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The Cocoa Nomad Podcast

147 EpisodesProduced by Alondo BrewingtonWebsite

Welcome to the Cocoa Nomad podcast, a show about location independent entrepreneurship. I’ll discuss the techniques, tools and tips that can help you balance work and travel and share my experiences (and experiments) in trying to make both a living and a life.

147 Episodes | 2019 - 2022

Keep On Rolling - Investment Report - January 2022

February 21st, 2022

17:13

The 4th full month of investing marks the beginning of my “2nd semester” of trading. While I still feel like a freshman, I’ve learned some lessons …

Down To Earth - Investment Report - December 2021

February 5th, 2022

15:27

The 3rd full month of investing was chock full of more lessons (and losses). Find out what I learn and how I’m adjusting my investment strategy in my …

$1000 Trading Day!!! - What I'm Working On - Jan 31

January 31st, 2022

13:45

In the latest retrospective, I prepare for my upcoming trip to Brazil, struggle with my daily guitar practice, wrestle with weight gain, and share my wild trading story that made me $1000 in a single day!!

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2022 Travel Plans

January 27th, 2022

9:20

After a couple of years of staying (mostly) in one place, I’m making plans to explore the world in 2022. In this video, I share my plans for what I hope will be an epic year.

What are your travel plans for 2022?


Why I Love Mexico City: The Pros and Cons Of One of My Favorite Cities

January 18th, 2022

12:09

Within the span of 24 hours, I was asked twice what brought me to Mexico City and why I stay. I decided to share what I love about living here and why I keep coming back. No place is perfect, so I also talk about some …

Slowed Down But Not Stopped - What I’m Working On - Jan 9

January 9th, 2022

10:29

In the latest retrospective, I share my excitement for travel in 2022, challenge the notion of always doing bigger things and, recover from my bout with COVID

Despite the slow start, I’m still ready for an amazing new …

I Got COVID: My New Years Weekend and How I'm Doing

January 5th, 2022

9:18

After 2 years of avoiding the virus, I caught COVID in the past week. I spent most of the past 3 days in bed. Since I'm feeling better, I decided to make a video and discuss where I think I caught it, how I'm doing and …

Making Progress But At What Cost? - FIRE Report - November 2021

December 21st, 2021

12:17

For the 2nd month in a row, my FIRE report shows some real progress. The two most important metrics seem to be the savings rate, followed by the …

Investments Are Volatile!! - Income Stream Report - November 2021

December 17th, 2021

11:28

The income streams are changing and I like the direction that things are headed. A major shift has happened in my income streams but it’s not without a downside

This is an update in my series of income stream reports as …

Big Downturn and Record Premiums!! Investment Report - November 2021

December 16th, 2021

16:18

The 2nd full month of investing had even more surprises than the first. While I reached a new high, I found that all that glitters isn’t gold.

This …

Back After Trip to Atlanta - What I’m Working On - Dec 13

December 14th, 2021

11:23

In the latest retrospective, I have an amazing time with family, take some big losses in the stock market, and still struggle with deciding on where …

Does Changing Your Circle Mean Abandoning Your Community?

November 24th, 2021

10:40

A popular piece of advice circulating the success and financial independence spaces revolve around basing your success on your Circle of 5, the five …

Focus On What You CAN Do - Eliminate Distraction & Beat Negativity

November 10th, 2021

9:28

We often get stuck by negativity in two basic ways: focusing on what others will think about what we do or on what we don’t have. In order to combat that tendency, I share some tips on changing your focus to eliminate …

The Best Investments of 2021 - It’s Not What You Think!!!

November 9th, 2021

15:21

Despite the disappointing start, this year brought about many positive returns on my investments. In 2021, the single most important investment I …

Savings Rate & Investment Return Are The Key Metrics to FIRE - FIRE Report - October 2021

November 6th, 2021

15:25

For the 2nd month in a row, my FIRE report shows some real progress. The two most important metrics seem to be the savings rate, followed by the …

Major Shift!!! - A New #2 Has Emerged - Income Stream Report - October 2021

November 5th, 2021

17:24

The income streams are rebalancing and I like the direction that things are headed. A major shift has happened in my income streams.

This is an update in my series of income stream reports as I attempt to diversify my …

$1200 Month!! Investment Report - October 2021

November 3rd, 2021

20:25

The 1st full month of investing brought a lot of surprises in terms of income. I set what I thought was a reasonable goal compared to my first month …

Why is Mexico City So Hard to Leave? - What I’m Working On - Nov 1

November 2nd, 2021

23:31

In the latest retrospective, I find the “zone” for my work-life, recover from my worst trading day (is far), and keep finding reasons to remain in …

My Job History & Salary Progression (Part 2) and How It Lead To Being A Digital Nomad

October 29th, 2021

25:42

We are the summation of the experiences that we have. Many of them come from the jobs that we've worked. In each job, we are potentially exposed to new industries, skills, and styles of both working and running a …

When A Trade Goes Against You - 70% Price Drop!!! - My Biggest Loss (So Far)

October 28th, 2021

17:58

Talk about your huge price swings!! What happens when your risky trade REALLy moves against you? Find out why the stock experienced a 70% drop overnight and what I did about it.

My journey to financial independence now …

The REAL Reason Why You Should Only Pack Half Of What You Think You’ll Need

October 26th, 2021

8:37

You Ain’t Gonna Need It

I frequently advise people who ask about packing for living abroad to reduce the amount that they’re taking in half. I was …

Why Most Advice is Useless and What to Do About It

October 25th, 2021

9:09

We live in a sea of information and advice. It’s often hard to evaluate all of it. I’m often swimming in it and go down rabbit holes of articles and …

FIRE Report - September 2021 - How Much Can I Save In A Month?

October 23rd, 2021

11:58

As I avoid the pressure to rush to FIRE, I keep my focus on the most important factors for success. The first of those is my savings rate. 

Find out how well I did in September

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FIRE Report - August 2021 - Can I Increase My Runway?

October 22nd, 2021

11:42

 In month 2 of my journey, I see a bit of progress and make a big decision that will serve me well in the future.

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This series focuses on my own FIRE as a very late bloomer. Because I've already had 3 …

FIRE Report - July 2021

October 21st, 2021

13:13

This series focuses on my own FIRE as a very late bloomer. Because I've already had 3 mini-retirements, I'm not feeling the pressure of the RE (Retire Early) component of FIRE and will just be focusing on the FI

Stages of FIRE -What Level Are You On?

October 21st, 2021

21:29

This series focuses on my own FIRE as a very late bloomer. Because I've already had 3 mini-retirements, I'm not feeling the pressure of the RE (Retire Early) component of FIRE and will just be focusing on the FI

My Job History and Salary Progression - Hourly Era

October 20th, 2021

17:18

We are the summation of the experiences that we have. Many of them come from the jobs that we've worked. In each job, we are potentially exposed to new industries, skills, and styles of both working and running a …

Travel Plan Dilemma - What I’m Working On - Oct 18

October 19th, 2021

16:05

In the latest retrospective, I discover another section of the park in my neighborhood, make a “risky” options trade, and struggle with whether or …

I Got Assigned On EVERY Option!!! - What Now?!?! - Investment Update

October 17th, 2021

20:42

My journey to financial independence now includes options trading. In my first month, I’m learning the ins and outs of making trades. In this video, I share my first experiences with trying to sell In The Money options.

Investment Income Breakthrough!! - Income Stream Report - Sept 2021

October 15th, 2021

12:02

I've turned a corner with an investment strategy that is raising my passive income. It's small, but it's validating my approach!!

This is an update in my series of income stream reports as I attempt to diversify my …

Income Stream Report - Aug 2021

October 14th, 2021

12:51

This is an update in my series of income stream reports as I attempt to diversify my income, achieve a better balance and accelerate my path to …

My First Options Trades!! - Investment Report - Sept 2021

October 12th, 2021

16:57

As part of my strategy to reach financial independence, I’m becoming a bit more active in my investing (not day trading). In the latest video, I …

What’s Your FIRE Number?

October 11th, 2021

18:23

One of the most important components for success is goal setting. On my journey to FIRE, I need a specific target to reach, my FIRE Number. In the latest video, I go over the different types of FIRE, why I’m choosing to …

F.I.R.E. Accelerants - Can I Speed Up My Path To Financial Independence?

October 8th, 2021

14:45

I’m a late bloomer and learned about the FIRE movement later in life. While my focus isn’t necessarily on early retirement, the benefits of financial independence are very appealing. In this video, I share the …

How To Progress To Remote Work Abroad

October 6th, 2021

13:45

Remote work relies very heavily on trust and communication. I've just returned to a remote-first culture, so while there was never a need to sell the …

Viva La Vida!! - What I’m Working On - Oct 4

October 4th, 2021

27:35

In the latest retrospective, I reflect on my plunge into options trading, my friend’s crazy cab experiences in Mexico City and how I finally broke …

Stop Thinking In Terms of Fear

September 29th, 2021

9:44

In this video, I wanted to address the downsides of framing things in terms of fear and how it is often counterproductive. I propose a more effective way of looking at the challenges we face on our journeys.

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What I’m Working On - Sep 20 - I Love Mexico City!!!

September 21st, 2021

20:30

In the latest retrospective, I share my struggles with practicing guitar, my first hosted guest in Mexico City and why I love living here.

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Income Stream Report - July 2021

September 7th, 2021

16:27

This is the first in my series of income stream reports as I attempt to diversify my income and achieve a better balance and accelerate my path to …

Mexico City is so COOL but I’m on FIRE!! 🔥 - What I’m Working On - Sep 6

September 6th, 2021

18:03

In the latest retrospective, I talk about my renewed attempt to achieve FIRE, how I really wasn’t prepared for the cool weather and how being back in …

What I’ve Learned From Mini-Retirements

August 30th, 2021

18:10

As I return to full-time employment, I've taken the opportunity to reflect on work, retirement and how how my many mini-retirements have affected my …

How I’m Using the 10% Rule of Side Income

August 29th, 2021

15:07

The 10% Rule is a 10 year path to replacing your full-time income, starting from scratch. I came across the rule in an article by Ben LeFort , on …

Benefits of the Wise Account (Including Debit Card)

August 26th, 2021

10:30

I’ve been using Wise for 5 years now but only recently took advantage of the benefits beyond bank transfers. With a new card, in hand, I was able to experience some additional features and share them in this video

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I;m Back in Mexico City!!- What I'm Working On Aug 22

August 26th, 2021

18:05

In the latest retrospective, I share my insights after a much needed break and reset prior to new beginnings. FFrom the new nephew, to the new job to the new laptop, things are really changing.

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Back in Playa - What I'm Working On July 11

July 15th, 2021

18:07

In this week's retrospective, I’m all about the return, including a return to Playa Del Carmen, a chill weekend in Cozumel, and a return to my old …

Should You Just Pack Up and Leave?

July 6th, 2021

6:19

You’ve probably heard various stories about people who have left the US to start a new life abroad. Some of them planned their exit for years while …

What If I Choose the “Wrong” Place?

July 1st, 2021

10:47

You did all the research.

You narrowed your choices down

You picked a new country/city

You packed your bags and take off.

You settle in and explore your new home/

Annnnnnd, you don't like it.

What Now?

Before you beat …

What I'm Working On - Week of June 27 - Hobbitenango: Hobbit Village!!!

June 30th, 2021

13:54

In this week's retrospective, I spend the day in a Hobbit village in Antigua and debate my choices for the next destination.

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Should You Tell A Prospective Employer That You’re Abroad?

June 24th, 2021

8:13

If you’re living the digital nomad lifestyle or are planning to, you may be looking for a full-time job and concerned about whether prospective …

What I’m Working On - June 20 - ATV Sunday!!!

June 22nd, 2021

12:34

In this week's retrospective, I take an ATV tour of Antigua, dunk a basketball, vow to eat healthier (again) and try to make sense of my machine learning predictive model.  

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Do You Feel Guilty About Leaving the US?

June 16th, 2021

16:14

In one of the FB ex-pat groups, I saw a question posted that made me reflect on how far I've come in my journey and what it took for me to get there:  

"Why do I feel guilty about leaving? Like not staying in the …

What I'm Working On - Week of June 13 - Hiking A Volcano!!!

June 14th, 2021

11:38

In this week's retrospective, I hike up a volcano and feel the heat underneath, I also make great progress with new clients, find a new co-working …

Cost of Living - Antigua Guatemala May 2021

June 8th, 2021

16:19

With my first month in Guatemala complete, I’ve captured my costs and break them down here. There were a few surprises and I definitely will be …

What I'm Working On - Week of June 6 - WWDC!!!

June 8th, 2021

18:02

In this week’s review, I prepare for WWDC, struggle to make it to the gym, and learn a bit of wacky Olympics trivia.

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5 Benefits of An Accountability Partner

June 3rd, 2021

9:50

One of the best practices I've implemented in my remote work career is having an accountability partner. Similar to having a training partner in …

Finding An Accountability Partner

June 3rd, 2021

13:41

One of the best practices I've implemented in my remote work career is having an accountability partner. Similar to having a training partner in …

What I'm Working On - Week of May 30 - Basketball Nerd!!

June 2nd, 2021

12:38

In this week’s review, I learn a big lesson about making decisions, geek out on basketball stats and get to work with my 2nd brain.

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What I'm Working On - Week of May 23 - I Milked A Cow!!!

May 26th, 2021

14:21

In this week’s review, I create my first lead magnet, start a learning journal and milk a cow!!

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What I'm Working On - Week of May 16 - Discovering Antigua

May 18th, 2021

18:06

In this week’s review, I reconcile my feelings with the internet, attend my first online conference in a year and learn the value of spontaneity.

What I'm Working On - Week of May 9 - Bienvenido a Guatemala

May 9th, 2021

19:33

In this week’s review, I land in Guatemala, deal with a COVID scare and bless the rains down in Antigua.

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Work Locations for Remote Workers and Digital Nomads

May 6th, 2021

15:52

As a remote worker, I like variety in my workspaces and find that I am more effective at getting things done, depending on the environment. In this episode, I share my approach to choosing work locations, diving into …

What I'm Working On - Week of May 2 - New Phone and Standup Comedy

May 3rd, 2021

12:40

In this week’s review, I recover from my phone loss, deal with illness and the need to rest, and perform standup comedy for the first time in years.

What I'm Working On - Week of April 25 - Swimming With Turtles and Dead Phone

April 27th, 2021

14:40

In this week’s review, I share the progress I’ve made with the 2 newest YouTube channels, lament the loss of my phone while swimming with the turtles and make last-minute plans to replace my equipment.


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Bonus Episode! Indie Creator Studio: Context Switching - Managing Our Time, Energy and Attention When Moving Between Projects

April 22nd, 2021

25:58

Indie Creator Studio is an opportunity to “peek behind the curtain” and view the lives of indie creators as they navigate the waters of bringing their ideas to life. Each episode dives into different aspects of the …

Cost of Living - Playa Del Carmen Winter 2021

April 20th, 2021

12:59

After 4 months in Playa Del Carmen, I have a solid handle on my cost of living. In the latest video, I break down what the major expenses are and …

What I'm Working On - Week of April 18: Sleep Challenges and Content Coaching

April 20th, 2021

11:02

In this week’s review, I look into the challenges I’m having with sleep, reflect on an awesome content coaching session and look into changing my media consumption.

Join me in my weekly review of how my projects are …

How To Transfer Money As A Digital Nomad

April 16th, 2021

15:38

Over the course of your travels, you will need to pay for goods and services. You will also need to receive payment, whether it’s from clients or friends when going out to dinner. Not all payment systems are available …

Bonus Episode - New Podcast! Indie Creators Studio

April 14th, 2021

21:07

We've created a new podcast, Indie Creator Studio

Indie Creator Studio is an opportunity to “peek behind the curtain” and view the lives of indie creators as they navigate the waters of bringing their ideas to life. …

What I'm Working On - Week of April 11

April 12th, 2021

23:26

In this week’s review, I share my process for letting go of the past to minimize distractions, launch a new podcast/YouTube channel and get a new toy in the mail!

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Reducing Meeting Fatigue

April 9th, 2021

8:52

I received the following question in response to the "Switching to Weekly Sprints" episode: 

"Working in teams, how do you help reduce meeting …

What I'm Working On - Week of April 4

April 7th, 2021

10:34

In this latest update, I unveil a new upcoming YouTube channel (or 2)

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Join me in my weekly review of how my projects are going. I use the basic retrospective approach and evaluate my progress.

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Why I'm Switching To Weekly Sprints

April 2nd, 2021

9:55

I share my reasons for switching to a weekly sprint. My goal is to improve my personal productivity AND share my process and progress on my projects to inform and inspire you to do the same.  One benefit of this is a …

Debt Free! - What I'm Working On - Week of March 28

March 31st, 2021

15:38

In this latest update, I share that I’m finally debt-free after a rough 2019!

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Join me in my weekly review of how my projects are going. I use the basic retrospective approach and evaluate my progress.

If …

What I'm Working On - Week of March 21

March 31st, 2021

16:01

Join me in my weekly review of how my projects are going. 

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I use the basic retrospective approach and evaluate my progress.  If you'd …

Travel Shaming

March 19th, 2021

11:13

One year after the pandemic threw the world into a tailspin, things are starting to reopen, though at various stages. With the increase in travel, I’ve noticed an increase in the amount of travel shaming on social …

What's New? (Reset After the Hiatus)

March 16th, 2021

10:07

After a longer than expected hiatus, I'm back! 

In this episode, I share what's been going on since last year. I talk about my new location, projects, and upcoming plans.  

But more importantly, I want to hear from you. …

How Long Should I Stay in A Country?

October 20th, 2020

13:36

I’m frequently asked questions about living and working abroad, so I’ve decided to start answering questions that may help others who may be interested.  If you have any questions, feel free to drop them in the …

Retrospective #32

August 28th, 2020

15:00

Medellin is about to reopen for business! Well, sorta. In the latest retrospective, I have a successful keynote speech and get my first sales on …

Retrospective #31

August 7th, 2020

7:48

It’s vacation time in the latest retrospective! I accept my limitations and drop a side project, launch a 2nd RedBubble store and gear up for the …

Cost of Living in Medellin, Colombia

July 30th, 2020

19:56

I’ve been in Medellin, Colombia for over 6 months now and decided it may be helpful to share my cost of living (quarantine edition).


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Retrospective #30

July 23rd, 2020

10:11

In the latest retrospective, I share my enthusiasm about my 1st RedBubble sale, update the design on the Reflexes App, and reconcile my feelings on …

#65: Discover Your Superpowers

July 9th, 2020

9:26

In this episode, I provide simple techniques to help you uncover your superpowers, the things that you do best that can help you do your best work, and live your best life.


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Retrospective #29

July 7th, 2020

20:15

Wubba Lubba Dub Dub!! In the latest retrospective, I share my thoughts on WWDC 2020, share an important lesson that’s helping me at the poker table …

Retrospective #28

June 19th, 2020

18:19

In the latest retrospective, I finally launch on YouTube!!! I talk about my efforts to focus on more impactful things, the need to pace myself, and …

#62: Should You Leave the US?

June 12th, 2020

16:32

In this week’s episode, I talk about my decision to leave the US, why I made the choice and questions to ask yourself if you’re considering the same.

Retrospective #27

June 4th, 2020

20:00

In the latest retrospective, I explore the myriad of feelings from the past two weeks, find some solace in recent success and try to push forward.


#60: Learning to Jab

May 21st, 2020

11:53

In this week’s episode, I talk about how the jab in boxing serves a metaphor for your life. Whether it’s health, finances or your professional …

Retrospective #26

May 13th, 2020

20:00

In the latest retrospective, I share some advice on dealing with praise and criticism, explore how poor communication can ruin good relationships and …

#58: Mindshare - Managing Time and Attention

May 7th, 2020

21:49

In this week’s episode, I explore the topic of mindshare, the things that get our time and attention. I share the ways that I’ve tried to help manage what gets my mindshare to balance my happiness and productivity.

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#57: Facing Fear and Being Vulnerable

May 1st, 2020

22:19

In this week’s episode, I share how I allowed fear to dominate much of my life choices. I break down the biggest fears that affected my life, what those fears cost me and what it finally took to start making different …

Retrospective #25

April 23rd, 2020

26:19

In the latest retrospective, I explain what's been happening during the break, share my inherent distrust of airlines and detail how I’m handling the quarantine and what’s changed about my future plans.

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#55: Productivity Physics

March 26th, 2020

14:20

In this week’s episode, I take a light-hearted approach to discussing the physics of productivity. I’ll highlight some of the more popular rules that …

Retrospective #24

March 17th, 2020

14:10

In the latest retrospective, I deal with social distancing, changing travel plans and coping with uncertainty.


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#53: A Big Deal (for Who?)

March 12th, 2020

11:36

In this week’s episode, I talk about the need to understand relative impact. From seat reclining and font sizes to access ramps and viral infections, …

#52: Idea Workflow

March 5th, 2020

18:58

In this week’s episode, I continue talking about the creation process, moving from brainstorming to deciding how to proceed with ideas once you have …

Retrospective #23

March 4th, 2020

12:31

In the latest retrospective, I share my latest experience with equipment failures abroad and how rewards/punishment have been affecting my weekly …

#50: Brainstorming

February 27th, 2020

20:52

I often meet people who struggle with ideas when trying to create passion or side projects. As someone who has the opposite problem, I’ll share some of the techniques for coming up with ideas for fun projects to work on.

#49: Practice vs Game Time

February 20th, 2020

9:54

My uncle coached youth baseball for a number of years and he left a huge impact on the way I handled myself and players when I started coaching. In this episode, I talk about how that influence has impacted my work as …

Retrospective #22

February 18th, 2020

12:17

In the latest retrospective, I share my excitement about the launch of my YouTube channel, how fun it’s been to build a SwiftUI app for menus del día …

#47: Creating Small Things

February 13th, 2020

14:00

In this week’s episode, I talk about the value in creating small things and how you can use it to increase your likelihood of success. I’ll share some of the advantages of starting small and using those wins as building …

#41: New Year, New Meat

February 8th, 2020

12:09

In this episode, I recap the old year, talk about the goal setting for Q1 2020 and search for a decent taco in Medellin.

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Retrospective #21

February 6th, 2020

15:08

Review of the past 2 weeks: what’s working, what isn’t and what’s to come. I talk about why the language lessons were a good idea and how switching to southpaw in boxing has had a similar benefit.

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#46: Finish The Season

February 5th, 2020

8:31

When setting goals it’s important to establish boundaries to avoid negative thinking about your journey. Committing to a certain period and then evaluating afterwards is good for a number of reasons. In this episode, I …

#45: Streaks, Consistency & Habits

January 30th, 2020

10:15

Streaks can serve as both a motivation and a deterrent if you’re not careful. Sometimes it pays to take that sick day. In this episode, I talk about …

#44: The Difficulty in Changing What Works

January 22nd, 2020

13:01

We are typically incentivized to change when we aren't getting the results we want. We are more often to criticism and alternate methods. But what …

Retrospective #20

January 20th, 2020

19:27

In the first retrospective of 2020, I talk about the excitement of a new client project, my growing comfort level with SwiftUI and my travel plans …

#42: Be Careful Where You Get Your Fuel

January 15th, 2020

13:32

In this week’s episode, I share how many of the things that drive us can also be hinder us. There are consequences for our sources of power.


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#40: Product Brief

December 12th, 2019

15:28

In this week’s episode, I share a simple technique for creating a product brief when I have a new app idea.

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Retrospective #19

December 5th, 2019

16:51

In the latest retrospective, I confront the fear of launching on YouTube, the value in being wrong and how it relates to product market fit.

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#38: Why Passion Isn't Enough

November 28th, 2019

8:54

Passion is often touted as a key ingredient in the work that we do. In this episode, I explain why passion isn't enough and is often detrimental to team dynamics


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Retrospective #18

November 21st, 2019

23:38

In the latest retrospective, I share why I decided to take a loss on selling my house and some tips on keeping yourself financially solvent as a …

#36: The 4 E’s of Meaningful Work

November 15th, 2019

36:40

Time and attention are extremely valuable assets and I try to avoid wasting them when selecting projects. By looking at what I like to call The 4 E’s …

Retrospective #17

November 8th, 2019

28:23

In the latest retrospective, I dive into my transition to writing and teaching, the importance of giving to others, what I needed to cut back on my commitments and why it’s important to find a supportive community.


#34: Workflow Mastery

October 31st, 2019

31:32

In the same way that a new business needs to have a strong handle on cash flow, a new remote worker has to develop a mastery over their workflow. In this episode I talk about how time/attention management, effective …

Retrospective #16

October 24th, 2019

26:39

In the latest retrospective, I share some of the takeaways from the Playapreneurs Summit and how they are impacting me moving forward.

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#32: Comfort vs Safety

October 17th, 2019

35:16

In this episode, I explore the question: “Are you doing what’s safe or what’s comfortable?” and how that question has impacted my choices of the past 4 years.

Many of us have embraced ideas passed down from previous …

Retrospective #15

October 10th, 2019

28:10

In the latest retrospective, I rebound from illness,  look to the future and face with the truth about what I should be doing in the last quarter of …

#30: There's Room At The Table

October 3rd, 2019

13:33

In this episode, I talk about the challenge of creating a product in a competitive market and provide encouragement by focusing on what makes your product different and why it’s needed.


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Retrospective #14

September 25th, 2019

11:43

In the latest retrospective, I kickstart my first Flutter app, commit to a deep dive into SwiftUI and draw a line in the sand for Capoeira Songs.

#28: Make Time (Book Review)

September 18th, 2019

24:04

In this episode, I review the book Make Time by Jake Knapp and & John Zeratsky. I share the techniques that have been helpful in improving my …

Retrospective #13

September 11th, 2019

10:22

In this episode, I battle to stay cool waiting for summer to end, redesign the data model for Capoeira Songs to better support...songs and double …

#26: The Job To Be Done vs The Thing You Know

September 2nd, 2019

15:08

In this episode, I explore the biases that can exist when evaluating approaches to solving problems, how focusing on the job to be done can often …

Retrospective #12

August 28th, 2019

11:15

In this episode, I deal with the heat and humidity of Playa Del Carmen 🔥, renew my love affair with tacos al pastor 🌮, explain why I'm such a bad roommate 🕺🏿, and reflect on the past 3.5 years of travel ✈️(I was …

#24: Arbitrage

August 20th, 2019

10:50

In this episode, I talk about the concept of arbitrage, share the ways in which I have used it and show how you can make it work in your own life.

(Bi) Weekly Retrospective #11

August 13th, 2019

11:22


In this week’s retrospective, I provide progress updates on Capoeira Songs, share my productivity struggles and look to the upcoming fall events. 

#22: Eating the Frog vs Quick Wins

August 5th, 2019

9:08

In this episode, I talk about changes to the show and its release schedule, how I use music to set the mood while working and making the choice …

Weekly Retrospective #10

July 22nd, 2019

8:21

In this week’s retrospective, I explain why I ended the Vegan Challenge, the struggle with illness on the road and why opportunities can be …

#20: Why People Leave

July 22nd, 2019

11:01

In this episode, I explain why I stopped the Vegan Challenge after 18 days and explore the one of the primary reasons why people leave (or more …

#19: Cocoa Nomad Podcast: Weekly Retrospective #9

July 16th, 2019

9:55

In this week’s retrospective, I turn a corner with the Capoeira Songs relaunch, debate a longer stay in Colombia and decide that it’s time for my …

#18: Creating Your Nomadic Lifestyle: Part 3

July 13th, 2019

10:03

Finding a community as a nomad is vital to making connections and combating loneliness. In this episode, I share some tips from my experiences in finding community while traveling.


You can listen to the Cocoa Nomad …

Weekly Retrospective #8

July 8th, 2019

9:41

In this week’s retrospective, I share my struggles with the Vegan Challenge, the relaunch of Capoeira Songs and how it (and Beto O’Rourke) sparked my …

#16: Creating Your Nomadic Lifestyle: Part 2

July 6th, 2019

14:15

Creating and maintaining a routine is an important part of the nomadic lifestyle. It’s important to have consistency when other things around you are changing. In this episode, I share the things I take into …

Weekly Retrospective #7

July 1st, 2019

8:03

Don’t call it a comeback! In this week’s retrospective, I share the downsides experienced from intermittent fasting, its impact on my work and the …

Weekly Retrospective #6

June 24th, 2019

11:03

In this week’s retrospective, I confront the looming defeat of the June Challenge and change gears for the month of July.


You can listen to the …

#13: Creating Your Nomadic Lifestyle: Part 1

June 22nd, 2019

9:16

In this week’s episode, I share a few tips on getting started with a nomadic lifestyle and how, despite my initial plans, found myself living full …

Weekly Retrospective #5

June 17th, 2019

9:40

In this week’s retrospective, I share my struggles with integrating new workflows and my success in achieving my longest exercise streak (90 days!)

#11: Making Constraints Work for You

June 14th, 2019

14:34

In this week's episode, I discuss how constraints (not AutoLayout, don't worry) are not always a bad thing. We often drown in a sea of abundance (procrastination and analysis paralysis) and limitations provided by …

Weekly Retrospective #4

June 10th, 2019

16:19

In this week’s retrospective, I try to come down from the elation of WWDC, celebrate the wins of the June Workout Challenge and discover that fasting isn’t always easy.


Show Links

WWDC Recap

SwiftUI Tutorial

You …

#9: WWDC Recap (Bonus Episode)

June 10th, 2019

15:57

In this bonus episode, I talk about the most exciting announcements from WWDC and how they will impact my work moving forward

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#8: The Seduction of “Easy” Solutions

June 7th, 2019

11:03

In this episode, I slow it down, Quiet Storm style and talk about the sweet, sexy seduction of easy solutions. I get into why they are attractive and …

Weekly Retrospective #3

June 3rd, 2019

16:19

In this week’s retrospective, I catch my breath after a long travel day (they let me back into the country!), learn that I'm not immune to accepting …

#6: Pushing Through the Dips

May 29th, 2019

10:46

Starting new things is the easy part. We’re excited and full of passion. 

But what happens when that passion fades? Will you still keep going? How to …

Weekly Retrospective #2

May 27th, 2019

16:35

The Cocoa Nomad Podcast: Weekly Retro #2

In this week’s retrospective, I talk about how my hackathon project didn’t go as smoothly as planned, how changing countries is disruptive to my routine, and how my June …

Weekly Retrospective #1

May 26th, 2019

15:31

Retrospectives are helpful in managing your progress towards goals. They allow you to access what's been working well and what may need to change. …

#3: Accountabilli-Buddies

May 25th, 2019

9:11

Today, I talk about the benefit of having accountabili-buddies, people that you meet with frequently to hold you accountable for the goals that you …

#2: Fake It Til You Make It Is BS

May 22nd, 2019

5:58

There's never a need to be fake. Stay authentic and true to yourself. In today's episode, I talk about the pitfalls of the "Fake It Til You Make It" mindset and why it's unnecessary. 

I'm just getting started in …

#1: Origin Story

May 22nd, 2019

6:49

Welcome to the Cocoa Nomad podcast, a show about location independent entrepreneurship. I’ll discuss the techniques, tools and tips that can help you …

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