Working On The Go: How To Achieve Success

Is your desk wherever you happen to end up or where your laptop is plugged in? Whether you’re a busy parent who has no choice but to work while on the go or are simply a woman who doesn’t have her own set office and enjoys working from here, there and everywhere, it’s important that when it comes to working on the go, you set yourself up to succeed. 

If you are one of a growing number of women who work on the go, as by doing so it offers an easier way to ensure that your goals are met. However, working on the go is not always an easy or straightforward task – in fact, if you don’t know the best way to approach it, it can turn into a complete nightmare. 

That’s why it is so essential that you are smart about the approach to working on the go that you take. Believe it or not, achieving success is easy, regardless of how you choose to work, it’s just a case of knowing what steps you need to take to ensure you are successful in the work that you do. 

Bearing that in mind, below is a guide to how you can achieve success when it comes to working on the go.

Invest in the right devices 

One of the most important steps that you can take is to invest in the right devices. If you are going to ensure that working on the go is as easy as possible, it’s essential that you make sure to invest in the types of devices that are going to help not hinder your work. 

What this means is choosing a laptop that is designed to hold its charge for longer periods of time – for instance, Chromebook laptops tend to offer 14 hours of charge and a completely cloud based. Whereas, regular laptops tend to have eight hours of charge at the most. You need to take the time to think about little things like this as they really can make all of the difference to your success. 

It also means thinking about other devices that you carry with you, such as power banks, for example, or a tablet for emergency use should your laptop run out of battery. You need to be mindful of what you need to complete your work to a high standard, and ensure that you have all of the essential devices on hand, while at the same time making sure you aren’t overloading yourself with unnecessary items. 

The good news is that should you only have one item to hand, such as your smartphone, you have the potential to use it as a portable workstation. Believe it or not, this little device has the potential to deal with the majority of your work needs, should you need it to. Keen to learn more? There are lots of resources available that can help, such as this handy guide: ‘Turn Your Smartphone Into A Portable Workstation’ which has lots of handy hints tips packed into it. 

Be selective about the amenities available 

When it comes to choosing to work on the go, you need to make the time to actually think about where you’re heading to. If possible, try and opt to work in places that offer a number of accessible plug points, so should you need to charge your laptop or your smartphone, there are points available for you to use. 

Another factor to consider is the internet. Most coffee shops, libraries and co-working areas have internet access, but that doesn’t mean that internet access available is suitable for your needs. Not all internet connections are born equal, some run far slower than others and it’s important to be aware of that. Look at the type of internet on offer and consider whether you would be able to work productively there or whether you would be slowed down by a slow connection. 

Build the perfect work bag

When you work on the go, your bag becomes your mini, transportable office, which is why it is essential that you learn how to build that perfect work bag. You will need a sizable bag – a backpack with a laptop holder built-in could be perfect, for instance. Your work bag should consist of all the essentials that you need to be able to work effectively while on the go. 

While your go-to work essentials are personal to your needs, some useful items include: a mini extension lead, laptop charger, smartphone charger, notebook, headphones, pen, planner, mouse and bluetooth stick for mouse, water bottle, hand cream, hand sanitiser, wet wipes, mints, and any other stationery that you might need. 

You need to think about the essentials that your work bag will require. It’s important that you create a portable bag that has everything that you will need to be able to get your daily tasks completed and meet any looming deadlines that you have. 

Take advantage of cloud tech 

When your office is in different places each day, it’s important to ensure that you are able to easily access everything that you need. A great tool for keeping all of your essential documents and data in an accessible location is cloud technology. It means that you don’t need to worry about transporting around a hard drive, as everything is stored on the cloud. 

Take tools like Dropbox and Google Drive, for instance. These tools make it far easier to store important documents and data online, without a need to download them onto a hard drive. You will also find that tools like Google Suite make working while out and about far simpler and easier, especially if you often work from different devices as all you have to do is login to your account and all of your work should be there. 

Working on the go is becoming increasingly popular, with more and more people choosing to have no set office space. Instead, choosing to work from coffee shops, co-working spaces, and even public transport. When it comes to working in this freer way, it’s essential that you are clued up about the steps that you can take to help boost your success. 

 

 

 

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