Hostels: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Hostels: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

I’ve been staying in private AirBnB’s in Central/South America because the cost is similar to hostels and I have the peace, quiet and solitude to work on my own schedule.   But last week as the sun was setting and…

Challenges Building And Owning A Lifestyle Business

Challenges Building And Owning A Lifestyle Business

Starting a laptop lifestyle business brings different challenges than starting a venture-backed growth company in Silicone Valley. Here are two that stand out.   Challenge #1   You have very few resources to build your first lifestyle business.   It…

A Lot Of Businesses Fail… So What?

A Lot Of Businesses Fail… So What?

I’m not quoting exact statistics here but you’ve all heard the general consensus…   “80% of businesses fail in the first 5 years.”   “Two thirds of businesses go bankrupt within a decade.”   We’re continually beat over the head…

Don’t Be Afraid To Leave Home: You’ll Get Used To Anything

Don’t Be Afraid To Leave Home: You’ll Get Used To Anything

Leaving your home country to travel the globe for a few years is a great way to spend your early 20’s (and perhaps early 30’s or even 40’s).   You’ll find new food every night, new cultures with every border…