Work online and travel the world. It sounds wonderful and more possible than ever. In an ever-globalizing world where flight prices are dropping and technology is developing at a dizzying rate, working online from anywhere in the world has never been so accessible to so many people. John Lee of www.WFA.team can attest to the dream of being able to work anywhere can be your reality.
John joins our hosts, Andrew Jernigan and Allen Koski, in laying out the realities of working from anywhere in the world. Our three nomads talk about the oohs and ahhs in the life of a digital nomad - from raising kids to visas to accommodations. They all agreed that while being able to work anywhere, it does come with certain challenges that one can overcome with research, resourcefulness, and help from communities around the world. It is truly a colorful lifestyle that takes a lot of preparation and planning to achieve.
[1:06] Home Sweet Home
[5:05] Looking at the World Through Children’s Eyes
[9:57] Travel + Work = Digital Nomad
[10:51] The Game Changer: Digital Nomad Visa
[17:12] Not Everyone Has the Luxury of Being a Digital Nomad
[19:29] How Culture Influences The Workforce
John Lee speaks 6 languages and has travelled to 60+ countries. Over the last 20 years he has lived in Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands and Thailand. His previous start-up, CultureMee, an intercultural communication platform, won “Best Travel Technology Product” at the Global Youth Travel Awards in 2018. Prior to CultureMee, John held senior finance roles in FTSE listed CRH Plc. There, he travelled to over 150+ locations over a 10 year period and got to see first hand the challenges of dealing with complex corporate tax, individual tax and employment law across multiple jurisdictions.