Let’s talk about the highlight, the downside and once there, what happens?
Let me start with, it’s pretty amazing – I mean it. We usually define a digital nomad as someone that works remotely to earn a living and are able to travel whenever/wherever they wish. Sounds pretty amazing if you ask me… But yep, there are downsides!
You get to travel (duh that’s pretty obvious Max…) to places you’ve always wanted to go – well I still want to go to Mars but apparently there’s no wifi there… One day 🙂
Traveling to new places is the highlight not because of the new location, but more about the people and experiences (read that as the memories you make). You won’t remember everything about your trips, that’s for sure.
Afterall,Memories is the only thing we keep.
Life isn’t only about FOREX or affiliate marketing or copy writting or whatever. Do you remember all the trades you took a year ago? I don’t that’s for sure – but do I remember renting a villa outside of Medellin last August to celebrate el Dia de las Flores with friends I met there absolutely.
It was a fun night and an amazing group of people!
Working long hours is worth it, if it enables you to make memories forever. Heck, you don’t even need to work remotely or even for yourself, you just have to enjoy what you do.
You don’t need to become a digital nomad to make these memories, you don’t need to find a way to build yourself up as a freelancer or get a job that allows you to work remotely to be able to achieve these dreams of yours.
Being able to travel constantly is amazing – you meet more people, you get to explore more places – you get to dance in strange places you’d have never dreamt off and taste so many different beers (actually that may be the highlight: Being a digital nomad enables you to try an extremely large amount of different beers – fuck living in one place, after a while you’ve tried all of them 😀 )
Craft beers on the beach with a friend watching the sunset… Is the type of memory I chase
Anyway, all of this rant was to say – the best part of being a digital nomad is it becomes easier to experience different things you’d usually never even dream off because you are outside your comfort zone.
I’m guessing none of that positive aspect is news to you anyway..
Now this kinda sucks because most people will hate me for saying there’s any downsides to being a digital nomad… But it’s true there are (quite a few to be truthful).
Everything we love as an opposite sideTo know brightness we need darkness
Lewis Mocker does a great job showing the two sides, I just can’t remember which video to link sorry – it may be this one:
Having a lot of money has downsides (more taxes, people think you’re an awful person etc)
Being a digital nomad or even a forex trader has downsides (you are responsible for yourself, something you’re not used to, most of your revenue will never be stable etc)
But to be truthful being fully responsible and not having a stable income isn’t the real downside, they can actually be seen as a positive.
The main challenge with being a digital nomad is saying good bye to people. Every time you make a really good friend it’s more than likely they will leave or you will leave and you won’t meet for the next few months or more
You won’t be seeing your “home” friends as often, it’s a lot harder to meet-up for drinks on a friday night if you’re on a different continent (strange eh)
It gets lonely.
Literally – I didn’t spend more than 3 hours with the same person while I was in Greece
You end up hating saying good bye to those amazing people so you avoid making new friends after a while.
I’ve been in that trap, only recently realized I’m giving up the best part of being a digital nomad because I’m scared of saying bye.
When you become a digital nomad – I have no doubt you would like to if you’re reading this post – don’t forget this.
Learn to appreciate saying good bye to people, try to turn it into a positive, every single good bye you say will usually lead to a new friend, you just have to say “Hi” once more.
It’s not the easiest thing to do, but if you need to talk about it, feel free to message me.
Becoming a full-time FX trader enables you to become a nomad, but what’s next?
There’s so many courses out-there trying to teach you to become a “digital nomad” would it be marketing gurus, or even forex education company but once there no one talks about it…
The incentive for everyone that helps you (or tries to sell you stuff) is to help you get there, not to thrive once you’ve reached that goal.
Becoming a digital nomad isn’t the end of the journey,
it’s only the beginning
It’s a bit like climbing a mountain – but getting to the top is being happy, confident, consistent, and thriving. Becoming able to live life on your own terms is one of the first camps, there’s still a lot of hurdles you are yet to be faced with
I wish there was more about getting there, for sure climbing the first peak – becoming a nomad or a full-time FX trader is great but you need to keep hiking higher. Life doesn’t finish there, instead the view you have over your life is only starting to be amazing, so keep hiking because the view from the top is always more enjoyable.
I’ll do my best to share a few things on that aspect.
The first one being, keep saying hello to new people. It may sound obvious, but at one point you will fall into the loneliness trap, it’s happened to everyone I’ve met that have been on the road for more than a year traveling to different locations on a regular basis.
Everything that comes into your life will have to be balanced, everything bad will lead to something good, someone cheating on you will lead you to meet a better person, you losing money trading may teach you a key lesson, being lonely may help you find a new best friend etc.
Start to look where’s the lesson, where’s the pleasure you’re about to receive to every time you are faced with a challenge. For every challenge you are faced it will be offset with a reward, as long as you go out there and are willing to go through the pain and struggle. It’s all about balance.
Keep looking at the positive side of things and of your situation – and remember why you do it. It’s easy to quit if you forget the why.
The first step is to love what you do.
While remembering why you do it
Embrace the challenges, be grateful for them, offset the positive and negative – you need the two sides, avoid being in a negative mindset, try to become grateful for everything. It’s freaking hard, but as soon as you neutralize all your worries you will be able to keep on going forward and even thrive
Thanks for taking the time to read this blog post! I hope you enjoyed seeing the other side of becoming a digital nomad / full time FX trader – and realized that’s not the end.
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