Well, Fab Mackojc is going to help you weigh the pros of cons of working from anywhere in the world, even if you are still working full time!
He’s the host of The Journey podcast, where he highlights people who are pursuing unconventional careers.
Fab has had an unconventional journey of his own. He’s from Melbourne, Australia, and recently realized there’s no place like home after traveling to 15 different countries over a 3-year period.
Working remotely was one of the key factors that convinced Fab to start working for himself as a freelance web developer.
And, get this, he did all that traveling while he was working full time as a software engineer for Groupon in San Francisco! His longest stint working remotely was 3 months and all with the blessing of his bosses!
He shares several powerful insights like how to build trusted relationships with your boss, how to make yourself seen when you are away, and how to make sure your co-workers don’t resent you.
Life Skills That Matter In This Episode
- Self-directed learning.
How Fab Works and Thinks
- Wake up time: 10-11 am
- Peak performance period: After 9 pm
- Ideal work environment: Quiet and alone with a sitting and standing desk
- Superpower: Introspection
- Favorite productivity tool: Pen and paper
- Unproductive habit: Internet and email reliance
- 90-day goal: Double or triple his number of podcast listeners
“When you travel around so much and see the rest of the world, you appreciate what you have back at home.”
“Some of the biggest life decisions I’ve ever made seemed like no-brainers at the time.”
“When you own the business, you generate your own wealth.”
If you currently don’t read a lot and want to start reading more, Fab offers this advice:
1) Read what interests you.
2) Don’t give up on reading just because you found a particular book boring.
Resources + Bonus Materials
The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss