Almost all of us have been in a situation where we may no longer enjoy the jobs we do. Looking forward to vacation and counting down each and every day.
Back in the day’s of the Golden Age of air travel, very few jobs away from the prestigious Pan Am flight attendant and pilot roles were able to combine both work and travel in such an enjoyable way.
Vacations were always considered something to work hard and strive for. Months of grafting to have a few days, or perhaps if you’re lucky, a couple of weeks away from the office.
But with the explosion of technology in the 21st Century, jobs no longer required such a stringent necessity to be sat in an office cubicle 9-5 anymore.
Remote working became a more common trend and with many jobs now not requiring office space and the subsequent cost, some companies are now actually encouraging workers to be remote or to work from home to increase employee satisfaction.
Interestingly, more people are seemingly switching careers to be able to have flexibility in schedule and work hours.
Overseas travel only comes with a very select amount of jobs. Take the United States Marine Corps for example. I sat down with Gaige Keep who spent more than a year traveling overseas during his service and visited 15 countries.
Arguably, overseas military personnel could be working remotely the opposite way round to tradition, where employment begins with travel, but after leaving the military, adapting a skill set into “traditional” jobs.
Keep left for South-East Asia at the age of 18, and by traveling early on was able to experience other cultures that allowed him to become an entrepreneur back in the U.S. after leaving the marines.
The founder of GaugeMedia says that the freedom working remotely now gives him came from both the foundations of traveling for work at a young age and the networking opportunities this forged.
“Your network is your net worth” says Keep, who now runs multiple six-figure businesses by working remotely.
Now an expert in marketing, Keep says that “the military taught me one thing…I need to be my own boss.”
With more people than ever craving the ability to not only travel more but work remotely, this serves as a strong message. We are traditionally programmed to think that we should all go to college, find a job and save up for a family and retirement, but then again, an increasing amount of people seem to question what enjoyment that brings out of living life.
With travel now costing 50% less than in 1982 in relative terms, never before has the opportunity to travel and learn been so affordable for so many people.
A job that involves travel can be a great starting point for those of us craving to learn through experience, similar to Keep’s path, and with technology in 2020, and the ability to apply a wide range of skills online, never before has the opportunity at both entrepreneurship and remote work options been so available.