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Embracing Chaos w/ Dr. Calvin Sun from Monsoon Diaries

Embracing Chaos w/ Dr. Calvin Sun from Monsoon Diaries

September 27, 2022

What exactly does it mean to embrace chaos?

Today I am joined by Dr. Calvin Sun, emergency room physician, entrepreneur, and author of The Monsoon Diaries to discuss the pivotal life events that helped him lean into adventure and stay in the present.

Tune into today's episode to learn how open-mindedness and flexibility can lead you down incredible paths, what it was like to be an ER doctor in the midst of a global pandemic, the next destination you need to visit, and so much more.

Have you ever had a transformative life moment that lead you down an unexpected path? I'd love to hear all about it hope you will share by sending me an audio message.

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  • Why committing to the present will open up opportunities
  • The reason you should take sleep more seriously
  • What it means to lean into chaos instead of control it
  • How Calvin committed to medical school and building a company at the same time
  • Why your life will be easier if you can lean into the unexpected
  • Lessons from being ER doctor during the pandemic
  • How losing a barroom bet, lead Calvin to the most transformative trip of his life
  • Why it’s important to acknowledge serendipity in travel and life
  • Standout destinations from Calvin’s travels
  • And so much more

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Rebel With A Clause: Tales and Tips from a Roving Grammarian w/ Ellen Jovin

Rebel With A Clause: Tales and Tips from a Roving Grammarian w/ Ellen Jovin

September 20, 2022

What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of grammar? 

Today I am joined by grammar expert, polyglot, and entrepreneur, Ellen Jovin, to talk about her experience writing Rebel With A Clause. The idea for the book all started when Ellen decided to set up a table on New York City street corners to converse with the community about grammar, eventually traveling throughout the U.S. to do the same. 

If you have ever wanted to look at your community from a different perspective, then you don't want to miss this episode. Ellen shares her thought process behind starting Grammar Table, how to connect with your community in unique ways, the best unknown U.S. travel spots, and so much more. 

Have you ever practiced a morning writing routine? I'd love to hear what they are and hope you will share them by sending me an audio message.

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  • What has kept Ellen in New York City since the 1990s
  • What is the Grammar Table and how it originated
  • When the Grammar Table got a book deal and went mobile
  • Why grammar is so much more than just a set of rules
  • What is so fulfilling about small talk and what it can teach you about the community
  • How did traveling with a mission change the experience
  • The method Ellen used to pick the perfect spot for the Grammar Table
  • U.S. road trip destinations you won’t want to miss
  • Ellen’s favorite story from her most recent book
  • Advice on how to get a book deal & writing a book
  • What it's like to learn 25+ languages and how it has impacted Ellen’s life
  • And so much more

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The World Walk (Trilogy): Lessons From A 7 Year Walk Around The World w/ Tom Turcich

The World Walk (Trilogy): Lessons From A 7 Year Walk Around The World w/ Tom Turcich

September 13, 2022

What does it feel like to reach the end of an era?

Well, you’re about to find out. 

Today’s extra special episode is 6 years in the making and marks the end of Tom Turcich’s (and his dog Savannah’s) epic journey of 7 years walking across 6 continents.

In this 3-part trilogy, you will hear from Tom at the ages of 26, 30, and 33 as he shares the unique experiences and challenges that could only come from years of traveling the world by foot. 

As the 10th person (and first dog ever) to successfully walk around the world, Tom has a multitude of stories and insights that are bound to blow your mind, so you are not going to want to miss this episode. We talk about the pursuit and fulfillment of dreams, facing hardship, making sacrifices, testing limits, finding humanness, stamina, mindfulness, and so much more.

What are your biggest takeaways from this epic travel trilogy? I'd love to hear what they are and hope you will share them by sending me an audio message.

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Part 1 (05:35) - The Beginning - August 2016, 15 months into the walk

  • Why it is important to seize the day and honor the importance of travel
  • The best way to forget the rules and adapt
  • How to simplify long-term travel
  • Tips for coping with gradual shifts in climate and culture
  • Tactics for navigating strangers and strange encounters
  • How much it costs per day to walk around the world
  • The best way to tap into sources of motivation

Part 2 (1:00:40) - The Middle - June 2019, 4 years into the walk

  • What it was like to start walking again after illness 
  • The most effective way to move internationally
  • How to find water, food, and a place to sleep no matter where you are
  • All about the 45-day police escort through Algeria
  • How to acquire “wealth” through walking and camping
  • How to get your dog overseas (and into hotels)

Part 3 (1:59:30) - The End - August 2022, 7 years into the walk

  • What it feels like to be done with a 7 year walk around the world
  • How the Covid-19 Pandemic changed the way Tom traveled 
  • What made Tom start to imagine life after the walk
  • Why the most difficult part of the walk was unexpected
  • How the walk has changed Tom’s life and relationships
  • The untapped importance of leaning into humanness
  • The best part about being back with friends and family
  • What's next for Tom Turchich

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How To Earn Passive Income From Your Passions w/ Graham Cochrane

How To Earn Passive Income From Your Passions w/ Graham Cochrane

September 6, 2022

Ok, I know the title of this episode has some clickbaity vibes but when someone who has built a 7 figure business based on their passion wants to come by and share actionable advice on how you can do it too, who am I to say no?

Today I am joined by author and entrepreneur, Graham Cochrane, to dive into the theme of his latest book How to Get Paid for What You Know

If you want to work less and have more time for what you love, then you cannot miss this episode. Graham shares his extensive knowledge from building and scaling multiple businesses and will tell you exactly how to build a sustainable business, why working in an area you’re passionate about is necessary for long-term success, tools for overcoming fear-based decision-making, and so much more.

What is something you intuitively know and enjoy doing? Could you turn it into a sustainable location-independent business? I'd love to hear your thoughts and hope you will share them by sending me an audio message.

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Tune In To Learn:

  • Why growing up as an “army brat” sparked Graham’s love for travel
  • The reason having no Plan-B lead to entrepreneurship
  • How to encourage curiosity and passion in your kids at an early age
  • Why defining success beyond test scores and money is key to living a fulfilling life
  • Important myths and truths surrounding passive income
  • What made Graham transition to building a personal brand
  • How to understand when to let go and find balance as an entrepreneur
  • Why meaningful content is of paramount importance to building a successful business
  • The importance of building a business you don’t want to quit
  • How to avoid being a “dabbler” and build a sustainable business
  • The number 1 way to validate your business idea
  • Why you should be using YouTube as a content tool
  • How to avoid and overcome fear-based thinking as a business owner
  • Graham’s model to successfully generate passive income
  • The biggest mistake new entrepreneurs make when scaling a business
  • Which books Graham recommends to focus your mindset
  • And so much more

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Morocco Travel: Beyond Marrakech w/ Lucas Peters

Morocco Travel: Beyond Marrakech w/ Lucas Peters

August 30, 2022

Have you ever dreamt of traveling to Morocco and having a unique experience outside of popular tourist spots?

Today I am joined by Lucas Peters, author of the Moon Travel Guide to Morocco, to get an insider scoop on exactly where to go to find the untapped wonder of Morocco.

You will not want to miss this very special destination episode all about traveling through Morocco. Not only does Lucas share tips for mindfully planning and executing your trip, he also gives insight into his life as an ex-pat living in Paris.

What absolutely tortures you when you travel? I'd love to hear more and hope you will share by sending me an audio message.

[Note: This is an episode from the archives that we felt needed to be heard again!]

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  • How Lucas transitioned from living in the U.S. to Morocco
  • Top tips for settling into a new routine in a foreign country
  • Why it can take years to fully understand a new culture
  • The best destinations to visit in Morocco beyond Marrakech
  • How to plan your flights and start off on the best foot
  • Expert advice on planning a trip to Morocco, including when to go
  • The perfect 2-week itinerary for a trip to Morocco
  • How to achieve an experience beyond an average tourist
  • What it is like to raise a 3rd culture kid
  • What elements will open a new window to culture
  • The best ways to adapt to living in a different culture
  • And so much more.

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Safari 101: How To Plan A World-Class African Safari (Without Going Broke)

Safari 101: How To Plan A World-Class African Safari (Without Going Broke)

August 23, 2022

Have you ever dreamt of experiencing a one-of-a-kind African Safari adventure?

Today I am joined by my friend Scott Brills, a long-time nomad and co-founder of Pamoja Safaris, to discuss all the details surrounding how to plan an African Safari.

Whether you’ve been on a Safari before or only dreamt of it, you are not going to want to miss this episode. Scott provides insider advice on what to expect when booking a Safari, when and where to go, and the key elements of having a great Safari experience. He also shares some of his most transformative travel experiences and the evolution of his life digital nomad since 2002. 

What element of a Safari is the most important to you? I'd love to hear what you think and hope you will share them by sending me an audio message.

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Tune In To Learn:

  • The steps Scott took to turn his side hustle into a full-time business
  • Why traveling as a young person is a gateway to living a life of travel
  • How Scott managed to build his life around travel
  • Why traveling to China as a teen had a major impact on Scott’s picky eating habits 
  • What it was like to be a digital nomad in the early 2000s
  • The importance of finding a community that gets you
  • Tips for embracing a lifestyle that deviates from the norm
  • How to overcome roadblocks when leading a travel-oriented life
  • The magical moment that Scott met his business partner Josh
  • Why it's important to seize the moment when you find your calling
  • The best destinations in Africa to have one-of-a-kind wildlife and cultural experiences
  • Top ingredients to creating an epic African Safari experience
  • How to find and book a fairly priced, authentic, and trustworthy African Safari
  • And so much more

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How To Find Balance and Be Productive Working Remotely w/ Liam Martin from Running Remote

How To Find Balance and Be Productive Working Remotely w/ Liam Martin from Running Remote

August 16, 2022

If you could work wherever and whenever you wanted to, would you seize the opportunity?

Today I am joined by Liam Martin, the co-founder of Running Remote, a company, conference, and upcoming book all about helping optimize their remote work experience. With over 20 years of experience as a remote worker and manager, Liam sheds light on how to be successful at remote work. 

Whether you work remotely, manage a remote team, or dream of becoming location independent, you will not want to miss this episode. Liam shares strategies for finding the perfect living situation abroad, how to find success and structure working outside of an office, the future of location independence, and so much more.

What were your biggest takeaways from my discussion with Liam? I'd love to hear what they are and hope you will share them by sending me an audio message.

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  • Why having kids can change your priorities as an entrepreneur
  • How to teach your kids about travel from an early age
  • The number one strategy for finding long-term housing in a new country
  • Why the need to feel productive can sometimes disconnect you from being present
  • Strategies that will help you “buy back” your time and prevent decision-making burnout
  • How to achieve balance when working from home
  • Ways to avoid “cross-contaminating” your work and personal life
  • The type of mindset required for building a successful business
  • Top tips for managing employee experience as a remote employer
  • Why travel will make you better at your job
  • The top 3 places to live as a remote worker
  • What Liam does to select speakers for his yearly remote conference
  • Where to find more tactics and strategies to be successful at working remotely
  • The difference between being Location Independent vs Digital Nomad
  • Why and how the great resignation will shift the great migration

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Surviving On A Desert Island + Transformative Travel w/ Tom Williams from Desert Island Survival

Surviving On A Desert Island + Transformative Travel w/ Tom Williams from Desert Island Survival

August 9, 2022

Have you ever wondered if you have the skills to survive on a desert island? 

On today’s show, I am joined by Tom Williams, owner of Desert Island Survival, to get the scoop on exactly what it takes to be self-reliant in a desolate location.  

Whether you’re a business owner or an avid adventurer you will not want to miss this episode. Tom shares how went from being an international wealth manager to coordinating desert island survival adventures, the top lessons he’s learned from running a survival business, how to find the perfect deserted island, why travel is transformative and so much more.

What travel experiences have changed your life? I'd love to hear what they are and hope you will share them by sending me an audio message.

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  • Why a trip to Honduras at 20 years old, transformed the trajectory of Tom's life
  • What makes desert island survival more than just learning the skills
  • How Tom went from being an international wealth manager to teaching survival skills
  • What it's like to win a race walking to the North Pole
  • The non-negotiables of a desert island survival experience
  • How to turn your biggest passion into a successful business
  • Why the experience of survival is important for everybody
  • The biggest elements of a transformative travel experience
  • How to find “the goldilocks zone” for the perfect desert island
  • Tom’s absolute favorite travel destinations and experiences
  • Top takeaways and lessons from running a business and being a parent
  • Why it’s important to follow your dreams for the journey instead of the destination
  • And so much more

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How To Run A Profitable Local Business From Anywhere In The World w/ Neel Parekh

How To Run A Profitable Local Business From Anywhere In The World w/ Neel Parekh

August 2, 2022

Have you ever wondered if it is possible to run and scale a local business while traveling full-time? 

Today I am joined by the host of The Remote Local Podcast and owner of MaidThis, Neel Parekh, to talk about his experience quitting his corporate job and building a successful location-dependent business while traveling full time. 

If you have ever considered full-time travel, you aren’t going to want to miss this episode. Neel shares the secret to how he quit his job and traveled to 35 countries over the course of 5 years all while growing and scaling his business.

Have you ever come up with creative ways to fund your travel missions? I'd love to hear what they are and hope you will share them by sending me an audio message.

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Tune In To Learn:

  • Why learning survival skills can and will help you in any situation
  • How growing up as a first-generation immigrant shaped Neel’s perspective on business
  • Lessons and takeaways from paying to get kidnapped
  • Why travel will help change your perspective in unexpected ways
  • Lessons learned from growing a location-dependent visit while traveling
  • Why you can grow your business and prioritize lifestyle
  • Pros and cons of starting a local business while traveling
  • Why getting started is more important than picking the right industry
  • What types of local businesses are most conducive to location independence
  • How franchises work on both ends of the deal
  • Neel’s most memorable travel experience
  • And so much more

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Living Your Best Life Abroad, Finding A Cultural Personality Match and Moving To France with Allison Grant Lounes from Franceformation

Living Your Best Life Abroad, Finding A Cultural Personality Match and Moving To France with Allison Grant Lounes from Franceformation

July 26, 2022

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a different country?

Today I am joined by relocation expert, Allison Grant, to talk about how you can yourself up for success when moving abroad.

If you have ever considered living abroad full-time you do not want to miss this episode. Allison uncovers what questions to ask yourself when considering a new location, how to integrate yourself into a new local culture, what it's like to transition to normalcy in a new country, and so much more. 

If you could relocate to anywhere in the world, where would it be? I'd love to hear more and hope you will share by sending me an audio message.

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Tune In To Learn:

  • When did Allison first fall in love with all things French
  • Why your personality traits and values can help determine where to move
  • How Allison’s perspective on the U.S. has changed since moving to France
  • Finding the new normalcy when living abroad
  • Why it's important to keep the gratitude flowing no matter where you are
  • Ways you can get a Visa to live internationally
  • How to integrate into a new local culture and make connections in a new country
  • Why getting a degree abroad is a great way to find your place
  • The #1 easiest way to get a French Visa
  • How to live your best life abroad
  • The best places to live in France
  • What American goodies does Allison bring back to France after a trip to the states
  • Why Allison started Your Franceformation
  • And so much more

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