Meet inspiring people
When you go to a co-working space, you usually meet interesting new people. Who knows, you might even help each other! Most spontaneous encounters happen around the coffee machine or during lunch. Many co-working spaces facilitate these meetings even further by organizing drinks or other activities.
It can also be an idea to work from the office or location of a partner, customer, or supplier. This way, you’ll learn about the market, the culture, and working methods, which will benefit you in your collaboration.
Co-living / co-working
There are various concepts that combine travel and work. There are co-working retreats, for example for surfers, co-living locations, such as Outsite and Roam. You can also rent a place with a group of people and work from there. For a specific project, such as writing a book, a focus week or writing retreat is a great option to combine work and an exotic environment. My writing retreats are always in special locations, everything is taken care of, so that there are no distractions and the participants can focus completely on their book. It gives energy and motivation to spend time with like-minded people who are all doing the same thing.
Is remote right for you?
Remote working may now be ‘the new normal’ and have become extremely popular, but this lifestyle is not for everyone. You have to organize a lot of things you normally take for granted (such as good internet, a work setup, groceries, where to do your laundry etc), you have to constantly adapt, and be prepared for surprises. For some, that is too restless. To compensate, there is, of course, a lot of inspiration.
Check with yourself what makes you happy. Do you prefer to work in a fixed place? Don’t like having to arrange the basics again and again? Do you miss your regular colleagues and regular office routines? That’s fine too. Maybe life as a ‘digital nomad’ is not for you. Then just go on holiday every now and then and continue to work as you are used to.
But if you like variety, are a self-starter, and like to combine your work with new adventures, then location-independent work may be for you. Forever?
In short: do what you feel most comfortable with.
Want to know more?
On the ‘live in freedom’ page you will find information about the location independent lifestyle, with a test, visualization, books, workshops and online programs to live as a ‘Digital Nomad’. Interested in writing a book? You can do that during one of my writing retreats in exotic locations, so that you can also taste a bit of this way of living and working at the same time.