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Nomadic Leaders got some blog love from Erin Nicole Scherer of Wonderlost Travel. ūüôā

Erin shares her exploration of the world and location independence.

Have a read! –> ¬†Building a Life You Love

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Share a comment: Where’s YOUR¬†next world exploration destination?…

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[nŇć-ňąma-dik] What does it mean to YOU?

Nomadic [nŇć-ňąma-dik]:¬†adj.¬†Relating to, or characteristic of,¬†being on the move.

What does it mean to be nomadic?

At Nomadic Leaders, we believe¬†“nomadic” is, first and foremost, a state of mind.

To be nomadic is to be a mover and a shaker, regardless of where you are.

It’s about moving from within.

It’s¬†about doing what it takes to move forward: from where you are currently, to where you’re headed.

It’s about building¬†momentum, propelling¬†a movement,¬†moving hearts and minds, and moving and inspiring others into action with you.

It’s about trail-blazing.

It’s about the exploration and discovery of¬†unpaved roads and new horizons.

It’s about creating a ripple effect.

It’s about setting new ideas into motion.

It’s about speaking up.

It’s about challenging the “status quo”.

It’s about unleashing potentials and welcoming new perspectives.

It’s about immersion into new experiences.

It’s about following where an idea leads.

It’s about believing in your dreams and¬†taking action on behalf of¬†your deepest desires.

It’s about embarking on a brave personal journey, an¬†exploration of what’s around the bend, beyond the horizon, and¬†above the clouds.

==> Do YOU consider yourself to be nomadic? Why or why not?

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Travel far enough to meet yourself

In that moment, I felt I had no history, no reputation, no expectation, and no obligation to be who I had been yesterday.

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For me, “far enough” was Australia.

The year was 1996. I was 20 years old and on a 16 hour flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne, Australia, when, in an instant, I was moved to tears by the realization Рand the profound freedom Рthat NO ONE, in the entire country that I was on my way to, to live in for the next 6 months, had any preconceived notion of who I was.

Forty thousand feet in the air, this was a time-stopping awareness for me.

And seeing as¬†the woman seated next to me on the plane ALSO had no preconceived notion of who I was, I didn’t hold back. I allowed myself to feel it. Tears of relief streamed down my face¬†in tandem with the release and the profound opening that was happening in my chest. ¬†Sitting on that airplane, I processed a sudden and life-altering realization¬†of a new kind of freedom.

It was a freedom that had only come from traveling far enough to meet myself.

In that moment, I felt I had no history, no reputation, no expectation, and no obligation to be who I had been yesterday.

I was just me. On a plane. Luggage in tow. Enroute to a new land, for a 6 month journey.

I grew¬†up in a really small New England town where everyone knew everyone. Every trip I went on up to that point, was with people I knew. Some high school classmates went to the same college I did. Not bad things, but it’s important to understand that up until this singular moment on the plane, I had never known the experience of not being known.

I had never known the experience of others not having any preconceived expectations about who I am.  I suddenly had Рand was Рa blank slate. I could be just me Рwhoever that was.

Me, with no one to please, and no pre-conceived notions or expectations influencing me.

IT WAS SO PROFOUNDLY FREEING!

christmasI wiped my tears and smiled at the lady in the seat next to me.

Little did I know, she would end up hosting me, opening her home along with her family of five, for a full week during a visit I’d make to Brisbane that December.¬†She even¬†asked¬†me to stay for Christmas, insisting that I should be with a family. I was touched, but I declined,¬†having made plans¬†to meet my “framily” of other international students¬†who’d agreed¬†to meet on Bondi Beach in Sydney for Christmas (think: Christmas in a bathing suit, with a santa hat). ¬†ūüôā

All this to say ….

If you want to get closer to the truth of yourself: travel.

And travel plus coaching is a truly life-altering combination!

It really can’t be understated: the power of receiving coaching while on an international travel journey is the ULTIMATE opportunity to grow and to meet yourself: as an individual, as a citizen of the world¬†and,¬†in this case, as a leader. It’s this¬†combination that makes the Nomadic Leaders program so incredibly unique: ¬†Travel is integrated into coaching. ¬†And coaching is integrated into travel.

You can only have this level, and this kind, of personal development and leadership education, while you travel.

Add that you’ll also be amongst a community of some of the most extraordinary people you’ll ever meet – individuals who, like you, are also committed to this awesome and expansive growth journey … and the possibilities are truly boundless.

So, here’s a question to seriously consider: ¬†Who do you think YOU would be, if no one knew who you were?…

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Where are YOU working from today?

14516518_10210823918457325_5188208547589047370_nMake the world your office!

I love the fact that I can work from anywhere. My location serves as my canvas.

One of my favorite places to work from is an artful hotel lobby. The elegant and alive-with-energy¬†setting of an upscale hotel inspires me – in both on and off “work hours”.

In case you’ve never done such a thing, allow me to offer a nudge: You don’t need to stay, for example, at the Ritz Carlton to use it as¬†a perfect excuse to get dressed up, walk in with confidence, be greeted with grace by¬†the concierge, and find a comfortable place to sit with¬†a¬†notebook or laptop. ¬†You can embrace the social atmosphere and order a¬†beverage too, if you’d like – it’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right?

14591667_10210823919177343_5258877635864448130_nI introduced my sister to the fun of this while visiting her in Vermont. Two miles from her home, we found a swanky hotel that she had never walked into. We¬†decided in advance to order¬†coffee and when we did, much to our surprise, we were shone¬†to a complimentary fresh coffee bar and invited to please help¬†ourselves. Following my lead, she and I expressed our thanks and proceeded to enjoy free coffee. ¬†ūüôā

14590500_10210823918657330_6598695259823651768_nMake the world your office! You¬†never know who you’ll meet, what you’ll find, or what impromptu conversations you’ll have. A simple “Where’s home?” or “Are you in town for business?” are easy conversation starters.

I encourage you: Do it, and let me know how it goes!

The pictures seen here are of my recent visit to Hotel Monaco, which served well as Nomadic Leaders virtual headquarters for a day. Seeing and hearing the comings and goings of people from all over the world, were the perfect backdrop while I chipped away at preparations for your Nomadic Leaders experience of a lifetime.

Tell me: Where are YOU working from today?

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