- Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:38 am
To share my story and opinion regarding this topic:
Do you have to quit your full time job to become a digital nomad? Maybe. Should you if needed? Yes!
Some people will work for people where their physical presence is required (these are the people who should quit). But some people will have jobs that they can turn into remote jobs if they don't already. Tim Ferris in his famous book "4 hour work week" shares great examples of how people can tactically convince their existing bosses to eventually let them work remotely. If you're thinking of taking the plunge and have not read his book, DO IT!
Personally I quit my full time job, and figured out my own ways to make money instead of working for someone else. I'm currently 24, with no ties except friends and family back home. It was hard to leave them but it won't be the last time I see them. I realize a lot of people have a lot more commitments and challenges than me to becoming a digital nomad, but they are exactly that, "challenges". If you want something and you're the type of person who makes things happen, you see your obstacles as challenges and you figure out how to overcome them. Developing this mindset is absolutely essential to becoming a digital nomad if you have a lot holding you back.
There's no such thing as a problem, only challenges exist. Practice this, believe it, and solve your challenges!
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