If You Could Live Anywhere: The Surprising Importance of Place in a Work-from-Anywhere World

  • 8h 13m 41s
  • Melody Warnick
  • Blackstone Audio, Inc. dba Blackstone Publishing
  • 2022

Even when your job can be done from anywhere, the place you call home still matters―a lot.

By the old rules of work, your dream career determines where you live. If you want to make movies, move to Los Angeles. If you want to work in publishing, you must be in New York. And if you’re launching a start-up, you’ll only succeed in Silicon Valley.

But with the meteoric rise of remote and freelance work, more people than ever are becoming location independent. Even doctors, teachers, and other people in more traditional occupations have to make tough choices about where they settle, because living in the right place can still make all the difference for your success and happiness.

So if work won’t dictate where you live, how will you ever decide?

If You Could Live Anywhere answers that question. Melody Warnick unpacks the big-picture concerns that we often miss when we’re writing pros-and-cons lists about potential destinations. Because the secret to being happy isn’t moving, it’s aligning your location with your values. You’ll learn how to craft a personal location strategy that will make the most of your money, your community, and your life, with success stories from people who flexed their location independence to find homes and work they love.

The future of work is clear: it can happen wherever you are. So where do you really want to be?

About the Author

Melody Warnick is the author of This Is Where You Belong: Finding Home Wherever You Are. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Reader’s Digest, Fast Company, The Guardian, Slate, Quartz, CityLab, Woman’s Day, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, O: The Oprah Magazine, Medium, Livability, and many others.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter One - When Anywhereists Rule the World
  • Chapter Two - You Need a Location Strategy
  • Chapter Three - Your Town Is Your Office
  • Chapter Four - All the Towns Want You
  • Chapter Five - Everything's Cheaper in Panama
  • Chapter Six - Don't Move to Silicon Valley
  • Chapter Seven - The Colleague in the Neighborhood
  • Chapter Eight - Your City Has an Inner Artist
  • Chapter Nine - When You'd Rather Live Everywhere
  • Chapter Ten - Smarter Places
  • Chapter Eleven - Being the Good Where You Live
  • Chapter Twelve - Happy to Be Here
  • Chapter Thirteen - You Too Can Be an Anywhereist