Oct. 13, 2020

8 Essential Skills You Need to Become a Digital Nomad

8 Essential Skills You Need to Become a Digital Nomad

What types of personal and professional knowledge are important in becoming a digital nomad? What types of skills should you focus on now to achieve success in your personal and professional remote life in the future? And finally, what is the one...


What types of personal and professional knowledge are important in becoming a digital nomad? What types of skills should you focus on now to achieve success in your personal and professional remote life in the future? And finally, what is the one thing I wish I knew before I became a digital nomad?

I answer these questions in today's episode with eight critical skills you can work on acquiring or developing today, whether you work remotely and travel yet or not.  

I also explain why I chose each skill, what makes it important, and give a practical tip for how you can better cultivate or apply it in real life. 

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:

  • The 8 most important skills for success in the digital nomad lifestyle, whether you are a remote worker, freelancer, small business owner, entrepreneur, passive income nomad, or retiree. 
  • The best way to communicate when you work remotely. 
  • The Stoic practices that make life a lot easier and more pleasant. 
  • Easy strategies for organizing your life. 
  • My top tip for overcoming procrastination. 
  • The one thing I wish I knew and the main thing I wish I had more of when I first became a digital nomad. 
  • Why you don't need tech skills to become a digital nomad. 
  • Why motivation and discipline don't matter as much as you think. 
  • Supporting stories and anecdotes from life on the road. 

RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

Thank you to Brandon Bufe in my Facebook Group, Badass Digital Nomads, for submitting this question.

And thank you to KClarke in Australia for this week's featured review!

"Everything you want to know"

"Kristin is an amazing host. She has extensive experience as a veteran digital nomad. Her episodes really hone in on what aspiring digital nomads want to know (when you don’t know what you need to know!) and topics and challenges more relevant to veteran nomads. I get so excited when another episode comes out! Definitely check it out!" 

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Kristin Wilson

Host of Badass Digital Nomads and YouTube's Traveling with Kristin

Kristin Wilson is a long-term digital nomad and location-independent entrepreneur who has lived and worked across 60 countries in 20 years. Since founding a fully-remote, international relocation company in 2011, she has helped more than 1,000 people retire or live abroad in 35 countries. Today, she helps aspiring remote workers, digital nomads, and expats achieve their lifestyle goals through her YouTube channel (Traveling with Kristin) and podcast, Badass Digital Nomads.
 
Kristin is a Top Writer on Medium and Quora in the topics of business, travel, technology, life, productivity, digital nomads, and location independence. She has been featured on The Today Show, Bloomberg Businessweek, ESPN, The New York Times, WSJ, Huffpost, HGTV’s House Hunters International, and more.