TMBA 677: Digital Nomad Cities for 2023 and Choosing Between ‘Scaling Up’ And ‘Traction’

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Some call it ‘revenge travel’, others just call it ‘getting back to normal’ but people in the location independent community are, for sure, hitting the road again. In this week’s show, Dan and Ian look at what factors feed into creating ‘digital nomad hotspots’, and the possible new emerging cities suggested by listeners of this podcast, and members of the ‘Dynamite Circle’.

They also discuss how they are going about implementing systems in their newest business, ‘Dynamite Jobs’, the pros and cons of those prescribed by ‘Traction’ and ‘Scaling Up’, and why they chose to work with a facilitator:

‘We  did some of the exercises wrong. It’s not that we didn’t understand them. But maybe we didn’t understand the intent and how they fit into the bigger part of the picture. So I found it really helpful to do the exercises with someone because we were exposed to a bunch of exercises, and now we get to pick and choose based on the way that we filled it out. So I felt, in a lot of ways, we condensed it by having a facilitator help us’.

Listen and Learn:

  • The factors that contribute to a successful ‘digital nomad’ city
  • Why ‘Scaling Up’ v ‘Traction’ is kinda like Google v Apple
  • The pros of hiring a systems facilitator
  • The power of systemizing your business

Mentioned in the episode:

Before the Exit – Our New Book
Partner With Us
The Dynamite Circle
Dynamite Jobs
Post a Remote Job
Dynamite Deals
Tropical MBA on YouTube
Dynamite Jobs – Remote Recruiting Sales Page
Scaling Up
Tommy Griffith
Justin Tan
Mastering The Rockerfeller Habits
Digital Nomad Visas
Vern Harnish
Neel Parekh
Jason Long
Noel Andrews
Ayman Al-Abdul

Enjoyed this podcast? Check out these:

TMBA 157 (LBP134) – If It Makes You Money, You Shouldn’t Be Doing It (The SOP Episode)
TMBA543: Taking the Entrepreneurial Leap
TMBA 661: The Rewards Of Challenging Assumptions

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