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.
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.
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.
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: