From unhealthy overwhelm to location freedom and dream job(s)
Philip Andrew Sjogren
Burned out business writer turns successful remote consultant
|Andrew was referred to Telepo Efficiency Consulting by another client, Candace Klein, as he was planning to end his job of eight years to take an extended honeymoon. He was working remotely from home, felt checked out of his current role and felt as if he was drifting a bit. He couldn’t find the motivation to get outdoors or do the things he loved because he couldn’t get a plan together for himself.
He did want, however, to play a meaningful role in planning his upcoming wedding and wanted to be sure that he could prepare himself to be fully present during his planned six-month honeymoon.
“I had recently moved from Boston to the West Coast to live with my fiancé, and was having trouble finding my place. I knew I was on my way out with my current job, and struggled to find my purpose in a new place with new people. I was feeling lethargic from a lack of physical activity, and was generally feeling stuck in paradise.”
Over the course of three weeks, we worked with Andrew to clear out his clutter of his final activities with his current job so that he could leave feeling good about the position he was leaving his company in. We then taught him skills to schedule out his pending activities for his wedding, and helped him to re-prioritize the physical activities back into his weekly schedule.
“I didn’t realize how disorganized my head could be. I was feeling overwhelmed and so I didn’t start anything. By working with the Telepo team, I was able to see how much idle time was being wasted in worry, and was able to start my day attacking the tasks that would make the biggest impact for me.”
Compensation increase: 25%
Training received (April/2016):
After (October, 2016):
|Six months after initially working with our team, Andrew is wrapping up his six-month honeymoon, after working sailing, trekking, farming and a yoga retreats into his trip. He secured a higher-level role, making more money, with a company he is excited to work for. And they have encouraged him to work from abroad. So his days begin in Bali at 6 am, and he is free by 10am to explore his world with his new wife.“Getting out of your funk is the first and best thing you can do to open new opportunities for yourself. And all it takes to do that is to take control of your day. I’m light years more free and productive than I was six months ago, and credit the Telepo team for much of that success.”|