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.
How many years have you worked remotely? 5 years
Where are you based? Charleston, SC…but I travel frequently!
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 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.
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?
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.
Answers have been lightly edited and links were added.
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