With two remote jobs, Lasma’s remote work life is a busy one. She works for Financer.com, a financial-tech company, as an executive country manager and is the founder of Remote Nest, a site that helps people set up a remote career and improve their digital marketing skills.
Lasma takes full advantage of the remote work lifestyle by chasing summer year-round; hopping between her oceanside beach house in New Zealand and #vanlife in Canada. Her and her partner have also traveled across the U.S., Mexico, Europe, and Canada in their self-contained mini van while working remotely.
One of her favorite memories? “…working from the van some days in the middle of nowhere, listening to the bird songs, and soaking in the beautiful mountain views.”
How many years have you worked remotely? 3 years
Where are you based? In a small surf and beach town in New Zealand and in a van in Alberta, Canada
Where do you spend most of your remote work hours? In my home office
Are you most productive in the morning or at night? Early bird
Coffee or tea? Coffee and cold-pressed green energy juice (current fav combo: cucumber, green apple, kiwi, celery, ginger, lemon, and mint).
Lasma’s home office setup and decor
What type of chair do you use while at work?
A mid-century chair
What features do you like most about your work space?
- Nothing can beat ocean views with sunrise and sunset from your office chair
- In-house barista 24/7 (if I go for coffee, my favorite combo is an espresso shot with a spoon of organic, cold-pressed coconut oil and soy milk)
Remote work pros and cons: Lasma’s take
What are the biggest pros and cons of remote work for you?
Pros: schedule flexibility, travel flexibility, better work-life balance, less stressful work environment
Cons: feeling isolated/less connected with colleagues
Working from home tips and tricks
What software technologies do you use on a regular basis?
What habit allows you to be more productive during the day?
Good routines help me stay on track. I swear by good quality sleep, a plant-based diet, regular exercise, juicing, and taking some “me” time on the yoga mat.
What are the 3 items you can’t live without while working remotely? (If you have a brand you love, please name them!)
- Wireless Microsoft mouse
- My Samsung Note 9 smartphone – I prefer this over the iPhone due to its battery life, ability to do heavier work and more flexible app use
- Universal travel adapter (my setup is mixed with items from Canada and New Zealand, so this is a must-have item)
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