What does it mean to be successful at work? And what does success mean to a company? The answers to both of these questions are evolving, and yet they’re more connected than ever.
Our personal views of being successful at work are shifting away from being able to buy a gold watch and fancy car toward having work-life balance and feeling a sense of purpose at work. In other words, particularly for millennials, we’re not just working for money — we’re working for meaning.
Retreats are becoming more and more popular as vacationers look to grow and develop themselves both personally and professionally. As Seneca said, "Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind."
The physical change in location can facilitate an internal change in perspective. I know when I travel, I'm always more open to things. This can be especially helpful when contemplating a career shift and is why career exploration retreats can be particularly beneficial.
With a desire to grow, develop my career and travel, I applied for a professional development program with Venture with Impact in Chiang Mai, Thailand and made a step that retrospectively seems to be the brightest move I’ve recently done. I’ve had a chance to escape my well-known surroundings and become part of a great international community of travellers, digital nomads, location-independent professionals as well as Thai and Burmese inspirational leaders. I became a richer person bringing back home many emotions and learnings. These are the most remarkable ones.
Do you dream of owning your own business? Do you aspire to have the flexibility to work remotely from anywhere in the world? Do you wish to combine your business aspirations with your love of travel? If you answered yes to any of these questions, check out the tips in this infographic for making your dream of entrepreneurship abroad a reality.
Traveling is prime reading time. Sitting at a café alternating between people watching and reading is one of my favorite ways to spend an afternoon while on vacation. It’s also one of the times I can focus and think bigger picture about my own life and career. Here are a few to inspire you on the next leg of your journey!
The term “volunteering” is often associated with a ‘hard work, no pay’ set up – this could not be further from the truth. While giving is at the core of volunteering, volunteers reap benefits as well. Skills-based volunteering, also know as pro bono, brings new experiences, from learning a new language to exploring new locales. More importantly, there is a whole range of skills that can be gained from this brand of volunteering, which can significantly benefit professional development.
Venture with Impact is expanding to Thailand in 2018! Read about 5 can't-miss highlights of spending time in our host city, Chiang Mai.
Professionals working remotely or seeking a digital nomad lifestyle may find themselves lacking certain skills. Here are a variety of options to take flexible online courses to amp up different areas! Whether you are working, volunteering or balancing the two, these options can give you a boost.
Productivity advice for working remotely around the world from Jessica Yubas: veteran digital nomad, remote work advocate and location independent lifestyle coach, and author of Go Remote School’s newest online course, “How to Be a Productive Remote Worker While Traveling.”
Whether you work from home, internationally, or with a global team, there are many common misconceptions about remote work. I’ve gone ahead and broken down some of the top myths about the field to shed some light on the true world of remote workers and some of the under-appreciated benefits.
I've put together a quick guide to some of my favorite transportation options around the world, some of the lesson’s I’ve learned along the way and some money saving tips.
The world of remote work is becoming increasingly popular and the demand for talented and travel-loving professionals is ever growing. Knowing what in-demand fields to explore and where to look is key.
Whether you’re starting down the path to becoming a remote worker or are a seasoned pro with a passport full of stamps, there are always lessons to be learned. The life of a digital nomad is full of opportunity and adventure, but with that comes uncertainty and room for error. While everyone’s experience is different, there are many common mistakes and ways to avoid them.
Not only is volunteering abroad an exciting way to give back to others while experience a new culture, it can also help to develop your professional skills and enhance your career. That’s right, you can have your (work/life balance) cake and eat it too!
Ever wonder what it's like to be a venture nomad? Use this post as a viewfinder to answer any questions and to see what it's like to lead the life of a participant at Venture with Impact. Continue reading to find out more about the week in the life of Alyssa Hampton.
Meet Kelly Hayes. Since getting her passport, Kelly has traveled to 16 countries on 3 continents and doesn't plan on stopping there. While volunteering with Venture with Impact, she will be teaching English workshops in the local community. As a special part of her journey, she will be accompanied by her 21 month old daughter.
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Meet Jenna VanLooven. Jenna has never lived abroad, and excited to finally get an opportunity to do so. Jenna is lucky enough to have a job that allows her to work from anywhere with internet, so she didn't have to convince her boss to work remotely! She is finally at a point in her life that is allowing her to participate in this wonderful volunteer experience. Jenna is most excited to learn something new and give back to the community. Continue reading to learn more about Jenna!
Make your employer as psyched as you are for Venture with Impact.
You are about to embark on an incredible adventure. Venture with Impact can be just as valuable for your employer as it is for you. We want to help you convince them with these tips. Once you've thought through your pitch, we recommend creating a written business case and communicating your case