According to Riley, everything is communication. By making connections with other people and communicating on an honest level, Riley knows how to make the most of every day. Originally from Bellevue, Washington, Riley Bennett thinks everyone should have the opportunity to be a digital nomad–and also, to try vagabonding! As a nomad, YouTuber and Crossfitter for over three years, Riley knows a thing or two about having an online career. Read on to learn the rest of Riley’s story!
What are you working on right now?
My new Amazon FBA brand, and of course having fun with my YouTube channel
What is your current desktop wallpaper? and why?
It changes every day. Much beautyness.
How do you start off your day — aka what’s your morning routine?
Get up whenever i want:)
What is one thing you do to get motivated?
Listen to music
What made you smile today?
Doing some yoga meditation for the first time in a while:)
What is something you think everyone should try at least once in their life? Or Name one skill you think everyone should have or learn?
Everyone should try: living/working abroad or vagabonding for ax extended period.
Everyone should learn: the basics of human psychology and communication. Everything is communication.
What is one skill or hobby you’ve been meaning to learn but haven’t had time for?
How to be a DJ.
List 3 simple things in life that make you really happy:
Being able to wake up on my own time and plan my day on my own time.
Being able to eat good local food for cheap and never have to cook:)
Cruising on a motorbike in tropical weather bumping good music:)
What is the best thing that you have done, just because you were told you can’t?
Make money online / have an onilne career / live in Thailand for 11 months of the year;)
What is your favourite coworking space and why?
I just arrived at Dojo in Canggu, Bali this week and it’s amazing – in one word, it has a pullup bar😜
Moreover, i’ve been blown away by:
– 2 min walk from the beach
– amazing interior design
– sound insulated Skype booths
– swimming pool
– community networking events and skill shares almost daily
– abundance of standing desk areas (even basic wooden laptop stands provided)
– the overall tropical vibe: on point 🙂
If you had the opportunity to spend a week or month in another country to be your office of the week/month, where would you go?
Too many countries to choose from:)
I haven’t been to S. America so that’s short on the list:)
Biggest item on your bucket list at the moment?
Biggest long-term: go to the Moon
Biggest near-term: bungee jump, make a documentary, do Stand-up comedy, or perform as a DJ.
As a Digital Nomad/Entrepreneur. If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three things would you have and why?
Laptop, internet and coffee?😅for obv reasons
Tell me something you have never told anyone else.
I passed gas in yoga class this morning.
What’s your favorite part about coworking?
The late night grinds (24 hour access), and meeting friends and connections and interesting people on the same mission.
What was your first job? Has it shaped where you are today?
Door to door sales. For sure it helped me with my sales psychology, speaking confidence, overall extrovertedness, and improved my ‘awkwardness tolerance’ which is similar to not being shy or afraid to approach people – and not give AF what people think of you, and just to be yourself and not give AF if people are staring at you or giving weird looks (helped with vlogging;).
Any advice for your previous boss?
Get into internet marketing:)
Anything else you would like to add?
thanks that was fun! May even do a video about my answers and/or send this to other people for interviews:)