219: Nitin Sawhney – Reboot Life, Discover Asia

219: Nitin Sawhney – Reboot Life, Discover Asia

 

Podcast highlights:

  • [17:30] Remote workers are more productive and efficient, and less likely to change jobs than office workers - companies can save costs employing remote workers according to studies
  • [32:25] The "I'll get around to traveling the world someday" thinking - challenging the dominant mode of thinking and take a leap of faith regarding the digital nomad lifestyle
  • [40:05] What is Reboot Life's program? Can you live a life you don't even know you want right now?

Podcast notes:

  • [00:05] Welcome Nitin Sawhney to Asia Tech Podcast Stories
  • [01:05] An introduction to Reboot Life - a remote work and travel program for people who want to take a step back and reevaluate their goals
  • [04:05] The 12 cities Reboot Life is heading to - Bali, Indonesia - Chiang Mai, Thailand - Istanbul, Turkey - Budapest, Hungary - Split, Croatia - Leipzig, Germany - Serbia - Spain - Dubai, UAE - Cape Town, South Africa - Wellington, New Zealand - Melbourne, Australia - Tokyo, Japan
  • [08:00] Why Bali and Chiang Mai? Because they are the digital nomad capitals of the world
  • [12:30] In Bali - independent villa with a terrace and private infinity pool overlooking the rice fields and in-house cafe plus the importance of working in a public instead of the groups' own private coworking space
  • [14:25] Are people actually getting work done? The criticism of Reboot Life as an around the world trip dressed up as work and discipline as key to maintaining a digital nomad lifestyle
  • [17:30] Remote workers are more productive and efficient, and less likely to change jobs than office workers - companies can save costs employing remote workers according to studies
  • [20:45] How important is it being surrounded by really positive and motivated people and location-independence as the default position of work in the future
  • [24:10] Does it take a certain type of mindset to be productive in a remote-work environment?
  • [27:55] Where did the idea of Reboot Life come from? A backstory to how the program started - combining work AND travel instead of work OR travel
  • [32:25] The "I'll get around to traveling the world someday" thinking - challenging the dominant mode of thinking and take a leap of faith regarding the digital nomad lifestyle
  • [37:25] What does Nitin hope that changes inside of people who go through Reboot Life? When does the light switch moment happen for individuals who are part of the program?
  • [40:05] What is Reboot Life's program? Can you live a life you don't even know you want right now?
  • [43:30] The state of the digital nomad scene in India: changes in the coworking spaces in India as well as the number of Indians living the lifestyle
  • [50:15] Please check out Reboot Life at www.reboot-life.com