🎙 The Digital Nomads Daily Podcast Episode #05
Dealing with high anxiety while building a successful online business with The Remote Yogi
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Learn from digital nomad entrepreneur Taryn:
🔥 How to become a digital nomad
🔥 How to build an online business
🔥 How to choose the right nomad location
🔥 How to deal with anxiety as an entrepreneur
🔥 How to set boundaries and balance life for digital nomads
🔥🔥🔥 And so much more must-know digital nomad lifestyle tips for (aspiring) digital nomads!
“A big thing for me was learning how to release shame and the shoulds around being an entrepreneur.”
Starting her journey as a digital nomad
It might not seem this way but not everyone has a smooth ride when shifting lifestyles to become a digital nomad. In this episode, Taryn shares her story about how her path was everything but glamorous. After a rocky divorce, working as an event planner and yoga teacher, she felt desperate to travel the world. While she was anxiously looking for any job that could be done remotely, she saw and Ad of Remote Year and signed up. She also found a remote position and started doing sales for an event company. During her first 1.5 years of traveling and working at low wage income, she built her business and slowly paid off her huge debt on her credit card.
How Taryn became a full-time digital nomad and built her business
After Taryn decided to embark on her new lifestyle, she created her blog called The Remote Yogi. At first, she just wanted to keep her family and friends up to date about her adventures and share travel stories. While she was traveling with Remote Year she was surrounded by entrepreneurs and marketing experts. This is where she decided to put more work into her blog and transform it into a business opportunity. After the first year she started offering her first online product that would help her to gain more consistent income. Then she added more products like yoga memberships and more recently coaching women around building confidence and anxiety issues. Tyran has been dealing with high anxiety and built routines and ways to coop with them.
Today she is sharing her experience and approach to help other women who experience anxiety. While building her business she gained marketing expertise and her next entrepreneurial step was co-founding a marketing agency. After 5 years of hard work, she can now confidentially say that she is finally financially comfortable
Defining what makes a place worth of returning
A struggle for many starting nomads is to find a destination. Of course we read and hear stories about magical nomad places. Rather than just picking a random place Taryn and Nienke Nina speak about how to pick a destination that works for you. Of course, you can also go anywhere but if you are looking for a specific experience you might want to follow the tips below:
Be aware of what matters most to you.
You must have your core values set. Because when you do, in your next destination that you travel to, you will know exactly what you need from that place. A tip from Taryn is when you get to a new city, ask yourself, how many of my values am I able to reach here.
Digital nomads have the freedom to explore.
If nature is something that means a lot to you, you have to be somewhere where you have easy access to it. In your near surroundings, or with available transportation to reach it.
Find your digital nomad community.
Even if digital nomads are travelers in heart, we still need to form a connection. Building a community far from home ends up being a necessity for almost everyone.
Digital nomads actively network.
Being able to meet a diversity of people, people who have the same mindset but different backgrounds can change your experience for the better. It’s having the capacity to network and grow professionally as well as personally.
Make sure that wherever you are traveling, you can incorporate those things that mean so much to you.
We hope these tips are helpful and you can read more tips about how to find a accommodation for digital nomads on our website.
How to handle entrepreneurship and anxiety
Two things that stood out to her in her process of becoming an entrepreneur were: releasing shame and facing the truths of entrepreneurship. Finding herself in these two situations helped her to build a healthier relationship with herself as an entrepreneur and succeed in her business.
One of her biggest challenges through this path of entrepreneurship was to learn how to get rid of a nagging feeling of shame and the shoulds. What you should be earning, what your business should have reached, how many hours you should be working. It’s ok to struggle and to make mistakes, it’s all a learning experience.
Wrong idea of entrepreneurship:
Taryn shares with us this idea that exists of building your business, which consists of dropping everything and hoping for the best. That method only works for a small percentage of the population, which does not include her. Being a person that suffers from anxiety, what worked best for her was having a variety of freelance jobs while building her company. Every person’s path is different, there is no right or wrong.
Boundaries and balancing with ourselves
With entrepreneurship comes learning how to hold boundaries with your clients and set the times that you are available. This also applies to setting them for yourself too. Taryn shares one of the methods that she has to not break these boundaries, which consists of blocking her email after certain hours, and she is only allowed to check her emails after 25 mins windows.
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