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Beat the Summertime Blues

Shining sun.bright, blue sky.rather than cursing it because you have to work, find a way to enjoy it.

This story appears in the June 2002 issue of

There's nothing more bittersweet than having to working from home while the sun is shining in your backyard, making your work seem endless and your drive to tend to business nearly nonexistent. With summertime rolling in, this scenario is probably very familiar to you. Many of you decided to work from home for basically the very same reasons that are now keeping you from wanting to do any kind of work whatsoever: the comforts of home.

I can't blame you. Right now, the sun is shining through my office window, and I would give anything to run out of this building and head straight for the beach. Actually, I'd even settle for an outdoor office--nothing fancy, just a laptop, a patch of grass and some partial shade would do nicely. Which brings me back to you.

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