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#4HWW - The Four Hour Work Week is not a dream
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If you have an account on social media, Instagram and Youtube in particular, you are likely to be following a couple of lifestyle influencers.

During my trip to Bali, Indonesia, the digital nomad Mecca, I had the chance of being introduced to the Youtube & travel influencer Riley Bennett by a common friend who had moved there from San Francisco.

We most often see the picture-perfect dreamy side of the digital nomade journey, but rarely get to know how to concretely get there and how the path looks like, from dreaming away to creating a successful and sustainable lifestyle as a traveler.

Riley kickstarted his journey after having a revelation when visiting a friend in Thailand, on his first trip outside the country. Seattle or the tropical life? The decision to move there was easy. 

Find out how he made it happen.

 

Find your way in the episode:

0:00 Traveling abroad for the first time

3:30 Becoming a digital nomad & getting inspired

6:00 The advantage of having a buddy/community to take the leap

12:00 The reality of making money as a digital nomade & fear as a motivator

19:00 Amazon selling as a passive income

23:00 The psychology of warm weather and the holiday mood

27:00 From introvert to extravert

32:00 Entertainment Vs Education

34:00 Content is key: be real and do not blame failure on algorithms 

37:00 The trigger

42:00 Actionnable tips to becoming a digital nomade

 

Riley's tips: the major keys to becoming a digital nomade

- Surround yourself with inspiration: watch your idols on Youtube, print pictures of your dream destination, talk to people that already live that lifestyle...

- Make the necessary sacrifices : Slept on a couch, sell your car, your clothes...

- Have a buddy and become part of a community of like-minded people 

- Set a starting point: a specific date or event that will kickstart your journey

- Have a clear and realistic financial plan for your business

- Don't give up, you can still succeed right on the edge of losing it all!

 

The four-hour workweek is not just a sweet dream
It's All Good as Long as You Apologize
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I met Thomas through a common friend who was visiting me from San Francisco.

We went to a co-working space for the day (we had the luxury of being able to work remote, which means no office, but no real holiday either).

Thomas was another French guy who had his quarters there.

I asked my friend for an introduction.

“- Never mind, you’re never going to get along. 

- Huh? Why?

- Because he’s just the extreme opposite of you. You just won’t connect, that’s all.

He’s just a mean guy!”

I was flabbergasted.

“- Alright, now I HAVE to meet him”.

Listen to his journey from being a social misfit, to finding his way and becoming an influencer with a voice (38 000+ followers on Twitter).

 

Find your way in the episode:

2:20 Truth flows from the mouth of babes & being misunderstood as a child

6:00 The concept of safe zone 

7:00 Teasing as a shell of protection & provoking reactions

9:30 Testing boundaries as a way to filter friends

11:00 Being rude in Southern Europe Vs the States

13:30 Flirting like an asshole

16:00 Being successful and getting a voice on social media by being true to yourself

19:00 The pressure of being on your best behaviour

24:00 Embracing cultures when travelling

You can be rude, but don’t forget to apologize”
Never Fear, Never Wait, Never Regret
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I met Sam while sitting with a friend in a coffee shop in Venice. He was nonchalantly doing a handstand in the middle of the inner garden.

We applauded him and he approached us, asking if he could "do something to make us happy, to cleanse his soul"...

Apparently, he had been doing certain things he felt guilty for earlier that morning, and wanted to make up for it somehow. He had an infectious energy and attractive vibe.

We asked for tips with job searching as I was applying for various positions and afraid of rejection...

That's when he brought up a challenge he had just initiated: 30 days of rejection.

Ask something for 30 days, for which you expect people to say no to.

So the point is that after that month, thanks to the power of asking, he'll likely not care at all about people's opinions, and dare to ask for what he wants without fear. 

We brought him home that day and made some art - his painting "Fuck fear" is standing on my side table as I speak, as a gentle reminder.

Turns out. He used to be scared. He used to be shy and he used to be afraid to ask for what he wanted. 

But he's been in situations where he HAD to ask for a hand. Robbed, with $1.87 left on his account and no place to stay at. Or newly landed in unknown grounds with no friends and without speaking the language. But he always figured it out. 

He's also been experiencing the other extreme of the scale, hanging out with billionaire Emiratis in Dubai, flying in private jets, partying on yachts and staying at Burj Al Arab, and understood that all the money, power and fame in the world won't make up for a life truly lived and experienced to its fullest.

Sam took me on a skydiving adventure shortly after to prove to me that I could overcome anything...

Listen to his story and challenges on this third podcast episode.

Find your way in the episode:

0:00 Moving to the States with no plans, no English, no place to stay at and no friends

1:55 The Rejection Therapy

4:00 The 30-Day challenge

10:00 How the journey started

Never fear - never wait - never regret.
— Sam Polyvyanny
Appreciate the Small Things in Life <3
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EPISODE #2 - LOCKEDART

In this second episode, I have interviewed a Venice artist on the art of being aware of little things and present in the moment, and the idea that it only takes a couple seconds to brighten someone's day.

He has been leaving hand-written quotes all over town anonymously for a couple years, such as "Trust your dopeness", "The world is full of nice people, if you can't find one, be one", or "Hey, it's going to be okay".

We discuss what let him to want to bring some of the European "joie de vivre" to Los Angeles, after having himself been able to travel, disconnect and enjoy doing "nothing".

 

Find your way in the episode:

01:30 The tourist's eyes

04:00 Art as a way to disconnect 

08:00 Adding positivity in the world

12:00 How it all started - Le Pont des Arts, Paris

14:00 Destiny

17:30 Turning point & cultural shock: moving on after traveling and playing soccer

20:00 The importance of self-love

23:00 Being present in the moment, the difference between Europe & the States

 

References:

His Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lockedart/

His website: www.coffeeandtings.com

 

Go further:

Subscribe to Lives/Disrupted on Apple podcast

Subscribe to my newsletter to receive exclusive motivational content & pre-order the free e-book on "How to Disrupt Your Life"

Appreciate the smaller things in life
— Lockedart
Get Your KEYS - Keep Educating Yourself
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EPISODE #1 - WILL LATIF LITTLE

In this first episode, I have interviewed an ex-prisoner and cold-blood killer turned motivational speaker on the topic of empathy.

 

Find your way in the episode:

02:00 Father figure and self-identity

09:00 Moving away from bullying and fear

11:00 Street life & hustling

18:00 Turning point

20:00 Education and spirituality as an escape

24:00 Behind the scenes in jail

31:00 Forgiveness and creativity as an outlet

 

References:

His TEDX talk - How to Become the best Version of Yourself

His website: www.willvlittle.com

His book: Inner City Youth

 

Go further:

Subscribe to Lives/Disrupted on Apple podcast

Subscribe to my newsletter to receive exclusive motivational content & pre-order the free e-book on "How to Disrupt Your Life"

 

 

Get your KEYS: Keep Educating Yourself
— Will Latif Little