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Tired Of Watching Other People Live Your Dreams?

by Tony · 23 comments

Time to start being a digital nomadPoint A: Your Current Life – Everyday between (and sometimes during) meetings, you dream about being your own boss, living somewhere exotic, and actually enjoying enjoying work.

Point C: Your Dreams – You’re typing an inspiring article about why everyone needs to be a digital nomad (like you) as you watch the sun fall beneath the waves of a secluded Thai beach… another day in paradise while your bank account continues to grow from all of the incoming passive income.

Point B: ? – WTF

Most of us are perpetually at Point A while reading about (and being envious of) what those at Point C are doing.

We were stuck at Point A less than a year ago, until we made the fateful decision to take a leap.

We quit our jobs.

Sold everything we owned.

And decided to travel around the world.

Now, if we want this crazy ride on the travel train to keep going, we have to make that leap from dreaming about living (Point A) to living life on our terms (Point C).

And we need YOUR help to do it.

How Are We Going To Escape Point A?

Escaping corporate lifeTo get from Point A to Point C, we need to make money.

Seeing that our corporate gigs pay well but don’t let us travel, they can quickly get ruled out.

We like blogging, but are not sold on the idea of fully monetizing the site (but we do love our sponsored trips).

We did both study entrepreneurship in college… and we do always bat around ridiculous ideas to see if they could be a business…

So why not actually start a business?

And can we do it while traveling?

What We Need From You

We need you!We are going to start a business while we travel. 

There. I said it. Now we HAVE to do it. And this is where you come in.

We need accountability.

We need advisors.

We need cheerleaders.

And we need drill sergeants.

Whether you follow along because you genuinely support us or because you’re the type of person that watches NASCAR for the crashes and think we might end up a wreck… we don’t care.

Whatever the reason, we want you to participate and to give us your honest thoughts about every step of our journey.

Will you help us?

What Do You Get?

Never half-ass two things

We need you to give good advice... like this.

In return for your advice, inspiration, and motivation, we hope we can provide just as much value to you.

We will chronicle our attempt to go from Point A to Point C, including our strategies, our attempts, our spectacular failures, and everything else we do to make this life of travel permanent.

You will be included in every step and we are truly looking for your guidance in our future decisions.

I can guarantee that we will fail… and fail often.

But we will hopefully learn from these failures so that we are always failing forward until we finally succeed.

By helping us with this new venture, you will have a direct effect on our success and you will also hopefully get the courage and inspiration to follow in our footsteps.

What’s Next?

We are still traveling. Still eating. Still being ridiculous.

This will never change and we will never stop writing about it.

But we will also be writing about our attempts to start a business. And not just start a business, but start a business from the road with only two laptops as our office.

Next week you will see into our brainstorming process and how we are methodically working to not only generate ideas, but refine these ideas with a repeatable process.

Then it will be showtime. You will help us select our first business to test from our a list of favorite ideas so far.

Are you ready to help?

We hope you continue to enjoy our travels around the world.

But we also hope you enjoy reading about and participating in our experiment to start a business while traveling.

Your Turn: What do you think? Are we crazy? Is it possible? Any good ideas you think we should investigate for business opportunities? Let’s start!

About Tony
Quit his job to try actually following his dreams for once... and is currently loving it. He is working hard to to make this life-style permanent by writing about his adventures and brainstorming money making opportunities with his partner-in-crime, Meg.

Edna June 4, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Ooh, exciting! Can’t wait to see what you do; I’ll be a huge cheerleader! Go go go!

Tony June 5, 2012 at 11:53 pm

Thanks, Edna! Your ability to find awesome jobs all around the world has inspires us to create our own careers :)

Noah & Anne June 4, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Good luck guys – we’re waiting and watching and supporting. We want you to be successful, since every experience is a learning opportunity for us! :)

Tony June 5, 2012 at 11:56 pm

Thanks so much you two! There will be PLENTY of learning experiences as we stumble our way through so we will definitely share everything we can!

Emily in Chile June 4, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Good luck! Can’t wait to see what you come up with…as long as it doesn’t interfere with the food posts, of course.

Tony June 5, 2012 at 11:58 pm

OF COURSE! haha Many of our brainstorming sessions have generated food related biz ideas… SHOCKING I know. Thanks for the support!

Megan June 4, 2012 at 5:25 pm

i think this is wonderful and cant wait to read about yalls trials and tribulations here :) good luck!!!

Tony June 5, 2012 at 11:58 pm

Love the support, Megan! Thanks!

Caroline @ Traveling 9 to 5 June 4, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Josh and I are at the same stage of failing big :) We have some current projects in the works but have yet to announce anything yet! We should all Skype and brainstorm each others ideas together. Support will be needed! :)

Tony June 6, 2012 at 12:01 am

Go big or go home!

Can’t wait to see what you are up to… love the skype idea! The best thing we can do is find other people following the same journey in order to keep our inspiration going strong. Love the Skype idea!

– Tony

Michael June 4, 2012 at 11:01 pm

Can I be one of the cheerleaders? Also, get on the AOTB forums. We’d love to help on the brainstorming and help you in any way possible to get this going.

Tony June 6, 2012 at 12:02 am

Please do!

I’ve been lurking on the AOTB forums for awhile now… This might be what it takes for me to dive full in! I will need a lot of help and inspiration and the forums have a lot of great stuff. GREAT suggestion!

– Tony

Alexandra June 5, 2012 at 2:51 am

Can I be the Drill Sergeant? I think YELLING and making you DROP AN GIVE ME 10 will be a perfect exchange for all the food porn you taunt me with 😉 Seriously though I love this idea and can’t wait to follow along with the project! Good luck!

Tony June 6, 2012 at 12:04 am

Sergeant Ally… I love it!

You will definitely have to kick us in our butts if we start dragging and not pushing forward.

Annette | Bucket List Journey June 5, 2012 at 9:56 am

Love this idea! I am a business owner and have been working so hard to try to set it up so I can work remotely. It is challenging, yet very rewarding. I look for to being your cheerleader :)

Tony June 6, 2012 at 12:05 am

So inspiring, Annette!

We have wanted to own our business for so long and keeping our travel lifestyle is the perfect inspiration to finally do it. Definitely challenging, but well worth it if we can pull it off.

Thanks for the support!


Derick June 11, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Love it!

First idea: What about writing for “Let’s Go” or the “Michelin Guide”? You could focus on food, and even do pieces on hostels too.

Tony June 13, 2012 at 3:57 am

Anything having to do with food goes straight to the top of our list. Great idea! Maybe we could make our own food guide for FatKids at heart like us?

Thanks for the idea, Derick!


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