Full-time traveler, kitesurfer and entrepreneur with the primary background in EdTech and Events. Founder & CEO of Infokus and Work Travel Summit.
I’m an entrepreneur and together with my team we help academics, thought leaders, and authors amplify their voice and grow their digital reach while our clients can focus on what they do best, write and research. Also I’m a generalist with the primary set of skills in digital marketing and belief that in the world of overwhelming amounts of information, good knowledge and discoveries have to stand out.
In August 2018 I nervously walked into my office in Kuala Lumpur to ask my manager if she can let me go fully remote. It’s been my dream to experience a one-way ticket lifestyle and become fully nomadic. By then I’ve been a 16 people team manager and nobody from the team leaders were fully remote in my company. She only asked me one question: will you be able to do it? After my firm “Yes”, she let me go.
> being able to live where others vacation and kitesurf or [insert your own active hobby] on your own terms aka whenever I want.
> take advantage of the global arbitrage and work literally with the whole world as my clients or team members.
My remote work comes together with the full-time slow travel. I’m often missing real life bond and community experiences.
4 years of being fully remote and 20+ countries. I loved working from Porto, San Francisco, and Tallinn but would always prefer a small beach town with good wifi to a city vibe.
Changing the work environment from time to time helps me to shift focus between different priorities. I mostly work from the DIY home office or Co-working spaces when they are available. Coffee shops and other public places are good for mellow brain intensity tasks.
I would like to explore Australia and check out internet speed in Antarctica :)
“Busyness” syndrome: my time and focus are always limited, learning to prioritize what’s more important was the key.
What works for me: > Hiring a virtual assistant > Getting Things Done - GTD - system with the regular daily and weekly review of the incoming tasks > Filling in my calendar schedule with not only meetings but time slots to rest, reflect, particular deep work task etc.
Apple Notes & Google Calendar Async. communication via: Slack & Telegram
With the help of a professional.
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I love organizing monthly experiences - CoLife Home - for friends and like-minded entrepreneurial people in different parts of the world. Work Travel Summit - virtual event to reimagine work and travel in the new normal
colifehome.com to be updated soon. worktravelsummit.com
Please share if you can. I moved to Dominican Republic, Cabarete for 4 months to only learn that hosting our multi days virtual Work Travel Summit with 90+ speakers and thousands participants would be a challenge because of the island wide internet breakdown that kept happening a week before the event.
I’m not a religious person but I kept praying for this not to happen during the event even though we have prepared additional internet backups and my producers were ready to support us from other countries with more stable internet. In the end, everything went smoothly and I learned the lesson of triple checking not only the internet speed but the quality and risks of blackouts when relocating to new spots.
Vicoria's Website: https://infokus.io/
Vicoria's Linkedln: https://www.linkedin.com/in/victoriapuzach/
Vicoria's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/victoria_fromearth/