Remote work relies very heavily on trust and communication. I've just returned to a remote-first culture, so while there was never a need to sell the idea, there is still the ongoing need to ensure that I maintain the trust and open communication. Remember that, even in a job setting, you are in community with … Continue reading How Do I Convince My Employer To Let Me Work Remotely?
How I’m Using the 10% Rule of Side Income
The 10% Rule is a 10 year path to replacing your full-time income, starting from scratch. I came across the rule in an article by Ben LeFort , on Making of A Millionaire (Medium) You can read the entire article here: https://themakingofamillionaire.com/the-10-rule-6aab07e342c4 From the article: If every year you can replace an additional 10% of … Continue reading How I’m Using the 10% Rule of Side Income
Is It Best To Have Income Before Moving Abroad?
A question was recently posed in one of the travel groups I'm in: 1st month of my journey!! Uruguay Jan 2016 As far as living abroad, is it best to already have a stream of income to live on? And how valuable is the American dollar? Ideally, you'll want to protect yourself against surprises. If … Continue reading Is It Best To Have Income Before Moving Abroad?
A Ritual for Letting Go
I’ve been having trouble letting go of my thoughts and feelings about a relationship that ended. After what I thought was a reasonable amount to time to process and move on, they were still occupying space in my heart and mind. It got to the point that my most recent dreams were about them. As … Continue reading A Ritual for Letting Go
But Why Are We DOING It?
In the movie, Avengers: Infinity War, the Guardians of The Galaxy are introduced at the beginning of a new adventure. Rocket, the “real captain” of the group asks why they’ve chosen to take on this particular mission. Gamora states that they heard a distress signal and that someone could be in real danger. In true … Continue reading But Why Are We DOING It?
What Mobile Payment Apps Do Digital Nomads Use?
Over the course of your travels, you will need to pay for goods and services. You will also need to receive payment, whether it’s from clients or friends when going out to dinner. Why Use So Many Apps? Not all payment systems are available everywhere so you’ll need flexibility if you want to pay/receive funds … Continue reading What Mobile Payment Apps Do Digital Nomads Use?
Cozumel Excursion Recap
My friends and I decided to spend a day in Cozumel, as none of us had visited the island. We were looking to close out the weekend with a fun day that would leave us refreshed and prepared for returning to work and getting the new year off to a great start. For the ferry, there … Continue reading Cozumel Excursion Recap
Worrying About Competition
Heard a great piece of advice today in regards to worrying about competition. In short, DON"T. "It's not like Harry Potter was the first book written about magic." Which made me think of this comic series I had in the early/mid 90s. Notice any similarities?
What’s In Your Bag?
Note: This post was originally written in 2017, when I ended my Remote Year journey. “Bag lady, you gon’ hurt your back, draggin’ all them bags like that. I guess nobody ever told you all must hold on to is you.”Erykah Badu Remote Year ended for me in mid-March. Though the program was officially over … Continue reading What’s In Your Bag?
CNPodcast: Retrospective #26
In the latest retrospective, I share some advice on dealing with praise and criticism, explore how poor communication can ruin good relationships and take on a new challenge (that’s really an old challenge).