Jellaine Ross: The Mindset Behind Cherry Blooms

The first time I met Jellaine was when she showed up for a CouchSurf. She was working on a travel blog then called Backpacking in Stilettos. Her mindset was fascinating back then, and where it took her is the stuff of legends.

Despite debt, career and family problems she grew a million dollar business on her own. She didn’t have investors or a team to help her out. All she had was an unbreakable confidence that she would make it.

That’s exactly what she did.  I’m honored to introduce, Jellaine Ross.

“Law of attraction works. If you want something, put it out there and go and get it.” – Jellaine Ross (Tweet It)

Travel Topics:

  • The story of the birth of Cherry Blooms
  • Identifying ultimate dreams… and achieving them
  • The story of the first product and taking it to the flea market
  • How to leave the corporate job, and commit to the dream of creating financial freedom
  • Inspirational books and authors
  • Her six week trip to Europe that shaped her as a dreamer
  • How previous experience in PR cultivated a vast product knowledge
  • Advice for starting a new business, developing a new product and making the first million
  • The importance of studying and reading
  • Listening to audio books to grow business acumen on the road
  • Three things Jellaine recommends to keep in mind when building a business
  • On the struggle of building a business
  • On fearlessness
  • The future of Cherry Blooms

Lovely Links:

Cherry Blooms | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

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Mark Manson: Russia, Vulnerability, Purpose and the Long Term Travel Lifestyle

Choosing entrepreneurship is an adventure in itself.

Choosing entrepreneurship and travel is an extra challenge.

Mark Manson did both.

His story involves massive struggle, but the other side of it is hugely rewarding.

Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Mark Manson.

“It’s really hard to start your own business period.” – Mark Manson  (Tweet It)

Travel Topics:

  • The psychological challenges of solo entrepreneurship
  • Seeing down times as opportunities
  • What if I really went for it?
  • Seeing entrepreneurship as a long term investment in ones-self
  • His journey into the Long Term Travel Lifestyle
  • Profiting while traveling in Europe
  • Reaching Escape Velocity
  • What it’s like learning to love living in Russia
  • Why living in new countries shifted his perspective of masculinity and femininity

“It’s really hard to build something online that people feel invested in & are willing to pay for.” – Mark Manson (Tweet It)

Lovely Links:

Website | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter

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FoxNoMad: Tech Tips, the NSA and Cyber Security for Travelers

A computer whizz.

With a love for travel.

Managed to marry the two and create a successful business.

Helping travelers with their tech problems.

Writing about the fascinating places that his path crosses.

Say hello to Anil Polat, the FoXnoMad.

“When people ask me ‘”What can I do to be able to travel?'” I say whatever you are talented & passionate about & go from there.” – FoxNoMad (Tweet It)

Travel Topics:

  • FoxNoMad tells us his opinion on the Edward Snowden case and how laws are not keeping up with modern technology
  • We get tech tips and computer security tips which are particularly useful to travelers
  • Why your computer should reflect you as a person
  • How he managed to maintain and grow his business to allow for his traveler lifestyle
  • Meeting the women of Yemen and understanding their life aspirations
  • Embracing the vulnerability that is given to us through travel
  • The misconceptions of being a location independent worker
  • Why travel gives us a deeper understanding of people
  • Why Eastern Europe is the way to go

Lovely Links:

  • Connect with Anil:

Fox Nomad | Twitter

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Take Action:

What would you consider to be your unique skills and passions?  Can you think of a way that you would be able to use these skills to become location independent, especially given the faster and better available internet.

Niall Doherty: Social Media Blackmail, Circumnavigation, a Wealthy Mindset and a Quantified Life

Niall Doherty on the Love Affair Travel Podcast
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Niall is a man with a mission.

He is traveling around the world WITHOUT FLYING!

How is this even possible you ask?

Listen in to find out how possible the impossible really is.

Our first inspirational guest on the Love Affair Travel podcast.

The man, Niall Doherty.

“Once you’re lucky, twice your good.” – Niall Doherty (Tweet It)

Travel Topics:

  • Niall’s journey so far: Ireland > England > Amsterdam > Around Europe > Romania > Turkey > Iran > Dubai > India > (5 months in) Nepal > India > Thailand
  • How impossible it is to go from India to Sri Lanka without flying
  • The challenge of traveling from India to Thailand without flying; how he solved this problem by “Making them an Offer they couldn’t refuse.” Hint: It involves some social media blackmail.
  • His trials and tribulations whilst seeking a Pakistani visa
  • The finances of a round the world journey in which he was to begin in $3,000 dollars in the bank
  • How Niall’s path to successful entrepreneurship has run in tandem with his global journey
  • Why Niall is focusing on a high level wealthy mindset now
  • How his Bangkok roommates helped him to identify limiting beliefs
  • Tales on hacking free travel and cash to boot
  • How Iran was the PRIME example of an amazingly positive moment in Niall’s journey
  • How to survive in Iran on $100 for 10 days
  • More about the amazing hospitality of the Iranian people
  • Meditations on irrational fears
  • How to cut out the risk of traveling by yourself or with friends
  • Niall’s take on privacy and how he lives his life as if the whole world could be watching
  • How he plans to cross the Pacific Ocean
  • A story of the guy who burned 10,000 pounds in South East Asia
  • Plus, much more…

“You can’t have an adventure if everything goes to plan.” – Niall Doherty (Tweet It)

Lovely Links:

Website | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube

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“You don’t overcome your fears and then go do what it is that you want to do. The way it works is, you go do what you want to do in spite of the fear and then while doing it, you overcome it.” – POWERFUL Niall Doherty!