How to Work Alone, Jo Carnegie

Even if working alone is 'your thing' it can still feel like a slog at times. In this fun and timely course, Jo Carnegie will help you to locate your lost creativity and motivation so you can appreciate the peace and quiet again (or for the first time, maybe!).

Why we love this course

It’s hard to get motivated when you work alone. Especially (but not exclusively) if you’re used to working with other people. With many of us having been forced to work alone more / more often, we think this course is incredibly timely.

When you approach it right, having time alone to focus can be really rewarding. When you’re in the wrong frame of mind you can spend all day rearranging the contents of your cupboards or catching up on a boxset. Sometimes that’s nice, often it can leave you feeling a bit flat / guilty / unproductive / even less motivated than before.

As a freelance journalist, Jo knows what it’s like to work alone. She also knows what loneliness feels like and has now dedicated her work to helping other people to recognise and express their feelings of loneliness so they can be happier more of the time. Feeling lonely and isolated is often, inexplicably, seen as a personal failing. We all know there are people who are, ‘just more productive’ when they work alone and, ‘really love time to myself’. If you’re instinctively pulling a face while you read this then you should give Jo’s fun and engaging workshop a go.

Jo won’t tell you that working alone is fabulous, she’ll keep it real. Working alone might not be your thing but it’s about making it work for you. You’ll leave this workshop with a set of strategies to make the most of your time working alone, confidence boosters and ways to stay connected and/or find your work tribe. What you will leave this workshop with are a set of coping strategies to make the most of the times you have to work alone and to help you stay connected. You’ll leave with a sense that (ironically) you are not alone in your feelings of isolation and you don’t have to love working alone in order to do it well.

How to Work Alone has five main pillars: communication (and how to do it better), work/life balance (don’t become a 24 hour corner shop!), creativity, loneliness and isolation and how to find the joy in your jobs and make work feel a bit more sociable again.

You should book this course if

You work alone, whether it’s freelance/self employed or WFH/remotely for a company.

What's the format?

  • 90 minute workshop
  • Exercises and resources to take away at the end

The best bits

  • Fun and engaging content
  • Friendly expert advice
  • Opportunity to share experiences with others and make new contacts
  • Short exercises to work through and practical takeaways

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