How “exactly” do your make money to “fund” your lifestyle/travels?
In the past, I mostly worked temporary good-paying jobs while at home in Canada, saving most of it, and then traveling. Sometimes I worked on the road. For example, when I was In Australia, I worked on a sheep farm for a month, at a bar and at a hostel.
Now I try to focus on entrepreneurship. It’s something I’ve been into since I was a little kid but lost touch with as I grew up. Right now, I run a travel hacking site for Canadians called Canadian Free Flyers. It’s a membership site that includes real-time deal alerts, which means I send all the travel hacking deals available for Canadians right to their inbox as soon as I find them. I help them travel the world.
I also offer coaching services for anyone wanting to travel more, start an online business, create a blog or simply make a dramatic change in their life.
Aside from the above, I also work with companies and their social media campaigns to help them market their products and services.
In the meantime, I’m currently working on a couple of Ebooks and hope to write a physical book sometime in the next year. I’ll keep everyone update via LiveLimitless.net.
I very much believe in multiple streams of income.
If you can change anything about your lifestyle decision, what
would it be ?
I would have focused more in the beginning and I wouldn’t have quit my “day job” so quickly.
In the beginning of my online journey, I was distracted by everything and didn’t really accomplish anything. When I realized this, I went travelling instead, which I’m very happy I did. I also found myself waiting for the “perfect idea” for an online business or a blog. If I had that time back now, I would of just got started right away with trying to make my first dollar. I would have spent less time on a blog in the beginning and more time on a viable business.
As far as the day job, I feel I could have kept it longer or found a different day job to save a lot of money while I built up an online business. Instead, I quit cold turkey. I don’t think it was a horrible decision but it always helps to have more money in the bank. I don’t think I utilized all that time as much as possible.
What does success mean to you ?
I think success comes down to personal happiness and contentment. I think it comes down to finding things we care about and directing our energy towards them. This could be a passionate hobby, a loving partner, a business, children, a job or all the above. Making a difference in someone else’s life is important as well. I also think that a lot of people could use a little more excitement and adventure in life. Too often, they get caught up in the daily grind and forget to actually live.
If you asked me this 10 years ago, I probably would have listed money and a big house. Funny how things change.
What makes you happy the most ?
Laughing, learning, loving, living.
I love to really experience life from all sorts of angles. I have a very vivid imagination and I like to keep it alive by traveling, trying new things, writing, watching movies, reading books and connecting with people from all walks of life. I’m in love with travel as it allows me to experience other cultures and see such a wide range of nature. I’m big on nature and wildlife, which also makes me somewhat of an environmentalist.
I love working towards huge goals and making a positive difference in the world. I really love being able to create something that makes me money. I love the independence and challenge of entrepreneurship.
I also love staying active and eating healthy. I love sports.
And of course, being able to spend time with my family and see them laugh is really important as well as sharing stories and experiences along the way.