When you ask people what their dream is in regards to work, they usually talk about how they wish that they could work less, work from home more, and ideally work from anywhere that they like at whatever time that they want. Thought this dream is a reality for some, most of the world is stuck in 9 to 5 jobs that require that they work very specific hours and slave away making somebody else’s dream a reality.

If you want to make your aspirations of working from anywhere real, here are tips and trick for ways to make that happen:

Start Your Own Enterprise

The best way to make your own work schedule and access work from anywhere in life is to be your own boss. This means that you could consider opening up your own business enterprise. It might require you to work long hours in order to get things up and running at first, but there is no better payoff than a company that is eventually run in it’s entirely by somebody else and you get to reap the benefits from anywhere just because you started it.

Use Mobile Tools

It’s actually been proven that there is a lot of time that gets wasted in the office. People work 8 to 9 hours in a day and on average, but if you think about the fact that people stumble into the office and it takes them about 30 minutes to get acclimated, once they’re present and ready to work, it might take about another 30 before any real work gets done.

In addition to this, up to a third of the time spent at work is spent in email and if business meetings are called on a regular basis, even more time is wasted and very little gets done in the office. People are more productive when they’re by themselves in environments that contribute to their own productivity. For this reason, if you want to work from anywhere in the word, it’s important that you use mobile tools to do so.

Use wifi and the cloud. Use devices that focus on efficiency and getting messages sent out to all mediums at the same time. There is a lot of technology available that makes it possible to access work from anywhere, you just have to do the research and get the hookup.

Go Independent

Lastly, if you want to be able to access work from anywhere, you don’t necessarily have to start your own business. You will still want to take advantage of all the mobile tools available on the market, but if you want freedom to live, work, and do what you want, when you want, become an independent contractor for a company. You could do anything and you just get paid for the work you do. There’s minimal commitment.

By Kar

Dr. Kar works in the interface of digital transformation and data science. Professionally a professor in one of the top B-Schools of Asia and an alumni of XLRI, he has extensive experience in teaching, training, consultancy and research in reputed institutes. He is a regular contributor of Business Fundas and a frequent author in research platforms. He is widely cited as a researcher. Note: The articles authored in this blog are his personal views and does not reflect that of his affiliations.