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How Financial Freedom Will Change Your Life
What does financial freedom mean? In short, it describes a lifestyle that is organized in such a way that...
Statistics Show Why You Should Focus On Improving Social Media
Without getting sidetracked in paid advertisements, boosting posts, and doing other stuff that doesn’t work, entrepreneurs should always be...
How I saved a thousand dollars by cancelling my cellphone (while keeping my number)
I finally took the plunge and cancelled my cellphone. I’ve been using internet based telephone systems for years now,...
An Evolutionary Worldview: Are We Going Back To An Artisan Society?
The human economy is slowly turning back to an artisan society: we’re buying products and services directly from the people who create or offer them. Two examples: 1: When booking a taxi or ordering pizza, we are used to phone the national call centre who would find a local... Read more
4 Cities Why Travelers Flock To East Asia
My trip to Asia was what eventually inspired me to write my first book, The Freedom Project Travel. From a Western perspective, traveling to Asia takes you so far out of your comfort zone that your life just has to change in some way or another. It may even... Read more
Life Lessons From Being Stuck In A Rip Current: Embrace The Unknown
Ever lived near the ocean? I did – it’s one of the things I miss most in land-locked Calgary. The ocean is what feeds my soul – and even though having the Canadian Rocky Mountains nearby I do miss the salty air from time to time. Luckily through my... Read more
How To Become An Industry Expert In Any Field
Malcolm Gladwell wrote about the ten thousand hours it takes to become an industry expert in any field. I’m going to assume, for argument’s sake, that you’ve done that legwork already. The real question is, how are you going to set yourself aside from the rest of your industry?... Read more
7 Simple Steps Towards Financial Freedom
Ever wondered how to gain financial freedom so you can worry less about money? You might even have some money left at the end of the month. It’s better than the other way around: spending more than you make and going deeper in debt. Contrary to popular belief, you... Read more
My Top 3 Foodie Travel Destinations In The United States (So Far)
All of my favorite destinations have one thing in common: it’s possible to live very well, without spending much. And the list includes cities that appear to be expensive, like Tokyo, New York, and Paris, just to name a few. Most of these cities I know like the back... Read more
Can You Really Get Big-Time Nationwide Publicity As A Creative Entrepreneur?
If you run a small business, are a creative entrepreneur, an author, or an independent freelancer, it is inevitable that you will need some sort of publicity to be successful. Most will have some type of small publicity, but why not think bigger? You probably are thinking “big-time publicity... Read more
Love 2.0: Reframing Your Past Memories
In my Happiness book, I shared that I’m not necessarily a big believer in marriage anymore, and even dared announcing that sentence might become a topic for a future book. Be careful what you wish for: that dream became a reality when my “Love 2.0” hit the shelves in... Read more
My Top 5 Favourite City Trips In The United States
To experience travel there is no need to go far from home. A city trip to the next town over can be just as exciting as one across the planet. I like to get away at least once a month for a short trip, and traveling across the globe... Read more
Why I Never Stay In The Hotel Room I Booked
Ever realized that hotels make money by selling the same room at multiple price levels to different people? Read that again, and you’ll realize the travel industry has been using their profit maximization schemes against us travelers for years. And they’ll continue to do that. I don’t mind… BUT... Read more