Why You Should Stop Comparing Yourself to Others (And How to Do It)

It was the fourth Periscope notification I’d received that day. “Derek Halpern is Live” He is one of my favorite bloggers, and I was cooking dinner, so I figured I’d tune in and see what he was up to. Turns out he was at a bar in NYC with a couple other friends of mine, and let’s just say, well, they’d had a few drinks. Turns out, I wasn’t the only one tuning in. He had hundreds of people on this Periscope to watch him basically drink martinis. Now I admittedly haven’t spent much time learning the ins and outs of Periscope, but I couldn’t believe how many people had tuned in. Earlier in the day Lewis Howes had gone

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How to Decide if You Should Hire Your First Employee

Have you ever felt like something you’re working on has a ton of potential, but hasn’t been fully reaching it? That’s how I feel about Location 180. Over the last 6 years we’ve built an incredible community here, but the potential for more is so much greater. I’ve been fully engrained in the life of a solopreneur for years now. I built a business that allows me to do the things I want to do, when I want to do them. And at times, for better or worse, that’s meant I haven’t grown the business as much as I could have. I’d play instead of work. I’d travel and maintain, rather than stay and grind. Delay rather than ship. With the amount of golf I

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Sudden Loss, New Beginnings and Three Simple Words

This past Saturday, I got married. Everyone always says “It’ll be the best day of your life!” “It will be amazing!” but I remember telling one of my groomsmen on the drive to the venue, “So far, it just feels like a regular day.” By the end of the night that had completely changed. It felt as though each part of the wedding was better than the last, and at the end of the night I couldn’t believe so many of our friends and family had traveled to a remote venue in Mt. Hood, Oregon to celebrate with us. It truly was one of the very best days of my life. The next day I was talking to my wife

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10 Mistakes I Made as a Successful First Time Kindle Author (So You Don’t Have To)

Over the last two years one of the biggest trends I’ve seen, is people having success self-publishing books on Kindle. I have friends that are making 5 figures monthly, by building their small publishing empire. There’s a good chance you’ve been interested in writing a book of your own, so I enlisted Noam Lightstone to share with you his experience, and in particular share his 10 biggest Kindle mistakes that he made when publishing his first book. If you’re thinking of writing a book for Kindle, or even if you already have, take some time and read through this to ensure you set yourself up for the best chance of success! Take it away, Noam! — I have always been

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Step by Step: How to Setup Your First Blog

It’s no secret that I think the absolute best way to get started building a business online is to start a blog. You’ll hear many people make arguments like “a blog isn’t a business” or “you don’t need a blog to have a successful business.” While there is probably some truth in those statements, the reality is that starting a blog serves as an excellent training ground regardless of the type of business you want to build. To name just a few of the skills you can learn by starting a blog: Learn how to setup a site on WordPress (the best platform for those just beginning, or are non-technical) The basics of Search Engine Optimization The importance of copywriting

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The Simple 4 Step Process For Managing Stress

About a month ago, I was sitting in front of my computer just staring at the screen. I was feeling this big ball of stress in my stomach, and I couldn’t exactly place where it was coming from. I had a lot on my plate, and knew that there were things I needed to do – yet all I was doing was sitting there, staring, and not making any progress on anything.  I honestly spent the better part of a day doing this, and that’s when I knew I needed to make a change – because this wasn’t exactly a one time thing. I was stressed, I had a lot to do, yet I didn’t really have a solid idea of why I was

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Connecting vs. Creating: Which is More Important for Business?

For the last few years I’ve been pretty vocal against people who say responding to email isn’t real work. In fact, on any given day almost half of my working hours are spent on my inbox. Why would I spend so much time doing something that so many other successful entrepreneurs try and avoid entirely? For one simple reason: To cultivate relationships. When readers email me, more often than not, they’re lost. They’re looking for an answer, a path, guidance, or simply a place to vent about the frustrations in their life. What I teach on this site and in Location Rebel isn’t right for everyone, and it probably isn’t right for most people. But by spending the time to email with

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10 Self Care Strategies for New Location Rebels

Today’s post is from Location Rebel member, Ellen Bard. If anyone can speak to taking care of yourself while traveling and living abroad, it’s her. She’s a UK transplant living in Chiang Mai, and I had the good fortune to spend time with her in Portland at this year’s World Domination Summit. Take it away Ellen! — You’re juiced. You’ve got a dream. A goal. A vision. You’re going to leave the rat race and create your own rules. Or you’ve already left, and you’re working around the clock in co-working spaces and cafes to bring that dream to life. You know you must work hard. Be focused. Drive yourself. Not let up. But burnout is just as possible for

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The 10 Best Travel Vlog Posts from Location 180

The other night I was out for drinks with a friend of mine who is getting ready to quit his job to travel. He’s always been into video, so I started going through some of the old Location 180 travel vlogs to give him some ideas for his trip. As I was going through them, I couldn’t help but think “Man, some of these are actually pretty good! I should get back into this!” Hopefully soon I can get back into the vlog game, but in the meantime I have a short film that we’ve just finished up that may very well be my favorite thing I’ve ever created for Location Rebel. I’ll be releasing it in the next week

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How to Triple Your Online Business Profits (In 90 Days or Less)

Note from Sean Today’s post comes from Tom McCann – a Location Rebel member who has been making money online for almost two years while traveling to over 15 different countries. Tom shares daily videos on his YouTube Channel where he shares strategies to help others achieve their goals in as little time as possible, and also writes at his blog, Unstoppable Gainer. For me personally, I love using games as a way to make progress on your business – or any other goal for that matter. That’s why I really liked Tom’s approach to increasing business profits. It’s practical and fun, so that’s why I wanted to share it with you today. Here’s Tom… —- As an online business owner,

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