I’m sitting in a comfy chair in a corner of a library, waiting for my next appointment & typing this article on my smartphone. Over the past few years this has been common, not just for me, but for thousands of other location independent people. I’ve worked in restaurants, coffee shops, gyms, and parks.
When we talk about location independence, we understand that with most ventures there will be some limitation on where you can be at some point in time, but the goal is that you can be productive while you wait, while you go to the bathroom, in the time between appointments.
When I arrived at this library I walked around looking at the chair options & observing what people are doing. Several people have laptops, one person was pitching another on a business. A few were on the public computers & one was asleep. All could be doing productive work to help achieve their goals & all could be wasting their time.
If you have goals there are three fundamental things you need to be location independent.
This could be detailed or mostly abstract. When I arrived here I had an idea of what I would do (write on location independence & take a picture or two) and the time I needed to leave but that was about it. Once I complete this plan talk I’ll need another.
My wonderful smartphone provides me lots of functionality. I can take pix, write an article & post both to any website I manage. The website systems are tools in this case.
There are several parts to ability, like skills, but two I want to point out are time & energy.
When I am exhausted I cannot produce. Exhaustion might be due to a need for sleep, food, rest or exercise. You have to take care of yourself, or the location does not matter.
Time is the one resource that you have in an absolute limit.
If you don’t have any time to work, it does not matter the level of independence of location,nothing will be accomplished.
With location independence as a goal, because when taking care of children the ability to work where you are should increase your productivity, we will look for information & systems that can help you where you are.