Maintaining a balance between work, life and travel has become very difficult. People and their careers have been location-dependent for so long that it’s almost impossible to have enough time to do things that you want to do without compromising on your career. Living a remote lifestyle allows you to be location-independent and travel wherever you wish to.
All of this comes together to point to the biggest problem – how do we make living a remote life possible?
The Remote Life is an initiative to connect the global travel community and bring about a change in the way most of us live today. They bring together travelers, entrepreneurs & professionals to work, live and travel the world. They are on a mission to get more & more people out of their cubicles and into the real world.
HOW TO BECOME A DIGITAL NOMAD?
Digital nomads are people who are location independent and use technology to perform their job. Digital nomads work remotely, telecommuting rather than being physically present at a company’s headquarters or office. Although there cannot be a step-by-step break down of how to be a digital nomad but if there was, it would include the following steps-
- Introspect – Why do wish to be a Digital Nomad? It’s a Lifestyle choice. Do not jump at it right away. Analyze and take action.
- Embrace the change – First thing would be conditioning your mind for the change that is about to come. Your work habits, daily routine, communication style. Make sure you are ready to jump out of your comfort zone.
- Develop a skill – Make sure you are master of (at least) one trade which you can sell online.
CHALLENGES OF WORKING REMOTELY
Traveling and working remotely come with their own set of challenges. You and your team will require excellent coordination. Asynchronous Collaboration with your team/ client to maintain the social connection is very important. Documenting everything and maintaining a little hygiene will help you in not missing on the hallway communication and work talk/discussion. Apart from this, there are challenges faced while traveling as well. Planning your next trip and setting up work and personal space and putting the life essentials together can be quite a task. Following a routine is highly recommended. What people assume is Being DN is about not having a schedule or routine, What they miss out is “It is about having a self-created routine or schedule”. You may have a different calendar for every day, But you do have one?
HOW TO UNCOMPLICATE THE REMOTE WORK LIFESTYLE?
Initiatives like The Remote Life, helps you live a remote lifestyle without its added complications. The Remote Life does not focus on solving one part of the problem instead of delivering a 360^ solution. It believes in a global, diverse & balanced community and uses technology to deliver the best experience. They also have a dedicated local ambassador at each location and in-house experts on marketing, technology and business. These people help you get better at your job, grow your company or just learn a few new things.