The Cocoa Nomad Podcast

#22: Eating the Frog vs Quick Wins

An episode of The Cocoa Nomad Podcast

By Alondo Brewington
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.
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(Bi) Weekly Retrospective #11
In this week’s retrospective, I provide progress updates on Capoeira Songs, share my productivity struggles and look to the upcoming fall events.  Show Link: Playaprenuers Summit  You can listen to the Cocoa Nomad Podcast on the following services: Anchor FM iTunes Spotify Stitcher I'd love to hear from you. Reach out with comments, feedback or show ideas on Twitter or Instagram
10:34
August 13, 2019
#22: Eating the Frog vs Quick Wins
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 between tackling huge tasks versus small ones to start the day. You can listen to the Cocoa Nomad Podcast on the following services: Anchor FM iTunes Spotify Stitcher I'd love to hear from you. Reach out with comments, feedback or show ideas on Twitter or Instagram
08:21
August 5, 2019
Weekly Retrospective #10
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 distractions Show Links: Why People Leave   You can listen to the Cocoa Nomad Podcast on the following services: Anchor FM iTunes Spotify Stitcher   I'd love to hear from you. Reach out with comments, feedback or show ideas on Twitter or Instagram
07:33
July 22, 2019
#20: Why People Leave
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 accurately, why they should) and the pitfalls of labeling everything as "quitting". You can listen to the Cocoa Nomad Podcast on the following services: Anchor FM iTunes Spotify Stitcher I'd love to hear from you. Reach out with comments, feedback or show ideas on Twitter or Instagram
10:14
July 22, 2019
#19: Cocoa Nomad Podcast: Weekly Retrospective #9
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 first cosplay experience.  You can listen to the Cocoa Nomad Podcast on the following services: Anchor FM iTunes Spotify Stitcher I'd love to hear from you. Reach out with comments, feedback or show ideas on Twitter or Instagram
09:07
July 16, 2019
#18: Creating Your Nomadic Lifestyle: Part 3
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 Podcast on the following services: Anchor FM iTunes Spotify Stitcher I'd love to hear from you. Reach out with comments, feedback or show ideas on Twitter or Instagram
09:15
July 13, 2019
Weekly Retrospective #8
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 reuse of DuoLingo for learning Spanish Show Links  The Creative Nomad - YouTube You can listen to the Cocoa Nomad Podcast on the following services: Anchor FM iTunes Spotify Stitcher I'd love to hear from you. Reach out with comments, feedback or show ideas on Twitter or Instagram
08:53
July 8, 2019
#16: Creating Your Nomadic Lifestyle: Part 2
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 consideration when planning my travels. You can listen to the Cocoa Nomad Podcast on the following services: Anchor FM iTunes  Spotify Stitcher I'd love to hear from you. Reach out with comments, feedback or show ideas on Twitter or Instagram
13:27
July 6, 2019
Weekly Retrospective #7
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 June Challenge and surprise myself with July’s Challenge Show Links The Creative Nomad You can listen to the Cocoa Nomad Podcast on the following services: Anchor FM iTunes Spotify Stitcher I'd love to hear from you. Reach out with comments, feedback or show ideas on Twitter or Instagram
07:15
July 1, 2019
Weekly Retrospective #6
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 Cocoa Nomad Podcast on the following services: Anchor FM iTunes Spotify Stitcher
10:15
June 24, 2019
#13: Creating Your Nomadic Lifestyle: Part 1
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 time around the world. You can listen to the Cocoa Nomad Podcast on the following services: Anchor FM iTunes Spotify Stitcher I'd love to hear from you. Reach out with comments, feedback or show ideas on Twitter or Instagram
08:28
June 22, 2019
Weekly Retrospective #5
In this week’s retrospective, I share my struggles with integrating new workflows and my success in achieving my longest exercise streak (90 days!) Show Links Zero: Fasting App (iOS | Android) Paul Hudson - YouTube You can listen to the Cocoa Nomad Podcast on the following services: Anchor FM iTunes Spotify Stitcher  I'd love to hear from you. Reach out with comments, feedback or show ideas on Twitter or Instagram
08:52
June 17, 2019
#11: Making Constraints Work for You
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 constraints can provide boundaries which provide guidance and opportunities for growth. Show Links Parkinson's Law 12 Week Year Finish Weekend Pomodoro Technique Monochromatic Design Tips You can listen to the Cocoa Nomad Podcast on the following services: Anchor FM iTunes Spotify Stitcher
13:46
June 14, 2019
Weekly Retrospective #4
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 can listen to the Cocoa Nomad Podcast on the following services: Anchor FM iTunes Spotify Stitcher I'd love to hear from you. Reach out with comments, feedback or show ideas on Twitter or Instagram
15:31
June 10, 2019
#9: WWDC Recap (Bonus Episode)
In this bonus episode, I talk about the most exciting announcements from WWDC and how they will impact my work moving forward Show Links LBTA Components Tiny Constraints The future of interaction (Craig Hockenberry) The future of interaction, Part 2  (Craig Hockenberry) You can listen to the Cocoa Nomad Podcast on the following services: Anchor FM iTunes Spotify Stitcher
15:09
June 10, 2019
#8: The Seduction of “Easy” Solutions
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 give a few tips on resisting the urge to succumb, unless it really feels right. Show Links: You can listen to the Cocoa Nomad Podcast on the following services: Anchor FM iTunes Spotify Stitcher  I'd love to hear from you. Reach out with comments, feedback or show ideas on Twitter or Instagram
10:15
June 7, 2019
Weekly Retrospective #3
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 suboptimal solutions, set my sights on the June T-shirt Challenge and get ready for the announcements of WWDC. Show Notes: Greg Gottfried (YouTube) WWDC 2019 You can listen to the Cocoa Nomad Podcast on the following services: Anchor FM iTunes Spotify Stitcher I'd love to hear from you. Reach out with comments, feedback or show ideas on Twitter or Instagram
15:31
June 3, 2019
#6: Pushing Through the Dips
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 keep yourself motivated and avoid distractions with “new, shiny” things?  On this episode, I’ll talk about some sound advice that’s helped me with “pushing through the dips”. Show Links: Fake it Til You Make It is BS Fatman Beyond Episode #230 You can listen to the Cocoa Nomad Podcast on the following services: Anchor FM iTunes Spotify Stitcher I'd love to hear from you. Reach out with comments, feedback or show ideas on Twitter or Instagram
09:58
May 29, 2019
Weekly Retrospective #2
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 Challenge will allow me to get reacquainted with some old tools.  You can listen to the Cocoa Nomad Podcast on the following services: Anchor FM iTunes  Spotify Stitcher I'd love to hear from you. Reach out with comments, feedback or show ideas on Twitter or Instagram
15:47
May 27, 2019
Weekly Retrospective #1
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. This episode is the 1st of weekly retrospectives in which I'll share my goals, progress, setbacks and lessons learned. Show Links: Gobo: Expense Tracker NextUp App Getting Things Done Methodology Accountabili-buddies iPhreaks Podcast Google I/O Keynote You can listen to the Cocoa Nomad Podcast on the following services: Anchor FM iTunes Spotify Stitcher I'd love to hear from you. Reach out with comments, feedback or show ideas on Twitter or Instagram
14:44
May 26, 2019
#3: Accountabilli-Buddies
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 set. Whether it’s an informal call or a formal mastermind group, it’s beneficial to have others invested in your success and willing to help you get there. Show Notes: [Blog Post: Accountabili-buddies](https://thecocoanomad.com/2018/10/03/accountabili-buddies/)
08:23
May 25, 2019
#2: Fake It Til You Make It Is BS
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 podcasting solo and it definitely shows (there's not even any intro music). But there's nothing fake about it. As with most things, it's a process and that's OK.    Like the podcast? Be sure to subscribe in favorite podcast app and if you're feeling really generous, I'd love a review. Twitter: @thecocoanomad Instagram: @thecocoanomad
05:11
May 22, 2019
#1: Origin Story
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. This episode is a bit of my origin story and why I've decided to start podcasting my journey.  I just wanted to give a taste of what's to come and the ideas and topics that will be discussed. Hope that you'll come along. Thanks!
06:01
May 22, 2019
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