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Getting Personal: Friday with Dana

It’s Friday, which means it’s time to get personal. This week, Dana Nies, our Content Specialist, shares what Rule #3 means to her.

The in-between.

We’ve all been there — in between full-on dead sleep to the nagging awareness your dream-state is about to end, and your day-starter is about to go off any minute now. But, instead of the custom alarm you set specifically just for Tuesdays (less jarring than your Monday alert), what shakes you out of of your well-practiced, last-minute slumber is a text from your kid’s school:

No school today due to inclement weather…


Broken pipe…

“Crap! What am I going to do with my daughter, River? I have so many things for work  I needed to get done today …

…from my living room.”

It’s then when I realize how lucky I am I to work in a mobile office environment for a boss who doesn’t care when we do our job, as long as we do it well, have fun and meet deadlines.

It’s this free environment that not only is conducive to creative thought and excellent work, it’s also quite empowering.

I’m in charge of my schedule, my pace, my life! (too much?!)  If I’ve been staring at a computer screen trying to think of a unique way to describe the exemplary customer service of (CLIENT NAME HERE) for the past 20 minutes, I can just put everything aside and walk around the block once or twice. I don’t have to worry about explaining where I was, what I was doing, or why I was doing it. My boss trusts me. He hired me for my talent, not my hourly loyalty.

So, on a day when I have to be more mom than copywriter from 8 am until 5 pm, I usually can churn out some awesome sh*t once my little girl is safely tucked into her bed for sweet dreams. (She’s yet to experience the dreaded “in-between.”)

– Dana Nies
Content Specialist

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