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Meet The Nomad Summit Team: Johnny FD

Originally from San Francisco, Johnny moved to Thailand in 2008 to pursue Muay Thai Kickboxing and to travel while working as a Scuba Divemaster.

He's now traveling the world 11 months of the year while living out of carry on luggage.

Johnny FD is the founder of the Nomad Summit Conference.

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Q: How did the Nomad Summit start? 

A: I started the Nomad Summit in 2015 because I saw how valuable it would be to bring together digital nomads and already successful location independent entrepreneurs to learn, grow, and connect with each other.

>> Read about the history of the Nomad Summit here <<

Q: What do you do at the Nomad Summit?

A: Now that we've built an amazing team, my main focus is to connect with successful online business owners and to find good fits for speakers and workshops. I also do a lot of interviews for podcasts and articles to help spread the word so more people find the conference.

johnny fd parasailing nomad summit

Q: How long have you been working remotely? Where have you lived since then?

A: It's been over 5 years now and I've lived and traveled all around Asia with Chiang Mai, Thailand being my favorite home base.

I'm now in Europe for the summers and currently living and working in Ukraine.

Q: What does the location independent lifestyle mean to you?

A: It means having the freedom to travel, work from anywhere, and take my time instead of always being either chained to a desk or rushed.

Q: Books every digital nomad should read

A: After The 4-Hour Workweek, they should read my 2nd book, Life Changes Quick as it was my version of a follow up to Tim Ferriss' book and how I actually made it happen.

Aside from that, every digital nomad should read Rich Dad, Poor Dad to understand why buying assets instead of liabilities are so important.

Q: How do you start your day?

A: I love waking up early and getting out of the house as soon as possible to go for a walk, fresh air, and to start the day. I'm a huge morning person.

Q: What's your productivity hack?

A: Going to co-working spaces is where I'm most productive. Being around others who are also working allows me to truly focus.

Q: What do you work on aside from the Nomad Summit?

A: Aside from the Nomad Summit, my two podcasts, Travel Like a Boss and Invest Like a Boss take up most of my time.

johnny fd after nomad cruise

Have Question for Johnny FD?

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Alexandra Kozma
 

Alexandra attended the Nomad Summit Conference in January 2017 for the first time, when the term "digital nomad" was still new to her and she didn't even know who Tim Ferris was. The Nomad Summit and living in Chiang Mai flipped her world upside down. She's now helping people become digital nomads by co-organizing the Nomad Summit conference, blogging about the digital nomad lifestyle in Hungarian and sharing her travels on Instagram @alexandrakozma She's the creator of the Morning Mindset journal.

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