How “exactly” do your make money to “fund” your lifestyle/travels ?
I work in online marketing and I have a number of projects going to fund my lifestyle. The easiest way to get started is via consulting work and then transition into building your own product or service business. Nothing is easy, but if you have an open mind and an eagerness to learn all the information is out there. Read the 4-Hour Workweek and start listening to the TropicalMBA podcast to get started!
If you can change anything about your lifestyle decision, what would it be ?
I would have done it sooner. I didn’t need to save nearly as much money as I thought to go, and all my fears about leaving the real world evaporated once I was out.
What does success mean to you ?
Success for me is an equation of time, mobility, and cashflow. It has little to do with money. What’s more important is: did I do something important with my life? Did I set lofty goals and at least take a crack at them? I feel successful now whenever I’m feeling balanced in my work, health, and lifestyle, but it generally takes all 3 working in sync to feel really good about it.
What makes you happy the most ?
Happiness is sort of linked to my definition of success, but a few things that really stand out: spending quality time with people I care about, learning, spending time in the wilderness, feeling physically fit, and being a positive influence on the world all make me happy. It’s an ebb and flow for sure, but I feel like I’m getting a handle on it!