The Cocoa Nomad Podcast

The Cocoa Nomad Podcast

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Welcome to the Cocoa Nomad podcast, a show about location independent entrepreneurship. I’ll discuss the techniques, tools and tips that can help you balance work and travel and share my experiences (and experiments) in trying to make both a living and a life.


#36: The 4 E’s of Meaningful Work
Nov 14 • 35 min
Time and attention are extremely valuable assets and I try to avoid wasting them when selecting projects. By looking at what I like to call The 4 E’s of Meaningful Work, I can maximize the likelihood of a positive outcome. Show Links: 100 Days of SwiftUI…
Retrospective #17
Nov 7 • 27 min
In the latest retrospective, I dive into my transition to writing and teaching, the importance of giving to others, what I needed to cut back on my commitments and why it’s important to find a supportive community. Show Links: SwiftUI & Combine (Daniel…
#34: Workflow Mastery
Oct 30 • 30 min
In the same way that a new business needs to have a strong handle on cash flow, a new remote worker has to develop a mastery over their workflow. In this episode I talk about how time/attention management, effective communication and an…
Retrospective #16
Oct 24 • 25 min
In the latest retrospective, I share some of the takeaways from the Playapreneurs Summit and how they are impacting me moving forward. Show Links: Playapreneurs Summit Adventurely New DTSApps website You can listen to the Cocoa Nomad Podcast on the…
#32: Comfort vs Safety
Oct 16 • 34 min
In this episode, I explore the question: “Are you doing what’s safe or what’s comfortable?” and how that question has impacted my choices of the past 4 years. Many of us have embraced ideas passed down from previous generations that promised to provide…
Retrospective #15
Oct 9 • 27 min
In the latest retrospective, I rebound from illness, look to the future and face with the truth about what I should be doing in the last quarter of the year. Show Links: Playapreneurs Summit Create an Editorial Calendar Starting With Why Make Time (Jake…
#30: There’s Room At The Table
Oct 2 • 12 min
In this episode, I talk about the challenge of creating a product in a competitive market and provide encouragement by focusing on what makes your product different and why it’s needed. You can listen to the Cocoa Nomad Podcast on the following services:…
Retrospective #14
Sep 25 • 10 min
In the latest retrospective, I kickstart my first Flutter app, commit to a deep dive into SwiftUI and draw a line in the sand for Capoeira Songs. Show Links: Playaprenuers Summit GWTA Blog Post 100 Days of SwiftUI Improve Your LinkedIn Profile You can…
#28: Make Time (Book Review)
Sep 18 • 23 min
In this episode, I review the book Make Time by Jake Knapp and & John Zeratsky. I share the techniques that have been helpful in improving my productivity and health. Show Links: Theme Music Making Constraints Work You can listen to the Cocoa Nomad…
Retrospective #13
Sep 10 • 9 min
In this episode, I battle to stay cool waiting for summer to end, redesign the data model for Capoeira Songs to better support…songs and double down on my intention to blog more. Show Links: Playaprenuers Summit DC Born Rob Interview (Part 1) DC Born Rob…
#26: The Job To Be Done vs The Thing You Know
Sep 2 • 14 min
In this episode, I explore the biases that can exist when evaluating approaches to solving problems, how focusing on the job to be done can often lead to both professional growth and optimal outcomes and why domestic travel is nothing to be ashamed of.…
Retrospective #12
Aug 28 • 10 min
In this episode, I deal with the heat and humidity of Playa Del Carmen 🔥, renew my love affair with tacos al pastor 🌮, explain why I’m such a bad roommate 🕺🏿, and reflect on the past 3.5 years of travel ✈️(I was actually surprised at the numbers). Show…
#24: Arbitrage
Aug 19 • 10 min
In this episode, I talk about the concept of arbitrage, share the ways in which I have used it and show how you can make it work in your own life. Show Links: My Retail Arbitrage Experience Retail Arbitrage (Washington Post) Nomad Capitalist You can…
(Bi) Weekly Retrospective #11
Aug 13 • 10 min
In this week’s retrospective, I provide progress updates on Capoeira Songs, share my productivity struggles and look to the upcoming fall events. Show Link: Playaprenuers Summit You can listen to the Cocoa Nomad Podcast on the following services: Anchor…
#22: Eating the Frog vs Quick Wins
Aug 5 • 8 min
In this episode, I talk about changes to the show and its release schedule, how I use music to set the mood while working and making the choice between tackling huge tasks versus small ones to start the day. You can listen to the Cocoa Nomad Podcast on…
Weekly Retrospective #10
Jul 22 • 7 min
In this week’s retrospective, I explain why I ended the Vegan Challenge, the struggle with illness on the road and why opportunities can be distractions Show Links: Why People Leave You can listen to the Cocoa Nomad Podcast on the following services:…
#20: Why People Leave
Jul 22 • 10 min
In this episode, I explain why I stopped the Vegan Challenge after 18 days and explore the one of the primary reasons why people leave (or more accurately, why they should) and the pitfalls of labeling everything as “quitting”. You can listen to the Cocoa…
#19: Cocoa Nomad Podcast: Weekly Retrospective #9
Jul 15 • 9 min
In this week’s retrospective, I turn a corner with the Capoeira Songs relaunch, debate a longer stay in Colombia and decide that it’s time for my first cosplay experience. You can listen to the Cocoa Nomad Podcast on the following services: Anchor FM…
#18: Creating Your Nomadic Lifestyle: Part 3
Jul 13 • 9 min
Finding a community as a nomad is vital to making connections and combating loneliness. In this episode, I share some tips from my experiences in finding community while traveling. You can listen to the Cocoa Nomad Podcast on the following services:…
Weekly Retrospective #8
Jul 8 • 8 min
In this week’s retrospective, I share my struggles with the Vegan Challenge, the relaunch of Capoeira Songs and how it (and Beto O’Rourke) sparked my reuse of DuoLingo for learning Spanish Show Links The Creative Nomad - YouTube You can listen to the…
#16: Creating Your Nomadic Lifestyle: Part 2
Jul 6 • 13 min
Creating and maintaining a routine is an important part of the nomadic lifestyle. It’s important to have consistency when other things around you are changing. In this episode, I share the things I take into consideration when planning my travels. You can…
Weekly Retrospective #7
Jul 1 • 7 min
Don’t call it a comeback! In this week’s retrospective, I share the downsides experienced from intermittent fasting, its impact on my work and the June Challenge and surprise myself with July’s Challenge Show Links The Creative Nomad You can listen to the…
Weekly Retrospective #6
Jun 24 • 10 min
In this week’s retrospective, I confront the looming defeat of the June Challenge and change gears for the month of July. You can listen to the Cocoa Nomad Podcast on the following services: Anchor FM iTunes Spotify Stitcher
#13: Creating Your Nomadic Lifestyle: Part 1
Jun 22 • 8 min
In this week’s episode, I share a few tips on getting started with a nomadic lifestyle and how, despite my initial plans, found myself living full time around the world. You can listen to the Cocoa Nomad Podcast on the following services: Anchor FM iTunes…
Weekly Retrospective #5
Jun 17 • 8 min
In this week’s retrospective, I share my struggles with integrating new workflows and my success in achieving my longest exercise streak (90 days!) Show Links Zero: Fasting App (iOS | Android) Paul Hudson - YouTube You can listen to the Cocoa Nomad…
#11: Making Constraints Work for You
Jun 14 • 13 min
In this week’s episode, I discuss how constraints (not AutoLayout, don’t worry) are not always a bad thing. We often drown in a sea of abundance (procrastination and analysis paralysis) and limitations provided by constraints can provide boundaries which…
Weekly Retrospective #4
Jun 9 • 15 min
In this week’s retrospective, I try to come down from the elation of WWDC, celebrate the wins of the June Workout Challenge and discover that fasting isn’t always easy. Show Links • WWDC Recap • SwiftUI Tutorial You can listen to the Cocoa Nomad Podcast…
#9: WWDC Recap (Bonus Episode)
Jun 9 • 15 min
In this bonus episode, I talk about the most exciting announcements from WWDC and how they will impact my work moving forward Show Links LBTA Components Tiny Constraints The future of interaction (Craig Hockenberry) The future of interaction, Part 2…
#8: The Seduction of “Easy” Solutions
Jun 7 • 10 min
In this episode, I slow it down, Quiet Storm style and talk about the sweet, sexy seduction of easy solutions. I get into why they are attractive and give a few tips on resisting the urge to succumb, unless it really feels right. Show Links: You can…
Weekly Retrospective #3
Jun 3 • 15 min
In this week’s retrospective, I catch my breath after a long travel day (they let me back into the country!), learn that I’m not immune to accepting suboptimal solutions, set my sights on the June T-shirt Challenge and get ready for the announcements of…
#6: Pushing Through the Dips
May 29 • 9 min
Starting new things is the easy part. We’re excited and full of passion. But what happens when that passion fades? Will you still keep going? How to keep yourself motivated and avoid distractions with “new, shiny” things? On this episode, I’ll talk about…
Weekly Retrospective #2
May 26 • 15 min
The Cocoa Nomad Podcast: Weekly Retro #2 In this week’s retrospective, I talk about how my hackathon project didn’t go as smoothly as planned, how changing countries is disruptive to my routine, and how my June Challenge will allow me to get reacquainted…
Weekly Retrospective #1
May 26 • 14 min
Retrospectives are helpful in managing your progress towards goals. They allow you to access what’s been working well and what may need to change. This episode is the 1st of weekly retrospectives in which I’ll share my goals, progress, setbacks and…
#3: Accountabilli-Buddies
May 25 • 8 min
Today, I talk about the benefit of having accountabili-buddies, people that you meet with frequently to hold you accountable for the goals that you set. Whether it’s an informal call or a formal mastermind group, it’s beneficial to have others invested in…
#2: Fake It Til You Make It Is BS
May 22 • 5 min
There’s never a need to be fake. Stay authentic and true to yourself. In today’s episode, I talk about the pitfalls of the “Fake It Til You Make It” mindset and why it’s unnecessary. I’m just getting started in podcasting solo and it definitely shows…
#1: Origin Story
May 22 • 6 min
Welcome to the Cocoa Nomad podcast, a show about location independent entrepreneurship. I’ll discuss the techniques, tools and tips that can help you balance work and travel and share my experiences (and experiments) in trying to make both a living and a…