How to Work Remotely While Having the Adventure of a Lifetime

Undulating cornfields in Nebraska drove home the reality: I can work from anywhere, even while ticking off a bucket list goal. And with a fresh new year officially here, what better time to talk about all the things you want to accomplish? Wait a second. Why (oh why), you ask, was Nebraska on my bucket list? Because just west of Omaha marked halfway for a 4,000 mile bicycle tour this summer. And unlike most people who take months off work to ride across the country, my bank balance increased while we (my wife and I) traveled, all thanks to technology and planning. Much ink is spilled discussing working remotely. These days, it’s possible pretty much anywhere. This post is about

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10 Reasons You Should Move to Asia to Start Your Lifestyle Business

Today I’m writing this from a street side cafe in the bustling streets of Saigon, Vietnam. Hundreds of motorbikes are constantly fleeing by, the occasional one-man karaoke cart (it’s an Asia thing), and merchants peddling fake Ray Ban sunglasses or other crappy tourist gifts are a regular sight as well. It’s been two years since I’ve sat at this very same table in Saigon, and I must say – I’ve missed it. The roots of this blog are engrained in the idea of building a business from Asia. Seven months after starting Location 180 I blindly moved to Thailand having no idea what to expect. I met Dan from the Tropical MBA at 1am at the Bangkok airport, and that

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Why Having a Bucket List is Absolutely Essential in 2015

It was 2am on Saturday morning, and while most of my friends were grabbing their final drink of the evening at the bars in Portland, my friend Brian and I were 3 hours away – just waking up at a cabin on the McKenzie River. It would be about a 90 minute drive to get to the base of the South Sister – the third tallest peak in Oregon. This represented a big shift in my life. Why? It would be one of the first things I crossed off the bucket list I’d formed a few months prior, and would set the stage for a life adventure and action rather than passive rule following. The ascent was more difficult than

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Do You Really Need That? (Yes. That.)

A few weeks ago I learned that a new rock climbing gym was going to open up near my house.  Now, I used to climb all the time – but when I sold my car in 2009, it became too difficult to make the 15 minute drive to where the gym was (you know, and I moved to Thailand). So when I saw this state of the art climbing gym had opened, I thought it would be the perfect excuse to get back into it! I joined up, but then I had a decision to make. My normal gym was two blocks away, and I didn’t really want to have to pay two gym memberships – so I started thinking through the pros

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How to Launch Your First Kindle Book and Make $1,000 in 30 Days

Hey look, a new post! I know they’ve been relatively sparse these past few weeks – I’ll explain why in a future post. In the meantime, this guest post is from Location Rebel member Lise Cartwright. If you’ve ever thought of publishing a Kindle book, stop what you’re doing and read this! Take it away Lise! — What I learned from launching 3 self published books in 60 days on Amazon… Before we jump into this massive blog post (sorry Sean!), you’re probably wondering who the heck I am… My name is Lise Cartwright and I’m a direct success story from Location Rebel. Thanks to Sean and the LR community, I quit my job in June 2012 and haven’t looked back.

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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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