Our top tried and test resources for the Overemployed.
Tech Setup (see the full page)
Runs quietly so you can focus. Random movement and run time. Say goodbye to micromanaging bosses! DO NOT plug into laptop USB. Plug into a wall charger instead to avoid endpoint detection.
A spiffy switch that allows you to switch between multiple computers while using a single set of mouse, keyboard, and up to four monitors set up. It’s a MUST HAVE for the Overemployed pro.
#3 Dell U3419w Ultrasharp 34-Inch WQHD (3440×1440) Curved IPS USB-C Monitor with Built-In KVM Switching
My all-time favorite — a top-of-the-line monitor that can also function as a TV. When married with a KVM switch (see below), you can basically switch back and forth between laptops using a single keyboard and mouse.
#1 Atomic Habits by James Clear
Tiny changes, remarkable results. Master micro habits and change yourself by habit stacking and using a system, not willpower.
#2 Family Inc.: Using Business Principles to Maximize Your Family’s Wealth by Douglas P. McCormick
Play the personal financial game like a pro. Run your multiple jobs and family finances like a business, with your own financial planning and analysis department.
#3 Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown
The essence of the Overemployed Way. Ask yourself “what’s important now?” And you’ll prioritize life and work instead of letting work prioritize your life. Builds on the foundation of Atomic Habits.
#4 How To Engineer Your Layoff by Sam Dogen of Financial Samurai
It’s the new “sign-off” bonus. Never quit your job again. Make a small fortune while saying goodbye by mastering the secrets of severance negotiation. You’ve stuck it out with your employer for years, now reap the reward. Get paid for taking a break from your two full time remote jobs.
#5 StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath
Exercise your free agent player option and do what you’re best at every day. From the cradle to the cubicle, we devote more time to fixing our shortcomings than to developing our strengths. Don’t do that. Instead, find your superpowers and double down.
#6 Free Agent Nation by Daniel Pink
OG of Overemployed back in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Learn why so many of us are motivated to be “restricted” free agents. It’s the power of having agency and freedom of choice.
Equipment & Hardware
Improve your WFH 2x ergonomics with adjustable arms. Save desk space, feel more zen and productive.
An intermediate, cheap solution for having to work on two laptops. One laptop could be opened on the stand, while another docked to a monitor sits close just below by the swivel.
Software & Online Tools
Protect the privacy of your multiple incomes. Note: this is NOT to be used on your work laptops, which have their own VPN installed already. Use ONLY for personal devices like laptops and cellphones.
The go-to tool for automated (yet still personable) networking. Connect with recruiters and hiring managers by leveraging B2B methodology and tools, creating a pipeline of job opportunities as the first step to multiple competing job offers. We recommend using this tool to plan and kick off your campaign to start working two full-time remote jobs. For those currently working two full-time remote jobs, please read “Managing LinkedIn With Multiple Remote Jobs” first before proceeding.
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