Why I’m a Social Techno-Hermit.

A fresh spin on remote work and lifestyle design.

I live a weird life. If I were to sketch it out, it’d look something like this:

My life is divided into two distinct halves:

  • Half of me is tucked away like some sort of digital-age monk, tapping away at his keyboard,

  • The other half spends his time out in the bustle of city life, thriving on the energy of human encounters.

It's a bit like having a split personality, but it works wonders for me, and I'll tell you why.

When I'm in Thailand, I’m in isolation mode. After years of tinkering, I’ve perfected my Tim Ferriss-y Andrew Huberman-ish style routine. It has everything I need — health activities get scheduled first, then time to engage in deep work. All unencumbered by the distractions of urban living.

I’m a Techno-Hermit.

But I remain connected to people all around the world, thanks to the magic of the internet. I’m able to share ideas, spark conversations, and forge connections that transcend geographical barriers and time zones. The internet is a powerful tool for finding those rare individuals who share our passions and perspectives.

I join communities for any interest I might have:

  • Online business — DC, Masterminds, Trends

  • Youtube — PTYA, Slow Growth, Film Booth

  • Writing — More To That, Business of Newsletters

Along with a healthy dose of Twitter, and plenty of private group chats.

The digital age is a beautiful thing — a playground for the curious and the unorthodox to connect with each other.

My time in Techno-Hermit mode is dedicated to creating new things and building digital connections. It’s my best version of routined life, it’s where the hard work happens.

But I recognize there's an irreplaceable value to in-person interactions. As human apes, we are wired for connection. There is something profoundly fulfilling about engaging with others face-to-face or sharing a meal belly-to-belly.

So when the lure of the city becomes irresistible, I shed my hermit-like existence for the vibrant energy of the big city, where I can meet people in person and connect on a deeper level.

The Social Butterfly.

I flutter straight to the big cities. Usually, London or NYC.

In the concrete jungle, I find inspiration in serendipitous encounters and new connections. I catch up with friends with the enthusiasm of a caffeinated squirrel, bouncing between coffee shops, drinking in the kaleidoscope of humanity.

My dual lifestyle is a delicate dance between routine and spontaneity. Virtual handshakes, and real-life bear hugs.

It's working for me, at least for now. I've found a way to embrace both the quiet and the chaos.

This setup is accessible to anyone who can embrace the opportunities of the internet. I am not rich, just resourceful and flexible.

Living this way has made me realize that you don't have to follow the well-trodden path of a traditional life. We can redefine how we spend our precious time on this ever-evolving journey we call life, and build a life that resonates with our deepest desires.

Embrace the wonderful weirdness of the world. After all, life's too short to be anything but extraordinary.