Executive Corner

Executive Corner

“How do you funds your travel?”

This is the most common question I’m getting from my friends and from the people I met on the road. Which I usually answered with “I have a rich boyfriend in every city I’m visiting” or “I beg in every corner I can find.” They usually answered back with “get lost”. With cherry on top.

Kidding aside now, money is the number one concern when it comes to travelling. Next is time. The main reason why I created this blog is to address the major concerns of people who badly want to travel but they don’t have the means to do so.

Me, working in a nice resort at the top of the hill in Panglao Island.

Me, working from a nice resort at the top of the hill in Panglao Island.

Do we really need to be rich in order to travel? NO.

There are many ways to travel cheaper these days. Budget airlines are on the rise, and there are hostels and cheap apartments for rent as alternative for hotels. Or you can try couch surfing instead.

Do we really need to give up our career to have time for travelling? Again, I would say NO.

If you have read my back story, you probably know that I still have my so-called career. And the main reason why I put up this blog.

In order to travel long term, money and time issues can be solved by having a job that provides money and time freedom.

 

HOW?

The time is changing. We are in the time where almost everything can be done “online” and from the comfort of your own home. Or from the beach, or from the middle of the jungle or from anywhere basically as long as there’s the so called internet. So location independent jobs are more common now than it was before.

 

Meetings? You CAN do it online.

Even from the other side of the globe.

Studying? You CAN do it online.

Without meeting your teachers face to face.

Shopping? You CAN do it online.

At one tap of your fingers without going out of your house.

Working? You CAN do it online.

With your hair undone and pajamas, no tie or make up and straight from your bed! (I’m guilty of this sometimes)



When I was still working in the “office”, I heard a lot of people saying you can’t have the best of both worlds. If you have a good career, you can’t have a happy love life. If you have a happy love life, you can’t be financially successful. If you want to live a nomadic life, you can’t have a great career/ work at the same time (for long period) and vice versa. Aw, f*ck those beliefs!

 

I used to reply with that whining that you might not be able to have the best of both worlds, BUT YOU CAN ALWAYS CHOOSE WHAT WORLD TO BE IN.

 

And it’s TRUE.

We MIGHT not be able to have the best of both worlds but we ALWAYS have that CHOICE to live our life THE WAY WE WANT IT.

After taking the leap of quitting my job few years ago and finding myself between endless possibilities,

 

I realised the life I want is attainable.

That I can’t only choose between two worlds but instead I can have both of them.

 

And so this is the reason why this Executive Corner of my blog was born. Do not be misguided by the title. Executive is euphemism for people who are travelling and in control of their own careers at the same time. People who decide to be the bosses of their own lives.

The purpose of this blog is NOT to ask you to give up your career and just travel. Instead, create a life that will help you achieve a life where you can do both.

 

And this corner aims to share real life experiences of people who made that choice. Real people who took the leap of faith and made it. These are the same people who just like you had the same questions, doubts and fears.

 

And I’m hoping that this section will serve as inspiration or a guide for you to have that courage to do what you want to do and what you love to do.

 

So best of both worlds? IT’S POSSIBLE!

Christine

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5 Comments

  1. Jennie | That Backpacker
    February 9, 2015 / 4:55 pm

    This resonates with me as I used to be in corporate job, now I’m a digital nomad. Thanks for sharing this!! Looking forward to hear more of location independent jobs and good to know I’m not alone as I thought :).

  2. Keisha
    February 18, 2015 / 8:49 pm

    Hey love the way you write with conviction. Do you know any online job I can apply with? I really want to travel but money is the main problem for me. Lucky you you can do both

    • February 22, 2015 / 1:19 pm

      Hi Keisha, thank you! I can suggest to get an account from o-desk or any freelancer job sites. There are lots of offerings that you can choose from depending on your skills. Good luck!

  3. February 23, 2015 / 8:36 am

    It truly is mostly not possible to see well-educated individual on this niche, but you seem like you be aware of the things you’re covering! Cheers

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