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500 Days of Summer

Sonja Leix
August 21, 2016

500 Days of Summer

This is a presentation on how my journey as a Digital Nomad has made me a better Designer and Professional.

Sonja Leix

August 21, 2016
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  1. SONJA LEIX
    DAYS OF SUMMER
    500

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  2. [ 500 ]
    SOURCE: NOMADBASE.IO

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  3. WORK = 1 LOCATION
    LIFE HAPPENS OUTSIDE OF WORK
    TRAVELING = VACATION
    WHAT I USED TO THINK WAS TRUE

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  4. WORK = OFFICE
    WORK = 1 LOCATION
    BEFORE I STARTED MY JOURNEY
    FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE
    9-5

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  5. WHEN I DECIDED
    TO BECOME A NOMAD

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  6. FOLLOW THE SUN
    WORK = 1 LOCATION
    3 GOALS:
    CONNECT TO PEOPLE

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  7. WHEN THINGS TURNED…

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  8. INTERNET
    INTERNET

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  9. WAS THIS THE END
    OF MY JOURNEY?

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  10. How traveling made
    me a better Designer
    and Professional.

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  11. THAT’S ME
    WORKING

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  12. FOCUS OF THE DAY

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  13. MANAGING PROJECTS

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  14. ACCOUNTING
    AND INVOICING

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  15. TRACKING TIME

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  16. “Being focused helps me be 

    more productive.”

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  17. EMBRACE
    UNCERTAINTY
    2

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  18. “By traveling I remove the known, 

    the comfortable, the predictable.”

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  19. LEAVE YOUR COMFORT ZONE

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  20. DO YOU TAKE RISKS?

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  21. WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU?

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  22. “By embracing uncertainty 

    and by taking risks, we can create 

    new opportunities and grow.”

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  23. MENTAL
    FLEXIBILITY
    3

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  24. “We are the sum total of 

    our experiences.”
    B.J. Neblett

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  25. “We make decisions quickly 

    that define the journey and the outcome.”

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  26. Keep an open
    and flexible mind.

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  27. SPECIFY GOAL
    ANALYZE TARGET AUDIENCE
    DEFINE SUCCESSS
    QUESTIONS TO ANSWER FOR EVERY PROJECT

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  28. START LOW-FIDELITY

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  29. START LOW-FIDELITY

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  30. ON CHANGING COURSE

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  31. 500+ DAYS. 33 FLIGHTS. 10 COUNTRIES. 30 CITIES…
    SOURCE: NOMADBASE.IO

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  32. TAKE AWAYS
    Being focused made me a
    better PROFESSINOAL.
    Embracing uncertainty
    made me a better
    RISK TAKER.
    Being mentally flexible
    made me a better 

    DECISION MAKER.

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  33. LOOKING BACK

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  34. WHAT’S NEXT?

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  35. WHAT DOES YOUR JOURNEY LOOK LIKE?

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  36. “Focus on what’s important, 

    embrace uncertainty, 

    and practice mental flexibility. ”

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  37. SONJA LEIX
    DIGITAL STRATEGIST + NOMAD
    @SONJALEIX

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