#42 | 50 Shades of Being a Digital Nomad Girl with Jennifer Lachs
About This Episode
Jenny is the founder of Digital Nomad Girls, a community of more than 15,000 location independent women around the world. Together they explore new places around the globe, wifi passwords and best way to connect and work online.
More advanced remote working women are part of the exclusive DNG Inner Circle, a paid community that provides you with virtual coworking days, masterminds & training from expert women around the world who have “made it” in the digital nomad world.
“If you can afford a laptop and have some savings, you can make it.”
Jenny is a chemist who realized that science is really not her jam. However, being a scientist helped her experiment with various jobs online and ultimately find her path into being a leader in the digital nomad movement for women.
“I wanted to travel full time and make money. I didn’t know what to do, so I did everything that I probably could.”
On this episode, we talk about real advantages and disadvantages of the highly-glamorized digital nomad lifestyle and what you should be aware of when starting out. Jenny gives practical steps and tips on how to start working online and travel the world. You will also find out how you can join any of the DNG tribes right now as well as the unique DNG Inner Circle group for exclusive content.
“Femininity is being able to be strong, vulnerable, confident and believing in myself, building communities, bringing people together and looking after them.”
Tools & Resources Mentioned
- Asana – Use Asana to track your team’s work & manage projects.
- Focus Keeper: Work & Study Timer on iOS – Focus Keeper helps you keep your productivity high avoiding burnout using the timer. Work with time. Not against it!
- Moment for iOS – Moment is an iOS app that automatically tracks how much you use your iPhone and iPad each day. If you’re using your phone too much, you can set daily limits on yourself and be notified when you go over. You can even force yourself off your device when you’re over your limit.
People/Blogs to Follow
- Digital Nomad Girls Community on Facebook – A place to for (aspiring) digital nomad girls to connect, share tips, questions, answers advice, make friends, and most importantly, support each other on our location independent journeys.
- Female Entrepreneur Association on Facebook – The Female Entrepreneur Association is for the go-getters, the ones who believe, the ones who dare and the ones who succeed. Basically, women who are determined to achieve amazing things and turn their ideas into a reality!
- Nomad + Spice on Facebook – A group and podcast for location independent women. Long-term digital nomads Kit Whelan + Viv Egan cover everything from sexism, money, and privilege to hobbies, accessorizing, and pop culture. No bromads allowed.
- “Screw the 9 to 5” with Jill and Josh Stanton – They are a couple of wanderlusters and lifestyle business owners hell-bent on helping 9-to-5’ers take their day job and transform it into an online business. In this show Jill and Josh dish out actionable tips, answer your burning business questions and speak to other online entrepreneurs who have taken their 9-to-5’s and used them to create the business of their dreams. It’s a mix of valuable business advice, candid interviews, stories from the trenches and a curse word thrown in here and there for good measure.
- “Nomad + Spice” with Kit Whelan and Viv Ega – A podcast for location independent women. Long-term digital nomads Kit Whelan + Viv Egan cover everything from sexism, money, and privilege to hobbies, accessorizing, and pop culture. No bromads allowed.
- The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris – Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan–there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, or earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, The 4-Hour Workweek is the blueprint.
- The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson – In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be “positive” all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.
- The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin – What if you could change your life without really changing your life? On the outside, Gretchen Rubin had it all — a good marriage, healthy children and a successful career — but she knew something was missing. Determined to end that nagging feeling, she set out on a year-long quest to learn how to better enjoy the life she already had.
- She Means Business by Carrie Green – There has never been a better time to say yes! With a computer and an Internet connection you can get your ideas, messages, and business out there like never before and create so much success.In this book, Carrie Green shows you how.
- The Suitcase Entrepreneur by Natalie Sisson – If you’ve always thought that having the freedom to do what you want when you want was just a pipe dream, then think again. Right now there is more opportunity than ever.