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In this week's retrospective, I’m all about the return, including a return to Playa Del Carmen, a chill weekend in Cozumel, and a return to my old company! If you'd like to talk about your journey and how I may be able to help, Schedule a Discovery Call If you have a specific problem with remote work or travel and would like to strategize a solutio…
 
You’ve probably heard various stories about people who have left the US to start a new life abroad. Some of them planned their exit for years while others made a quick decision. What should YOU do? In this video, I share my journey and how it wasn’t actually planned and that things just happened. Whether you’re a planner or prefer to take a chance,…
 
You did all the research. You narrowed your choices down You picked a new country/city You packed your bags and take off. You settle in and explore your new home/ Annnnnnd, you don't like it. What Now? Before you beat yourself up about your decision, take some time to reflect on it. If you'd like to talk about your journey and how I may be able to …
 
In this week's retrospective, I spend the day in a Hobbit village in Antigua and debate my choices for the next destination. YouTube version If you'd like to talk about your journey and how I may be able to help, Schedule a Discovery Call If you have a specific problem with remote work or travel and would like to strategize a solution, Schedule a C…
 
If you’re living the digital nomad lifestyle or are planning to, you may be looking for a full-time job and concerned about whether prospective employers will be OK with location independence. I talk about some of the issues that they may have with you working abroad and share my experiences with companies that both allowed and prohibited remote wo…
 
In this week's retrospective, I take an ATV tour of Antigua, dunk a basketball, vow to eat healthier (again) and try to make sense of my machine learning predictive model. YouTube If you'd like to talk about your journey and how I may be able to help, Schedule a Discovery Call If you have a specific problem with remote work or travel and would like…
 
In one of the FB ex-pat groups, I saw a question posted that made me reflect on how far I've come in my journey and what it took for me to get there: "Why do I feel guilty about leaving? Like not staying in the struggle to change America. Can anyone relate?" Although not everyone experiences it, Survivor's Guilt is a real thing. I felt it when I st…
 
In this week's retrospective, I hike up a volcano and feel the heat underneath, I also make great progress with new clients, find a new co-working space, and explore the new goodies announced at this year's Apple World Wide Developers Conference. If you'd like to talk about your journey and how I may be able to help, schedule a Discovery Call If yo…
 
With my first month in Guatemala complete, I’ve captured my costs and break them down here. There were a few surprises and I definitely will be making some changes moving forward. YouTube Show Links: Playa Del Carmen Cost of Living I Milked a Cow Discovery Call Strategy Call The Cocoa Nomad Newsletter is now available! With each issue, you’ll recei…
 
In this week’s review, I prepare for WWDC, struggle to make it to the gym, and learn a bit of wacky Olympics trivia. YouTube version Links: 1904 Olympic Marathon Discovery Call Strategy Call Other YouTube Channels: SwiftUI MVP Indie Creator Studio Merch Eat, Sleep, Swift, Repeat Tee Swift Is My Love Language Tee Join me in my weekly review of how m…
 
One of the best practices I've implemented in my remote work career is having an accountability partner. Similar to having a training partner in sports or a buddy on field trips in school, having someone invested in your success is a game-changer. In this video, I share some of the major benefits. Improving Your Chances of Success Having an account…
 
One of the best practices I've implemented in my remote work career is having an accountability partner. Similar to having a training partner in sports or a buddy on field trips in school, having someone invested in your success is a game-changer. In this video, I share some of the major benefits. Benefits of An Accountability Partner (YouTube) How…
 
In this week’s review, I learn a big lesson about making decisions, geek out on basketball stats and get to work with my 2nd brain. YouTube Links: Basketball Hall of Fame - NBA Career - Intro Basketball Hall of Fame - NBA Career - FAQ Other YouTube Channels: SwiftUI MVP - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiLI2IQp9I91nS_dWHIjGFQ/ Indie Creator Studi…
 
In this week’s review, I create my first lead magnet, start a learning journal and milk a cow!! YouTube: https://youtu.be/AflpsiGW42A Links: Burner Method - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jt4lTiXy8c Work Locations For Remote Workers - https://youtu.be/ibXSku4Q Work Locations Guide - https://subscribe.cocoanomad.studio Other YouTube Channels: Swif…
 
In this week’s review, I reconcile my feelings with the internet, attend my first online conference in a year and learn the value of spontaneity. YouTube Links: Work Locations For Remote Workers (YouTube) Work Locations Guide Context Switching - Indie Creator Studio Other YouTube Channels: SwiftUI MVP Indie Creator Studio Join me in my weekly revie…
 
In this week’s review, I land in Guatemala, deal with a COVID scare and bless the rains down in Antigua. YouTube Other YouTube Channels: SwiftUI MVP Indie Creator Studio Merch Eat, Sleep, Swift, Repeat Tee Swift Is My Love Language Tee Join me in my weekly review of how my projects are going. I use the basic retrospective approach and evaluate my p…
 
As a remote worker, I like variety in my workspaces and find that I am more effective at getting things done, depending on the environment. In this episode, I share my approach to choosing work locations, diving into the benefits and drawbacks of each. Sometimes that beach or poolside work locale makes sense. Links: SwiftUI MVP Indie Creator Studio…
 
In this week’s review, I recover from my phone loss, deal with illness and the need to rest, and perform standup comedy for the first time in years. YouTube Links: SwiftUI MVP Indie Creator Studio Merch Eat, Sleep, Swift, Repeat Tee Swift Is My Love Language Tee Tabs In The Streets, Spaces In The Sheets Join me in my weekly review of how my project…
 
In this week’s review, I share the progress I’ve made with the 2 newest YouTube channels, lament the loss of my phone while swimming with the turtles and make last-minute plans to replace my equipment. Links: • SwiftUI MVP • Indie Creator Studio Merch • Eat, Sleep, Swift, Repeat Tee • Swift Is My Love Language Tee Join me in my weekly review of how…
 
Indie Creator Studio is an opportunity to “peek behind the curtain” and view the lives of indie creators as they navigate the waters of bringing their ideas to life. Each episode dives into different aspects of the journey, from the struggles involved in getting things done to the tools and tips that have helped us along the way. In our latest epis…
 
After 4 months in Playa Del Carmen, I have a solid handle on my cost of living. In the latest video, I break down what the major expenses are and share some ways in which you can potentially achieve significant savings over what I spent. YouTube Show Links: I'd love to hear from you. Reach out with comments, feedback or show ideas on Twitter or Ins…
 
In this week’s review, I look into the challenges I’m having with sleep, reflect on an awesome content coaching session and look into changing my media consumption. Join me in my weekly review of how my projects are going. I use the basic retrospective approach and evaluate my progress. If you'd like to follow along, I use the following questions a…
 
Over the course of your travels, you will need to pay for goods and services. You will also need to receive payment, whether it’s from clients or friends when going out to dinner. Not all payment systems are available everywhere so you’ll need flexibility if you want to pay/receive funds without the hassle of constantly using cash or credit cards, …
 
We've created a new podcast, Indie Creator Studio Indie Creator Studio is an opportunity to “peek behind the curtain” and view the lives of indie creators as they navigate the waters of bringing their ideas to life. Each episode dives into different aspects of the journey, from the struggles involved in getting things done to the tools and tips tha…
 
In this week’s review, I share my process for letting go of the past to minimize distractions, launch a new podcast/YouTube channel and get a new toy in the mail! YouTube version Join me in my weekly review of how my projects are going. I use the basic retrospective approach and evaluate my progress. If you'd like to follow along, I use the followi…
 
I received the following question in response to the "Switching to Weekly Sprints" episode: "Working in teams, how do you help reduce meeting fatigue when switching to weekly sprints? This is the primary reason I have kept to two weeks, also with a higher frequency of meetings (reviews, retros, etc.) I feel it leaves less time in the week for actua…
 
In this latest update, I unveil a new upcoming YouTube channel (or 2) View on YouTube Join me in my weekly review of how my projects are going. I use the basic retrospective approach and evaluate my progress. If you'd like to follow along, I use the following questions as a format: Retrospective Questions What went well? What didn’t go so well? Wha…
 
I share my reasons for switching to a weekly sprint. My goal is to improve my personal productivity AND share my process and progress on my projects to inform and inspire you to do the same. One benefit of this is a new series called "What I'm Working On". I'm challenging myself to provide new helpful content every week and you can get a behind-the…
 
In this latest update, I share that I’m finally debt-free after a rough 2019! YouTube version Join me in my weekly review of how my projects are going. I use the basic retrospective approach and evaluate my progress. If you'd like to follow along, I use the following questions as a format: Retrospective Questions What went well? What didn’t go so w…
 
Join me in my weekly review of how my projects are going. YouTube version I use the basic retrospective approach and evaluate my progress. If you'd like to follow along, I use the following questions as a format: Retrospective Questions What went well? What didn’t go so well? What have I learned? What still puzzles me? What will you do differently?…
 
One year after the pandemic threw the world into a tailspin, things are starting to reopen, though at various stages. With the increase in travel, I’ve noticed an increase in the amount of travel shaming on social media. In the latest episode, I go into the types of shaming that I’ve encountered and how I handle it. The Cocoa Nomad Newsletter is no…
 
After a longer than expected hiatus, I'm back! In this episode, I share what's been going on since last year. I talk about my new location, projects, and upcoming plans. But more importantly, I want to hear from you. My goal for this podcast is to provide information and inspiration to help you create the life you want wherever you want to be in th…
 
I’m frequently asked questions about living and working abroad, so I’ve decided to start answering questions that may help others who may be interested. If you have any questions, feel free to drop them in the comments. I’ll do my best to answer any/all questions. CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE https://thecocoanomad.com https://twitter.com/thecocoanomad ht…
 
Medellin is about to reopen for business! Well, sorta. In the latest retrospective, I have a successful keynote speech and get my first sales on Merch and RedBubble! Link: Cheeky Geek RedBubble Show Links You can listen to the Cocoa Nomad Podcast on the following services: Anchor FM iTunes Spotify Stitcher I'd love to hear from you. Reach out with …
 
It’s vacation time in the latest retrospective! I accept my limitations and drop a side project, launch a 2nd RedBubble store and gear up for the fall. Link: Cheeky Geek RedBubble CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE https://thecocoanomad.com https://twitter.com/thecocoanomad https://facebook.com/thecocoanomad https://instagram.com/thecocoanomad --- This episode…
 
I’ve been in Medellin, Colombia for over 6 months now and decided it may be helpful to share my cost of living (quarantine edition). CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE https://thecocoanomad.com https://twitter.com/thecocoanomad https://facebook.com/thecocoanomad https://instagram.com/thecocoanomad --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to m…
 
In the latest retrospective, I share my enthusiasm about my 1st RedBubble sale, update the design on the Reflexes App, and reconcile my feelings on being back in lockdown in Colombia. Episode Link: The Cocoa Nomad RedBubble Reflexes Plank Challenge I'd love to hear from you. Reach out with comments, feedback or show ideas on Twitter or Instagram CO…
 
In this episode, I provide simple techniques to help you uncover your superpowers, the things that you do best that can help you do your best work, and live your best life. You can listen to the Cocoa Nomad Podcast on the following services: Anchor FM iTunes Spotify Stitcher I'd love to hear from you. Reach out with comments, feedback or show ideas…
 
Wubba Lubba Dub Dub!! In the latest retrospective, I share my thoughts on WWDC 2020, share an important lesson that’s helping me at the poker table and announce the latest changes for the channel. Show Links The Reflexes App (iOS) Swift By Sundell (Eliza Block/Josh Shaffer) You can listen to the Cocoa Nomad Podcast on the following services: Anchor…
 
In the latest retrospective, I finally launch on YouTube!!! I talk about my efforts to focus on more impactful things, the need to pace myself, and share my plans for the rest of 2020. Show Links The Reflexes App (iOS) 360|iDev You can listen to the Cocoa Nomad Podcast on the following services: Anchor FM iTunes Spotify Stitcher I'd love to hear fr…
 
In this week’s episode, I talk about my decision to leave the US, why I made the choice and questions to ask yourself if you’re considering the same. Show Notes: Nomad Capitalist You can listen to the Cocoa Nomad Podcast on the following services: Anchor FM iTunes Spotify Stitcher I'd love to hear from you. Reach out with comments, feedback or show…
 
In the latest retrospective, I explore the myriad of feelings from the past two weeks, find some solace in recent success and try to push forward. Show Links The Reflexes App [iOS] The Nomad Capitalist You can listen to the Cocoa Nomad Podcast on the following services: Anchor FM iTunes Spotify Stitcher I'd love to hear from you. Reach out with com…
 
In this week’s episode, I talk about how the jab in boxing serves a metaphor for your life. Whether it’s health, finances or your professional career, it’s helpful in understanding foundational and flexible practices critical for success. You can listen to the Cocoa Nomad Podcast on the following services: Anchor FM iTunes Spotify Stitcher I'd love…
 
In the latest retrospective, I share some advice on dealing with praise and criticism, explore how poor communication can ruin good relationships and take on a new challenge (that’s really an old challenge). You can listen to the Cocoa Nomad Podcast on the following services: Anchor FM iTunes Spotify Stitcher I'd love to hear from you. Reach out wi…
 
In this week’s episode, I explore the topic of mindshare, the things that get our time and attention. I share the ways that I’ve tried to help manage what gets my mindshare to balance my happiness and productivity. Show Notes: Episode #28: Make Time Episode #34: Workflow Mastery Episode #24: Arbitrage Episode #11: Making Constraints Work For You Yo…
 
In this week’s episode, I share how I allowed fear to dominate much of my life choices. I break down the biggest fears that affected my life, what those fears cost me and what it finally took to start making different decisions. I also explore vulnerability and how facing it can make or cost you the heavyweight championship. Show Notes: Episode #42…
 
In the latest retrospective, I explain what's been happening during the break, share my inherent distrust of airlines and detail how I’m handling the quarantine and what’s changed about my future plans. Episode Link: Show Notes: Afros Unidos - Cuarentena Solidara You can listen to the Cocoa Nomad Podcast on the following services: Anchor FM iTunes …
 
In this week’s episode, I take a light-hearted approach to discussing the physics of productivity. I’ll highlight some of the more popular rules that govern us and how our awareness of them can improve our work Show Notes: Mythical Man Month Brook’s Law Pareto Principle (80/20 Rule) Parkinson’s Law Hofstader’s Law You can listen to the Cocoa Nomad …
 
In the latest retrospective, I deal with social distancing, changing travel plans and coping with uncertainty. You can listen to the Cocoa Nomad Podcast on the following services: Anchor FM iTunes Spotify Stitcher I'd love to hear from you. Reach out with comments, feedback or show ideas on Twitter or Instagram --- This episode is sponsored by · An…
 
In this week’s episode, I talk about the need to understand relative impact. From seat reclining and font sizes to access ramps and viral infections, I discuss how empathy is an effective tool in understanding how things that aren't a "big deal" to us can be huge issues for others. “Being a calming voice in a sea of panic is one thing. Being reduct…
 
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