This post is part of a series of weekly e-mails that I send out to my e-mail list every Friday about my week as a digital nomad. It’s a little modified from its original form to look more like a blog post, but it’s still very similar to its original form. Enjoy!

How is life!

Last week I sent the very first edition of “My digital nomad week” and got so many positive responses that there’s no way I can stop sending these weekly e-mails now.

That being said, hope you’ll enjoy the second edition!

Where I’m traveling

My two week-long trip around Iran has come to an end and I made my way to Dubai, where… I jumped off a plane at 4,500 meters above the ground.

A lot of people are frightened of skydiving, but let me tell you this – there’s little else in the world that makes you feel so alive and happy than free-falling at 195 kilometers per hour. If you’ve never tried it, I urge you to do it as soon as possible… maybe even this weekend? Haha!

skydive dubai

What I’m reading

I’ve just finished reading a fascinating book by a professional comic-book artist, Scott Adams. The book is called: “How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big” and it’s basically his autobiography, where he talks about all his failures in life and how he learned from them and used those lessons to become an incredibly successful artist and businessman.

I really enjoyed the book, because it was written in a very witty style (what else could you expect from a professional comic-book artist, hey!) and it also clearly showed that there’s no such thing as mistakes in life – only lessons.

Quote I’m pondering

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein

Yes, Albert, yesss!

Best on BeNomad

This week we’ve been a little slow to publish new content on BeNomad as a lot of the interviews we were working got delayed. But they’re coming, trust me!

That being said, our team member Linas finally published an incredibly sophisticated guide on how to manage social media profiles as a digital nomad and it’s definitely worth a read if you’re interested in doing social media marketing. Check it out here.

Nomad of the week

Finally, the most exciting part of the weekly e-mail – nomad of the week!

Last week I received dozens of incredibly inspiring stories from our community about people starting all sorts of different projects to build up a remote income. Some were starting online businesses or freelancing careers, while others already packed their bags and began traveling the world while working remotely, which is absolutely amazing 🙂

Here are three inspiring stories I want to share with you today:

Nefer Lopez and his girlfriend K.J. McPike have just packed their bags, left their home in the United States and flew to Bali, where they will be staying for two months drinking fresh coconuts, surfing and working on building up their remote incomes. Check out their awesome new office!

Nefer is taking a 100 days-long “coding sabbatical” to learn JavaScript and become a web developer, while K.J. McPike, who already is an award-winning book author, will be working as a remote content writer for a podcast company to pay the bills and putting the rest of her time to transition to a full-time writer. Follow Nefer’s progress here and learn more about K.J.’s awesome books here.

Another inspiring soon-to-be digital nomad is Kasparas – a 25 year-old legend from my home country Lithuania. Some years ago Kasparas graduated from a University in Lithuania and took up various well-paying 9-to-5 jobs. However, he very soon realized that it wasn’t for him – he felt like no one was listening to his ideas and he didn’t want to spend the rest of his life working for someone else.

So he quit his job and embarked on a two month-long adventure around South Africa. When he came back home, he decided to not take up another boring 9 to 5 job and instead, start his own online company – a video editing agency focused on explainer videos. If you ever need an explainer video for your future business, you know who to call 🙂

Have an absolutely epic weekend and I’ll see you next week!

Jacob.

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