In today’s quickly changing job market rediscovering your skillset, and how it can make you money while working remotely or as a freelancer online, offers more than just job security. It offers you the chance to be wherever you want to be. For those in the know, this is called being a digital nomad and take it from me, you’ll love the freedom that it offers!
I mean, where do you really want to be anyway? In an office? Nope!! Where have you always dreamed of exploring, living or traveling? Bali, Bhutan, Hawaii, Nepal, Africa, South America? Why not go there!! Like now!!
That’s right. It’s time that you did more than look out a window or day dream about a life that you wish you had. It’s time to go out and live it! So shout to the sky “carpe diem baby!”, make a plan and get out into the world!!
But how do you do this? Well, here are some pointers.
First. Know Your Skills.
Whether you’ve been working for a company for years or are new to the job market you have experience and expertise at something. What is it? Or if you don’t think you have any “skills” what are some skills that you’d like to have? Go learn them.
Due to today’s interconnected world and an evolving trend toward hiring “remote workers” there are plenty of opportunities for you to explore. Shoot, if you just want to escape now you can even get online jobs working for customer service companies and figure out the rest when you’re on the beach.
Just be sure to think outside the box and if you need to pitch making your job a “remote job” be sure to make a list of all of the advantages this would offer both you and your current or future employer.
Second. Make a Plan.
Yep. Being just a bit organized will make working and traveling around the world a reality. Different lifestyles cost different amounts of money and living in different places will bring different pros and cons. So do some research but also set your sights on making your dreams come true.
Think about things you’ve always wanted to do, places you’ve always wanted to see or even a language that you’ve always wanted to learn.
Make lists of pros, cons and realities (like visas, cost of living, working hours, etc.) and then think of your ideal life. Then work backwards and make a plan to get there.
Third. Live Your Plan and Be Free.
Once you’ve researched, run the numbers and know where you want to go, what you want to do and how you’ll get there. Get there! Set yourself up for success by creating a freedom map with milestones attached to dates and work your way toward your goals.
Having clear objectives makes watching a movie at home instead of going out, cooking for yourself instead of going to an expensive restaurant or making any of the “sacrifices” you need to way easier.
Furthermore, it will make all of your life easier! That annoying person at your office, only 60 more days with them. Sayonara. That smelly breakroom. It’ll soon be replaced with a café by the beach. Awesome right?!
So, even if you believe in reincarnation there are many reasons that you should make working and traveling your lifestyle in this life. So stop waiting! Get out there and live.
And when you’re ready to book your tours and extended adventures, be sure to check us out. Here at Tourder’s we believe you were meant to see the world.