Working remotely means you are able to control where you put your time and energy towards. COVID has contributed to remote work with people increasingly work from home. This can allow for more focus by removing distractions found at the office. I have never seen someone who has had a hard time making progress on their goals without any apparent reason outside of needing help or facing challenges head-on. The ability to have time and energy to face challenges head-on and not get distracted by other distractions is a gift in itself. Thus, Remote work can allow you to be more Productive/Time efficient when it comes to knowledge work.
You work for a company that does provides you with a steady income, which will allow you to live your life the way you desire. Your goals are solely up to you, because the only goal of your employer is for you to be at your best. Nobody will count how many hours or what days/weeks you worked. You have the luxury of being able to work to your own specifications. Do you want to work 5 days a week and take a week off? Maybe you want to take 1 month off and travel around the world? Do you have other obligations that have priority over your job? How do they all fit together without getting in each other’s way? Remote work allows for this flexibility, where as most jobs are not.
Communication is key in every situation. In order to get things done, you need people or yourself to communicate with. It doesn’t matter if we are talking about Work or Life outside of Work. Whether you should ask someone to help, or talk to them about something work related. Whether you should discuss your plans with a friend and get their feedback. In most cases, you won’t be required to be physically next to them for this communication. Remote work can allow for this flexibility in that you can have the freedom of working (or not) wherever and whenever you want, while still having the ability to communicate in real-time. This will go hand-in-hand with the fact that your employer has no authority over what days/weeks of the year that you should work.
Productivity: can mean a few things. Productivity can be something like Time management where you are being more efficient or effective with your time. Or it can also mean being productive in that you have purposeful work, rather than wasted work. A combination of the two will ultimately be the most Productive way to live your life and generate revenue or other value (ie: Sell an Online Course). Remote work allows for this freedom and flexibility with both meaning of the word in that you do not have a boss watching over you or even knowing how many hours/weeks you work in a month/year. Thus, you have the ability to focus on what it is that desires to be done.
Remote work provides you a level of freedom in which you can plan how long each day will be and the ability to schedule your time however you see fit. While this doesn’t mean that there won’t be distractions or other things that come up, it allows for more freedom than most jobs where they want you to stay in their office or building during their specific hours as opposed to your own. You don’t have permission from someone else if they want you to show up after they already left or expect something from you because they were not able to do it themselves. This freedom would result in more time being spent on the things that need to be done at the detriment of other things that do not need to be done.
This can mean a few things. In most scenarios, the ability to take on a “Red Team” or “Blue Team” duties to help you in your endeavors or goals and get things done. However, if you want to work Remotely, you may not have access to these teams if they are made up of other people that are also remote or even not all-in-one remote/even if they are in the same building/office at all! You should understand that these teams already exist for those who do not have the freedom to do so with them. Thus, you should instead be focusing on your own individual goals and endeavors. That doesn’t mean that you can’t any help from others, but rather do not expect them to come to you because they cannot. This can include anything that requires other people or teams to work on like a book, an online course or even a physical product (manufacturing) etc..