Pioneer Q & A
How did you start working remotely? Was it something you sought out or stumbled into?
5 years ago I started my own business with the intention of being able to build something to sustain me that would allow me to travel and live and work from anywhere. I began with tech support for small businesses and have learned more about personal transformation and development in the process. Now I’ve stepped into supporting solopreneurs and soul-based entrepreneurs.
What do you do for work and for fun?
A lot of my work IS my fun, by design. I choose to do things I find fun, challenging, helpful and interesting, like mentoring and coaching people to create a life that aligns with what they love and who they truly are, training others on how to use technology most efficiently and effectively, and providing website and other technical work to people in need. Things I enjoy doing that I don’t typically get paid for are create art with whatever tools & mediums available (pencils, paints, clay, sand, textiles) or make fun music with my ukulele (which is rather travel-friendly)… I also LOVE to play nerdy Euro-style strategy board games.
What cities do you call “home” and why do you want to be a Workfrom ambassador?
Milwaukee WI, Los Angeles CA, Phoenix AZ, Anywhere else I choose to live… I love to connect with people and connect people with each other in ways that grows our community and builds bridges of trust and new possibilities.
How did you find out about Workfrom and why do you want to bring it to your area?
I don’t recall the exact place I found out about Workfrom, but I’ve been reading and following a lot of other nomad groups and nomad bloggers and somehow stumbled upon your network. Love it!!
Any tips you’d like to share for others wanting to or already working remotely?
I’m just now working through John Lee Dumas’ “Freedom Journal” (EOFire.com Podcast) and it’s REALLY been making me aware of how intentional I need to be at the beginning of every day to create a schedule that allows me the time and working space to get done what I’ve committed to for that day. I find when moving around a lot, it’s easy to be totally distracted and unfocused and waste entire days with very low productivity in my work.
Any tips for those wanting to visit and work from your area?
I’m currently located in Wisconsin (Milwaukee and Appleton) and they’re pretty chill cities with ample amounts of coffee shops with free wifi and lots of nice people and places to hang out. Late December I move to Phoenix AZ for a few months, so I can post coworking spaces I find there next.
What do you like most about Workfrom, and what would you like to see above all else come from us in the next year?
I like that it’s a growing movement of coworking spaces around the globe that I can research, find out the best spots and connect with other nomads in the community. I love what you’re creating here and I’m excited to be a part of it