The Top Things I Learned as a Digital Nomad in Bali...
They say the energy of Bali is unlike anywhere else and I am here to tell you, that is completely true.
The transformation I have seen in my life from personal to business and relationships to values has been so unexpected but so fulfilling. I truly believe this island was a major stepping stone for my life and I am here to tell you the lessons I have learned along the way.
So, here are the top 7 things I learned while living in Bali as a Digital Nomad.
Be more open-minded with your life and business. I was never someone who was deep into personal development or the “woowoo” spiritual stuff. However, this is a massive part of the Bali life and the more you lean into it, the more you will learn about yourself. I now love burning sage, meditating, using tarot cards, reading PD books, leaning into my intuition, and many more things I used to say “I am not one of THOSE people”
Not everyone in your life is for forever. Relationships, friendships, mentors, everyone does serve a time and purpose in your life. Some will be forever and some will be for a short time but all you can do is be grateful for the time you have with each passing person.
Surround yourself with people doing ALL SORTS of things. The most valuable information I have learned was from people completely outside of my wheelhouse. The amount of knowledge and perspective you can gain as well as insights into completely new industries is unimaginable.
Resilience is key when you are living abroad. Things will absolutely go wrong at some stage, you might have an accident, you might get sick, something at home might happen that you can't attend or work might not go according to plan. The list is endless of all the things that can happen to you but it is how you learn to react and move forward that will allow you to keep living this lifestyle.
Just because you started your business doing one thing, doesn’t mean you have to end the same way. You can run multiple businesses or even completely pivot as long as you are being true to yourself and following your intuition or passions.
No one from home will understand your lifestyle and that is PERFECTLY okay. It is hard for people living the normal 9-5 life to understand this out of the box thinking and living. When people try to project their own fears onto you when discussing your lifestyle, just remember it is only because they truly can’t or don’t want to comprehend the ability to live this life. It is okay how they live their life and it is okay to live yours, that is how the world goes wrong.
Moving abroad and starting a new life won’t make the problems you dealt with earlier just disappear. If you were struggling with happiness, stress, anxiety, pressures or any other emotions before, make sure you address and tackle the issues at the core. Trust me, moving away will only heighten them if you don’t really fix the things you need in life.
These are some of the many lessons I have learned along the way and wanted to share with you guys. I think it is so important to learn from others who are doing it and to be prepared for the highs and lows of this crazy lifestyle.
One thing I will say, I wouldn’t change a single moment of this life.