When Tim Ferriss dubbed them the New Rich, they were merely a quiet underground culture—a small group of entrepreneurs who chose to value time and mobility over money. But in the past decade, the nomadic subculture has become a movement. Now there’s a new wave of freedom-seekers 15 million strong who know their options, refusing to be defined by a job title or refined by a zip code. These travelers have escaped their cubicles
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Our most valuable thoughts are often those that arise by chance at the moments we least expect them. There’s the brilliant business idea when you’re walking down the sidewalk, in no particular hurry to get where you’re going, merely taking in the sights and sounds. The drowsy midnight discovery that wakes you up from your pre-sleep hypnotic trance. The elevator epiphany. Traffic light insight. Bathtub revelation. It’s these random moments that are the raison
I know a measly dollar isn’t what gets you out of bed in the morning, but hear me out. Early on when starting a business project, it’s all too easy to get trapped in overanalysis—a mindless cycle of perfectionism and overwhelm devoid of any clear course of action. How do I know this? Because I was that guy. Overcoming this loop requires a manual override. The faster you get to the point of monetization,
I’m not qualified to be a digital nomad. I have no idea what the qualifications are, but whatever they are, I definitely don’t have them. The good news? You don’t need them either. Nomadism is a lifestyle choice just as much as having a family and living in the suburbs or traveling the country in a caravan as a touring musician. This is The Sims in real life, and it’s your reflection in the
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