11 Reasons I Sacrifice Money To Work Wherever I Want

Tom Kuegler
Aug 21, 2017 · 7 min read
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“A good traveller has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.”

-Lao Tzu

This isn’t another “Quit your job and be a digital nomad!” article. This is a piece about a personal choice of mine, and some of the reasons I made it.


1. My Income Goes Much Farther

In The 4-Hour Work Week, Tim Ferriss says money is multiplied in practical value depending on the number of W’s you control in your life: What you do, when you do it, where you do it, and who you do it with.


2. Money Isn’t Everything To Me Anyway

A lot of my friends work in sales, live downtown near the Harbor in Baltimore, and generally have a pretty fancy lifestyle going out in Fells Point on Fridays and Saturdays.


3. Adventure Is My Currency


4. Because Obligations Don’t Exist

I don’t know where I’ll be five months from now. Heck, I may not even know where I’ll be tomorow.


5. I Get To Enjoy Extra Time With My Family


6. I Can Re-Connect With My Friends

When I graduated from my 8-month internship in Disney three years ago, I thought I’d never see much of my best friends again.


7. I Really Enjoy Being By Myself


8. Because I Can Work How I Want

I’ll be honest, I spend copious amounts of my day with bulky headphones on blasting ASMR videos (gently, of course).


9. Because I Like Inspiring People


10. Because I Really Enjoy Knocking Off Work at Noon On A Friday

This one’s self-explanatory. I mean, come on.


11. Because I Wouldn’t Actually Be Living


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Vlogger. Travel blogger. 26 years old. Currently in Southeast Asia. Get my free 5-day Medium course via email → http://bit.ly/2olDN4V

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