Rolling remote with Wendy Pochop

After working in customer-centric leadership roles for over 10 years, Wendy got a taste of working remotely and decided to launch Untethered Success, where she encourages women get out of the cubicle by helping them secure remote careers.

Wendy doesn’t just help others find remote work, she loves and lives the remote work lifestyle. Working remotely allows her to take more three-day weekend excursions, multi-week trips back home to California, and ensures she never misses a killer Travelzoo deal.

Below she shares her favorite time-tracking app (so awesome we just signed up) and the standing desk converter that keeps her out of her chair.

Quick-fire profile

How many years have you worked remotely? 5 years

Where are you based? Charleston, SC…but I travel frequently!

Where do you spend most of your remote work hours? I split my time pretty equally between my home office and local coffee shops (favorites are Orange Spot Coffee and Evo, both in Charleston).

When are you most productive? Afternoon

Coffee or tea? Coffee

Mac or Windows? I have the Google Pixelbook! Works incredibly well for my internet-focused business 🙂

Wendy’s travel-centric home office decor | Submitted by Wendy Pochop

Wendy’s home office setup and decor

What type of desk do you use?

I have the AirRise Pro Standing Desk Converter in my home office. I love it!

What features do you like most about your work space?

I have amazing light in the afternoon, gig speed internet, and it’s such a cozy place to have my client calls!

Do you share your work space with anyone? Tell us about them!

Just me…and my Roomba.

Wendy remote work set up at one of her favorite coffee shops, Evo | Submitted by Wendy Pochop

Remote work pros and cons: Wendy’s take

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

Pros: schedule flexibility, travel flexibility, more focus, better work-life balance, more time from cutting your commute, better work culture, less stressful work environment, fewer transportation/work expenses, and an overall healthier life from not eating out so much

Cons: struggles with clear communication, feeling isolated/less connected with colleagues

Working from home tips and tricks

What software technologies do you use on a regular basis?

Asana, Slack, G Suite, Zoom, Acuity Scheduling, and Toggl, for time tracking–so important!

What habit allows you to be more productive during the day?

Time/task blocking and focusing on manager tasks in the morning and maker tasks and client calls in the afternoon when I’m feeling most productive.

I’m also starting to experiment with the Pomodoro Technique and that’s definitely pushing me to be more productive as well!

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

I travel light.

  1. My Pixelbook
  2. My Pixel 3
  3. A pair of headphones
  4. A notebook

Answers have been lightly edited and links were added.

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