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  • high tackle it here and welcome back to coffee time with the tack lied.

  • I am an ex Google attack late for those of you who are new out there, too.

  • There were going to talk about how to be a remote suffered developer and the other little subtleties and nuances of that lifestyle.

  • What works?

  • What doesn't work on my top tips and tricks for making this successful?

  • My first step actually has to do with making sure that you have a proper work space, a proper place to do your work, a good desk.

  • You know, you can't really just work out of Starbucks cafes all the time.

  • It's just not all that sustainable.

  • Trying to work out of hotel lobbies.

  • The Internet connection is just not going to be very stable.

  • I remember I would be working out of Starbucks cafes and then I would get kicked out, and then I would be in the middle of work so I would just sit outside, continuing to try to finish a program to finish our urgent update that I was working on.

  • Just as the moment that I was getting kicked out because I wasn't buying enough coffee the Internet is often notoriously slow and unstable, and one of the worst things I found was that discontinuity I would get when I was searching work spaces.

  • I would have to get myself off, set up other time, relaunched the APS.

  • I was working on it on my desk.

  • I had left a note or a piece of paper.

  • Some ideas I love that may be gone as I'm certain work spaces all the time.

  • Even if you're working out of coffee shops, you often need to take your laptop whenever you go to the bathroom, just to make sure that nobody takes your stuff.

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  • My point here, though, is that you may see pictures of people working remotely and they're working off of a beach out of a scenic hotel lobby in the tropical destination, and it just looks all scenic and beautiful.

  • But the reality, I think, is that you're still going to need a consistent good area where you can do your work and you're not necessarily going to want to work out of your apartment.

  • You know, it's a pretty horrible feeling.

  • When I wake up, I do the work and then I go to sleep and I don't even leave the apartment.

  • And sometimes I would do this for almost a week on, and you're essentially just living inside the small shoebox apartment the whole entire time.

  • It's even worse of your apartments.

  • Pretty small.

  • Not very good.

  • Maybe your laptops really small, really mobile and light and underpowered.

  • Maybe don't have a mouse.

  • Maybe your keyboard doesn't set up properly.

  • Maybe you don't have backup drives.

  • Maybe just don't have access to anything for me.

  • What I would do is I would locate two or three very stable areas that I know I can work.

  • Maybe it would be some Starbucks cafe, maybe a library.

  • You know, these are things that are going to help you become more productive.

  • The fact is that anybody can do a little bit of light email, little bit of light work here and there.

  • What?

  • They're sitting on the beach right but you need to be able to carve out a time and place for you to really get into some serious work.

  • You know, maybe a good three hours of time.

  • We're just sitting there working on the project or something like that.

  • And if you're sitting on the beach trying to get any of this, then I don't think it's going to work now.

  • My second tip for you is actually it's a common saying, a famous phrase that world travelers, they all know.

  • And it is that the timing is never right.

  • You know, The trick is that these days anybody can travel.

  • All of us can travel.

  • Anyone can go off and become a remote developer and tried to live that lifestyle.

  • And, you know, there's really nothing stopping anybody, except for uncertainty.

  • Risk people like their stability.

  • They like their routines.

  • They like that predictability and the security of the future.

  • But the thing is, most people, if they want to do, they could just quit their jobs.

  • Right now they have enough savings, and they could go lift that crazy lifestyle.

  • And what I'm trying to tell you is that you're gonna need to want this because the fact is that the remote developer life's thou is still something that I would say is not going to be for everybody.

  • There's never a good time where you say you're gonna leave your friends.

  • You're gonna leave your society, your family, your pets, all the chains and baggage that you've been building up but all of your life into a lightweight suitcase and they just take off.

  • There's always going to be something, you know, there's going to be your friend's birthday is coming up and you may miss that.

  • Or that is gonna be your dog's birthday coming up next and you're gonna want to that.

  • You know, I think the fact is that travel is something that has become more commonplace these days, and we look at other people doing that.

  • We may even have some friends who are doing extend the travel, and we think, Yeah, that looks pretty neat.

  • That looks interesting.

  • I could do it, too, but I'm not gonna do it.

  • And that's the trick.

  • That's a funny thing.

  • That's what everybody says.

  • And that's why most people don't do it.

  • You would have to be completely crazy and really wanted.

  • And really push yourself to want this and put yourself on the line, and then you need to make that happen.

  • No person, no job, no opportunity is going to come and tell you.

  • Hey, why?

  • Though you just quit everything that you're doing now and go move off over to Bangkok, Thailand, right?

  • There's not going to be an opportunity like that.

  • You're going to need to be the one to make that happen.

  • And you're going to be giving up something for it.

  • You may have to give up a lot for the timing is never going to be perfect.

  • Now, my third trip here is to just remember to put in your eight hours a day of work.

  • You know, I remember when I first went to London, I would remember to always put in a hours of work.

  • When I quit my job, I went over to New York.

  • I would also just remember I got put in a hours a day.

  • This isn't a vacation, right?

  • I'm gonna go there.

  • I'm gonna live just like all the other people.

  • Like all the locals, I'm not acting like a tours.

  • I'm not out to sample all the restaurants and go through other sizing.

  • I'm doing that on the weekends, just like normal people.

  • But on the Monday to Friday, I'm doing that.

  • Our work schedule, even if I have absolutely nothing to do, even if I don't know what I'm doing.

  • You know, usually for the 1st 1 or two weeks, I'm going to be goofing off on the Internet.

  • Just checking blog's read a up news, doing data backups, cleaning my stuff, organizing my computer, just all the stuff that I haven't been able to do.

  • But over time I will find that I get so bored I have nothing else to do.

  • And then I see Well, I've got another month in this country and I still have to put in hours a day every day what I'm not going to do without that time.

  • And that's when I start coming up with a project idea, a longer term project idea, and then I could start building up something.

  • You want to give yourself every opportunity, every chance to succeed.

  • If you're not giving yourself a good desk, if you're not pretty in the time, then there's so many ways to self sabotage yourself right?

  • That's what I'm saying, that if you're trying to work next to a beach and half the time you're off looking at the beach and maybe even every two hours or so, you get up and go take a dip in the water.

  • It's just not going to work out.

  • You're going to get way too distracted.

  • You're not going to feel like working.

  • You're gonna want to rush through other work, you cancer that you can go play.

  • I find that when I'm working remotely, it's not quite the same experience as Sisy.

  • When I went to London, I would spend hours that they're working out of Starbucks cafes and the library, and then I remember when my brother came to visit, then we would actually do a bunch of sizing, and we did more sightseeing in those two weeks.

  • Then I had done in three months of living in London, and at that point it became clear to meet the stark difference between a tourist who was just out burning tons of cash, tons of money on Austria's of train tickets and squeezing in as much sightseeing as they can.

  • And that's little time as possible compared to, say, digital nomad who was actually there mostly toe work.

  • What you're actually gaining is maybe cultural learnings, right?

  • You can learn about the culture, the local place, the local city that you may be in.

  • Now, along with this, I might remind you to also remember to take a vacation every now and then.

  • It may sound strange to be taking a vacation while you're on vacation, but it's actually quite a really thing, right?

  • If you're off working in some remote destination, you're actually put me in a lot of time at work hours a day, Monday to Friday.

  • And if you wanted to take like, a side trip, check out the local area, maybe check out some surrounding countries.

  • You're gonna want to make sure that you budget in time for that.

  • Don't mix and match things too much, right?

  • And, you know, don't take too many vacations, right?

  • Just like normal, unless you're actually plan to be retired, right?

  • Unless you actually want to put in less work than the normal person.

  • That's an entirely different story.

  • Now, another tip I have for you is to have some work prepared for yourself many times I've actually just quit my job and then go fly out to another place like saying New York, and I remember when I was there I spent three months just working on stuff and I didn't come up with anything.

  • Every single project failed, and it was just costly for me.

  • You want to be careful about that.

  • My more successful outings have been when I've actually built an app, launched something, and then all I have to do is additional marketing, maintenance, maybe build out a few additional features.

  • But I know that I've already put in the work and this is going to at least be successful for a while.

  • And I know that the work for the next few months or so is going to just be pretty light work.

  • That's a great time to actually go off and do some traveling.

  • There's really no guarantee that anything that you're working on, especially if it's a new venture, is going to go well.

  • A few tips for you here, one is to make sure that you're actually learning something along the way.

  • I remember I had spent a number of months learning day trading and trying to get good at day trading and reading news, and the problem with that was, I don't think I learned much right when you read a bunch of news.

  • That information gets out dated the same day, and you don't actually retain any long term knowledge.

  • One of my more successful times was when I had taken the time and decided to teach myself.

  • I found development and also launched a few APS during that time.

  • So I was often Japan learning.

  • I found development launching my APS, and by the end of that I could say that I was a pretty decent iPhone developer.

  • I could come back to the United States and start also playing for jobs in iPhone development, and eventually I did manage to land a job.

  • So one thing you can try to set up a timeline for itself, say, three months or so.

  • That's a pretty good amount of time trying to build the project within that time frame.

  • If you're lucky is going to work out, you're going to be successful.

  • If it's not like he make sure that you learned something along the way.

  • That way, when you come back and you're jobless you're going, at least have some skill that you've built up and is going to get you set up for your next chapter in your life.

  • I would also recommend that you think about trying to leverage your location right.

  • There was a time when I was doing a lot of photography, HD video photography and time lapses of selling boats.