THE WEEKLY #85: AND ALL OF A SUDDEN
And all of a sudden I was in Bali moments away from the initial day of my first ever workshop. Over the last two years, I have continually put myself into challenging situations, pushed myself into realms of uncertainty and for the most part I have come out the other side in good shape. If not in good shape, at least having learned an abundance about myself, my capabilities and how I can improve.
I have single-handedly planned an entire 10 day trip for ten people. We are collaborating with multiple hotels, tour companies, and brands. The participants are from all over the world and have no all converged on Bali. There are a lot of moving parts to this upcoming workshop. With no experience in event planning, I have simply just put my head down and am giving it my best shot to make everything come together. There are many ways I could have made this whole process simpler but that’s not usually how I roll.
The workshop will be at 3 different locations. Canggu, Nusa Lembongan, and Nusa Penida. From 500 applicants, I chose the 7 people, who I believe have the mindset, attitude, and skill set to create a digital nomad career and life within the next 12 months. That’s my only aim. Can I look back in 12 months with this crew and call them fellow digital nomads, free of the office and free to explore the world.
I’ve been working with the applicants through online chats and a private Facebook group to prepare them. We have already covered some solid ground and many of them are already making big strides in the right direction.
So tomorrow begins the start of a new journey. I welcome another challenge, one that is pushing me far out of my comfort zone. For the next ten days, I will be a tour guide, a teacher, and a mentor. For the next ten days, I will share as much as I can with these seven creative people to hopefully have a lasting, positive impact on the direction of not only their next 12 months but their career and their life.
Seeing as this is ‘The Weekly’, I should tell and show you what the last 7 days looked like. I was finishing up my time on Kauai. I spent over a month hiking and adventuring around this beautiful island on Kauai.
Josh and I spent a considerable amount of time at Starbucks getting some work done! We were running most days and hitting the outdoor gyms. We tried to have one last adventure to the Blue Hole hike on Kauai but bad weather stopped us in our tracks.
I didn’t take a ton of photos this week but Nic did shoot this little edit of an afternoon session at Shipwrecks Beach on Kauai.
We then headed to Oahu for a day before I flew out the next morning. We decided to run up Koko head, swim at China Walls, work out at Diamond Head and then watch the sunset in Waikiki before dinner at Da Spot. One day on Oahu was a good little nostalgic visit.
I then took a 20-hour journey from Oahu to Melbourne to Bali. I have had 2 days to finish up publishing the content from Kauai while also wrapping up all the collaborations I did in Hawaii. Somewhere in between all of that I have been finalizing all the details of the workshop and logistics surrounding the next ten days.
I always get revitalized in Bali with a great morning routine. Sunrise jog to the beach gym. Workout on the bars and then a swim in the waves at Berawa Beach. A breakfast and coffee at Hungry Bird and then the day begins at 830am. A routine one could get used to.
I’m looking forward to the next 10 days with this awesome crew. Hope you all had a good week and have a ripper seven days coming up.
Til next week.