Napping as Business Strategy

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Welcome to my exciting life as a world traveler! 

I just spent the summer in Mexico with Hacker Paradise – this is me taking a quick nap in between calls at my Airbnb in Mexico. Since I was with a group, there are more than a few pictures of me sleeping in various places: on a beanbag at the co-working space, in the car, on a beach, etc. After two years of traveling and working remotely, there are pictures of me sleeping all over the world.

Asad Zulfahri sleeping on a couch
Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

You might be thinking I really love to sleep, but actually, naps are part of my business strategy. I’m an international SEO consultant, which means I work with companies all over the world. When my clients want to connect, I always say, “You pick a time that's good for you, and I'll make it work.” That way, no matter where I am in the world, I’m not going to get in the way of getting a project done on time. 

Asad Zulfahri sleeping sideways on a couch
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

When I started my consulting business, I knew that I wanted to make myself available to my clients at whatever time is best for them. So, depending on what time zone I’m in that may mean I take a meeting at 9 p.m. or 1 a.m. – really, any time of the day or night. I structure my schedule this way because I don’t want to be a blocker. That is to say, I don’t want to block my clients’ path to success in any way. So, I’m awake when I need to be, and I sleep when there’s a break. It's no big deal, it's part of what I do. It’s part of being a remote worker and a global entrepreneur.  

It also means my travel buddies get to take lots of funny pictures of me sleeping. 

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Want to learn more about what it’s like to be a remote worker? Check out a talk I did with Hacker Paradise; Benefits of Remote Work on YouTube.

Or you can just continue enjoying more photos of me sleeping:

Asad Zulfahri sleeping on a beanbag next to a guitar
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Asad Zulfahri sleeping on a big sofa bed
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Asad Zulfahri seating on a sofa and sleeping
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Asad Zulfahri sleeping on a couch while waiting for a meeting
Mexico City, Mexico
Asad Zulfahri sleeping on a beach
Sihanouk, Cambodia

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