How to Convince Your Boss to Let You Work Remotely

Step 1: If you aren’t a top-performing employee yet, become one.

“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” — Tim Notke

Step 2: Evaluate where you are and what you want

“Know who you are. Know what you want. Know what you deserve. And don’t settle for less.” — Tony Gaskins

Step 3: Propose a remote work test trial

“We don’t know who we are until we see what we can do.” — Martha Grimes

Step 4: Get feedback after the test trial

“We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.” — Bill Gates

Step 5: Craft a long-term remote work proposition

“When asking for something, appeal to people’s self-interest, never to their mercy or gratitude” — Robert Greene

Take this anonymous sample:

Takeaway

“It’s up to you!” — Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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