Marcus Meurer and I have businesses that don’t involve location requirements. That empowers us and people like us to live in a new city every 1-3 months. It’s great for individual freedom, but what about community?
Marcus Meurer is the mind behind a lot of companies. He is now focused on the problem of community for the digital nomads. He is one of the founders of DNX, a co-working organization which sets up events, camps and a lot more for all these digital nomads scattered like glitter across the earth.
I met him on the island of Koh Lanta on the Andaman Sea side of Thailand. He was leading DNX Camp at the time and graciously offered a bit of his time to share with us how he is supporting the digital nomad community.
“Getting the first client and getting the first bill paid changed everything for me.” – Marcus Meurer (Tweet It)
Welcome back to the show everyone.
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Just to catch you up, V and I have moved to a small island on the western coast of Thailand in the Andaman sea. It’s called Koh Lanta and we’re not alone here.
There is a large group of Digital Nomads here and one sect of them is the DNX camp headed by Marcus Meurer and his girlfriend.
In this podcast we discuss the nature of the digital nomad community, how it’s growing and what we can do to make the scene more vibrant for those new entrants.
Marcus Meurer Talking Points:
- Working with other digital nomads
- Transitioning from the 9-5 into the nomad lifestyle
- The challenges of building and working with remote teams
- On removing the barriers that you create when the business needs you to grow
- What is Freedom Podcasting and what do we do?
- Exploring loneliness, a significant challenge for digital nomads
- Co-working and how to create a hub for the modern workforce
- DNX Global
- DNX Camp
- DNX Hub
- Professional Podcast Production, Editing & Blueprint Course on Udemy
- Tropical MBA Podcast
- Tropical MBA – A Framework for Hiring and Managing Employees
- The School Of Greatness Podcast
- Seth Godin’s Start Up School
- The Tim Ferriss Show
- Connect with Marcus Meurer:
“Sometimes you have to NOT make a science out of everything. Get started and get the content out there.” – Marcus Meurer (Tweet It)
How to think about community?