Speaker Interview: Jessica Garbarino

Here at WordCamp Northeast Ohio, we are pretty big fans of the Lifehacker series “How I Work”. We asked our speakers to do a WordPress take on that idea, and thus was born “How I WordPress”- a series where some of the best minds in WordPress share a bit about their process with our readers/attendees.

Jessica Garbarino

Lake Worth, FL

Current Gig

Accountant by day, Content Creator by night

Career Summary

15+ years in Accounting; also taught accounting classes part-time at night

One word that best describes how you work?


Current Mobile Device/Why

iPhone – had one since 2008

Current Computer/Why

Mac Book Pro – just came back to Mac after a 20 year hiatus.  I needed it for the creative content I was creating

What apps/software/tools can’t you live without?

Airline apps, social media, banking apps

What’s your workspace setup like?

A corner desk in what should be the dining room in my apartment

What’s your best time/effort-saving life hack?

TSA PreCheck – it’s given me back hours of my life<

What’s your favorite to-do list method?

Tackle some of the easy stuff first to get some quick wins before tackling the harder items

After your phone and computer, what gadget can’t you live without? Why?

Heart rate monitor – training for another race

What everyday thing are you better at than everyone else?

Connecting with people – I have been told I have mad networking skills

What do you listen to while working?

Podcasts – all day long

What do you do to stay inspired?

Visit the beach – it’s the place I go to recharge my creative juices

What are you currently reading?

You Only Live Once

What sort of work are you up to now?

Building my personal finance business to help single women reach their financial goals<

What’s your sleep routine like?

Try to get 6-7 hours of sleep a night.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

Don’t believe everything you hear or read

Any other tidbits you think might interest attendees?

In March 2015 I became completely debt free – I paid off $56K of debt

Fill in the blank: I’d love to see ????? answer these same questions

Elon Musk