Posts tagged digital nomad
It’s a wrap! May 2018 
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When life gives you lemons...

Life gave me three weeks without in-person meetings and a project I’m currently truly excited about (Hello, Hanzo! I like you!). Seizing the opportunity, I immediately booked a flight to Australia and New Zealand to see my wonderful friend Greta.

Ever since I met Greta in Bali last year, I knew I wanted to visit her, so once I had an opportunity to do so, I didn’t hesitate.  The 25th of April was my last day of teaching my students, on the 26th of April I was on a plane down under. 

All of this booked and decided on the 21st of April. I do love the internet. 

Being remote and somewhere new, it makes it much easier to focus. I didn’t really tell anyone I was down under, so I made an extra effort for no one to notice and for no one to mind. 

Having done this trip inspired me to conduct a Skillshare class on remote working, so that’s what I’m currently working on. Diana is also reviewing a script about using Kickstarter as a freelancer, so that I can start recording the Skillshare class on that subject very soon. 

However, life hasn’t just given us lemons this past month. Life has also given us a great portion of GDPR. As a community strategist and someone who connects people for a living, I probably had more to do than most freelancers. I’ve written an extensive blog post about all I’ve done, which you can read here. (I’m still not 100% done but I hope I’ll get there eventually.) 

One thing I'm extremely excited about is the Google Digital Garage that I found out about just a couple of days ago. If you'd like to get up to speed with online marketing, they've created the most valuable webinar to teach you all the necessary basics. You'll also get a certificate once you successfully do the final exam. 

On the project front, I’m currently preparing content for a student outreach initiative for which I’m looking for people who’d like to contribute a fun story from their student lives that’s related to some of their odd jobs. I’m also looking for HR managers who’d like to share what they look for when hiring junior staff. If you think that’s you, please don’t hesitate and get in touch or pass on this post to someone you think should definitely contribute a story. 

Not sure if you’ve noticed, but I’m updating my website with my planned trips, so if I ever happen to be somewhere close to you, please don’t hesitate and get in touch. I’m pretty much playing it by the ear at the moment. 

It’s a wrap! November
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The entire month of November was highly impacted by the fact that I was going on vacation. Not only did I hustle to reach my goals I have set with the Kickstarter team, but I also had a massive deadline for my next book, My Creative Side Business, before my departure; one that I missed and then found myself sitting in Cape Town trying to edit an interview with Shayna, the founder of Espresso English, on my iPad. A complete mess. 

One of my highlights of the month was visiting the Comedy Café Berlin that I helped bring on Kickstarter earlier this year. Also, the meeting with Steffen Stäuber, who is currently on a research trip around the world, made this month a very inspiring one. 

Writing this short post after my vacation is harder than ever because all I can think about is the road trip I took with Roy Potterill, the founder of Mobile Media Mob, along the coast of South Africa. Follow #RoamTrip2015 to see all the pictures we took along the way. Roy is still posting some!

However, before we ventured off, I hosted a session with the Vienna Skill Smiths to talk about setting up a freelance business. A lot of the conversations I have had in the past months with people who either are freelancers or want to go freelance have inspired what I am now writing and soon publishing in my second book

I will be in New York in December, so please get in touch if you want to grab a cup of coffee with me!