My apologies for the late post. Tuesday there was no power; my devices hadn't charged over night and the wifi was out. Wednesday I start a post, but get caught up reminiscing on past travels and overwhelmed dealing with stress these past weeks. I decide to head out and spend the night in a different location, which didn't have cell service (I know there's a cell tower right there, trust me, I was trying to get reception).
Packing a bag, I hit the road within the hour; driving North to the same beach from a few weeks ago. Riding is a great opportunity to analyze my situation. A chance to be silent and let my subconscious do what it needs. I start talking to aloud, listing my blessings:
Given the large amount of free time in my weekly schedule, an impulsive trip to nearby Tuy Hòa seemed a good idea. Throughout the trip, I captured a number of great photos you’ll want to take a look at. I stayed with a local family in the city, had a 4am hike to watch the sunrise and gorged on delicious seafood.
I’m thankful for the type of people around me — entrepreneurs and expats! I believe this is a further manifestation of attracting people who are reflections of my desires, into my life. Such a demonstration teaches me to be really careful with the thoughts I imagine, the words I say and the feelings I project. Although it may always not happen as fast as we wish, I work to remember: “the right things happen at the right time”. A few incidents have recently occurred, which continue to suggest this is happening, even now. Recognizing the signs of when something is in the works, is a skill I’ve been working to develop. Global living certainty provides numerous opportunities to do so. Of course, I’d encourage everyone to try for themselves. You’ll see it happen, when you believe it’ll happen.
On the digital front, I'm dabbling in new fields such as publishing a facebook ad and diversifying into cryptocurrencies Ethereum and Litecoin. This is a great first step into participating in the digital economy and building global financial reserves. I still need to work on which country I'd like to apply for second citizenship, and building sustainable places of residence, but all things comes at the right time. I must remain patient and diligent.
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This week, I want to share how I'm incorporating the values of the Solo Trip Abroad Mission, and add an action step you can take to start for yourself.
Even though I’m not a full-time digital nomad, yet, I have started the process, and am working on routines which align with the lifestyle. Although many who've made the change are location independent, learning to manage your day, keep a lid on procrastination, taking effective action, incorporating fitness and building your efforts into something marketable takes practice, skill and time.
I have been writing Solo Trip Report since I started living in China, but it wasn’t until Viet Nam I really started expanding on it. Playing new with apps and services, making the content more professional, building an email campaign and expanding the list of people who receive updates. In fact, Solo Trip Report is delivered to people in more than a dozen countries, in four continents, around the world! Subscribe to Solo Trip Report updates here.
While in Viet Nam, I’ve been blessed with the ability to explore the country and have settled in Nha Trang. It has truly been an amazing past two and a half months. Although I technically do have a job now, I work like eight hours a week for the time being, so lets call it more of a side gig. With so much time on my hands, one might think it’s easy to become bored? This assumption comes from what is often envisioned without a job. The imagined scenario goes something like this:
If I don’t have a job, I won’t have any money. I’ll sit at home, bored and alone, until the end of the month, when I’ll be kicked out. Homeless, I’ll become a drug addict and life will be shit.
This is because our education system is designed to trade time for money:
The Western culture of formally educating people (on your own dime), working slave hours, no matter your pay, isn’t freedom. We’re so accustomed to thinking money and possessions can buy liberty and identity, when the truth is, they don’t, and conversely eliminates them! You must act with liberty to build an identity — money will surely follow. What else do you think I’ve been doing and learning on this adventure?