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The Travelers

The Travelers is a weekly show about the inward journey of travel. Episodes explore themes such as curiosity, creativity, career, possibility, clarity, awe, wonder, space, and time. Nathaniel Boyle is an explorer of travel, storyteller, speaker, and the founder of Holocene, a community for creative people seeking to use travel to change or reclaim their life. Whether you're heading out or struggling to find your place in the world, this is a show about all of us, the Travelers. Stay curious.
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Aug 25, 2014

After two decades, today’s guest left his sales career, working for massive tech corporations like Symantic and McAfee, to pursue his own thing in a different place. That place was Singapore where he started his sales and marketing automation company, Linchpin.
Damian Thompson is what you might call a digital nomad, and he’s here to talk about that lifestyle - He recently left the Philippines to go nomadic, and I’m excited to have him on to chat about the places he’s lived, and in his own way, how he took the step that so many dream to take into his untethered life beyond the borders of his home country.

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What We Cover:

How travel as a kid and professional helped make the jump to living as an ex-pat easier.
Painting a picture of an ex-pat and digital nomad lifestyle
Damian's original plan to create a life of travel was to write content for websites to support his journey
A day in the life of an ex-pat entrepreneur in Ho Chi Minh City
How Damian manages his friendships and relationships
Loneliness should never prevent you from travel. Meeting people is the point of travel.

Words from an Explorer:

"Society tells you this is the path you're supposed to follow. So when you jump off that path, it's definitely scary. It's not normal. But there's a lot of us abnormals out there." – Damian Thompson

More Quotes:

"No matter if you want to be the weirdo because you want to travel and you don't really want to have a house, that's not your goal ... Trust me. There's hundreds of thousands of us around the world. When you actually get out, we're pretty easy to find. We'll be in the cities you'll be in... You're not alone if you think you're the weirdo and nobody in your family understands what you want to do." – Damian Thompson
“The line blurs between life, work, friends, family... when you decide to live a more nomadic lifestyle.” – Damian Thompson

Explore Further:

@DamianThompson on Twitter
Linchpin

Music Credit: Move Slow by Felxprod ft. Jess Abran (Myriad Remix), Intrepid Journey, by Aaron Static

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