Resources For The Overemployed

Here are our tried and tested resources to make your Overemployed life personally and financially successful.

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Top Products

#1 Mouse Jiggler, Quiet Yet Beautiful

Runs quietly allowing you to focus. Random movement and timing. Say goodbye to micromanaging bosses! DO NOT plug into laptop USB. Plug into a wall charger instead to avoid endpoint detection.

#2 TESmart HDMI Dual Monitor KVM Switch 4 HDMI PCs + 2 HDMI Monitors

This spiffy switch allows you to operate multiple computers by seamlessly switching back and forth with a single mouse, keyboard, and up to four monitors. It’s a MUST HAVE for the professionally Overemployed.

#3 NordVPN protect your internet data with speed and security

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.

#4 Atomic Habits by James Clear

Tiny changes, remarkable results. Master micro habits and change yourself by habit stacking and using a system, not willpower.

Books

#1 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.

#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 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.

#4 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.

#5 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

#1 Dell UltraSharp U3415W 34-Inch Curved LED-Lit Monitor

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.

#2 Rain Design mStand360 Laptop Stand with Swivel Base

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.

Job Search Tools

#1 We-Connect – Automate LinkedIn Networking

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.

Relax and Travel Virtually (live-streamed like the Surrogates)

#1 Munich: the city of Churches, palaces and beer gardens

By far one of my favorite cities in the world! While I’d love to fly my family to Munich, this is the next best alternative until everyone is vaccinated. If anything, think of the virtual tour as a pre-IRL trip. Get an advanced familiarization with Munich 1:1 with your “Surrogate” before your real trip. Family-friendly, speak with locals, be totally interactive. How cool!

#2 Mysteries, monsters and magic: explore Edinburgh’s unusual tales

Another great pre-trip (except didn’t need to feel the chilly weather) though I’d recommend leaving the kids out of this one. I’ve never actually been to Edinburgh, so this was a very cool first-time experience for me without having to jump on a plane. Even got to eat some breakfast with the spouse while touring early in the morning our local time.