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Living Unconventionally

Chris Pyak interviews courageous people that have been able to ditch their traditional lives and desk jobs to chase their passions all over the world. The topics covered include travel stories, the best ways to find travel deals, how living in an unconventional way has improved their lives, how they fund their travels, how to make money on the road, and advice for those wanting to ditch their desk as well. 956258
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May 6, 2016

My husband is back on the show to give his thoughts on the major leaps we've already taken as we get closer and closer to hitting the road in our RV full-time.

 

To find links to the things mentioned in today's episode, check out the show notes on the Living Unconventionally website.

 

Click here to join the Living Unconventionally Facebook Group.

 

To sign-up for email updates on all things Living Unconventionally, just text FREEDOM to 444999.

May 4, 2016

In part 2 of my interview with Joe and Kait we talk about how they are already bringing in their first bit of revenue in their recently launched blog and YouTube channel, and the role that product reviews play in their monetization strategy.

 

To find links to the things mentioned in today's episode, check out the show notes on the Living Unconventionally website.

 

Click here to join the Living Unconventionally Facebook Group.

 

To sign-up for email updates on all things Living Unconventionally, just text FREEDOM to 444999.

May 2, 2016

In part 1 of my interview with Joe & Kate, we talk about their transition from working in the corporate world to now traveling around the United States in their RV.

We talk about how they find places to camp, their moments of regret and doubt, the moment they realized everything had all been worth it, how they run their buisness from the road, and how the transition has been for their dog.

 

To find links to the things mentioned in today's episode, check out the show notes on the Living Unconventionally website.

 

Click here to join the Living Unconventionally Facebook Group.

 

To sign-up for email updates on all things Living Unconventionally, just text FREEDOM to 444999.

Apr 29, 2016

In solo episode I give three MAJOR life-changing updates on our unconventional journey of selling almost everything we own to travel the United States in an RV.

To find links to the things mentioned in this episode, check out the show notes on the Living Unconventionally website.

 

To entered into the giveaway for a chance to win a FREE copy of Chis Guillebeau's new book, Born For This: How to Find the Work You Were Meant to Do just signed up for my email list by texting FREEDOM to 444999. Entries will only be accepted until 11:59pm EST on April 30, 2016. The winner will be chosen at random and the shipping address must be in the continental United States.

Apr 27, 2016

Dale, of Gopher-Baroque and Dharma Pharm, and I continue our conversation and discuss how he went to owning multiple homes at one time to nearly losing everything to now using multiple income streams to fund his travel lifestyle.

To find links to everything mentioned in today's episode, check out the show notes on the Living Unconventionally website.

To be entered for a chance to win a FREE copy of Chris Guillebeau's new book, Born for This: How to Find the Work You Were Meant to Do just sign-up for my email list by texting the word FREEDOM to 444999. Entries will be accepted until 11:59pm EST on April 30, 2016. The winner will be chosen at random and the shipping address must be in the continental United States.

Apr 25, 2016

Dale Cody has traveled to 30+ countries and today we're going to talk about some of those travels; including the time he almost died in a Thai hospital! We also talk about his upcoming 1,500+ mile kayak trip along the Trail of Tears water route, and the websites he uses to help plan his travels.

 

Find links to all of the resources mentioned in today's episode in the show notes on the Living Unconventionally website.


To be entered to win a FREE copy of Chris Guillebeau's new book, Born for This: How to Find the Work You Were Meant to Do just sign-up for my email list by texting the word FREEDOM to 444999. Entries will be accepted until 11:59pm on April 30, 2016. The winner will be chosen at random and the shipping address must be in the continental United States.

Apr 22, 2016

In this episode I do another listener spotlight, give a quick update on our unconventional journey, and read off some of my current favorite motivational quotes.

To find the images for the quotes and a link to the incredibly powerful motivational video I discussed, check out the show notes on the Living Unconventionally website.

Join my email list by texting "Freedom" to 444999 to be entered into a giveaway for a chance to win a FREE copy of Chris Guillebeau's new book, Born For This: How to Find the Work You Were Meant to Do.

The winner will be chosen at random and their shipping address must be in the continental United States. Entries will be accepted until 11:59pm on April 30, 2016.

Apr 20, 2016

In Part 2 of her interview, Dell discusses her documentary project about the Cherokee Trail of Tears, her tips for telling your own story, her advice for aspiring freelancers, what we should really be using social media for, and the one project she did that helped her accomplish almost all of goals she set for herself at the time.

You can find links to everything we mentioned in today's episode in the show notes on the Living Unconventionally website.

Enter to win a FREE copy of Chris Guillebeau's new book, Born For This: How to Find the Work You Were Meant to Do by signing up for my email list before Midnight EST on April 30, 2016. The winner will be chosen at random and the shipping address must be in the continental United States. Sign-up by clicking here or texting "FREEDOM" to 444999.

Apr 18, 2016

This week's guest is Dell and she talks about how being a journalist to her core helps her connect with people in a other traveler's can't, why she isn't a good employee, the documentary she is making, why she hates hotels and where she stays instead, her tips for female solo travelers, and the time she was stuck on the ocean in a typhoon while seven months pregnant.

Subscribe to my email list by Midnight (EST) on April 30, 2016 to be entered to win a FREE copy of Chris Guillebeau's new book, Born for This: How to Find the Work You Were Meant to Do. 

(The winner will be chosen at random and must be in the continental United States.)

Links to everything mentioned in today's episode can be found in the show notes on the Living Unconventionally website.


Apr 15, 2016

I spotlight a new listener, discuss the Living Unconventionally Facebook group, provide an update on our current dilemma regarding our mission to sell (almost) everything own and travel the United States in an RV, and announce how you can win a FREE copy of Chris Guillebeau's new book, Born for This.

 

To find links to everything mentioned in this episode, check out the shows on the Living Unconventionally website.

 

To sign-up for my email list, text FREEDOM to 444999.

 

Apr 13, 2016

In Part 2 of my interview with Shelly and Al from Sell All Your Stuff and Shine Socially, we talk about both of their websites, and the various ways they make money to fund their travel lifestyle; including affiliate links, e-books, social media management, house sitting, speaking engagements, and sponsored experiences.

 

To find links to everything mentioned in today's episode, including the Living Unconventionally Facebook group, visit the show notes on the Living Unconventionally website.

 

To stay up-to-date on all things Living Unconventionally, join my email list by texting FREEDOM to 444999.

Apr 11, 2016

In Part 1 of their interview, Shelly and Al from Sell All Your Stuff, talk about minimalism, landing house sitting gigs, offsetting the cost of flights, staying at a sloth rescue, and much more!

 

To find links to everything mentioned in today's episode, visit the show notes on the Living Unconventionally website.

 

To join the Living Unconventionally email list, click here or text the word FREEDOM to 444999.

Apr 8, 2016

In this solo episode, I provide a potentially devastating updated on our journey, start a new Listener Spotlight segment, and announce an upcoming contest where you can win a free gift!

For more details and links to everything mentioned in the show, check out the show notes on the Living Unconventionally website

 

Sign-up for my email list by texting FREEDOM to 444999.

Apr 6, 2016

Full-time freelancer and podcast host, Rebekah Nemethy, discuss how she is using her freelance stats to build her side hustles into a fully location independent business so she can become a digital nomad.

To drool over pictures from Rebekah's trip to Guatemala, check out the link included in the show notes on the Living Unconventionally website.

Apr 4, 2016

Rebekah Nemethy, who is the host of the My Rescue Rocks podcast and a freelance photographer, talks about the life-changing 6 week long trip she took to Guatemala that include panic attacks, dead cows, perfect weather, volcanoes, awkward conversations in a foreign language, and incredibly cheap accommodations.

To view pictures of her trip and find a link to my guest appearance on the My Rescue Rocks podcast, check out the shows on the Living Unconventionally website.

To make sure you don't miss out on future episode, be sure to subscribe to this podcast or join my email list by texting the word freedom to 444999. 

Apr 1, 2016

My husband joins me again and gives his take on our honeymoon in Paris, his thoughts on our mission to selling everything we own and quitting our jobs to travel the US in an RV, his advice for people looking to make a similar leap, and what he is most looking forward about our upcoming journey.

 

To find links to both your FREE 30-day Trial and download from Audible.com* and my interview on the My Rescue Rocks podcast, just visit the show notes on the Living Unconventionally website.

*I will receive a commission if you sign-up for the trial with Audible.com but, rest assured, I don't promote anything I don't absolutely believe in. 

Mar 30, 2016

Business and life coach, Kathleen Ventura, discuss how she built a location independent business, the book that pushed her over the edge with her 9-5, the resources she used when starting out, her tips for building an active Facebook group for your business, how to deal with the Impostor Syndrome, and why jealousy can sometimes be a good thing.

To get a free download of Tim Ferriss' 4-Hour Workweek* or Kathleen's bonus download of The Ultimate Guide to Creating Coaching Packages, check out the show notes on the Living Unconventionally website.

*If you sign-up for the FREE 30-day trial through Audible.com using the link on my show notes page, I will receive a commission. 

Mar 28, 2016

Business and life coach, Kathleen Ventura, brings a fun but real perspective on living a location independent lifestyle and creating a business that aligns with your priorities.

 

To view Kathleen's Tedx Talk or hear the bonus clip from our pre-interview chat, be sure to check out the show notes on the Living Unconventionally website.

Mar 25, 2016

In this solo episode, I get real about the struggles of our journey to purge 90% of our stuff, build two location independent businesses, sell our home, and travel the United States in an RV. Is it all worth it? Take a listen to find out!

To hear more about our journey, check out my website!

Mar 23, 2016

Steve discusses his entrepreneurial journey from working a job that contributed to his drug and alcohol addictions to now living his dream life and fulling his purpose. He also talks about the book that convinced him he could turn his message and passions into a business.

To read that book for free (and help me get compensation at NO cost to you), check out the show notes for a link to a free 30-day trial from Audible.com.


Mar 21, 2016

Steve talks about how finally realizing who he truly is and what he truly wants out of life helped him be his "authentic self" and not just what everyone else said he should be. That realization has lead him from a toxic marriage and drug and alcohol addictions to now living his dream life and being the best father he can be.

 

To learn more about Steve's journey, click here.

Mar 18, 2016

I talk about my absolute favorite non-fiction book, The Art of Non-Conformity by Chris Guillebeau, and why I think EVERYONE should read it and let it inspire them to change their life. 

To read The Art of Non-Conformity for FREE click here!

Note: I will receive a commission if you sign-up for the FREE 30-day trial from Audible using the link above. I NEVER promote anything I don't 100% believe in. 

Mar 16, 2016

Shawn, aka The Natural Professional, discusses the biggest mind shift she had to make when switching from a local business to an online one, how digital nomads differ from typical entrepreneurs, and her advice for those looking to start a location independent business.

 

To learn more about Shawn and her DIY retreat, click here.

Mar 14, 2016

In Part 1 of my interview with Shawn Tuttle, aka The Natural Professional, we discuss her many, many travels all around the world, how to land the elusive house sitting gigs, and why it's important to not let being an introvert prevent you from traveling.

 

You can learn more about Shawn by visiting her website, linked to in the show notes here.

Mar 11, 2016

I discuss our honeymoon in Paris, France that included a bomb scare at the airport, a near mugging, and a spiritual experience.

 

Click here to see some awesome pictures!

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