Being a Digital Nomad in Your Own City

Being a digital nomad does not mean you have to leave home and set up shop abroad in some far away land. Actually most digital nomads I know work from home. Becoming a digital nomad simply means that you have freedom of time and location. What you choose to do with this freedom is entirely up to you.

Personally, I like to get out of my house when I am home so I tend to work from coffee shops or co-working spaces. Something about the coffee shop vibe and being around other people who are working too gets me in the flow state.

When I have a project that needs my web cam or dual screens like when I am creating or editing videos then I will work from home. While working from home here are a few items that help me boost productivity and stay focused.

Standing Desks

We have all heard that sitting all day is slowly killing us so I don’t need to stress the importance of getting up out of your chair. Standing desks are a good solution.

We like ones that can fold down into sitting desks too because standing all day can be hard on the body as well (trust me I used to valet cars). That is why we like the Vivo adjustable standing desk converter.

Noise Canceling Headphones

Wheter at a coffee shop or working from home noise cancelling headphones help me focus while minimizing outside distractions. Bose is the leader in this space but Sony and Beats make quality active noise canceling headphones too.

Air Filter

You obviously want to breathe the best air possible for your health. When you work where you live and there are days you get so caught up in a project that you don’t see the outdoors you need to make sure you are still getting clean air.

We like the Levoit LV-H132 Air Purifier because of its simple design and quiet operation. The last thing you want is an annoying loud humming noise in the background while you are trying to get stuff done.

Echo

If you don’t already have an Echo you are missing out big time. Alexa is a perfect personal assistant. I constantly use the set reminder feature to remind me of tasks I need to get done throughout the day.

Since the Echo can sync with Audible, it is my main method of listening to my audiobooks. Ironman has Jarvis and you can have Alexa.

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Top 5 Audiobooks For The Digital Nomad

We are always looking for ways to lighten our bags. Audiobooks are a great way for digital nomads to ingest knowledge without having to lug around physical books. If you do not already have Audible it is hands down the best audiobook app with the largest library in the world. Use the link below and receive two free audiobooks.

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Now that you have the app lets dig into the top 5 audiobooks for digital nomads.

Principles by Ray Dalio 

Ray Dalio is the founder of Bridgewater Associates, the largest hedge fund in the world. Now that he is at the phase of his life where he has made enough money to make big change, he has dedicated the last few years into passing along the knowledge that he has gained over the past 40 years. The nuggets of 24 karat wisdom in this book are plenty. Building your own set of principles will make your life more efficient and make decisions easier. Bill Gates and Tony Robins’s endorsed this book for a reason.

Rich Dad Poor Dad

Since you are already on your way to building passive income and becoming a digital nomad you have probably already read this book. I first read this book at 19 and it changed the course of my life. Rich Dad Poor Dad is a book you should revisit if you haven’t in years. Recently I listened to Rich Dad Poor Dad and it was like listening to it for the first time again. Invest in assets not liabilities and exit the rat race.

How to Win at the Sport of Business: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It

Ever wonder how Mark Cuban made his billions? Mark Cuban lays out his journey on the entrepreneur roller coaster in this book. From sleeping on a couch in the living room of a house with 5 guys, having his employee still tens of thousands of dollars to IPOing a company at the peak of the dotcom boom. Mark Cuban has tremendous entrepreneur battle scars. Which is why he is where he is now. Gain some inspiration from Mark’s story.

The Everything Store

Jeff Bezos is now the richest person in the world. Maybe even throughout history excluding maybe Augustus Caesar. To make the journey from working in a small office in the shady part of town next to an adult store and needle exchange to making city governments bid to bring HQ2 to their town. What an absolutely incredible journey! Learn about Jeff Bezos, his story and unwavering work ethic.

The Millionaire Fastlane

The old knowledge of graduating from college, getting a good job, living below your means and hopefully make it to 65 so you can retire is outdated and downright offensive. This logic is steeped in the scarcity mindset. We now live in the most abundant time in history. Teenagers are becoming millionaires and completely breaking this old logic. Forget this slow lane and hop in the fast lane.

 

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