FBC – 106 – I think I joined A Cult Without Realizing It..

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I think I joined A Cult Without Realizing It.

Today we are going to talk about the cult-like attitude I see every day amongst the so called digital nomads. We are going to cover the origins of these behaviors and how to get out of it.

DIsclaimer: Some people might disagree with me but it's fine. It's just my opinion.

So I was having a chat with my buddy about corporate and entrepreneurship. You know, like digital nomads versus corporations and stuff and I was telling him my views on things because more and more I feel like the digital nomads or digital entrepreneurs, you know people who have their own business and stuff, I feel like more and more it's like a cult.

So this may be a little bit controversial. But you know what? That's my opinion. And you know it's based on countless discussions that I had with people because you know not everything is black or white. Right so there is something in the middle.

When you're starting your adventure, you have people being very unsupportive and very intolerant towards what you are doing. But the same goes on the other side. I think more and more I realize that the more I talk to digital nomad people, the more I think that they're intolerant towards people working in the corporate world.

All right so here's my problem with this and I think I already told you about it. So me, I don't have a problem with corporate. I learned a lot from corporate, that I apply here, like processes and all that stuff.

There are a lot of things that I apply here. And as I told you when I meet like entrepreneurs and stuff they're always like super hyped up against the corporate. It's not the devil right. So I wanted to shoot this episode just for you guys too. I mean that's my opinion but just to explain where that comes from.

Let's say for example you start your business today. Right. So you start a business and you're like well it's just you right. But the minute you start hiring people even though they could be in another country or something, you become corporate. So at this point do you suck?  What's the deal? All right.

So if you tell me “man I don't like corporate” I don't really like that because it's just putting everybody in the same basket. And it's not constructive right. If you've done the aspect of being an employee and working for someone else and making someone else's dreams come true, instead of yours, then I can understand that.

But once you get into this entrepreneurship and digital nomad space, you kind of enter a cult right. It's a cult. Why do I say it's like a cult? Because you end up hating corporate as a whole. I want you to understand how this thing works. So in marketing, there is in copywriting. Right.

So there are things that are super powerful. Right. So people use very complex copywriting techniques and mechanisms to bring you to their sides. And one of the most powerful elements that they use is a common enemy. OK. And you have to understand something, the bigger the enemy the better. OK. Because everybody likes the underdog.

But you do have to understand how this mechanism works. So if you were trying to sell something like a diet, you are going to say basically that this is something the pharmaceutical industry doesn't want you to find out about. I'm pretty sure you've seen videos like this where they tell you that “oh the whole financial system and Wall Street doesn't want you to find this out”.

You know if it's something financial related if it's something like a supplement or something.

So this is the exact same thing that's been done here in this whole digital nomad space, where they just created a big enemy which is corporate. It's not even defined. So that was my point. They don't define what they mean by corporate. So that's why I think it's like a cult. The minute you enter this thing you start hating this big giant enemy that you need to fight. And you forget about the objectivity and stuff.

I think I joined A Cult Without Realizing It..

So if you worked in corporate before and then changed to be a digital nomad, that’s great. But finding something better doesn't mean that what you had before was bad. Well it wasn't all bad. Me again I was in corporate. My job was pretty cool and I had a lot of fun doing it. But there were a lot of aspects of it that I didn't like. But lots of it was good and I learned a lot from doing it, which I now use in this line of work.

So I think it’s very important to always try to remain objective. OK. It will serve you in a lot of different situations. I don't want you to end up being that bitter person who is against corporate. The more I talk to people in the digital nomad space, the more I'm like “Jesus Christ are we in a cult or something where we're like conditioned and trained to hate corporate?”

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