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Working from home is the new trend for many employees. If you are part of this work-from-home trend, this book helps you deal with its many challenges while staying motivated, focused, and productive.
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 More employees are working from home. Regardless of why you are working at your home, you need to remain focused and productive. This book will help you set up a place from which to work at home, including a designated workspace with the right technology; ways of dealing with kids, pets, and other disruptions; and a schedule that allows for social contact and stimulation. You will learn successful time-management techniques, ways to develop a productive mindset, and methods to enter and maintain a flow state. This book will help you stay focused and productive while working from home.

About the author

John J. Liptak is an internationally-recognized author with thirty years of work experience providing counseling. He has authored over 100 workbooks with Ester Leutenberg, 31 career assessment instruments, and ten books. John earned an Ed.D. in Counselor Education from Virginia Tech. He lives in Radford, Virginia, in the United States and is President of the Center for Career Assessment, Inc. John has written five books for Bookboon.

  • About the Author
  • Preface
  1. Working from Home
    1. Introduction
    2. Benefits and Challenges
    3. Personality Types and Working from Home
  2. Setting up a Home Office
    1. Introduction
    2. Establish your Workspace
    3. Identify a Quiet Area
    4. Create Habits
    5. Create a Digital Infrastructure
  3. Work-Life Balance
    1. Introduction
    2. Pretend You Are at Work
    3. Separate Work Time and Personal Time
    4. Disconnect
  4. Working Productively from Home
    1. Introduction
    2. Be Mindful of Your Work
    3. Control Your Work
    4. Remain Positive
  5. Get in the Flow
    1. Introduction
    2. Find Flow
    3. Overcome Flow Distractions
    4. Concentrate on the Task at Hand
    5. Steps in Reaching the Flow State
  6. Manage Time Well
    1. Introduction
    2. Time-Management Strategies
    3. Use Planning Tools
    4. Get Rid of Clutter
    5. Don’t Procrastinate
  7. Maintain Your Motivation
    1. Introduction
    2. Why Motivation is Important
    3. Types of Motivation
    4. Remain Motivated Working at Home
  8. References (Stay Focused and Productive at Home)

About the Author
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Dr. John Liptak

Dr. John J. Liptak is a self-help author and one of the most prolific non-fiction writers in the world. He started writing while in college and now writes consistently for seven publishers around the globe. His Doctoral Dissertation was the development of an assessment (the Career Exploration Inventory) that measures work and leisure interests throughout the lifespan. He went on to create 35 more assessments that have been published and distributed worldwide. John has also written ten non-fiction, self-help books including Lifeskills IQ Test, Career Quizzes, Entrepreneurship Quizzes, College Major Quizzes, 2012: Catalyst for Your Spiritual Awakening, Treatment Planning in Career Counseling, and The Stress Management Program.   In addition, John wrote (along with Ester Leutenberg) over 100 self-help workbooks that are being used in corporations, schools, and mental health centers.

John offers practical solutions that assist people in fostering their full potential through the development of effective soft skills. John’s passion and enthusiasm have made him a sought-after speaker and trainer. John has presented at both national and international conferences on a variety of topics, including social and emotional intelligence, resilience, stress management, and communication skills. Being an industry expert on critical “soft skills” in the workplace, John has provided training in many countries, including Romania, China, Jamaica, and Scotland.  

John’s latest work has also been receiving a lot of attention from television and radio stations. He has appeared on many radio and television shows including MSNBC, CNN Radio, and appeared as a hidden talents career coach on the syndicated television show titled "Success Without a College Degree."

John is the President of CCA, Inc. CCA is a research and development firm that works with some of the world's largest publishers of self-help assessments, books, workbooks, and card sets. CCA accounts for more than one million dollars of sales of self-help materials annually. John earned a Doctor of Education degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from Virginia Tech. Prior to starting his own business, John provided counseling and career counseling services for offenders and ex-offenders, mental health clients, job seekers, and college students.