At Optimistic Anthropology, we work with our clients and collaborators almost exclusively through phone calls and video conferences. It’s of benefit to them, because it saves them a bit of money, and it’s of benefit to me, because it allows me to work from almost anywhere in the world and continue to be inspired by different cultures and communities, exposed to new ideas, and open to new possibilities.
Of late, I’ve had a few people ask me about how I manage to integrate work and travel. My colleague Amanda Gulino, Founder of A Better Monday was one of them. When I finished writing her an email with five tips, I realized it was actually something I should share more widely. In her response, she agreed (thanks for the encouragement Amanda!) and so here we are.