Why Writing More Can Be Less Useful

Last Friday morning, I woke up early at my grandmas cabin on the Mckenzie River, where I’d gone for a few days on a mastermind retreat. Our days were spent hiking up waterfalls, talking strategy for 2015, and playing the occasional board game as we decompressed and prepared for what the new year will bring. I didn’t have much work I had to do, aside from writing a blog post for Friday. My plan was to do it when I got up that day, post it, and then get back to the masterminding. However when I woke up, and sat down at my laptop before the sun had even started peeking through the trees I found myself oddly stalled. I had ideas

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6 Steps to Ending Your On-Again-Off-Again Exercise Cycle (For Good)

This is a guest post from Mike Goncalves of The Wellness Bucket. One week you’re on the top of the world; eating well, exercising regularly, and feeling great. The next week, you’ve had more beers than you can count, exercise is non-existent, and you feel like total crap. Good week, bad week, repeat. This on-again off-again exercise schedule will get you nowhere fast. It’s a vicious cycle, you know it too, but it keeps happening. Fresh Start With a New Year just weeks away, the time to put a stop to this on-again off-again exercise cycle is right now, so that it doesn’t carry into 2015. Commit to yourself and to your health right now. Not tomorrow, not next week,

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10 Things I Rocked in 2014

Last week I wrote about 8 of the things I really sucked at this year. That’s never a fun post to write, but at the same time it’s a great way for me to reflect on the things I’d like to improve for the new year. It’s quite a bit more fun, however, to look at all of the things that did go well. And fortunately for me, there are a lot of things that went really well this year. I don’t write this post to brag, but rather, it’s a good way to contrast the positives and negatives, and helps me stay accountable and focused moving into 2015. And with that, let’s take a look at some of the highlights of

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Did You Miss Any of My Favorite Posts of 2014? Here they are.

In keeping pace with our December theme of reflection and planning for 2015, I wanted to look back on some of my favorite Location 180 posts from 2014. We talk about a lot of different things on the site, and it was an interesting exercises to go back and see which things jumped out at me the most. Also, there’s a good chance you’ve missed at least one of these, so take a second and add it to your Feedly or just grab a cup of coffee and start reading My Best Secret for Killing Procrastination and Getting Stuff Done – A simple 5 step process for getting stuff done, each and everyday. Or you know, at least every day you choose

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8 Things I Sucked at in 2014 (And How I’ll Fix them For Next Year)

Each year along with the parties, presents, and family time – December is a great time for both reflection and planning. Next week I’ll be holing up for a couple days with the two guys in my mastermind and getting our goals for 2015. However, as is the tradition here at Location 180 – I like to write about some of the things that well, didn’t go so well during the year. Or to put it more bluntly, the things I sucked at in 2014. These can be big or small, pointless or meaningful, but it represents a good starting point for me to analyze which of these things are important for me to change, and which of them I’m

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The Best Resource For Starting a Business in China

Every week I talk to a lot of people, each with different goals. Almost all of them have the desire to quit their job, start a business, and do some kind of travel. However, the type of businesses that people want to start are all over the map. For many, they just want to build some skills, make enough money to begin working for themselves and start doing more of what they want in life. Location Rebel is perfect for these people. Others however, want to strive for something a bit more ambitious out of the gate. Those people often want to design a product, find a way to get it made, and then launch it to the world with

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5 Years Later, and Still as Thankful as Ever

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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