Note: This week I’m slightly altering our 3 days a week schedule and merging our Wednesday/Friday post into this one so that I can spend more time with friends and family…and let you do the same! Man, where do I start? Exactly five years ago, I was I was back in my hometown of Eugene spending time with my friends and family for the Thanksgiving holiday. Except, I didn’t have a ton of money in the bank, no longer had a job, and had just found out I’d be traveling to Thailand for the better part of a year. The uncertainty in my life during that time was unreal. I had no idea what the future would hold for me,

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What My Favorite Video Game Taught Me About Business

I need to start this by saying that I’m not a huge video game guy – and I’ve never quite figured out why. I think generally speaking they start to feel repetitive, and my ADD kicks in and I just get bored or can’t focus for that long. All the best storylines and graphics in the world, seemingly can’t get me to the point where I don’t want to put the controller down. This is true, all except for one game. Timesplitters 2. It came out for Playstation 2 back when I was in high school, and my friends and I would seriously spend hours playing this game. College came around, and we bought the game for my roommates Gamecube – more

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Freedom, Travel, and Never Missing Happy Hour: 5 Things LocationRebel has Given Me

This is a guest post by my good friend and community manager Liz Froment.  When she isn’t working on her own content creation business, working on marketing automation or helping me out, she’s tweeting away at @lfroment. With that, I’ll let her get to it! Take it away, Liz… To say joining Location Rebel has changed my life for the better is a massive understatement. For a long time, I thought there was something wrong with me. I had dream jobs working in corporate finance, the dream resume, making good money, an awesome career trajectory, you’ve heard it all before. But something was missing and I couldn’t figure out what it was. I became somewhat of a job jumper, which in

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Doing What You Want vs. Doing What’s Cool

As a lifestyle entrepreneur, I’ve found that I feel a constant obligation to do “cool stuff”. But is that always what’s best for myself and those around me? Maybe, maybe not.

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7 Steps to Building a Location Independent Business in Your Hometown

Note from Sean: A lot of the marketing and posts on this site plays up the whole save a little money, grab a backpack and hit the road. The reality is, most of us don’t necessarily want to work from a beach. Many of us just want to work from home and have a little more flexibility. That’s why I was so excited when Location Rebel member David sent me an email saying “I want to write a post specifically about starting a business in your hometown.” “Sweet! Write it up!” Today’s post is the final result. So grab some coffee, settle in, and stop making excuses for not starting your business today. Take it away, David! — How bad do you want

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10 Incredible “Offices” from Actual Location Rebel Members

One of the biggest appeals to the Location Rebel lifestyle is being able to work from anywhere. Sometimes that can mean some place exotic – like in Seminyak, Bali where the photo above was taken. Other times it can be the simple joys of working from your home office or the local Starbucks. Regardless of where you choose to work, what’s important is that you’re actually the one that get’s to choose it. One of my favorite parts of Location Rebel and this blog is getting to see all of the incredible places that people are currently calling their “office”. The members you’ll see in this post have literally hit every corner of the globe, and the coolest part is that just a

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How to Use the Pamphlet Principle to Increase Sales and Build Relationships

I used the pamphlet principle business to grow my first business painting houses, and then translated it to help me grow Location 180. Here’s how you can apply it to your online business.

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7 Day Entrepreneur Health Kickstart (How to Get Back on Track)

Note from Sean: I’ve always been terrible at getting back into healthy habits after a big trip or project. So I told Mike for this month’s fitness post to come up with with a plan for getting back on track that’s stupid easy, yet incredibly beneficial. This is the result, and it’s scary easy to do. This post will take you less than 2 minutes to read, but the impact can be huge. If you’re going to join me in implementing this Kickstart this week – tweet about it here! Take it away, Mike! – Making health a daily priority is important for everyone, but it’s especially important for entrepreneurs in order to stay motivated, productive, have more energy, and

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The Day I Almost Got Shot with a Machine Gun in Thailand

After 15 or 20 minutes of nothing happening I heard that unmistakable “tick, tick, tick” that could only come from rapid gunfire. Without having any clue what was really happening, I dove behind car only to hear the window get shot out right above me. — Wait, no context there? Maybe we should back up. In 2010 I moved to Bangkok to build a business, and have an adventure. I got both of those things, but some of the adventures I had, well, they weren’t exactly what I had in mind. You see shortly after arriving in the city, all of Thailand got caught up in a giant political battle. The short version is, there are two political parties in

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How to Start Affiliate Marketing as a Newbie Blogger

In this post I’m going to walk you through everything you need to know to start affiliate marketing on your blog, even if you’ve never made a cent online before, don’t know what affiliate marketing is, or haven’t even started to build your blog.

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