Rolling Remote With Rod Cook

Rod has always been involved in marketing and sales, but currently he’s all about remote work (us too!). A Remoter himself, he’s started a coliving and coworking retreat program from his private estate in the Provence region of France. The coliving retreat is set in a creative paradise where remote workers can reset while finding new inspiration and perspective.

Below he shares a peek into his life in the south of France and some of his favorite remote work software and tech.

Quick-fire profile

How many years have you worked remotely? Since I was 19 years old, and that was while back.

Where are you based? “The Blue Planet”

Are you most productive in the morning or at night? Early bird

Coffee or tea? Both and some white wine

Rod’s workspace

What features do you like most about your work space?

Sometimes the most inspirational scenery and undisturbed silence. I have complete control over my life, and work from some of the best places in the world.

A glimpse into Rod’s workspace and coliving retreat | Submitted by Rod Cook

Remote work pros and cons: Rod’s take

What are the biggest pros and cons of remote work for you?

Pros: pretty much everything, including the perk of being ahead of the game and meeting similar people

Cons: fighting the stigma of not working as hard as non-remote peers

Working from home tips and tricks

What software technologies do you use on a regular basis?

Zoom, Canva, Pixabay, Wix, SaneBox, Trello, Slack, G Suite

What habit allows you to be more productive?

I only work with positive people.

A little wine with that lunch? | Submitted by Rod Cook

What are the items you can’t live without while working remotely? (If you have a brand you love, please name them!)

  1. Apple MacBook Pro, 13inch
  2. iPhone
  3. Psyc portable speaker
  4. Bose headphones if with other people

Answers have been lightly edited and links were added.

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