“I draw a parallel to Paris during its literary golden age, when everyone went there to write their great novel. A lot of people are coming to this particular city to work on their next great startup.

Today’s guest continues our exploration into the reality of what it means to be location independent, or a digital nomad, which is different for each of the people we bring on the show who are living and working anywhere they choose.

Jon Myers is a User Interface designer – which is a nuanced version of a web designer, that focuses on the visual aesthetics of how a website coheres around an overarching vision. He makes things not just look good, but appear to work fluidly.

As a designer myself, I’m excited to pick Jon’s brain about how he took those skills to create a life that incorporates regular, ongoing travel – and why he chose this path rather than take a job somewhere, or simply freelance from home.

Jon’s also a believer in what he is doing is something bigger than himself, something bigger at play — an opportunity for you to become a part of a changing landscape of possibility with regards to work and life.

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What We Cover:

  • How Jon Myers found his path to location independence through his skills in User Interface and Interactive Design.
  • How Jon’s life was changed from watching the Karate Kid Part 2
  • Why Jon went to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), what he found there, and why he never left
  • How to begin to create a location independent business.
  • How to think about correlating any skill to revenue to more easily turn it into a business.

Words from an Explorer:
Jon Myers on The Daily Travel Podcast

“There are forces out there that are conspiring to keep you ordinary… To be like them. And I don’t want to be like them.”

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Music: Imogen Heap – Wait It Out (Artec Remix), Intrepid Journey, by Aaron Static

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I’m a lifelong international traveler, the host of The Travelers podcast, and founder of Holocene, a framework and community for writing the story of your life using travel and creativity.