My name is Justin Butlion. I’m 35 years old and was born and raised in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Today I’m working as an analytics and business operations consultant for online-based companies. A year and a half ago I left Tel Aviv where I had been living for 3 years (I immigrated to Israel when I was 19) and became a minimalist and digital nomad. Since then I’ve travelled to 10 countries including Thailand, Colombia, Greece and Costa Rica. My passions include football (Chelsea FC), poker, learning new things, and of course data and analytics.
What is the best part of your job?
My job involves helping companies learn more about themselves so they can make better decisions. The best part of my job is helping a client find out something new which really helps them grow their business. There is a moment of realization that hits the client which is magical.
What is your most important life lesson, since you became an entrepreneur/freelancer?
Since I became a freelancer I’ve learnt many things but the most important life lesson is the importance of self-discipline. When I became a freelancer I had all the freedom in the world but with that freedom comes a lot of distractions. I had to learn to put all those distractions at the back of my mind so I could focus on growing my business. It’s an ongoing challenge.
What are the biggest milestones in your life?
The three biggest milestones so far in my life are:
Finishing my military service in the IDF (Israeli Defence Forces)
Helping my mother retire
Becoming a digital nomad
Why did you choose KAPTÁR?
I heard about KAPTÁR from a popular digital nomad vlogger, Chris The Freelancer, who mentioned the coworking space in his Budapest review video. I did some quick checks online and realized that Kaptar was a great option. After visiting the space on my first day in Budapest I knew it was the place for me.