Jeffrey Chernick: Tours as a Rock Star Drummer, Grows an International Business and has lots and lots of Fun

Jeffrey Chernick is a Rock Star.

He started in big finance.

Got out before it all burned down.

Off to Barcelona. Off to Malaysia.

Playing sold out shows with his band Story of the Running Wolf.

Still going strong.

Say hello to the ever so charming, Jeffery Chernick.

“Malaysia was awesome. I’d go partying and to really cool places backpack style, then put on a button down and go to meetings with 13 Malaysian businessmen.” – Jeffrey Chernick (Tweet It)

Travel Topics:

  • 00.26 – Who is Jeffrey Chernick? What is his vision?
  • 03.15 – Transitioning for Lehman Bros to entrepreneur
  • 05.27 – How to learn the entrepreneurial skill set?
  • 08.35 – The ‘Big Phone’ call and what it sparked
  • 10.51 –  Backpacking in South East Asia and securing million dollar deals in Malaysia
  • 14.09 – Conference Events in Vegas and Barcelona
  • 17.08 – Cold Calling and it’s atlas like power
  • 19.30 – How to understand people and cultivate a persuasive message
  • 21.05 – Moments of awe for Jeffrey Chernick
  • 24.15 – Using an artistic mind to leverage powerful business moves
  • 29.40 – The power of thinking Big
  • 35.55 – How traveling has impacted the growth of Ride Amigos
  • 38.40 – Tips for quitting the job, building a business and traveling

Lovely Links:

RideAmigos | Facebook | StoryoftheRunningWolf

Take Action:

Do you think the artist in Jeffrey has helped him thru business?

Would you like to grow an International Business?

Tynan: World Travel and Freedom through Minimalism and Good Habits

On a spur of the moment decision.

He decided to leave all of his possessions behind.

He jumped in an RV and started traveling the world.

With no concern about what society may think of him.

He started living his dream.

Welcome, the one and only Tynan.

“Travel is enriching in ways that are hard to articulate.” – Tynan  (Tweet It)

Travel Topics:

  • Riding on the slowest train in the world
  • Tynan’s love affair with his RV
  • Great ideas to world travel
  • How Tynan only spends money on the things that are important to him
  • Being followed by a drug smuggler!
  • Secrets for finding cheap flights
  • About Tynan’s published books

Lovely Links:

  • SETT – A blogging platform that builds communities
  • Connect with Tynan:

Website | Twitter

Travel Tools:

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Take Action:

Take a moment to think about what you really value in life – are there any ways that you could be spending or saving money in a more meaningful way that would allow you to enjoy yourself more?

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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Ilya Brotzky: Tech Startups, Brazil and Moving to New Countries

Following your heart is the path to freedom.

Doing so could take you to all sorts of places.

Perhaps even Brazil…

This guy is doing it.

Here is his story.

Welcome my next guest, Ilya Brotzky.

“F$#k the BMW, follow your heart.” – Ilya Brotzky (Tweet It)

Travel Topics:

  • Who is Ilya Brotzky?
  • Help in the Philippines (Fundraising Closed)
  • Volunteering in Brazil
  • Florianopolis
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • VALE
  • Mt Kilamanjaro
  • Who is Seth Cochan?
  • Mountains for Moms
  • His involvement with Tech Startups
  • Developing a global mind
  • Traveling to create world peace
  • Why he moved to Brazil… Twice!
  • About his blow up mattress in a favela
  • Advice for moving to a different country

“Everything was a little bit harder, everything was a little bit easier.” – Ilya Brotzky (Tweet It)

Lovely Links:

  • Connect with Ilya Brotzky:

WebSite | Twitter

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Take Action:

Did you enjoy the show? When are you moving to Brazil?

Sean Ogle: The Location Rebel who Builds Businesses that Can Be Run From Anywhere on Earth

Dreaming of quitting the high paying 9-5 job?

Our next guest proposed a remote work agreement and received his resignation papers in exchange.

Now he runs his own business and lives where and how he desires.

He shares his lifestyle with the world.

Please welcome the Location Rebel, Sean Ogle.

“People are getting more creative with businesses they create. It’s sort of the best of all worlds.” – Sean Ogle  (Tweet It)

Travel Topics:

  • Sean’s transition from portfolio analyst to Location Rebel
  • Agreeing to move to Thailand to work with Dan Andrews
  • The story of building a profitable blog
  • The value of giving back with a location independent business
  • Why the a selfish investment in lifestyle can lead to greater impact
  • Sean Ogle’s favorite places in the world
  • Reminiscing over the magnificence of Bali, Indonesia
  • Bali vs. Thailand – Starting a business and designing a lifestyle
  • The evolution of Location Independent hotspots
  • How Sean is making playing the Top 100 Golf Courses in the USA into a business exercise
  • The abundance of entrepreneurial solutions to be capitalized on
  • All the other lovely stuff

Three steps to becoming a Location Rebel:

  1. Build relevant skills – Basic Copywriting, SEO Basics, WordPress
  2. Freelance that skill
  3. Apply the skills you master to your own project

“Instead of complaining about what’s wrong, always look for problems so that you can provide answers for people.” – Sean Ogle (Tweet It)

Lovely Links:

  • Connect with Sean:

Personal Site | Location Rebel | Twitter

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Take Action:

Do you love toasters? If so, we’re sorry about all the negative toaster talk. But hey, you’ve got amazing potential as an affiliate blogger so maybe this is a turning point in your entrepreneurial career.

Thank you for listening. Comment below and tell us something you’re going to put to action from listening to Sean.

Steve Oddo: Walks of Italy Founder on Building Profitable Travel Companies Around Passions

Moving to Italy on a passionate whim.

Finding a business to fall in love with.

Making a lifestyle out of it.

Here is how to live the long term travel lifestyle.

With, Steve Oddo.

“Different people I met on my travels were open-minded, outside of the box thinkers that were doing great things to make money.” – Steve Oddo (Tweet It)

Travel Topics:

  • Growing up in a family of international travel
  • What it’s like exposing the Sicilian mafia in a documentary
  • The mechanics behind big business taking out small bloggers
  • Investing in yourself to become a travel entrepreneur
  • Being a Rome history fan and visiting Tunisia
  • A surfing tangent involving California
  • His side of the Turner Barr vs. Adecco story
  • Putting it on the line for massive payout

Lovely Links:

 LinkedIn | Twitter | Google +

Take Action:

Another episode with a traveler who turned to travel entrepreneurship. If you remembered the last episode of this kind with Stephen Brooks, you remember that lots of people build their lives around the tourism industry in the places they wanted to be the most.

Have you ever thought about making this happen? Is moving to another country and setting up a passion project something you dream of?

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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Shannon O’Donnell: A Little Adrift, Travel and Grassroots Volunteering

She realised that her online web marketing business enabled her to work anywhere in the world.

So she bought a one way ticket to Australia.

Through travel she discovered the desire and drive to help grassroots social enterprises all over the world.

She went on to become a National Geographic Traveller of the Year!

Welcome A Little Adrift star, Shannon O’Donnell.

“You can make it happen if you live from the place where it can happen.” – Shannon O’Donnell (Tweet It)

Travel Topics:

  • National Geographic Traveller of the Year
  • The desire to help travellers support local social enterprises while travelling
  • Travel and Grassroots Volunteering
  • Going to Australia – first travelling experience
  • Problems of running a business on the road
  • Travelling in SE Asia for 6 months with her 6th grade niece
  • How travel has given her the platform to discover what she wants to do

Lovely Links:

A Little Adrift | Twitter | Facebook

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Take Action:

Traveling is stepping into the unknown, the anticipation can be fearful. Accepting that and doing it anyway empowers you.

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.

Lord Hickey: Crossing South America on a Tuk Tuk in Teletubby Suits

4 romper suits.

7 countries.

No equipment.

No luggage.

No names.

Nothing sensible.

Please welcome, Lord Hickey.

“Sensible? We certainly don’t do sensible!” – Lord Hickey (Tweet It)

Travel Topics:

  • The adventures of Crossing South America on a Tuk Tuk in Teletubby Suits
  • Raising money for charity whilst having fun
  • Sweet talking a thief into getting passports back
  • Negotiating cliff edge road in Boliva
  • Character building moments in the Andes

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Take Action:

Have you ever had a crazy travelling idea?  Write it down and then come up with a list of things you need to be able to do it.  Don’t be too sensible-remember, most of the fun is in the things that aren’t planned!