3 Keys to be Smily
Have you had enough of living in a flat in the city or its suburbs? Being stuck in traffic for hours every week?
Okzea had, and in 2017 when joining Smily, he moved from his father's house in Paris and unstable revenue as a freelancer to a private villa in Koh Samui island, in Thailand.
He now really enjoys the flexibility and luxury of his new lifestyle.
Ella loves where she has lived since her childhood, a very rural location in the South-West of France, yet it's also known for its low employment opportunities. Since joining Smily Ella was able to build a fulfilling professional career while still living in the place she loves.
It also allowed her to eliminate the time and the cost spent on transport. This extra time that she considers as "her bonus" allowed her to dedicate more time to her hobbies, family and any other personal activities.
2. Flexible hours
Have you ever wished you could just be at the beach whenever the wind is just great? To pick up your kids everyday and share this precious time with them?
Megan, had a limited number of holiday days per year. Not enough to spend time with family and friends who live in different countries and enjoy time off for holidays and hobbies. She can now easily spend two weeks in England and see all her family and still keep up with work. She also spends time in other places she loves, and like that she can also fit her work around her hobbies, like taking a few hours to go skiing or cycling during the day.
Yannick and his wife love kite-surfing and used to live in Cape town, South Africa, yet with limitations in moving around and scheduling their personal life. They now follow the summer and wind by the oceans around the globe, and live their dreams which include lots of family time.
3. Be your own boss
Have you ever dreamed of being in the driver seat of your life? Did you start your own company before realizing you only spent 20% of your time doing the things you love?
Kata built her own company and realized it was very challenging due to being overworked, and not being able to delegate. Also there were of course many responsibilities, it was mentally draining and there was too much on her plate. She wanted to just focus on one thing at the time, being able to be close to her loved ones and be 100% remote. As she says, Smily helped her big time on the lifestyle she always wanted.
Karol experienced freelancing before joining Smily and quickly came to the conclusion that way too much time is spent on finding clients, negotiating and supporting them and tedious tasks around the actual value he delivered and love doing. He’s now forgetting about Work/Life Balance and instead having full Work & Life integration where Work is an opportunity to grow and learn new things that he is passionate about. It feels to him more like a fun hobby project (although one that requires a huge commitment, but that just makes it even better for him) while still having full control and flexibility with his own schedule.