Jenny Adair 2m 438 #digitalnomad
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Becoming a digital nomad involves setting up your own business while taking advantage of engaging and relevant travelling opportunities.
Here’s a few tips to follow when beginning your journey along this career route.
Make changes to your life in preparation
An important point to note when it comes to leaving your nine-to-five job in order to pursue a life as a digital nomad is to not jump in at the deep end. There are many things you can do to prepare in the weeks and months leading up to your new career path.
On an evening, set yourself an hour where you work on something that you’re interested in. This will help you learn to stay focussed when you haven’t got a manager overseeing your workload.
We will get to stepping out of your comfort zone when you’re a digital nomad a little later on but in preparation, join a club in your town that you know nothing about. Don’t worry, you are sure to begin picking up skills in next to no time.
As a digital nomad, there is always a risk that your productivity will tumble when you begin adjusting to working independently.
In order to remain focused and ensure that you are producing top-quality work at an efficient rate, give the pomodoro technique a go. It’s a simple concept to grasp, just work on a task for 25 minutes straight and then enjoy a five minute break to relax and enjoy something more sociable.
Keep on this loop and you will be shocked at just how much you get done over the course of your working day.
Don’t stall on your travels
The world really is your oyster when you’re a digital nomad, but try not to stay in one location for too long. You will gain a lot more experience and life skills if you keep on immersing yourself in different cultures.
Don’t worry about carrying loads of money with you either. Create an account on Currency Fair and you will be able to easily transfer money from your bank account to locations across the globe.
Step out of your comfort zone
Granted, travelling to somewhere you have never been before is already stepping out of your comfort zone, but why not take things further by choosing a place where English isn’t the first language? This is a great way to showcase your flexibility as you begin adapting to your unfamiliar surroundings.
All that’s left to say is good luck on your venture to becoming a successful digital nomad.