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)

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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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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!

Chris Hawker: Ayahuasca Jungle Immersion, Dynamite Fishing and Peruvian Moonshine

Studying Spanish in Ecuador wasn’t enough.

Some people always take it to the next level.

They leave the trodden path behind and journey deep into the jungle.

Putting everything on the line for adventure and a changed life…

Join us now with Master Inventor, Chris Hawker.

“If you see things through different eyes you start to learn how to move your perspective internally.” – Christopher Hawker (Tweet It)

Travel Topics:

  • Living with Ecuadorian musicians
  • Bus traveling deep into Ecuador
  • The French family in the middle of the Peruvian Amazon
  • Exotic jungle food and drink
  • Dynamite fishing and swallowed by fire ants
  • His Ayahuasca Jungle Immersion
  • Horse breaking and out of body experiences
  • How travel inspires innovation

Lovely Links:

  • Connect with Chris:

Trident Design | Twitter

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Take Action:

Think of a difficult situation in your life.

How has it enabled you to grow and evolve?

Turner Barr: Tigers, Corporate Piracy and the Best Job in the Whole World

Dreaming of travel working around the world?

He’s an agave farmer & an elephant keeper.

Knows how to harvest rice and treat tigers.

He wrote an epic blog about it and then his idea was stolen.

Here is his story…

The expert, Turner Barr.

“If you want to really get into the nuts and bolts of a culture, of what it`s really like, immersing yourself is the way to go.” – Turner Barr  (Tweet It)

Travel Topics:

  • How ‘Going with the Flow’ empowers your journey
  • Turner’s experience at the Tiger Temple
  • Working in a Buddhist Conservation Park
  • Interesting job opportunity for travelers – from children’s festivals in Holland, to Krambus in the Alps
  • The evolution of a traveler – Hostels to CouchSurfing to working
  • Why working somewhere is so powerful in understanding the culture
  • Corporate Piracy and the Best Job in the Whole World
  • Turner tells us about the Adecco Situation
  • The importance of taking action… Now!

Lovely Links:

  • Connect with Turner:

Around the World in 80 jobs | Twitter

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  • One of Turner Barr’s duties at Tiger temple:


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Take Action:

Have you ever been somewhere as a tourist where you would like to get to know the people and culture more? What kind of job do you think that you could do there to enable you to stay longer and understand them better?

Big ups:

  • Wim Dewale for once again providing us with the Episode Art!

Nick Onken: Life Baller Travel Photographer and Philantrophist

He works with top celebrities.

He works with top brands.

This all only started recently.

He believes 100% is possible 100% of the time.

Here is the story of a Life Baller.

A leader in travel photography, Nick Onken.

“Photography leans towards different ways of making income.” – Nick Onken (Tweet It)

Travel Topics:

  • The benefits of basing your creative entrepreneurship from California
  • Traveling Britain as an ‘Induction’ to world travel
  • Tibetan Monks and the Everest Base Camp
  • The powerful perspective change when experiencing different cultures
  • Building a business around your favorite things
  • Professional work to financing worthwhile causes
  • How to help charities and travel the world
  • Shop Talk Radio as a leader in creative entrepreneurship

Lovely Links:

Website | Twitter

Music Credits:

Special Thanks:

  • Kanniga Ponpiboon: Episode Art
  • Karen Asprey: Show Notes
  • Chris Jones: Sound Engineering
  • Jonathan Baillie Strong: Audio Architecture
  • V: Slave Driver

Dan Andrews: Build a Business and Live the Dream

The new rich has arrived and their leader is Dan Andrews.

He’s a leading force in the development of micro multinational businesses.

No one knows about lifestyle business like Dan does.

Want to travel the world and make money?

Building a business is the way to get there.

If you want to get there fast you’ve gotta hear this interview.

Here he is, Dan Andrews.

“I would rather be the captain of a canoe than a midshipman of a cruise ship.” – Dan Andrews (Tweet It)

Travel Topics:

  • Being inspired and learning from the best
  • When is the right time to quit the 9-5?
  • Using courier flights for cheap travel
  • Surviving without doing ‘traveler jobs’
  • The #1 factor that’s changed the world of micro multinational organizations
  • Saftey comparison of South East Asia and USA
  • Taking control of your life
  • What is success?
  • This your resumes will get you there
  • A great how to strategy
  • How to Build a Business

Lovely Links:

  • Connect with Dan:

Tropical MBA | Twitter

Music Credits:

Special Thanks:

  • Jonathan Baille Strong, Karen Asprey and Chris Jones for the production

Take Action:

Do you have a goal that you want to accomplish?  Who is the best at doing this?  Try to make contact with this person-what can you learn from them?

 

Book Notes: Who Moved My Cheese

This is my reflection and meditation upon reading Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson. It’s a simple book which can be tied to a million metaphors… here is one:

Hustling is key to success and those two little rats (Sniff and Scurry) are the quintessential hustlers. They did a few things that I appreciate:

  1. See the Big Picture

Himmm and haaa didn’t notice that the cheese was shrinking. They didn’t notice that their time in tube three was running out. The signs were there but they just sat around getting fat and practicing stupid the whole time. When the cheese ran out they were obliterated.

Sniff and Scurry saw it coming. When the cheese finally ran out they weren’t surprised. They didn’t waste a minute to get to the business of finding more cheese.

This s$%t is happening on the daily in this country. THE CHEESE IS MOVING FOLKS. Higher education? Scammy finance rackets? Are you a involved in the movie rental business? BlockBuster declared bankruptcy in 2010 people. There is no reason you should think that whatever cheese you’ve got is not going to run out.

  1. Act Accordingly

Himm and Haa took forever. Haa got it after a while and I think his process would be far more enjoyable if he had enjoyed the hunt for cheese. Himm is simply a metaphor for what to avoid. Do not wait for the cheese.

Sniff and Scurry got to work immediately on hunting more cheese. There wasn’t even a discussion about it.

| Cheese Gone | I’m Finding Cheese |

  1. Win

There is always going to be cheese.

Macroeconomic forces might alter the big picture for governments and the international monetary fund, but that crap doesn’t affect me or you. Those things don’t affect us because, though we get international news, we live in local economies. We live in local relationships. You can start from nothing tomorrow and be great now.

100% is possible 100% of the time.

Cheese is, of course, a metaphor. It is the representation of getting what you want, be it a relationship, a bunch of money or inner peace. You’re only going to find it by taking action, finding new opportunities and executing on them like your life depends on it.