Own: A Guide to Working Happily, Productively and Successfully from Home

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Lionel Fisher, Aug 18, 1995 - Self-Help - 252 pages
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ON YOUR OWN is a book for the millions of Americans who work alone, either full-time or part-time, in offices inside and outside the home. And for those who yearn for the real American Dream: Being your own boss.This indispensable survival guide deals with the pleasures and perils, the paybacks and pressures of working alone. It shows you how to stay focused, motivated, and organized. How to keep psychologically centered and emotionally afloat between "paychecks." How to be productive, motivated, and happy working for yourself-by yourself. You'll also discover:How to set boundaries both physically and emotionally between your work space and home. How to survive the "downstairs commute" and combat the isolation and loneliness that can and will come from working alone. How to set up your ideal at-home office. Proven and innovative techniques for getting a fast start in the morning, outfoxing inertia, outracing mental and emotional roadblocks, tuning your psychic engine, extinguishing procrastination, building self-discipline, developing survival skills, overcoming self-doubt. Strategies for talking yourself into success, using self-actualization techniques to build self-confidence, befriend solitude, achieve peak performances, and tap your inner wellspring. How to handle the toughest job in the world-being your own taskmaster: Disciplined, determined, independent, motivated, self-sufficient, fulfilled.This practical, instructional, inspirational guide also gives you tests for assessing your ability to be on your own. Advice on staying constructive, fending off distractions. Tips on coping with loneliness. Case examples of men and women who have succeeded on their own and wouldn't have it any other way. And much, much more.
  

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Fisher, a freelance writer, aims to tell readers what it's really like to work alone- "how to stay focused, motivated, organized, purposeful, productive, and happy." Nearly 40 million Americans work ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
CHAPTER ONE
17
CHAPTER TWO
31
much selfmotivation do you need? Learning to say no to others
44
Making the most
47
CHAPTER FIVE
65
CHAPTER SIX
79
CHAPTER SEVEN
101
CHAPTER EIGHT
127
CHAPTERNINE
151
CHAPTER TEN
167
CHAPTER ELEVEN
191
SelfActualization
222
Copyright

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About the author (1995)

A former corporate communicator, journalist, columnist, advertising creative director-copy chief, and freelance writer specializing in marketing communications, Lionel Fisher is also the author of "The Craft of Corporate Journalism: Writing and Editing Creative Organizational Publications" and "Celebrating Time Alone: Stories of Splendid Solitude.

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