Archive | mindset

07 January 2013 ~ 17 Comments

The Biggest Thing I Learned In 2012 (And Why You Should Take The Plane)

As we reached the 2013 new year, I was reflecting on what I learned in 2012. I feel like I learned a lot this year– particularly a lot about myself and what I am looking for as I traveled around South America (and am now back in Colombia). When 2012 started, I was thinking it […]

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02 December 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Complaining Isn’t Bad. Action-less Complaining Is.

I really could just end the post right now because you probably already know where I’m going with this. But let me tell you about how a certain kind of complaining helped me out. I arrived to Córdoba, Argentina after an all night bus ride and was met with temperatures exceeding 100° F (38° C). […]

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24 September 2012 ~ 4 Comments

How To Keep Going On A Lengthy Project

The other day I was struggling through a project I am working on. It seemed to be going nowhere, and I seemed to be plodding along at an extremely slow pace, only accomplishing very small things. Now, this is a project for me, not something someone else is requiring me to do. But it seemed […]

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03 September 2012 ~ 4 Comments

Location Independence Doesn’t Just Make You Sexy

I wrote on my ‘about’ page that I am really against poverty and slavery of all kinds, especially poverty in terms of mindset and perspective. One of the mindsets I really feel people have to get rid of is the idea that they have to be a cog in some large corporation or institution from […]

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11 April 2012 ~ 5 Comments

Four Caricatures Of Geo-Arbitrage (Or, How Your Travel Lifestyle Can Determine Your Costs)

Geo-arbitrage is the idea that you can earn money in one part of the world and spend it in another. If you do this, often you will find that your dollars (or pounds / euros / francs / krone) go further, and you can afford a higher standard of living, partially due to exchange rates. […]

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26 March 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Step-Wise Reduction Of Your Expenses (Or, What You Can Do Today To Start Building Your Cash Stash)

A big key to saving money, for the purpose of traveling or for starting a business, is to reduce your expenses. Many people have the idea that travel is expensive. And it is, somewhat… but only because you are removed from your normal ways of making money (i.e. job). If you could make money wherever […]

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09 March 2012 ~ 3 Comments

Anything That Matters You Have To Build

Sometimes people wonder how they can afford to travel around the world. Part of it is geo-arbitrage, the reality that many places in the world are significantly cheaper than the modern nations of the West. I’ve written about my monthly costs in Colombia and Ecuador. Now, my costs are not as low as they could […]

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01 March 2012 ~ 2 Comments

Clarity To Realize What You’re Not

The other day I came across this scholarship for anyone interested in becoming a travel writer. It’s a fully sponsored gig to tour around Southeast Asia, including Singapore, updating travel guides. Airfare included. Sounds like my cup of tea. I was keen on applying… I don’t know about you, but anytime my airfare is paid […]

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27 February 2012 ~ 9 Comments

The Effect Of Long Term Travel On Relationships

When you travel for a long period of time what happens to your relationships? This is the question I was considering the other day as a few buddies and I were enjoying a round of rum and coke at a local bar in Medellin. I didn’t consider the question aloud, as we were discussing some […]

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06 February 2012 ~ 14 Comments

The Initial Shock Never Goes Away (The Results of My 30 Day Cold Shower Experiment)

The past month I found myself doing something odd: taking cold showers. Why? Well, the short answer is that I had been reading a bunch of articles and a few chapters on the benefits of taking a cold shower (and, sometimes applying ice packs to the back of the neck for body optimization purposes). I […]

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