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Mar 14, 2019 02:37:34

How to discover new cultures while being productive

by @basilesamel PATRON | 223 words | 299πŸ”₯ | 336πŸ’Œ

Basile Samel

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Laser-like focus and dedication are key for startup success, there is just no way around both hard and smart work. When you love your work as much as I do, you don’t really consider relaxing. As a direct consequence, I do not make enough time to really make the most of my life as a digital nomad. It is a shame, and I wish to improve on this point. Some solutions to get a better grasp of the local cultures I'm visiting while still feeling productive:

  • Learn the language: I downloaded Duolinguo to serve as a basis for learning and plan on practicing consistently in real life situations.
  • Go to meetups, exchange and share: Meetup and similar social apps are an incredible opportunity to exchange with locals, even though English-friendly events seem kinda scarce in some countries.
  • Learn photography: photography is a good excuse to go out and an incredible communication tool. I just happen to have a nice camera gathering dust.
  • Work from libraries: buying a coworking space subscription is out of the question. Open spaces are obviously not deep work enablers, and coworking is still expensive from a local’s point of view.
  • Write about you learned during your visits
  • 1) Google some local cooking recipes, 2) go to the local market, 3) scream "My name is Chef", 4) get the pan/oven/pot ready, 5) profit
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    @basilesamel "My name is Chef" - Idubbbz?

     avatar | Mar 14, 2019 20:42:29
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      @hwilliams woooow I didn't expect someone to get the reference :D Yes it is! I missed the trio from hell

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Mar 14, 2019 23:28:41
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      @basilesamel Hah! Now I definitely hope you do walk around markets saying this.

       avatar | Mar 15, 2019 08:14:05
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