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Rodney Ross

Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Overview

  • 101 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French
  • 25, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Working efficiently towards high lev...
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About Me

I'm Rodney, I'm from Philly and I've been an enthusiastic surfer for over 5 years now! I work in the real estate business as a licensed realtor and as an investor too. I'm an extrovert by nature, so I like connecting with people and am pretty good at finding common ground. I like working out (biking, gym, jumping rope, handstands, and pullups are favorites right now) and keeping a healthy lifestyle. I also like to play guitar and to jam out with surfers who play too.

I have a general thirst for knowledge and self-improvement. I like to read or listen to audio books right before I go to bed and right after I get up, so if you stay at my place and hear voices in the morning now you know what it is ahead of time! I'm working on mastering the balancing act of growing my business and keeping up with the rest of my life, so until I figure that out my life is tipped on the work side of the scale. I enjoy quality time with surfers even if it's in small doses.

I like being around people who are modest, stay in curiousity, and are passionate about something. I always see it as a success when I've hosted someone and we are both more energized than before we met.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

I first learned about the concept of couchsurfing in 2009 when I moved in what we'll always call as "519". It was a 7-bedroom house and, as you can imagine, there was a lot going with that many people under one roof. Three of my roommates had CS profiles and were hosting all the time - I thought was the coolest concept on the planet, so I joined and before I knew it we were had an average of 1-2 groups of surfers per week (as many as 5 people at a time in many cases) staying in our living room.

I like couchsurfing because it (along with my roommates) helped me open my mind up to the rest of the world. It got me thinking a little differently about what travel really is, and pretty soon after I took some big steps out of my comfort zone and made moves. Thanks to that now I've been able to make (and pay visits to!) lots of friends from all over the place.

Since I'm no longer in school and a lot of my energy is going into work and building my business, I host less often - mostly on weekends or towards the end of the week. I do make exceptions though - writing me a thoughtful message is a way to make that more likely to happen. (I'm surprised at how many people these days don't take the time to read profiles or even make an effort at finding any sort of commonality!)

Interests

I enjoy reading, playing guitar, biking, jumping rope, meditating, speaking french, going out, travel, personal growth, eating ice cream, hosting & surfing, and just having fun in general.

Music, Movies & Books

I like growth books like Way of the Peaceful Warrior, Think and Grow Rich, The Dream Giver, Way of the Superior Man, and plenty of others others.

Movie-wise, I'm into basically every good martial arts movie ever made. I generally enjoy action movies too and even like anime.

I'm into pandora radio stations these days (Andy Mckee, Nobuo Uematsu, Today's Pop & Hip-Hop, Sexion d'Assaut, Calm Meditation, Liquid Tension etc). The convenience of it rocks.

Teach, Learn, Share

I always like to learn about how to cook something out of the ordinary, stay up on my French (i.e. if you speak French please help me practice!), hear about secret spots around the world to add to my bucket list, and dive into someone else's perspective on how they live their life.

I can teach you how to play guitar, how to walk on your hands, how to balance on a bike while standing still, how to sell real estate (or anything), how to set SMART (acronym) goals, or most importantly...how to make amazing French toast. <---- you will literally be amazed, I guarantee it.

Countries I've Visited

Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, United States

Countries I've Lived In

France, United States

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