Listen to the Interview
Hello, and welcome to The Remote Podcast Episode 31. This podcast is all about location independence, digital nomadism, and living life on your terms.
Each week we interview a new guest on the show, and this week I sat down with Kate Smith, founder of WiFly Nomads and The Remote Nomad blog. She’s also a participant of the inaugural Remote Year program.
To preface, I loved this interview with Kate. We focus a big chunk of this interview on Kate’s realization that she was unfulfilled and unhappy at her dream job after graduation. Most importantly, Kate shares what she did about her unhappiness and how she took actionable steps that led her to where she is today.
I saw a lot of parallels between her story and mine, and I appreciate her willingness to share some real standout moments from her journey with us. Lastly, Kate also shares the experience of going on Remote Year, her lessons learned, favorite/least places and much more.
She also dives into her new project, WiFly Nomads, in which she hopes to help more people bridge the gap to becoming digital nomads through learning the essential skills and through personal development.
Let’s dive into it.
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Things We Cover:
- Taking risks while growing up
- Experimentation and how it plays in with life
- On getting her dream job but not being fulfilled
- How she decided to spend a year to figure things out
- Her Year of Self Discovery – picking a quit date
- Her Year of Self Discovery – experimenting and defining a criteria list for her next job
- Why it’s okay to not have a backup plan
- On knowing that things WILL work out without knowing HOW it will work out
- On volunteering in Kenya and discovering how happy people were there
- On describing her typical day to that of a Kenyan mother
- Working with a life coach and beginning the process of experimentation
- What is self-awareness
- Recommended resources for developing self-awareness
- On building strong foundations through self-awareness
- Her experience on Remote Year
- Definition of “Digital Nomad”
- Her favorite 3 places on RY
- Her least favorite 3 places
- On dealing with homesickness
- On the importance of traveling with a community
- What is WiFly Nomads
- Structure of WiFly Nomads
- Metrics of success for the program
- Why the program is based in Bali
- Her goals for 2017
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