Born in Luxembourg, I am a trained finance lawyer with a passion for writing, photography, and globetrotting. I nowadays travel the world full-time (50+ countries) while managing several online businesses in the field of content creation. My aim is to help ambitious readers achieve lifestyle design by focusing on the essentials.
Digital nomadism is a unique experience.
You perform a constant balancing act between work and adventure. You learn how to separate professional routines from conventional office environments. And finally, productivity becomes a lifesaver, not just a “nice-to-have.”
A little over two years ago, I bid farewell to my corporate office, parted company with most of my possessions, and started to work remotely.
In the beginning, I saw it as a learning experience — a way to try out an alternative lifestyle.
Through a lot of hard work, mistakes, and smart decisions, I succeeded in turning remote work into a permanent lifestyle. …
In 2007, Tim Ferriss called digital nomads the “New Rich.”
In this context, remote work, financial freedom, and purpose-driven activities are key to becoming part of this select group of “21st-century rockstars.”
On paper, it sounds like the real deal.
Many people, however, question the practical feasibility.
How can an unfulfilled cubicle employee achieve location-independence, travel full-time, and work from anywhere?
In short, how can the average Joe become a digital nomad?
In 2016, I started my first online business — a now obsolete travel blog. …
Online entrepreneurship is like college on steroids.
You enroll in lots of classes, but you can’t wait until the end of the term to pass your exams.
Committing to a full-time online career is a risky choice but also a learning experience. Once you leave the comfort of your well-paid corporate job, you plunge into the unknown. You might have learned the ropes of content creation with side hustles, but full-time entrepreneurship is a different beast.
As such, you will make mistakes.
You’ll launch your product too soon or too late. You’ll miscalculate the time and budget that you need to invest in a particular venture. And finally, your estimations on growth, audience loyalty, and content performance will inevitably come back to bite you. …
We all want a better lifestyle.
Some of us want to travel to far-flung places and experience novelty. Others are tired of working long hours without seeing their children often. And finally, most of us seek a purpose-driven job with enough free time to pursue passion projects.
In short, we want to live on our own terms.
In the 21st century, designing your ideal lifestyle is more accessible than ever.
If you crave location-independence, remote work opportunities can help you transition into digital nomadism. If you want more family time, re-orientating your career can become the cornerstone of a better work-life balance. …
Many people confuse digital nomadism with backpacking or other forms of long-term travel.
Digital nomads travel the world, share their experiences on Instagram, and work freelance when not trekking jungles.
That’s what most people think, but it’s only a small piece of the puzzle.
To succeed as a remote worker, you need a productive routine, multiple income streams, and vagabonding astuteness. Digital nomads — whether they’re entrepreneurs or employees — learn how to balance work and adventure, and they know how to utilize the benefits of location-independence.
In short, successful digital nomads thrive at managing a full-time travel lifestyle.
You might be wondering: what’s their secret? How can former cubicle employees travel indefinitely and make a full-time income online? …
We all want to improve our decision-making.
Whether it’s small consumer decisions like buying a smartphone, health-related decisions such as starting a gym routine, or professional decisions like choosing a career, we need effective ways to select the best option.
That’s where the removal of obstacles comes to fruition.
When analyzing our decisions in hindsight, we often find elements that clouded our judgment.
I bought that outfit as a result of peer pressure. I took that job because my family expected me to. And finally, I didn’t go solo traveling because I was too afraid.
These are examples of decisions that we made or didn’t make due to obstacles. …
There are two kinds of people.
Some are always in a hurry, catching up on work, putting in late shifts, and running from activity to activity. Others seem to get everything done without cramming their schedules, staying up late, or letting stress factors take over.
Lifestyles might differ, but everyone has the same 24 hours.
That’s where daily routines come into play.
If you want to become more productive, alleviate stress factors, and push your endeavors forward, you need an effective routine.
As American philosopher Will Durant once said:
“We are what we repeatedly do. …
Many people wonder whether a digital nomad lifestyle would suit their character, work ethics, and motivations.
It sounds incredible, but I don’t know whether I’d like to work on the road. I have a remote working arrangement, but I’m not sure if working in a foreign country is a good idea. And finally, travel adds a lot of complications to my already busy working schedule.
These are the doubts that crop into people’s minds.
They enjoy the idea of location independence, geo-arbitrage, and freedom, but they are unsure whether they could succeed as fully-fledged digital nomads.
As with many endeavors, you need to ask yourself the right questions. …
2020 was a grim year for travelers.
Whether you were seeking some well-deserved holidays, planning new adventures, or living a digital nomad lifestyle, the past twelve months were disappointing at best.
For people in the tourism industry, it was even worse.
According to an August 2020 policy brief from the United Nations, the industry could lose up to 100 million jobs and 1 trillion dollars in revenue. Worse still, 2020 will have a dramatic effect on some of the world’s least-developed countries — many of which are heavily reliant on foreign visitors.
Personally, my digital nomad lifestyle got a forced break. On the road for the entirety of 2019, my journey ground to a sudden halt in February 2020. …