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FL130: Living the Digital Nomad Lifestyle with Kayla Kurin

In this episode, Kevin interviews Kayla Kurin, a digital nomad who travels around the globe, runs a yoga business, writes, and does all kinds of fun things in various countries!
She’s originally from Canada but has traveled, lived, and worked in over 40 countries. In this episode, she shares how she started the nomad lifestyle, how her first trip went, her take on being a young female and doing things on her own, how she meets people, and her travel experiences.

Topics discussed :

  • How she started traveling the world
  • How she started freelancing
  • Things/moments in her childhood that led her to seek out the travel lifestyle
  • Her take on being a young female doing things on her own
  • The most dangerous place she has been to
  • Meeting people while traveling
  • How she teaches in her yoga classes 
  • How she gets clients in her freelance work
  • Her typical day
  • FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out)
  • Time zone tips
  • Locations
  • Books she has written

And much more

Books

The Good to Great by James C. Collins
The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss
Yoga for Chronic Pain by Kayla Kurin
Yoga for Chronic Fatigue by Kayla Kurin
Where Can I Find Wifi? by Kayla Kurin

Links
100 Must Reads (App Store)
Upwork 
Couch Surfing
Coachsurfing Meetups
Meetup
Skype 
Zoom 
Duolingo
Duolingo Podcast
Coffee Break Spanish Podcast

Profile

Where Can I Find Wifi? Website
Aroga Yoga
Kayla on Instagram
Kayla on Twitter

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FL129: 3 Ways To Crank Up Your Productivity with Jordan Baker of Focuster

In this episode, Kevin interviews Jordan Baker, a personal productivity expert and the creator of Focuster. Focuster is an auto scheduling calendar app for entrepreneurs, freelancers, and professionals.

Topics discussed :

  • Jordan’s background
  • What got him excited about productivity
  • On reclaiming focus
  • Using distractions before they use you
  • Scheduling your distractions
  • On the Pomodoro technique
  • Getting clear and getting unstuck fast
  • Ways to turn around an unproductive day
  • Reconnecting with your mission
  • The gratitude process
  • Time blocking
  • How Focuster works and who can use it

And much more

Books

Rich Dad’s CASHFLOW Quadrant by Robert Kiyosaki 
Choose Your Own Adventure Book Series 

Links
Trello 
Zapier
Evernote
Wrike
Work Hero
Focuster

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FL128: From Freelancer to Business Owner with Tom Casano

In this episode, Kevin interviews Tom Casano. Tom grew up in Long Island, New York and worked full-time as an SEO consultant and digital marketer. He is also the founder of Sure Oak consulting firm.

Tom built his first website at age 13, studied philosophy at Providence College, and spent 10 years trading in the stock market. In 2013, he started working on SEO for his business, Life Coach Spotter.

In this episode, Tom also shared how he transitioned from being a freelancer SEO consultant to having his own business. In addition, Kevin also talked about his Wim Hof experience.

If you’re looking to transition from freelancing to managing your own business, this episode is for you!

Topics discussed :

  • Tom’s backstory
  • On starting a business
  • How he learned SEO and started offering SEO consulting services
  • How “The Foundation” helped him start his business
  • Learning from his failures and setbacks
  • Knowing when to give up
  • Building up the credibility on your profile
  • Varying rates as a freelancer in Upwork
  • Cultural difference
  • How he used Upwork in hiring
  • What he looks for when hiring people
  • Transitioning from Upwork to Sure Oak SEO
  • Getting new clients
  • Hiring the right people
  • His typical day at work before versus now
  • Building SOPs
  • Future plans

And much more

Book

Traction by Gino Wickman

Links
Wim Hof Method
The Iceman Vice Documentary
Dane Maxwell’s The Foundation
SPI 046: Building a Lucrative Business with No Ideas, No Expertise, and No Money with Dane Maxwell
Upwork
LinkedIn
Bing Ads

Tom Casano’s Website
Tom on LinkedIn
Sure Oak
Sure Oak Podcast

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FL127: Ending Global Apartheid With Gülin DeVincentiis

In this episode, Kevin talks with Gülin DeVincentiis, a world traveler who has done 3 round-the-world trips.

Having been a visitor to over 100 countries, she’s made it her mission to rid the world of all of the annoying frustrations travelers experience at borders. She currently resides in Italy and aims to travel to every country in the world.

Topics discussed :

  • What prompted her to look at the world differently and how she sees the world now
  • Why she wants to keep traveling the world
  • How borders originated and what their purpose are
  • On citizenship
  • On the idea that people should be able to move freely
  • Where she got the idea of burning her passport and the reason behind it
  • What global apartheid is and why she would like to end it altogether
  • On getting the conversation out to the people

And much more

Book

The Sovereign Individual by James Dale Davidson

Links
Finding Freedom in an Unfree World San Diego (Meetup)
Zeynep Gülin DeVincentiis’ Website
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FL126: The Opt Out Life with Nate Broughton

In this episode, Kevin interviews Nate Broughton of Opt Out Life. Nate is an Internet marketing veteran of 17 years who specializes in lead generation and client acquisition. He built and sold 4 companies and has been involved in several acquisitions with private equity firms.

He’s now the leader of a movement and company called “Opt Out Life,” which teaches people how to design an amazing lifestyle centered around fun and experiences while still making fantastic money in an industry they love.

Nate shares his entrepreneurial journey, his thoughts on going to college, how he balances work and family, and many more. This is a must-listen one, enjoy!

Topics discussed :

  • Kevin’s experience in a conference in Denver
  • What opting out is
  • How Nate decided to opt out
  • His thoughts on attending college
  • Starting a business while in college
  • How to keep going once you’ve achieved a particular goal
  • Lifestyle vs. more money
  • Balancing work and family
  • How Opt Out Life became a business
  • How they are monetizing
  • The subscriber/followers they are attracting

And much more

Book

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Links
Tai Lopez
Gary Vaynerchuk
100 Must-read iPhone App
WordPress
Work Hero
eBay
Zillow
Cashflow App
Airbnb
VRBO

Opt Out Life
Opt Out Life Facebook Group
Nate’s Email Address: nate at optoutlife.com
Opt Out Life on Instagram

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FL125: Curation of Dave Smith, Peter Attia, and Tropical MBA

In today’s episode, Kevin does a curation show with clips from 3 different podcasts and talked about each of the clips.

The first clip was from Peter Attia of “The Drive” Podcast.  Off the podcast, he discussed the many distractions brought about by cellphones, TVs, and more.

The second clip is from Dave Smith of the “Part of the Problem Podcast.” From the clip, he explored the idea of building a business and how the government works. He also talked about the voucher system and what happens when schools are ran like a business.

The third clip is from Dan and Ian of “The Tropical MBA Podcast.” From the clip, he talked about different places and the difference between Los Angeles and San Diego.

Don’t miss this fun and exciting episode!

Topics discussed :

  • “The Drive Podcast” clip
  • Thinking about your place on earth
  • Distractions
  • The “Part of the Problem Podcast” clip
  • The idea of building a business
  • How the government works
  • The voucher system
  • If schools were ran like a business
  • “The Tropical MBA Podcast” clip
  • Difference between Los Angeles and San Diego
  • Description of Los Angeles

And much more

Links
100 Must Reads App
Paul Conti, M.D.: Trauma, Suicide, Community, and Self-Compassion EP15 (The Drive by Peter Attia)
Reddit 
Fox News
CNN
Part of the Problem by Dave Smith (Podcast)
What Does Your City Whisper? (Tropical MBA Podcast)

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FL124: Review of FreedomXFest, Thoughts on Europe

In today’s episode, Kevin talks about his journey in Romania (where he learned about the 1989 Romanian revolution), his experiences at The Freedom X Fest in Spain, and his impression about Europe in general. Definitely an interesting episode, so don’t miss it!

Topics discussed :

  • Timișoara, Romania
  • Bucharest
  • The walking tour and learning about the 1989 revolution
  • The story of Nicolae Ceaușescu
  • Nicolae Ceausescu’s final speech
  • Ceaușescu’s second in line, Ion Iliescu
  • Romania’s Internet
  • Brașov, a city in the Transylvania region of Romania
  • Constanța
  • Friendly Barcelona
  • Catalonia’s political issue
  • The Freedom X Fest
  • The many uses of cryptocurrency
  • The “The Sovereign Individual” predictions
  • Thoughts on Europe

And much more

Book

The Sovereign Individual: Mastering the Transition to the Information Age by James Dale Davidson & Lord William Rees-Mogg

Links
Checkmate Revolution Documentary
Nicolae Ceausescu Final Speech
Netflix

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FL123: Freedom & Location Independence Running Events with Dan Taylor

Today’s guest is Dan Taylor of AppsEvents and EventsFrame. Dan is a tech entrepreneur who has co-founded and sold two successful startups. He founded AppsEvents and organises Google education summits and conferences worldwide in partnership with Google.

He recently founded EventsFrame, a simple platform for setting up events.

Kevin starts the show with his latest travel adventures in Belgrade, Serbia before the interview.

Topics discussed :

  • How Dan started his business
  • On running Google education events
  • The challenges he encountered
  • The idea of meeting people who work for him wherever they are in the world
  • Cebu, Philippines
  • What his team does for him
  • How he picks cities for his events
  • Issues he has experienced with managing people around the world
  • Timezone issues
  • The advantages and disadvantages of living in Prague versus living in the United Kingdom
  • His philosophy on staying happy
  • His take on Bitcoin and cryptocurrency
  • The podcasts he listens to
  • EventsFrame

And much more

Book

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Links
Business Book Summaries
AppsEvents 
EventsFrame 
Leadpages 
Tropical MBA Podcast
This Week In Tech Podcast 
No Agenda Podcast 
Joe Rogan Podcast

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FL122: Stuart Jones from Coworkation on Inspiring Location Independence

In this episode, Kevin interviews Stuart Jones, the founder of Coworkation and the co-founder of Freedom X Fest.

Coworkation is all about connecting people, cultivating inspiration, offering fun and adventure, enabling fresh insights and perspectives, and empowering people, among many others. In this episode, Stuart shares what his business is all about and what a location independent lifestyle truly is.

Topics discussed :

  • What prompted him to start his business
  • What he finds attractive about the whole location independent concept
  • What Coworkation really offers
  • What Freedom X Fest is
  • How and why he likes being location independent
  • Disadvantages of traveling while running a business
  • Stu’s travel schedule

And much more

Links

Airbnb
CouchSurfing 
Work Hero
Coworkation
Freedom X Fest 
Hostelworld 
Booking.com
Uber

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The Streets of Saigon

Saigon is a chaotic city with something completely bizarre, funny, interesting, or confusing pretty much on every block. “Sidewalks” are all relative- people drive their motorbikes on sidewalks, and block them with tables, chairs, fruit stands, grills, and parked motorbikes.

Here’s a look at a few samples of the hilarity:

The telephone wires all look like this in Saigon. I’m guessing the world’s top engineers didn’t end up here?

This rooster on the sidewalk apparently just finished his cigarette.

Dodging parked motorbikes on the sidewalk is par for the course here.

This is a street corner where someone has a whole repair shop set up!

Looks like a bomb went off on this part of the sidewalk. Normal situation in these parts!

I left Saigon this morning and took an 8 hour bus ride to Dalat, in the mountains. Interesting scenery along the way, and Dalat looks really cool so far. It’s much cooler here temperature-wise. And, it’s about 90 notches down the intensity scale from Saigon.

Probably going to check out some waterfalls tomorrow. The “plan” is stay here 2 days, then head to the beach at Mui Ne.

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