Starting from working full-time, I went through 3 stages to become a full-time digital nomad.
About Rachel Smets
Rachel helps ambitious professionals feeling stuck and unfulfilled to create a meaningful and freedom lifestyle. Find Clarity within overwhelm and build Confidence to Create your next step to the life you're meant to live and not expected to. Having lived and worked in many different countries, she has learned to turn every challenge into a new opportunity.
Entries by Rachel Smets
Have you noticed how often people say they’re ”so busy”? It seems to be the new answer to ”How are you?”, ‘I’m BUSY’. Have you heard it, too? Maybe you’ve even used it yourself.
LIVING IN LUXURY HOUSES. Life after corporate, what will you do? Can you afford luxury hotels? I wouldn’t want to stay in hotel rooms, it’s such a limited space. Airbnb could be an option, but for several reasons such as internet issues, I don’t choose that option. Sharing rooms or apartments with other people? Not […]
You’re ready to quit your corporate job, but you want to make sure you never have to go back! That’s why you should not take the leap of faith! The leap of faith is dangerous and risky.
Are you fed up working hard every day? Do you want to finally quit that 9-5 job? Do you want to wake up in a good mood and do what you love? Then do it!
Why do we feel guilty so often or dwell on the past? Why is it so difficult to make certain decisions? Many people spend large amounts of time with two useless thought patterns: Guilt and worry. Guilt is in the past and worry is in the future, and both stop present moment enjoyment.
Is your job making you sick? Do you feel trapped in your 9-5 wondering ‘this is it for the rest of my life?’ On the other side of this life there is freedom. If you long for freedom, why are you not going there? Stop pretending and start taking steps.
What do you do if you are lacking support from your loved ones? It is time to apply the crab theory!
Living life without regrets needs you need to take the leap. Are you ready?
It is time to stop being a people pleaser and instead make time to build more self-worth.
Your challenge is to shut down the monkey mind in order to break free from your limiting beliefs.
Every day, every moment, every second, we are determining our reality. We have the power. We have control.
Discover how to boost your confidence to achieve what you want.
How to stop the negative self-talk.
Control your mind – your thoughts create your reality.
During times of uncertainty, taking steps to protect your mental and physical health can help your body’s natural defenses stay strong. Boost your immune system using these hacks.
You are confined only by the walls you build yourself.
How to stop feeling lonely.
How to change yourself completely
Start living the life you desire NOW!
Your past doesn’t determine your future, create your new future now.
If you want to create a lifestyle doing what you really love, do you practice networking? If you are connecting with people, how is it helping you? As I was speaking for the Women Economic Forum in Portugal (WEF, Tomar) last week, I gained some important insights that could help you with your connecting skills. […]
Have you ever considered travelling solo? Do you think it’s lonely? If you have this or any other concern, then this might change your mind. People ask me ‘Why are you traveling solo? Aren’t you lonely? Scared? Is it safe?’ It can be scary traveling alone, especially when you’ve never done it before. But, if […]
Are you waiting for great things to happen to you, or are you CREATING great things? I believe in creating your life and achieving your dreams, and not waiting for life to just happen to you. Instead of having excuses ”I’m too old, I’m too busy, it’s too complicated, …” Sure, but you have a […]
After a 24 hour journey including 3 flights, long layovers, a ferry, a train, a bus and a car ride, I arrived on the Sunshine Coast, Canada. With a 9 hour time difference, I experienced the well known and expected Jet Lag. If you’re a frequent traveler, you know what I mean and you understand […]
December begins and that means the holiday season arrives. If you’re living abroad, spending Christmas away from your family and friends can be a difficult time. For some people, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, and for others, that same word creates some form of anxiety with usually only one wish: skip […]
Wherever you are in the world, some questions always come back: How to meet people? What can I do when I’m alone? What kind of food is common? How can you adjust easily? How can I relax when I’m stressed? The answers are in this post, just keep reading.
Moving Abroad is exciting and a glamorous dream of many people. However, not everyone is aware of the costs involved.
If you’re ambitious and a multi-passionate, you probably have multiple goals and dreams. Whether short-or-long term, they can vary from improving your health and fitness, change your career path or job, to maybe move abroad and start a new life.
While supporting ambitious professionals who recently moved abroad, I publish these interviews, revealing personal stories, tips and advice. Arriving in a new country is such a change, and how to feel ‘’at Home’’ can be a challenge. Or not? This month I introduce you to Jessica Stazzone Manazza. Original country: Germany and Italy Expat countries: […]