For most of the last four and a half years, I’ve been building internet businesses while traveling the world.
I recently had a call with a mentee who said, “Dude, I’ve been road-tripping for the last month, and I got almost nothing done. How the hell do you do it?”
To which I responded, “There is no way you’re going to be able to get a lot of work done if you’re traveling at that pace.”
I went on to explain that after much experimenting, I now try to abide by a rule of 4/30/90. I only visit new places for less than four days or more than 30 days, and I ideally target stays of more than 90 days.
Staying in a place for between 4 and 30 days is “no man’s land.” Where I’m not there long enough to get in a productive groove, and I’m there too long for it to be just a vacation.
The faster you travel, the more difficult it becomes to maintain habits, routines, relationships, and consistent work schedules.
One of the biggest mistakes that I see new digital nomads make is traveling too quickly. Fast travel leads people to believe this isn’t a sustainable lifestyle, and they usually end up giving up and going home.
If you’re interested in exploring this way of living, I highly recommend taking your time and not changing locations too quickly! 🤙