Tired of the constant stress of your life? Are the non-stop phone calls, messages, emails, and meetings driving you crazy? You’re not alone. Studies show most people are stressed to the breaking point. Depression is a disease of our time. What would it take to simplify your life, get away from it all and travel the world?
Imagine living on a remote tropical island. Enjoying the warm sea breeze, local food, and easy-going atmosphere. All while earning a good income, doing work you actually enjoy, in a far more relaxed way than you work today.
Sound like a scene from a movie? Or the sales pitch from the next get-rich-quick scheme? There’s a reason so many people fall for those sales tricks. It’s unfortunate the wannabe-freedom lifestyle has become a marketing pitch. A reflection of the collective desperate state of mind of the Western workforce. Too often, I used travel as an escape from a life I didn’t even like in the first place. My Happiness book shares the good, the bad and the ugly of my corporate career.
Travel was my escape. When travelling, I felt less confined by time, money or location. I could do whatever I wanted, I could spend some extra cash I had saved up, and go wherever I wanted to go. Yet after coming home my stress levels immediately spiked back to where they were before I had left. Instead of tacky souvenirs, I wanted to take that experience of freedom home with me. I became passionate about implementing my “traveling lifestyle” right at home. I wanted to reconnect with my passions and live a meaningful life. I became focused on simplifying my life and traveling the world. It’s rather easy to do — IF you know how.
I spent most of my adult life traveling the world, not as a tourist, or a modern day “nomad”, but building my business. In the years prior I became tired of living out of a suitcase and meeting continuous deadlines. My previous corporate career was interesting, and even exciting at times. Regardless, the stress and demands of meaningless work left me tired, frustrated, and ultimately, clinically depressed.
I looked at the great teachers of our time, and developed a system. First of all, I wanted to inspire people to “just fly“, literally. I wanted to inspire people to see the world. My heart broke when retired people spoke to me in art shows and told me they had always wanted to visit Paris. They never did. What’s your Paris? What’s that one place you’ve always wanted to see – but never did? My Travel hacking book will help you get there. Follow my simple steps and you too can have a free plane ticket anywhere in the world within a few months. If I can do it, anyone can.
Truly a beautifully written, wise and wonderful book.
Second, I wanted to take the freedom I discovered in my travels home with me. I developed a system for anyone who wants to bring that freedom into their daily life. That’s my second book in a nutshell: Happiness. This book is not about getting away from it all and work somewhere else in the world. You can if you wish, but it’s not the goal. My mission is the opposite: bring the experience of travel home. I combined everything I learned from my mentors, with the experiences from my own journey. The result? A body of work that shows new opportunities in ways most travelers didn’t even know existed. It’s a story close to my heart. When I showed the draft to one of my mentors, his feedback was simple: “Truly a beautifully written, wise and wonderful book.” It still reduces me to tears that someone I look up to had something so profound to say about my creation. Thank you.
Here’s four simple lessons, extracted from the system I teach in “Happiness“. If you want to start experiencing freedom, I recommend you start this in your life today:
1. Simplify your life
Our society is inundated with marketing messages. The average person sees thousands of marketing messages a day. Subconsciously, this is the source of much of our stress. Get off junk mail lists, email lists, and make sure your phone number isn’t on call lists. Be careful when giving your personal information to anyone.
2. Believe you can make money doing what you love
Rest assured you CAN do the kind of work you love. Even better: you can do it about anywhere in the world. Almost every industry is now global. You’re no longer confined to do your job in your current country. There are workers like you in many desirable locations around the world. All you have to do is decide where you want to be.
3. Enjoy our global village
Don’t worry about losing touch with family and loved ones. Not being able to stay in touch is no longer an issue, no matter where in the world you are. You can stay connected via social media, phone, and email, even from the far corners of the planet. If you want to stay in touch with the home front, you will.
4. Money matters
Keep in mind money works different in other countries. Credit cards work well in most countries, but not everywhere. Surprisingly, high-tech Tokyo prefers cash for most transactions. , Before you travel anywhere, learn how local residents handle financial transactions. They know what payment method is most reliable, most acceptable, and most economic.
Don’t ever feel like you’re trapped in your current situation. Go somewhere. Try something new. Be open to new opportunities and experiences. Embrace the unknown. Anyone who takes the time to learn how, can freely travel the world. You can enjoy wonderful destinations, meet new people and cultures. All while still earning a good income doing what you love.
Get started on your journey today – download a copy of the ebook “On My Way“.Download Ebook