(VIDEO) Should YOU Relocate or WORK REMOTELY?

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Have you ever thought about living in the Swiss alps or the paradisiacal city of Tulum? Nowadays, there are no limits; you can work and live wherever you want! Luis shares all the insights.

There would be times in your life when things won’t be going the way you planned, and you’ll need a complete shift. And the truth is, relocating can be a great solution, whether it’s with your company or by yourself.

At the same time, working remotely can offer the same opportunities. You can live wherever you desire and move from one place to another anytime.

Watch the video to find out which is the perfect fit for you!

Transcript

Luis:

Should you relocate or work remotely? Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to Virtual Coffee Chat with Luis. I’m your host and this is my coffee. Mmm, lovely. Okay. So let’s talk about relocating or working remotely.

Now, I’ve been at both places in my life, right? And sometimes relocating is really cool. Sometimes we need a shift in our life. Maybe we’ve ended a relationship. Maybe we’ve changed from a job that was weighing heavily on us. Maybe you just need some time away from the family, or maybe you’re just bored with the place where you’re living. And in those scenarios, especially if a company gives you ample benefits to move, maybe even to another country, that’s a really nice thing. That’s a really nice thing.

So at the time in my life, I went to Sweden for a bit and it was great. It was a completely different reality, a completely different culture, completely different mindset. I was in a rural area with beautiful snow and a nice icy lake, and it was a completely different reality from I what I was used to, and I had good benefits for relocating there for some time. So that was definitely a great opportunity to relocate.

At the same time, you can do the same change if you get a job that allows you to work remotely, right? Well, not entirely. It’s a mindset thing. When your work here is remote, you can write work from anywhere, but you don’t have to. So if you feel that you need to force that change, sometimes change needs to be forced, right? Having a job that asks you to relocate is a great force multiplier to get you off your butt and get you to actually do a significant change in your life and experience something new. And at a certain stage in my life, I needed that, right? I needed that kick in the butt. I needed to have something that forced me to get out of my comfort zone. So I’m never saying that jobs that ask you to relocate are bad. They might be just what you need.

But on the other hand, if you’re in a phase of your life where you feel that you have a high degree of personal autonomy or personal control, and you would like to be the master and commander of your own destiny, then remote is by far the best option because you can still change, right? If you want to live in the town where you were born, that’s definitely possible. If you wanted to live on the beach town where your family has gone to summer for generations, that’s my case now, you can do that. Or if you want to live in the icy plains of Sweden, you can also do that as long as there’s a good internet connection.

So, I would say that if you’re choosing between a job that allows you to work from anywhere and a job that asks you to relocate, definitely measure that. Could your life benefit from a forced relocation? Sometimes you have to be honest and say, “Yes, I could benefit from being pulled, kicked and screaming, dragged from my comfort zone.” But sometimes you just want to have a job, a work life, that manages what you envision your lifestyle to be. So that’s the case for remote.

This was Virtual Coffee Chat with Luis for thinkremote.com. Please check it out for the best and latest insights about working remote and remote work news. And of course, if you enjoy this little conversation, please press Like, Subscribe and Share. Sharing is caring. See you tomorrow.

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