Make WFH = Work from Paradise
It’s easier than ever to be a digital nomad working in paradise instead of in a cubicle. Tweet
I once had a boss who used this quote as part of the signature at the end of all his emails:
“Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, setup a life you don’t need to escape from.”
There were many reasons why I wanted to kick this guy’s ass, but this quote from Seth Godin was the first reason.
“It’s not that the advice in the quote was bad, it’s that the source of the quote — my boss — was the reason I wanted to escape from my life.”
It’s easier than ever to be a digital nomad working in paradise instead of in a cubicle.
But fast-forward to 2021 and a world of worker shortages and remote work, and the advice in the quote begins to have real merit because it’s easier than ever to be one of those digital nomads who manages to live every day and work remotely from where many can only dream of going for a week of vacation. And if Halkidiki, Greece isn’t your idea of paradise, then pick your own destination for a life and remote work in paradise.
Here’s what you need to know:
- CNBC can help you negotiate a full-time remote-work deal with your boss
- Thrillist can help you figure out where to go to live your dream life while working remotely
- Head over to FlexJobs and Working Nomads to find a new gig that’s designed for a remote worker.
- And just to prove we don’t hold Seth Godin responsible for my crappy boss’s appropriation of the quote, I recommend the Godin book, Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?