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  • Settling With The Nomad Spirit + The Beauty in Ugly

    · Zero To Travel Podcast : National Geographic Type

    Have you ever traveled to an ugly place and found the beauty in it? Today you'll hear about transitioning off the road (from a nomadic life) to a more settled existence. This can be tricky, but tune in to hear how you can do it successfully (and peacefully). My guest is on a mission to help 1,000,000+ entrepreneurs create true freedom in life by 2020. The 3rd edition of her book- Suitcase Entrepreneur: Create Freedom In Business and Adventure In Life - is available now! Please welcome Natalie Sisson to the show. You can learn more about Natalie and her mission at The Suitcase Entrepreneur. Plus, stay until the end for a special giveaway (worth $1000). You'll Learn: How to know when it's time for a break from life on the road The definition of a lifestyle property How to keep your brand identity (when you are making changes) Ways to create a basis to start a new foundation How a digital sabbatical can help you The most valuable thing in the world (it's free) And so much more! Resources: Trekking Nepal The Suitcase Entrepreneur: Create Freedom in Business and Adventure in Life Airbnb The Science of Happiness Trade Me Location Indie Want more Zero To Travel Podcasts? Head over to the archives now!

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  • The Meaning of Life With Biciclown

    · Zero To Travel Podcast : National Geographic Type

    Have you seen the Biciclown around the world? What is the one thing about travel that never ceases to amaze you? Tune in to learn what travel can reveal about yourself, others, and the world. Plus, you'll gain some wisdom from a gentleman who lives his life on the road- Álvaro Neil (aka Biciclown). Álvaro quit his job as a lawyer and left (in 2004) his home town in Spain to tour the world on a bicycle. He arrived in England after cycling through 114 countries, and stayed with Emma who is a host on Warm Showers; a free worldwide hospitality exchange for touring cyclists. Emma recorded this interview with Álvaro, the Biciclown in early August 2017, near the end of his world tour, which he will finish back in his Spanish home town on November 19th (after exactly 13 years on the road!). Álvaro is also a clown, an author, and a documentary filmmaker. Through his project, ‘Miles of Smiles Around the World’ he performs clown shows to people in need. Today You'll Learn: Why travel by bicycle The worst thing about traveling by bicycle How to easily communicate with others Why there is no real reason to quit How not to get help in North America One of the best things about being on the road How the Biciclown manages karma in his life The three most important keys to life How to make a business about life on the road Resources: The Story of WWOOF – An Interview With Founder Sue Coppard Trekking Nepal: Your Adventure Guide Warm Showers Biciclown Miles of Smiles Around the World Biciclown- YouTube At The Butterflies Speed (Trailer) The Nomad´s Smile (Trailer) Be sure to check out the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

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  • When Reality Shifts

    · Zero To Travel Podcast : National Geographic Type

    How does the lens through which you see the world affect your reality and your ability to travel? How do you feel about your reality? My guest today is the co-founder of Unbounded Adventures, a new tour company currently running small group trips to Peru. Today you'll hear all about: Launching a tour company Desert survival Spiritual travel Psychedelics And much more Please welcome Tim Richard to the show. Tune In Now To Learn: How to re-calibrate to a new reality The only thing that you can control How to get a job with a tour company Is Ayahuasca right for you? How to experience the world from a higher perspective What does spiritual travel mean? And much more! Resources: Unbounded Adventures Boulder Outdoor Survival School Location Indie Education First Explore America Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel ITMI (International Tour Management Institute) Ayahuasca Vine of the Soul DMT- The Spirit Molecule Unbounded Adventures- Facebook @Unbounded Adventures- Instagram Want more Zero To Travel Podcasts? Check out the archives now!

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  • Making Sense of Cents: Personal Finance and Travel + Is This The Best time EVER to Travel?

    · Zero To Travel Podcast : National Geographic Type

    Is it easy making sense of cents? Is this the best time ever to build your life around travel? Today you'll get advice on the following: Should you pay off all of your debts before traveling?  And what order should they be paid off in? If you own a home and want to travel long term, should you sell it or rent it out? What are the best ways to save money for travel and still pay all your bills? Please welcome Michelle Schroeder-Gardner to the show. She runs the personal finance lifestyle blog, Making Sense of Cents, and she’s running it while living on the road in an RV.  She's here to share her advice and help you get your head around your own finances....so you can have more of that green to travel the world! Plus You'll Learn: The best way to save money for traveling The true cost of living on the road Top tip to pace your spending for a year or more How to extend your travel budget even further Advice on health insurance for the traveler What makes RV life much easier How to never run out of new ideas And so much more Resources: Location Indie Secrets of the Millionaire Mind Making Sense Of Cents Personal Capital Mint- Personal Finance Work Away Workamper Technomedia Heath And Alyssa Liberty HealthShare My Dakota Address Be sure to head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts! Feature photo courtesy of Making Sense Of Cents

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  • Grateful Gypsies + The Power Of Awareness

    · Zero To Travel Podcast : National Geographic Type

    Have you heard of the Grateful Gypsies? They are two fellow live music and travel lovers and they have been traveling around the world since 2010. Please welcome Rachel and Sasha to the show! You can find their work at Grateful Gypsies- where they'll help you improvise your life! Today you'll hear all about: Gap years Living in China and Bali Working on the road Traveling in SE Asia They'll take you on another unique path towards long term travel.  Tune in to get some ideas, tips, and strategies.... You'll Learn: A serious option living in another country (and earning an income) The #1 benefit of a gap year The diversity of Indonesia How to balance traveling and documenting traveling Ways to expand your horizons and open your eyes And so much more Resources: Location Indie Grateful Gypsies Boom Festivals WET- Work Exchange Team ESL- Wikipedia CELTA Dave’s ESL Cafe Wall Street English Hostel World Trail Wallet Dharma Susila Transparent Language VIP Kid For more Zero To Travel Podcasts, check out the archives now! *Featured image courtesy of Grateful Gypsies

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  • Hitting The Reset Button On Life Through Travel

    · Zero To Travel Podcast : National Geographic Type

    Do you think you can hit the reset button on your life? Can you do this through travel? My guest today says she is an “adventurist” with a deep love for travel. Her wanderlust has taken her to over 43 countries and last year she completed a three and a half month long trip to 23 countries (in all 7 continents!). And she just released a book about her travels, From Antarctica to Zimbabwe: How I hit the reset button on my life. Please welcome Dr. Quinta to the show.   Today you'll hear all about: How to get to Antarctica on the cheap What around the world flights can do for you How to manage solo travel when you are married or in a relationship Plus so much more Tune In To Learn: How to gain confidence and courage to put yourself out there Why you have to do it now (tomorrow is not guaranteed) How to be proud of your life history The not so secret secret about travel and life How to get half off your cruise to Antarctica General solo travel tips Ways to make peace with yourself Resources: From Antarctica to Zimbabwe: How I hit the reset button on my life Colombia In One Week Antarctica In One Week Stand Up For Kids Location Indie AirTreks Morocco Premium Tours Dr. Quinta Instagram Want more Zero To Travel Podcasts? Head over to the archives now!

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  • Refugee Stories: 12 Countries In 10 Years

    · Zero To Travel Podcast : National Geographic Type

    What refugee stories have you heard? Today, more than ever we need to make people feel welcome and safe. It will allow you to be more accepting and you can connect in a new way. In today's episode, you'll gain a better understanding of what the refugee experience is like from Aiman Shaqura. He came to Norway as a refugee in 1991 after 10 years on the run through 12 countries. Helping immigrants and refugees become integrated into their new home country is a cause close to his heart, so he started Give a Job; an organization based in Norway that helps match refugees with the needs of businesses. Give a Job has helped hundreds of immigrants get work and continues to do so. Aiman has also built and sold a number of companies; his latest project Charge is Norway's first entrepreneurial incubator for first-generation immigrants who have ambitions to create future growth companies. You'll hear so much including: Why life in a safe place was like hell in paradise Thoughts around the media's coverage of the refugee crisis Real refugee stories How you can help refugees on the ground in your daily life Best piece of business advice for budding entrepreneurs The most powerful mindset strategy you've ever heard And a whole lot more Resources: Give a Job Charge Location Indie Council on Foreign Relations- Refugee crisis in the EU Please check out the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts.

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  • Following Your Heart To The Road With Ka Sundance

    · Zero To Travel Podcast : National Geographic Type

    What is one insanely simple thing you can do to kick-start or resume a life of travel? Today Ka Sundance stops by to share his story about how his family has been traveling the world for a long time. He's the founder of The Sundancefamily where he and his wife help new and aspiring business owners, coaches and artists, transform their lives AND businesses to manifest more purpose, abundance and freedom. You'll hear about: What it's like to be down to your last dollar on the road Full time travel and living abroad (and who it is not for) What bucking the status quo for a life of travel means for your relationships The definition of an authentic lifestyle business Tune In To Learn: How to create a different concept of many things Ways that new opportunities appear right before your eyes Why travel is so healthy How to overcome fear and move forward Advice for traveling with kids (family) The only way you truly learn Drawbacks of taking a family on the road (or traveling long term) Biggest business mistakes (and how to avoid them) And much, much more! Resources: Location Indie How We Educate Our Kids While Traveling The World - Unschooling- Homeschooling Why Our Kids Will Never Go to School- Unschooling with Ka Sundance The Sundance Family The Sundancefamily- Youtube The SundanceFamily- Instagram The SundanceFamily- Facebook Be sure to head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

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  • Only $50 And A Dream: Biking Across The USA Solo With Zero Experience with Jasmine Reese

    · Zero To Travel Podcast : National Geographic Type

    Have you heard about Jasmine Reese and her dog Fiji? Back in 2013 she took her puppy and her violin on a bicycle tour across the United States with less than $50 in her pocket. She was, in her words, a “chubby city girl, trying to regain self-confidence and recapture the person she thought she’d lost.” Learn more about her travels and music at Fijapaw. You'll hear how Jasmine has gained a renewed faith in humanity while experiencing profound acts of kindness from strangers, and how she reshaped both her body and her mind. Learn how your attitude defines your action and how you can create a life of travel. Tune In To Learn: How to use your internal power Ways to get out of your rut How to start planning a bicycle tour across the USA Where to stay when traveling by bicycle (with your pet) What do you eat while on the road Why the journey is more important than the destination Practical tips for saving money (and creating money) Pros and Cons of riding 12 hours a day The smart way to hitchhike And so much more Resources: Fijapaw DoggyRide Springer America Warm Showers ICE Recumbent Trikes Pet Travel Pink Eye Lament with Zen Ben: For more Zero To Travel Podcasts, head over to the archives now!

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  • A Travel Box of Chocolates

    · Zero To Travel Podcast : National Geographic Type

    How do your expectations around a trip affect the trip itself? Tune in to hear about expectations, plus you'll get a travel box of chocolates. My guest today is the founder of The Strange and New where she aims to “cut the bs out of travel." She is also an editor for Matador and she is here to discuss a potpourri of travel topics. Please welcome Jacqueline Kehoe to the show. Let's dive in! You'll Learn: How to have the time of your life (and meet your best friends ever) Why staying in one place can actually be traveling Can you have Travel A.D.D One of the best motivators out there How to find yourself through travel Ways to carry your happiness with you How to document travel (so you don't go overboard) How to get your soul chords vibrating And so much more! Resources: The Strange and New Millennial travel: Millennials are the first generation to be defined by traveling Matador Network Plaid Zebra Be sure to check out the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

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  • Making Another Country Your Home Base - Estonian E-Residency

    · Zero To Travel Podcast : National Geographic Type

    Are you ready for your Estonian E-Residency? The Republic of Estonia is the first country to offer e-residency- a transnational digital identity available to anyone in the world interested in administering a location independent business online. Plus, e-residency enables secure and convenient digital services that facilitate credibility and trust online. Today you'll hear from the managing director of e-residency for the government of Estonia, Kasper Korjus. He's going to give you the details on their E-Residency program and you'll learn how you can easily make Estonia your home base. Tune In To Learn: What is an E-Resident (and how to become one in Estonia) One thing that will make it easier for you to apply for Visa’s and living permits How we can create nations without borders Why e-residency is perfect for freelancers and nomads Why Estonia has decided to take the start up mentality and innovate How to change the revenue models of nation states One of the most frustrating things about being based outside of the US (now) Main benefits of E-Residency How to empower global citizens Why you should visit Estonia And much more! Resources: How To Quit Your Job And Travel The World Estonian E-Residency Location Indie Head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

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  • Ex-Patting In Latin America With Lily Ann Fouts

    · Zero To Travel Podcast : National Geographic Type

    Have you ever thought about Ex-Patting? Today my friend Lily Ann Fouts stops by to give you tons of tips, strategies, and advice for Ex-patting in Latin America. Lily is a multi-talented writer, author, and long time traveler who has lived on every continent except Asia ( including Antarctica!). When her and her husband are not out roaming the planet, they are living full time in a motor-home around the USA. She is also the chief adventure scribe of our community Location Indie. Get more info about Lily here and be sure to check out her book, Live Like a Local in Loja: An Expat Experience in Ecuador Tune In To Learn: How best to settle-in anywhere and have a true local experience Why you need to practice responsible ex-patting Tips on where figuring out where to go Top reason Loja is intriguing How to successfully integrate yourself as an expat into a community One of the most underrated travel tips (to lead you to the best spot) The one thing that is a powerful bridge to a better experience How to truly connect with locals Language learning resources Tips for picking up a language (faster) How long you can stay in Latin America (visa options) And much more! Resources: Where In The World Is Nico Location Indie Live Like a Local in Loja: An Expat Experience in Ecuador Lily Ann Fouts Craigslist Fluent in 3 months with Benny Lewis How to learn any language in six months- Chris Lonsdale International living The Visa Chase and Other Fun Stories of Ecuador (Adventures In Ecuador Book 1) Want more Zero To Travel Podcasts? Head over to the archives now!

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  • Price of Travel with Roger Wade

    · Zero To Travel Podcast : National Geographic Type

    What is the price of travel? Today you are going to get the 'nitty gritty' on the price of travel. You'll hear about: Overcoming travel obstacles Saving money on travel Different ideas around what travel costs The logistical practical stuff around money and travel My guest today is the founder and editor in chief of Price of Travel- a database of travel costs in every major destination around the world. The site now features over 200 cities with information for each listing- accommodation, transportation, attraction, food and drink prices. Please welcome Roger Wade to the show. He’s here to help you get the most travel bang for your buck. Tune In To Learn: How to create a lifestyle rather than just take a trip Advantages of solo travel What to do as a solo traveler to meet other people The flexibility of budget airlines How to get incredibly cheap deals for European train rides Who is the best type of traveler for a city pass Formula to gauge what a typical 'great day' will be like (for a traveler) And so much more! Resources: AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker with Tote Bag Price of Travel BootsnAll Find Cheap Flights Flights are cheapest 5 to 16 weeks out in 2017: Here’s when to book Kayak Should you buy a 2017 Eurail Pass? Here’s how to decide 26 Cheapest overwater bungalow resorts in the world in 2017 AVANI Sepang Goldcoast Resort For more Zero To Travel Podcasts, head over to the archives now!

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  • How To Make Tough Decisions

    · Zero To Travel Podcast : National Geographic Type

    When you choose to travel, a lot of tough decisions come up. Things like: Should I quit my job to travel? Should I travel solo or try to find a friend? Where should I go? Is taking time off from school to travel the right thing to do? Should I keep my apartment/house or rent it out? What should I do when I come back? And on and on. Did you know there is somebody you can ask who is right 100% of the time? Sounds crazy I know! In this episode you'll learn how to make a tough decision and who that person is who is always right.

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  • Location Independence Uncut - The Spouse Speaks

    · Zero To Travel Podcast : National Geographic Type

    Today I'm bringing you a bonus episode to learn the truth behind Location Independence. My wife Anne Dorthe reveals what it's like to live with a location independent entrepreneur- the good, the bad, and the ugly. How do you think it would be? Awesome, Annoying, Educational? Tune in now to find out. Plus, we are celebrating the launch of The Paradise Pack! It is an incredible bundle of resources to help you live, work, and travel anywhere. All about location independence (LI), freedom, and the travel. Only available through June 5th, 2017, so be sure to grab a copy at zerototravel.com/paradisepack before it's gone forever. You'll Learn: The reality of living with someone who is location independent Good piece of advice to go on the road (with a location independent entrepreneur) One important thing to do to help your travel partner 3 words to describe the location independent lifestyle How to support to your LI partner (even if you are not into it) The benefits of the location independent lifestyle Why you need to support the location independent people in your life And tons more Resources: The Paradise Pack Trekking Nepal: Your Adventure Guide Location Indie Looking for more Zero To Travel Podcasts? Head over to the archives now! And don't forget to pick up The Paradise Pack (by June 5th, 2017) at zerototravel.com/paradisepack. It will literally change your life.

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  • An Unconventional Life On The Road

    · Zero To Travel Podcast : National Geographic Type

    When you are trying to decide if you should hit the road for a long period of time (maybe go full nomad) or maybe just extend your current travels, is it just a numbers game? Tune in to hear how it might be for some of you... Today you get a value packed interview with my new friend Paul Kortman. He and his family (wife, 4 kids, and 2 dogs) have been living out on the road for the last 3 years. They spent a year flying around the world and are now living in an RV. You can follow their adventure at Home Along the Way. And they have a podcast called Nomad Together. You'll Learn: How to fall into Location Independence Recommendations before taking a long term family trip Key lessons and tips on how to live in a 37ft RV with your wife, 4 kids, and 2 dogs Ways to create deeper relationships (on the road) How to run a business from your RV The fastest way to go location independent How to get a partner on board for travel What to do about medical and health issues How the hybrid location independent model can benefit you What can open your kids to an entire world of possibilities And a ton more! Be sure to pick up the bundle of world-class educational products from travel and location independent experts at zerototravel.com/paradisepack (The Paradise Pack is only available from May 30th- June 5th, 2017). Resources: The Paradise Pack Family Freedom- A Guide to Becoming a Location Independent Family *included in the 2017 Paradise Pack A Better Life for Half the Price *included in the 2017 Paradise Pack Nomad Together Home Along the Way Location Indie Tropical MBA Podcast Connex Digital Marketing Squarespace Logo Maker Be sure to check out the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts.

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  • Transition (Back) To Travel: Jean's Story

    · Zero To Travel Podcast : National Geographic Type

    Can you have unexpected travel success? What is your number one travel fantasy? Tune in today to find out! Plus, you'll hear a story of transition back to travel as my friend Jean Sibley stops by.... Check out her website, Stop Work Travel, which is all about taking a true break from work – whether for a month, a year, or a lifetime. Putting aside all thoughts of default living and being present to fully enjoy the journey before you. She also does travel coaching at Freedom Past 50 to help people over 50 get the same freedom to roam that she has (stay until the end to hear about a bonus for Zero to Travel listeners). You'll Learn: Why hidden doors will open when you travel (and why you have to go through them) What you need to build a life of location independence and sustain it How to live comfortably in Bulgaria Ways to free up stuck energy How to actually change your brain when learning Transition to Travel tips How to further strengthen your commitment to travel Where to meet people from all over that get you (and will cheer you on) One great way to supplement (or replace) your income How to discover your true power Ways to generate revenue in a place you are just traveling through Technique to make you feel more connected (to self and other travelers) And so much more Resources: The Paradise Pack Stop Work Travel Freedom Past 50 A Better Life for Half the Price Quit your job so you can travel more audio series Location Indie How To Use Airbnb To Make Money and See The World with “The Traveling Dutchman” Jasper Ribbers Emotional Freedom Techniques Looking for more Zero To Travel Podcasts? Head over to the archives now! Featured image credit: In Her Image Photography

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  • Zero To Location Independent Challenge (Day 5)

    · Zero To Travel Podcast : National Geographic Type

    Do you want to learn the truth behind what it takes to go from Zero to Location Independent so you can do it too? Get our free guide at zerototravel.com/freedom to get the best inside strategies and tips from 10 different location independent travelers. Day 5 of the Zero to Location Independent Challenge is here. You've made it. Congratulations. You are about to start a location independent business my friend (in 5 days!). It's time to take the leap. You have the list, you know what you are putting out there. Now it is time to do it... You'll Learn: How to get you used to putting yourself out there Ways to pick up momentum when first starting How to make your service or offer a real thing What the best businesses do for people One thing to get you excited to create stuff (and put it out there) How to get people excited to pay you How to earn trust Why you shouldn't be afraid to do something different (experiment) Resources: Free Location Independent Guide Zero To Travel- iTunes Zero To Travel- Facebook To get the most out of this 5 part mini-series, be sure to start with Day 1: (Day 1) Zero To Location Independent Challenge (Day 2) Zero To Location Independent Challenge (Day 3) Zero To Location Independent Challenge (Day 4) Zero To Location Independent Challenge

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  • Zero To Location Independent Challenge (Day 4)

    · Zero To Travel Podcast : National Geographic Type

    Do you want to learn the truth behind what it takes to go from Zero to Location Independent so you can do it too? Get our free guide at zerototravel.com/freedom to learn from 10 different location independent travelers. You'll get their best tips, advice, and resources, saving you time and money on your path towards Location Independence. You made it to Day 4 of the Zero to Location Independent Challenge. Keep up the good work my friend, you are on your way towards creating a location independent business.  Only 1 more day to go! Focus in on who exactly you are going to be reaching out to that is going to give you money (for what you have to offer). You'll Learn: What makes the decision making process a whole lot easier How to get the confidence to put yourself out there What you must do to get business The first place to start when reaching out to your network How to create a target list The best way to find new clients quickly (and grow your business quickly) Why it's important to develop relationships The unsexy part of building a location independent business Resources: Free Location Independent Guide Be sure to start with Day 1 and go in order: (Day 1) Zero To Location Independent Challenge (Day 2) Zero To Location Independent Challenge (Day 3) Zero To Location Independent Challenge  

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  • Zero To Location Independent Challenge (Day 3)

    · Zero To Travel Podcast : National Geographic Type

    Do you want to learn the truth behind what it takes to go from Zero to Location Independent so you can do it too? Grab our free guide at zerototravel.com/freedom In this guide, you’ll hear from 10 different travelers with 10 different types of location independent businesses. You'll get their inside strategies and tips and I’ve taken the best of those lessons and put them into one guide for you! Today is Day 3 of the Zero to Location Independent Challenge. The trail map continues to get the ball rolling and help you go Zero To Location Independent fast! Let's figure out what kind of value you can offer to get your first client and get your first location indie dollar. You'll Learn: One of the most exciting things about being location independent What you can learn through the journey to location independence Ways to feel more comfortable reaching out to people The very powerful concept to take the pressure off of you The only thing you need to remember when it comes to structuring an offer Why you can't underestimate emotional value How to create an offer that fits your personality The best ways to get conversations going Resources: Free Guide to go Location Independent Location Indie Be sure to start with Day 1 and go in order: Click here to access Zero To Location Independent Challenge (Day 1) Click here to access Zero To Location Independent Challenge (Day 2)

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