Dream Of Work On The Road? 5 Nomads Give No-Bullshit Tips

Dream Of Work On The Road? 5 Nomads Give No-Bullshit Tips

Lifestyle | Posted by YouInc.com - November 16, 2016 at 12:30 am

A life of work and travel can seem dreamy from your cubicle. In reality, it requires hard work and skill to be flexible, productive, and focused with whatever comes your way. The recent 7in7 Digital Nomad Conference gathered people from all the world to discuss new ways of working, achieving emotional wellness, and finding focus in our lives and careers.

YouInc rounded up 10 expert tips from psychologists, entrepreneurs, and Future of Work experts to help you seriously consider if a remote work lifestyle is for you.

How to pursue your goals


  1. If you want to do something, do it. Don't be influenced by the perceptions of people around you. - Nomadic Lifestyle Coach, Amy Scott


  1. Don’t should on yourself, or anyone else. It’s rude. - Amy Scott


  1. It’s okay to daydream. Give yourself time to be bored, and find blank periods to be more creative. - Psychologist, Ellen Bard


  1. Pay attention to your own self-narrative, and don’t shit on yourself. Be your own best friend. - Ellen Bard

How to find authenticity in your work


  1. Find work where you don’t have to take off a mask from your professional work to your personal life. - Author of Screw The Cubicle Lydia Lee


  1. Knowing what you hate, is going to bring you to what you love. - Lydia Lee


  1. If we have 'yes' people around us, we’re not really challenging ourselves. - CEO of Travel Noire Zim Ugochukwu

How to be productive on the road


  1. Go where you wouldn’t normally go. Giving yourself the opportunity to do new things is powerful. - Ellen Bard


  1. When you work remotely, it's not about the hours you work but how productive you are. - Future of Work Advocate Kavi Guppta


  1. Organization, clear communication, and your process. Three important things to remote work and being a digital nomad. - Kavi Guppta


What do you want to know about remote work? Leave your questions in the comments below, and we’ll get them answered by the experts. 

Tags: business travel, mental health, productivity, remote, remote workers, travel, travel tips, working remotely

Kristen Marano

Kristen Marano covers women and their work for publications around the world. She has interviewed some of the most influential business leaders in Canada and the most passionate change makers in towns and cities as isolated as Perth, Western Australia. Most recently she interviewed Canadian businesswoman Zita Cobb about reinvigorating the economy in Newfoundland through the arts. Kristen's work encourages women to share honest and open perspectives about the emotional challenges of their journeys.

Joe Wasylyk
November 19, 2016 at 12:52 pm
I think that younger people under 40 relish a nomadic entrepreneurial lifestyle. It's their personal choice. However; people over 40 mainly because of age discrimination are forced to become nomads after being downsized from their corporate life job.