It’s been a dream of mine for a few years now to have the ability to travel the world while still working. The economy and job market are exponentially shifting due to work-from-home culture and It wasn’t until the last 10 years or so did a lot more entrepreneurs start to live the digital nomad life. The definition of a digital nomad if you weren’t aware is someone who has the luxury to work from their phone or laptop while living and traveling the world. The option to live here or there – not being confined to a geographic location, true workspace freedom and I know plenty of people who live this nomadic lifestyle working for big corporate accounting firms as well as digital nomads that are independent contractors working on their own time. Both of these people would be considered digital nomads but one thing is for sure – the nomadic lifestyle is not for everybody and I’m still figuring out if it is even for me.
For the last few years, I’ve been envisioning myself on a beach in Waikiki, Tulum, or Bali coaching clients and writing books. It’s been a goal of mine to become a writer, to publish books, and nurture my creative mind so intensely that I leave a legacy of eloquently written books that live on to the test of time. Last year was my first stab at the nomadic lifestyle as I took a 2 and a half week trip to Dubai, Switzerland, France, and Italy. It was an unforgettable experience and I’m so grateful for the opportunity to travel the world and help people. After traveling through Switzerland however, I started to realize the price of really traveling like a nomad and living in unfamiliar new places. We all feel so comfortable in our home space in the town where we grew up but it’s when we are put in these unfamiliar and uncomfortable situations when we start to grow and learn more about ourselves and our true life’s potential. I decided to give it another shot – let’s see if I can live in Paris for a week while working and exploring a new place and different culture.
*cue Paris trip*
Realistically, I decided to take a trip to Paris because the flight was super cheap on hopper.com and I wanted to go see the Mona Lisa in the flesh. I would have rather traveled to Rome but the flight just didn’t fit the budget at the moment. On top of that my diet and training have been so strict since Ironman Cozumel, I felt like my body needed some carbs, and what better way to carb load than a trip to Paris for some baguettes and croissants. Serendipitously, this trip came at a great time, and here is why. Since December had started and through the first week of January my Life Coaching Business has been growing astronomically. I didn’t realize it until my manager brought it up to me but the end of the year and beginning of the new year is like “black Friday” for life coaches – it’s the time when everyone starts to reevaluate their life over the last year and take action on a “new version of themselves”.
Fast forward to my first day in Paris sitting on the steps of a magnificent church overlooking the city of Paris coaching a client and reviewing all the progress she has made over the last few months. And it was at that very moment did I realize I have officially designed my ideal life.
Stay tuned for Part 2 next week…
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