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The Best 24 Resources for Cheap, Free, or Paid Travel (Part 1) Welcome to Escape Normal! If you came here looking for ways to travel for free, you are in the right place. From volunteer trips to vacations to short term jobs abroad, this list covers the spectrum of affordable and paid travel opportunities.
I’ve wanted to write this for a year now, but it didn’t feel right until now. As many know; travel is relevant to the person doing it. Some travel for a quick holiday, some take a year out, others are perpetual. From what I can see I am the only one out there traveling in search of home in this way, and writing about it as well. For those looking at this travel journal live you’ll see that the timer of my journey is ticking over to 5 years of travel now.
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Happy New Year! It’s no secret that many of us are looking for something different in life. And one of the biggest things we can change about our lives is how we work .
Every day, I receive emails from creative souls — just like you — asking for my advice. Advice on how to build a global audience, launch a successful online shop, sell original paintings, write a book, get featured in glossy magazines & have your art licensed — while navigating the challenges of a cross-country move, a marriage, a baby, and more. I know exactly where you’re coming from. Just a few years ago, that was me — sending heartfelt emails out to artists & entrepreneurs I admired. I always wished that there was some way I could access their brains, just for a moment. And that kind of direct-line-of-access is exactly what I want to offer, to you.
12 years ago I set out on my first foray into the world of entrepreneurship. The company was called MCSETutor.com (we later changed the name to the equally obtuse 2000Tutor.com) and while it wasn’t a huge success by dot com era standards we did sell it for a tidy profit. But looking back I’m shocked at how little I knew about entrepreneurship. As I’m sure any entrepreneur would love to do, I’d give anything to step back in time 12 years and have a chat with my 21 year old self.
They say that poverty is the mother of invention. Well, if you ask me, poverty is the mother of potato-heavy meals, chillblains and holes in your jumpers. Being creative doesn't have to make you poor. In fact, follow these steps and it might even make you rich... Here’s the creative world’s dirty little secret: lots of brilliant artists are in it for the money.
The Free Pursuits blog named " 10 Digital Nomads to Learn From " in a post today. I'm blogging about this not to brag about myself being on the list -- OK, not only to brag -- but also to introduce you to the other nine digital nomads and also to the Free Pursuits blog itself. There are huge nuggets of gold in all this. One year ago this week, I wrote a column arguing for the requirement of iPods and other gadgets in the nations schools (" Are iPod-banning schools cheating our kids?
Since I started this blog in April 2009, there have been a number of resources that have played an integral role in the growth of my blog and all of my social media efforts at my day job running Flightster . Every product below is something I personally endorse and have used myself. Some are free, while others have small costs associated with them. If you have any questions about any of my recommendations, please feel free to shoot me an email and I’ll do my best to reply. First let me start by saying that every single blogger I’ve interviewed has participated in some sort of mentorship or coaching program.
Behance and 99 Percent founder Scott Belsky spent years researching how creative leaders at Google, Disney, Zappos, and other firms turned brainstorms into completed projects. This excerpt from Making Ideas Happen suggests ways of tackling urgent matters without sacrificing long-term goals. As leaders of creative projects, we feel an impulse to solve everything quickly.
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Do you know how to start living your bliss? Most people do not even know what their bliss is , let alone how to go about finding it. But once you have heard of it, or even experienced even a little of it ... it can inspire you to find and follow yours. It all begins with a recipe ... A Recipe For Following Your Bliss To find and follow your bliss , you need to know what it is.
Thinking of trading in the same old, same old for a new gig in the New Year? Whether you're going after a new career or launching a business, here are some pointers for how to get started, culled from SecondAct's best advice for would-be career changers. 1. Follow your heart.
You wanted to know how I liberated myself from my day job and began blogging full time. After over 100 hours of “work;” my new free ebook: The Zero Hour Workweek is now available to the world. The “zero” part means that when you do what you love, “work” no longer feels like work. I personally can no longer tell the difference between when I’m working and when I’m playing. Here’s what inside this 60 page document: My Story of Liberation.