Keeping Motivated As A Future Digital Nomad

As a future digital nomad, you gotta keep your goals on track. Get your finances in order, learn marketable skills as a freelancer or expat. You know just as well as I do that it’s easier said than done.

I’m here to tell you that even though the going gets tough, it’s actually easier than you think.


Escape and tune out. It’s super easy to focus on your side venture to become a digital nomad. For most people, music is a form of escape. I’m no exception.

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My weakness as an American is Spotify. With Spotify you can listen to practically anything you want. Spotify’s “Your Discover Weekly” playlist automatically generates a playlist of music based on your listening habits. With it, it’s super easy to just listen, tune out and get work done, wether you’re self-learning HTML/CSS/JS, editing photos, color grading footage in Adobe Premier or Final Cut Pro.

Not only that, Spotify is also great for keeping your motivation up. You can also save music that you like into a specific playlist for you to download and listen offline – say you’re in an area that you’re not in service such as an airplane, or exploring through some jungles in Cambodia. It’s way better than Pandora, in my humble opinion.

Bring A Friend!

Three words: caffeine induced mania.


Like-minded friends are always fantastic in keeping the motivation and creative juices flowing. In my case, my friend Rezal (GOJIRARS) has a very similar mindset as I do in terms to traveling, photography, technology and cars. He’ll be moving to Malaysia next year and fully understands and supports my goal to become a digital nomad.

With supportive line-minded friends, it’s super easy to stay on track and focus on the task at hand. Bounce ideas back and fourth, ask for opinions, get help, etc… it’s a great way to collaborate! Hence why I’m pushing Rezal to get a membership here at The Reserve, so we can do this regularly.


A VERY big part of my motivation as well when I’m done coworking at The Reserve, travel videos on YouTube really boost my motivation to make this work. My favorite channels are: Chris The Freelancer, PsychoTraveller, Vagabrothers and High On Life.

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As you can see, my recommended videos are of cars and travel. If you’re going to keep motivated, YouTube is probably one of the best resources out there! Take a gander at Vagabrother’s video “10 Reasons Why YOU SHOULD TRAVEL the World RIGHT NOW!


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