Becoming Digital Nomads
In today’s inspiring episode we talk about wandering, exploring life opportunities and becoming digital nomads with Doone Roisin and Pierre Antoine de Preux. A young power couple that travels around the world, connects inspiring people together and works on projects that bring them fulfillment. So, let’s dive into it.
Both Doone and Pierre are adventurous and ‘Yes’ personalities. They are open to opportunities and ideas, flexible to live anywhere they want. The world is their oyster now. In our conversation, they explain how one can create – and sustain – this lifestyle without being a multimillionaire.
Doone was living a 9 to 5 lifestyle in Australia and had a dream job in social media sphere that helped her launch her career. However, Doone felt that she wanted something more – she wanted to explore the world and achieve what she was dreaming about. Doone’s boss, at that time, gave her Tim Ferris’s book “The 4-Hour Work Week” and that’s how her freelance lifestyle started.
Doone moved to London, then to Barcelona, then to Paris, until she realised she wanted to settle somewhere, find the base, and surround herself with people she cared about. She met Pierre while working together on a startup, remotely. With similar visions on how they want to live their lives, they soon became a power couple that started travelling around the world and launching projects and businesses that inspire them and connects people all around the globe.
“There is a possibility to do good work remotely. We first discover what we really want to do and then we figure out ways to do that from anywhere around the world” – Pierre Antoine de Preux
Doone and Pierre are one of the great examples of how you can change your life by putting yourself on a different pathway. The change doesn’t have to be radical or a full-time thing. They started making small changes and tried new things to figure out if they actually liked doing this and if that’s what they are passionate about. “So, don’t quit your job, create a plan of action and work towards what your goal is, side hustle”, they advice.
One of the things that allows them to have this ‘digital nomad’ lifestyle is that they don’t have a house or a car, and other possessions or memberships that make them stick to one place. For them, it is easier to move and edit their life as they want to. However, both Pierre and Doone are aware of the fact that there are so many other ways you can edit your life and find what makes you happy.
“It’s important to have a financial freedom when money doesn’t cause the stress, but more importantly, success is about being happy. Our lives are rich in experiences, rich in love, and rich in relationships” – Doone Roisin
These are one of the steps that Doone and Pierre Antoine share to help you to create your dream lifestyle:
Discover what you want to do in our life
Upgrade your skills, constantly gain new knowledge and learn – you can do it online and for free
Know how to sell your service or product
Experiment with your own resources
Believe in the power of your service or product
If you don’t succeed and fail, you get your experience in the real world
Keep trying and actually doing things, not just talking about them
Audit your life, your goals and life investments
Define your success
Freelance and entrepreneurship isn’t for everyone, but neither is a 9 to 5 job. Everyone needs a guidance to forge a path that works best for them. So, start with defining what is your success and purpose of your life. For Pierre, success is to work on projects that they like, that can cover the cost of their lives and bring them fulfilment. For Alex, it’s ability to live his life on his own terms.
“You cannot live a dream life unless you dare to dream” – Alex Ikonn
Here is what else we have talked about:
The importance of figuring out what you want to do in life
Being aware of keep going and keep trying yourself in different areas
The concept of editing your own life
The definition of success
Facing judgement and misunderstanding being a freelancer
Why society and government want to lock you down in one place
The vital role of investments you make in your life
The art of not committing to one career
Copying someone’s success with your own “secret sauce”
Ability of millennials to edit their life so quickly to find their happiness
How the Internet gives us the flexibility to try new things, have freedom and invent ourselves in different careers
The difference between self-employed and entrepreneur
Hope you enjoyed this week’s episode with Doone and Pierre, you can find out more about them here:
Books and people we have mentioned in this episode:
The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris
Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business by Gino Wickman
Chip Conley , hospitality entrepreneur and author
Designed to inspire you to live your own dream life.