I recently spent several weeks living and working from a camp on a deserted tropical coral beach in Taiwan as an experiment in remaining productive in challenging - and idyllic – places. It was a truly wonderful experience that ten or even five years ago would not have been practically possible.
Thanks to technological progress, we are entering a world in which the average professional person has access to lifestyle choices previously restricted to the rich and famous – largely on account of no longer being limited by location when working and running businesses.
Consequently, I would be extremely interested to hear from others who have also used new technologies, or taken advantage of evolving attitudes to work, to modify their working practices or create new businesses that enable them achieve their own “personal paradise” as a day-to-day reality - one way or another, to greater or lesser extent.
While we hear a lot about these possibilities, there’s not enough information out there from people who have actually gone out and made those leaps of faith to inspire others to do the same. I am therefore attempting to solicit and catalogue people’s experiences identifying and taking advantage of this newly-available liberty.
The “beach-bum businessman” is one obvious example of such a liberated lifestyle, but it would be fascinating to learn what choices others have made – and why, and what the outcome was. Your experiences could educate and embolden others to likewise improve their lives.