Why digital nomads should read The Buddha and the Badass

Why digital nomads should read The Buddha and the Badass

Why digital nomads should read The Buddha and the Badass

“Your soul isn’t here to achieve. Your soul is here to grow. Most people get this wrong. They become seduced by success and broken by failure.” โ€• Vishen Lakhiani, The Buddha and the Badass: Find Bliss and Conquer the World with a New Way of Work.


Our guest Laura joined The Digital Nomads Daily Podcast and shared one of the books that changed her life. It shifted her mindset completely and enabled her to pursue her dream of becoming a digital nomad entrepreneur. This book made her understand better how to utilize and strengthen her existing skills and use that to create new paths to lead the way to a successful life.

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A modern myth is that working relentlessly and hustling hard are the only paths to success. The budda and the badass show a different reality. The truth is that inside each one, there is a soul; once you nurture your soul and unleash it, everything falls into place. 


Laura shares on the podcast that this book helped her awaken the Buddha and the Badass inside her. It shifted her belief in herself altogether and with this new mindset, she created a new set of thoughts and beliefs. This led her to entrepreneurship and transformed her mindset to follow the nomad lifestyle.

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Digital nomads want to find their purpose 

This book is about getting closer to your life goals and it will disrupt your deeply held beliefs about everything we have been taught in life like studies, careers, success, money, relationships and so much more.

The author Vishen differentiates two characters inside of us and describes them as:

  • Character 1 is the Buddha who is referred to as the spiritual master that recognizes, uses, and applies the power of the world within us. It’s the person who can live and move in this world with inner alignment and awareness. 
  • Character 2 is the Badass and is known as the changemaker. The part of you is building, writing, leading, creating change, and transforming. The Badass in you represents the one who defies the rules, challenging the established norms so we can evolve into better species. 

Once you understand and integrate the skills of both archetypes, you will experience life at a different level from most people around you. You will operate in a mindset of abundance, inspiration, and flowing with the best self. The Buddha and the Badass: The Secret Spiritual Art of Succeeding at Work will show you how to do it step by step.

Why do digital nomads love The Budda and The Badass?

We all know that every person has a unique fingerprint and in Vishen’s view, everyone also has a unique soul print. 

Everything we go through in life, the good and the bad, leaves an impression. The result of this soul print is a set of foundational values that guide decisions and behavior, mainly on an unconscious level. Becoming aware of these foundational values is the first step to connecting to our inner selves and unlocking the Buddha. This is also related to how many people desire the digital nomad lifestyle. Many people want to focus on those inner values and define their own values instead of just following society-driven values.

The book’s key message is to discover your foundational values. Big changes and transformations, like becoming a digital nomad and landing a remote job can feel overwhelming. Many nomads experience the sensation of being lost multi times throughout their journey. 

Not knowing the next steps and not being able to see the opportunities sucks. The Buddha and The Badass show you how to deal with this and the chapters include stories and practical examples you can model in your life. The majority of the author’s unusual business philosophies are supported by scientific research. We love the practical and exercises so you can practice starting your change now. Finally, what we love about this book is the many inspiring quotes to live by.

“In most cases, anyone can imitate your business. But nobody can imitate your business if it’s built based on your story. When your values infuse your business, you’ve given special life to your creation.” – Vishen Lakhiani

Don’t forget to add it to your reading list

If you identify yourself as a passionate entrepreneur and as someone that wants to make a passive impact, this book should be your next read! It’s your turn to embody The Buddha and The Badass to succeed in your goals and mindset. Click here to read.

Why digital nomads should read The Code of the Extraordinary Mind

Why digital nomads should read The Code of the Extraordinary Mind

Why digital nomads should read The Code of the Extraordinary Mind

Do you know those books that mark a before and after? This book is definitely one of those. Our latest podcast episode with digital nomad entrepreneur Laura briefly talks about this book as it changed her life for good in 2017.

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You see, we live in a world where itโ€™s common to follow a set of โ€œrulesโ€ to live by. Think about daily things like love, education, happiness, and work that pass on from generation to generation. Digital nomads are known for breaking patterns, not only for digital nomad entrepreneurs but also for remote workers. So many of us are already โ€œbreakingโ€ those society-driven ideas in a way. Digital nomads seek a different lifestyle and step away from the conventional way of living.

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Laura shares that The Code of the Extraordinary Mind will help you to take action and step away from any limiting beliefs society has given you. Instead, it will amplify the way you view yourself, your relationship with yourself, and with your higher self. The biggest of reading The Code of the Extraordinary Mind benefit is the concrete action steps so you can start taking to change your life.

A personal disruption book for digital nomads

As the author Vishen Lakhiani says, this book is not a personal growth book it’s a personal disruption book. 

The Code of the Extraordinary Mind is a practical blueprint that helps you disconnect from the chains of leading an ordinary life. Through real-life examples, you will see that everything that we know about the world – work, money, education, parenting, health, and love is basically a thought pattern followed by generations. These thoughts arenโ€™t genetic or human instinct, they have been taught and can therefore be changed into positive, powerful thoughts.

The objective of this book is to teach you to live life by your own rules and terms. It challenges you and it makes you question everything that you have known until now. It fits very well with the mindset within the digital nomad community and is, therefore, a popular book among digital nomads and traveling entrepreneurs.

Teachings of The Code of the Extraordinary Mind

As digital nomads, we have already broken free from living a โ€œnormalโ€ life. This book not only understands, agrees, and supports your way of living, but it will take you one step further. It highlights 10 actions to take, known as the code, to get you started on the road to finding your passion.

The Code of the Extraordinary Mind will teach you:

  • Living life by your own rules. It will help you to understand what’s appropriate for you and your needs. With things like university, career path, and relationships
  • Overcoming limiting beliefs and start believing in yourself
  • Listening and trust your intuition 
  • Meditations and powerful exercises you can do from anywhere
  • Visualizing your goals and what success looks like to you 
  • Understanding and conquering your mission in life.

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Add this book to your digital nomad reading list

If you want to live an authentic life, this is the book for you! Click here to buy the book and let us know what you think!

Whether you are a digital nomad, entrepreneur, remote worker or have the idea is roaming your head. Apply the exercises, read this book with an open mind and learn a new way of living life. Itโ€™s an easy read, with simple exercises to put into practice and actionable.

Why we wanted to write the best book for digital nomads

Why we wanted to write the best book for digital nomads

Why we wanted to write the best book for digital nomads

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One of the most exciting things we do at Digital Nomads Daily is to reveal real stories about the digital nomad lifestyle. Every Wednesday, Nienke Nina interviews digital nomads and entrepreneurs to talk about the not-so-sexy stuff of this lifestyle and share helpful tips. What is great about the podcast is that you can tune in anytime and read the biggest takeaways in the show notes. Sometimes though, itโ€™s easier to have all questions answered in one place. This is how the idea of creating the best book for digital nomads came together. In this article, youโ€™ll read why we created our book Digital Nomads With Confidence and its contents.

Why the digital nomad lifestyle is so challenging

We named our book Digital Nomads With Confidence because we want everyone to feel confident in this lifestyle. So our goal was to write the best book for digital nomads by gaining this much confidence consistently doesnโ€™t come naturally for many people. While the travel and work remote lifestyle offers plenty of adventures and learning opportunities, it also comes with many challenges.


The majority of these challenges are daily struggles from simple things like how to find your next home to make meaningful connections. There are also bigger challenges that have a direct impact on your success and the biggest of all is achieving financial stability. Typically digital nomads do not face these challenges one by one but all at the same time. Navigating through so many daily questions is what makes this lifestyle overwhelming and puts a dent in your confidence.


Our mission at digital nomads daily is to help people live this lifestyle with confidence and this is why our book title is Digital Nomads With Confidence! 101 Answers To Overcome Daily Challenges And Become A Successful Digital Nomad. We believe that this is now the best book for digital nomads because it covers various topics and different perspectives.

This is the best book for digital nomads because itโ€™s a collaboration and collection of solutions

The introduction of this article shows one part of how this book came together but there is more to the story. In 2019 when Nienke Nina interviewed digital nomads she created the website. Back then, it was a project with a website and small activities. Today Digital Nomads Daily is the online platform for digital nomads and remote workers who want to learn about this lifestyle and share their personal experiences.  

Two strengths of Digital Nomads Daily have always been collaboration and community. It was during one of the podcast interviews that Nienke Nina got the idea to create a book to make it easier for digital nomads to find answers to daily questions. We wanted to create something tangible that could be the companion to travel and work remotely from anywhere. Perhaps the best book for digital nomads?

The goal of this book is to offer different solutions and perspectives on how someone can build a successful remote lifestyle using both strength collaboration and community. Together with the Digital Nomads Daily Community, we selected 101 questions to answer. While we love podcasting, the book is an engaging and informative way of learning. We found this important especially if there are specific topics you want to learn more about or need help with. 

Another important part of why Nienke Nina wanted to create the best book for digital nomads was the lack of honesty and realness found on social media. It;s a fact that this lifestyle often gets glamorized on social media. Many nomads, like Anne and Elle, shared this on the podcast and why itโ€™s important that we shine an honest light on what this lifestyle is really about and how people are becoming successful. As a digital nomad herself, Nienke Nina experienced this by firsthand and the motivation to create a practical book with tips and stories was a personal dream.

Digital Nomads With Confidence offers the perspective you need to become a successful digital nomad

What you will find in this book are simple daily questions people commonly ask or wor practical questions about this lifestyle gathered in one place. Digital Nomads With Confidence is not intended to be a guide or checklist that tells you how to become a digital nomad. We learned that a big part of success is you doing the work so we can only showcase what has worked for others so you can do it too. Question #101 does show a 5 step decision-making plan that you can apply to any transformation, like becoming a digital nomad.

What you will find inside the newest book for digital nomads

This book is a collection of experiences and important life lessons by our digital nomad podcast guest and it includes some of Nienke Ninaโ€™s personal stories. As you will discover in the book, it shows how to deal with nomad uncertainties and build the lifestyle you desire. It offers you the practical advantage of designing a lifestyle with confidence that is catered to your needs. So avoid the nagging and overwhelming feeling of nomadding by diving right into the following chapters:

๐Ÿ˜Ž Chapter #1 Understanding Common Fears and Overcoming Anxiety

๐Ÿ˜Ž Chapter #2 Remote Work & Online Entrepreneurship

๐Ÿ˜Ž Chapter #3 A Thriving Community Where The Magic Happens

๐Ÿ˜Ž Chapter #4 Creating Routines To Become Your Best Self

๐Ÿ˜Ž Chapter #5 Finding The Perfect Digital Nomad Home

๐Ÿ˜Ž Chapter #6 Setting Up Your Ideal Remote Office

๐Ÿ˜Ž Chapter #7 Packing Like A Pro

๐Ÿ˜Ž Chapter #8 Dating, Love & Digital Nomad Couples

๐Ÿ˜Ž Chapter #9 Master How To Manage Your Money

๐Ÿ˜Ž Chapter #10 Choosing Your Next Location

๐Ÿ˜Ž Chapter #11 Digital Nomad Visas & Travel Document

๐Ÿ˜Ž Chapter #12 Giving Back To Local Communities

๐Ÿ˜Ž Chapter #13 Whatโ€™s Next?

Get a copy of Digital Nomads With Confidence!

Are you excited to read the newest best book for digital nomads? We will leave it up to you if this is the best for digital nomads and we would love for you to give it a read. Grab your copy on Amazon!

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Why digital nomads travel with a Kindle book

Why digital nomads travel with a Kindle book

Why digital nomads travel with a Kindle book

As travelers, one of our best activities is reading. We can do it from anywhere at a given time, and it doesn’t require an internet connection. The only thing you really need is a great book. Most travelers prefer to travel light and carrying around books isn’t very practical. It’s almost impossible because of the weight. This is why every nomad should have a Kindle book.

Digital nomads love kindle books

We love paper books and holding a book, that familiar smell, and flipping the pages โ€“ it feels like no other. As you move around, you will realize the hassle of carrying books around. Perhaps you find free books in hostels to borrow but you will never have certainty of reading the books you love. Eventually, this will make you lose interest in reading and completely give up reading. 

The Kindle books library enables digital nomads to read all kinds of books whenever they want without caring about the extra weight!

Easy to set up and buy, with an intuitive use

Setting the Kindle up is as simple as possible. Sign in with your Kindle Amazon account, and it’s ready to use. Connecting to any WI-FI network is effortless and fast, and in the Amazon library on your Kindle, you will find thousands of books. Select books from bestsellers to timeless books in any genre. The library also shows reviews, ratings, and suggestions of books written by the same author and the average time spent reading. You can get books directly on your device with only a couple of clicks, and the price of a kindle book is much lower than a paperback book.

Lightweight and storage 

Digital Nomads usually have every gram and inch of their luggage planned out. The best advantage of a Kindle is that it’s lightweight and easy to carry around. It’s like traveling with a library the size and weight of a card deck. 

The Kindle screen isn’t harmful to your eyes 

Working crazy hours and being behind the screen all the time isn’t healthy for your eyes. The Kindle books don’t have an LCD screen and are less harmful to your eyes. Instead, they use a display that’s broadly described as e-paper and quite comfortable. It also allows you to read for a more extended period, not interfering with your sleeping patterns. 

The screen’s brightness is adjustable to your needs and you can adapt it today and add a night light. Another benefit is the adjustable font size which is a great feature when your eyes are tired, and you still want to read for a little while. 

Amazing battery life 

Unlike other electronic devices, one thing that makes the Kindle so unique is its battery life. It lasts for an incredibly long time. Of course, this depends on your reading time. Generally, it goes for 1-3 months. According to Amazon, the battery can last for up to ten weeks with one charge based on the assumption that you read thirty minutes every day. 

When the battery dies, even with a five-minute plug, it gives you an hour of reading. You can quickly charge it with any Micro USB cable, which is typical for digital nomads and remote workers to have.

An easy and comfortable reading experience everywhere

A Kindle is small and light, and holding it for long periods doesn’t become uncomfortable. Unfortunately, with a book, it could get less comfortable.ย 

The newer models that have been released are waterproof and don’t overheat quickly in the sun. This makes the Kindle the ultimate companion for a sunny beach day or hangout session at the pool. Since the pages won’t go wild with the wind, it’s perfect for any weather conditions like windy, sunny, or cloudy.

Ready to buy Kindle books?

We love paperback books, but as you can read, there are some real benefits of using a Kindle rather than a book while traveling. 

If you like to read and go from one place to another with limited space, you really need to get a Kindle book. Some people enjoy the read a book to relax but the Kindle is also great for study purposes. This small device makes your digital nomad life so much better! 

Looking for books to learn more about the digital nomad lifestyle? Read the article “7 digital nomad books to jumpstart your digital nomad journey”

Order your Kindle book today and enjoy reading!!

8 digital nomad books to jumpstart your digital nomad lifestyle

8 digital nomad books to jumpstart your digital nomad lifestyle

8 digital nomad books to jumpstart your digital nomad lifestyle

Whether you are starting or planning to become a digital nomad, would like to work remotely or build your online business while traveling, we all have questions. In this article, you will find 8 amazing digital nomad books to help you on your new journey. Taking the leap and shifting your lifestyle can be as exciting as overwhelming. These books are filled with practical tips and lifestyle advice.

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The best digital nomad books to start your remote lifestyle 

These three digital nomad books are essential for people who want information about becoming a digital nomad or would like an extra push to change their conventional lifestyle. These books talk about mindset, creating your own rules, and setting boundaries.

The art of non-conformity: Set Your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want, and Change the World 

The Art of Non-Conformity is a great book to take the first steps to enter the digital nomad world. This book helps you make your new lifestyle a reality and offers advice on what things you can start doing to make it happen. It challenges common concepts about the work culture and helps us follow the path that is more aligned with our priorities. There are many topics discussed such as travel hacking, unconventional living, and developing the right mindset. It is a must-read for anyone that needs a little push to leave their conventional lifestyle and find out which path to pursue. 

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Best book for digital nomads The art of non-conformity Set Your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want, and Change the World

Remote: Office Not Required  

Every digital nomad will benefit from the advice and tips in this book. It talks about working remotely and how to escape from the idea that we have to work in an office . This digital nomad book shows employers and employees how they can work harmonically from any place, any time fully remote.  If you are someone that is interested by the thought of working remotely and leaving the conventional life behind, Remote is the book for you. 

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The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and in Business 

This book is the perfect match for someone that’s at a starting point. It helps you understand yourself and your subconscious behaviors. It focuses on how the creation, forming, development, and retention of habits occur and how you can change those habits. From losing weight, sleeping routines to saving money, The Power of habit, concentrates on the importance of the pursuit of habits to achieve your dream lifestyle. You will find real-life examples and tips to help you become a digital nomad or make a career shift.

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Best digital nomad books for entrepreneurs who’re building a business 

With these books, you will find the motivation you need to start your entrepreneur journey. These books share real stories, case studies, and a set of mistakes to avoid.

The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Richย 

The 4-hour workweek is one of the most known digital nomad books on shifting lifestyles. It was published in 2007 by Tim Ferris and has been an inspiration for many people worldwide. Itโ€™s a great introduction to how you can use technology in innovative ways and how you can work less and get more done.  Tim Ferris talks passionately about this lifestyle change. He uses also real-life examples with useful step-by-step instructions. This will help you improve not only your time management but also increase your productivity. His way of thinking offers a different perspective on your approach to work. 

If you have had the idea of becoming an entrepreneur and you still haven’t made that jump, this is your book!

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The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future

This book will teach any potential entrepreneur, how to build a successful online business from the ground up. Chris Guillebeau, the author and a nomad entrepreneur himself, talks about the challenges and the popular belief that you need a large financial investment to build a business. The book presents fifty studies of people who have succeeded with their business, initially investing less than one hundred dollars. With all these examples, come the exact income numbers, popular mistakes to avoid, and essential insights.

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Best digital nomad books The $100 Startup Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future

Books for digital nomad tips and lifestyle

 

These two books will give you a better perspective on what to expect during this lifestyle, practical tips, and financial tips to achieve this sustainably!ย 

Digital Nomads With Confidence: 101

This list wouldn’t be complete without the newest book for digital nomads on the horizon! It’s our own book that we created in collaboration with 20+ experienced digital nomads. โ€˜โ€˜Digital Nomads With Confidence! 101 Answers To Overcome Daily Challenges And Become A Successful Digital Nomad.โ€™โ€™ arms you with 101 answers about the digital nomad lifestyle. This book talks about all the common challenges digital nomads have throughout their journeys. It covers day-to-day topics such as expanding your social circle, finding the ideal digital nomad home, and making money online. Consider it your companion to travel and work remotely from anywhere.

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Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel 

Are you a digital nomad (or in the process of becoming one) with a tight budget? You have found your digital nomad book! The author Rolf Potts, disagrees with the perception that traveling requires a large amount of money. He shows through personal stories, the life of a digital nomad from a travel perspective. From how to finance long-term travel on a modest budget, advice on how to adapt to a nomadic lifestyle, and tips to decrease the culture shock. This book is a must-have for those who want to become digital nomads. It can help you decide what to take into consideration before starting this lifestyle, and give you solutions to possible problems and struggles that occur on the way. 

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Digital Nomads: How to live, work and play around the world 

This is the perfect handbook for anyone in the process of becoming a digital nomad or who already is. The two authors Esther Jacobs and Andrรฉ Gussekloo write down true stories of nomads in all kinds of situations. This book is filled with information for making your digital nomad lifestyle successful. They answer questions like where is the best place to live, how to meet other nomads, and how to travel on a budget. You will find helpful advice on taxes, productivity tips, and travel essentials.

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Start your digital nomad lifestyle! 

We hope that this list gives you a great start to pursuing your digital nomad lifestyle. Happy reading! If you are interested in more real-life nomad and entrepreneur stories, make sure you check out The Digital Nomads Daily Podcast. Here we share tips and give you advice with our guests about how to start your nomadic life.