The Journey Toward Location Independence (Part 1)

Becoming Location Independent

In my personal journey toward location independence and the ‘Digital Nomad Lifestyle’, there are still several steps that still need to be taken in both the personal and professional areas of my life. In this post, I’m going to fill you in on the overall philosophies & strategies that are driving my actions, and then in Part 2, I’ll go over some of the specific steps I’ve already taken, and my future plans in both areas.

One of the main ideas is to get things “Lean & Lightweight” in both business and life. So it’s really about agility and speed of movement, rather than minimalism. This makes the necessary actions as easy as possible to carry out, and still leaves you with all the important resources at your disposal.

Here are a few examples of these ideas in action as related to your personal life and business:

Personal Life

Location Independence 101 While it is about having less, it is not about going without.

(Reference: Essentialism, by Greg Mckeown)

It is important to have everything you need and want, but physical objects are less likely to have a lasting impact on your happiness & fulfillment than mindful experiences.

Far different from “Minimalism” and settling for less, it is about being a “Conscious Consumer” and carefully choosing what you DO want.

In Business

The ideal “Lean & Lightweight” business, is one that takes minimal effort on your part, is enjoyable to run, and otherwise plays to your strengths ONLY, while delegating and outsourcing the rest. For me, this means that a laptop & internet connection are all that is needed, and that I only do work that I both enjoy and am good at.

In Part 2, I go into greater detail about the steps I’ve been taking on my journey toward location independence in business and life.

Talk to you next week.

Patrick

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