How long do people spend in the office? Countless hours are wasted daily. And the saddest thing is that people aren't even productive when they overstay at the office: usually people overstay because they see their colleagues still in front of their laptop. This creates a social negative effect where people are 'forced' to stay at the office because they feel guilty or they fear that leaving early than their peers would jeopardize their career.
Does this sound familiar? Have you ever done that before? I am sure you did. Many people like you have wasted countless hours at the office while thousands of people were travelling the world working remotely! Yes, exactly, thousands of people today just need their laptop to work and not just survive at their desk, they are truly living their lives while discovering new places, meeting people and discovering different cultures.
There is a different way of calling these people: the most common - you might have heard of this, probably on Instagram - is Digital Nomad, someone who often change the place they live, often using tourist Visa and staying in that temporary country less than 3 months.
Another common way to address these people is Location Independent: very similar to digital nomad, also location independent travel sometimes, however, the main thing for these people is that they do not need a real-life office to work, they just need a connection and these people often decide to have stability in one city and working from co-working and bars. Another way to address a Location Independent is Remote Worker, which is a general and specific term for everyone that is a slave to powerful and reliable Wi-Fi to make a living.
If you haven't heard, The Economist (and many other sources) have realized something important: by 2035 there will be around 1 billion Location Independent worldwide. How is that even possible?! Well,here you ave three important reasons:
1) Internet connection is rapidly increasing
According to SpeedTest.net, world mobile speed increased 21.4% while fixed broadband up 37.4%. And this happened only between 2017 and 2019, imagine how fast will internet be in 2035!
2) Gen Z loves the freedom
Since 2014, according to UpWork.com, U.S. citizen saying they're freelancing long-term grew from 18.5 million to 28.5 million. Especially younger generations are more likely to freelance, especially Gen Z, (ages 18-22): 53% of workers ages 18-22 freelance. This means that the current generation will be the one leading the way accepting jobs which do not require to work in an office.
3) Co-working are on the rise
Did you know? Co-working and in general, places where people are able to work, are growing fast. According to Coworkingresources.org, the number of shared work spaces will grow from 18,000+ (2019) to 26,000+ (2022).
These are only three of several reasons that already in front of your eyes. Here at Colivingvalley.com we believe that everyone should have a choice to live the life they want: wether is having a common office job or travelling the world as a remote worker, there is no way people should forced to spend more time at the office than they spend doing other things they love: spending time with their family and friends, doing sport, learning something new, exploring the world and so on are just option that many people believe impossible because they're hooked in this modern and capitalist lifestyle.
There is more to life than communiting to go to the office and share a day with people who are just there to cash out their salary. Don't follow the other sheeps and open your eyes. You have a choice in life and this choice is: Co-Work, Co-Live, Co-Succeed™.
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