But despite the fact that we decided to secure our flexibility by having home-bases in the places with good Wi-Fi and that were easily accessible to the cool attractions, we were still moving too fast, especially at the beginning of our trip. We were changing cities every few days and not really putting ourselves in the best position to work productively.
We thought we had to see it ALL and we had to see it NOW.
When you're constantly packing up and moving, productivity is hard to come by and that's not really a professional way to run a business.
I have been reading lots of posts on failing as a digital nomad lately, and the common thread is this: in order to have growth in one area we need to make this area a priority. I'm not saying that we have to stop traveling in order to grow our business, but we definitely had to choose what was the most important for us at that moment.
And it turned to be our business. Because without it, life in traveling is not that fun anymore.
We decided to make our work a priority, travel slow and create a business that allowed us to see the world at whatever pace felt right for us.
That's why we ended up slowing down, settling for 6+ months in one place and building all the systems properly.
And you know what? Apparently, it IS really fun.
It turned out that we enjoy the experience of actually living in a city rather than passing through and, it definitely makes us more productive when we have a bit of a routine.
So if you want to become a digital nomad and make it really work, you better slow yourself down.
Slow travel is IT!