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Overcoming the Challenges of Working on the Road with Tim Winders

by | Oct 25, 2019 | Season 2

Working on the Road | Season 2 Episode 5

The world is vast, and opportunities are endless if we can only spot open doors. But with every opportunity comes challenges we need to face. These struggles may bring uncertainty, but these should not stop us from exploring other tracks. 

In this episode, Seek Go Create host Tim Winders talks about some of the challenges he had faced when his family transitioned to “working on the road.” He also shares some tips and options for those who are interested in trying this setup. 

If you’re considering running your business on the road, tune in to this episode!

Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode:

  1. Discover how you can work on the road and still have your legal address. 
  2. Learn about some of the challenges you might face while working on the road and the ways to overcome them.
  3. Find out some options you can try if you want to live the nomad life.

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Episode Highlights

[05:00] Challenges in Mobility 

  • If you’re traveling, consistency can be a significant challenge. There would only be a thin line between a vacation day and a workday. 
  • You can be more prone to distractions. 
  • One of Tim’s biggest struggles is having a high-speed Internet connection while on the road, as this is necessary for their daily business operations. 

 [09:32] Americas Mailbox 

  • When Tim’s family decided to travel while doing their business, one of the things they forwent is a legal address. 
  • They looked for states that are friendlier to people who travel full time. In their case, it was South Dakota. 
  • They receive their mail through Americas Mailbox. The company has legal residents who will accept mail for you and forward it wherever you are. 
  • This can help you have a legal address for other transactions such as banking and filing for taxes. 

[15:25] Addressing the Internet Challenge 

  • They made efforts to be in RV parks or resorts to have access to electricity, water, and Internet service. 
  • However, you do not need to depend on their Wi-Fi service. You can get a router that allows an antenna to go up higher on the roof to access additional signals. 
  • You can also have hotspots, and some of them have unlimited data. 
  • A cell booster can also help strengthen the signal. 

 [22:15] Having an Office Space 

  • Functional office space is necessary. 
  • It can condition you to be in “work mode.” 

 [24:33] Camp Hosting  

  • Camp hosting or park hosting is where people can come and stay in an RV park for free in exchange for working there two or three days a week. 
  • Some of those who do this are already retired, but they just want to keep on working.
  • You can do this if you want to travel, lower your cost, and do some cool things. 

 [26:02] Freelancing 

  • You may also opt to start your own virtual business. 
  • You can offer freelance-oriented services you can do on the road, such as coaching, coding, and consultation.

5 Powerful Quotes from This Episode

“I realized that doors were being opened where we can be more mobile in those businesses.”

“One of the key things to being successful is consistency in your work habits.”

“One of the biggest hindrances to people being successful is managing distractions in their lives.”

“If you’ve got the opportunity to take a sabbatical from your work, take a sabbatical and go travel. If you’ve got the opportunity to be more mobile in your work or your business, give it a try.”

“Try it, do some of it, see what works for you, what doesn’t work for you. And I believe it’ll be a blessing to you just to kind of stretch yourself, get uncomfortable a little bit and try something new.”

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To growing and becoming all we are created to be,

Tim