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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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Apr 14, 2017

In this week's solo episode, I discuss a dilemma I'm experiencing with a client in my own business in hopes that it will help on your entrepreneurial journey to location independence and the freedom lifestyle you crave.

 

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Apr 12, 2017

Today, I'm continuing my conversation with Amber Monaco and we're going to dive into how she went from careers in the military and with the Department of Homeland Security, that once involved working as a paralegal in Iraq helping to build cases against terrorist, to now being a full-time digital nomad.

We're going to talk about the two business that allow her to live a full-time international travel lifestyle and why she loves co-working spaces so much.

 

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Apr 10, 2017

This week's guest is Amber Monaco and she left her stable job at the Department of Homeland Security, bought a one-way ticket to Thailand, and has been traveling the world since November 2015.

In today's episode, Amber talks about how her Type A personality has factored into her travels, the right way to leave a corporate job, the difference between vacations, and slow travel, why loved Bali but hated Cambodia, and the surprise trip she was brave enough to take.

 

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Apr 7, 2017

In this week's solo episode I provide an unrelated personal update that is too good not to share and I also explain how I went from have zero trips planned to now having four trips planned in just a three-day period.

 

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Apr 7, 2017

Today, I am continuing my conversation with Chris Backe from One Weird Globe. We discuss how failing fast helped him find what he wanted to do as a digital nomad. He also talks about his unique approach to helping his clients, the multiple income sources that fund his travels, and how he earns money from his blog.

He also gives us an honest take on full-time travel blogging and shares his experience in self-publishing.

 

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Apr 3, 2017

This week's guest is Chris from One Weird Globe. Chris talks about the five years he spent in Korea, the two years he spent in Thailand, and his current travels in Europe.

He also provides some "pro tips" for people considering teaching English in Korea, where to go in Thailand if you want to get away from tourists, and what to keep in mind when packing for fast travels.

 

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Mar 31, 2017

In this week's solo episode, I talk about a surprising discovery I've made about myself since settling back into a home we own. I also discuss the 2017 Quality of Living Ranking that was recently put out by the consulting firm, Mercer, and is designed to help expats decide where to move to.

 

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Mar 29, 2017

Today, I'm continuing my conversation with Jeff Rasley and we're learning all about the foundation he helped start after a experiencing a tragedy in the Himalayas. A foundation that ultimately led to him leaving a senior partnership position at a law firm.

 

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Mar 27, 2017

This week's guest is Jeff Rasley and, today, he has some very interesting travel stories for us; including the time he woke up in a hospital in Mexico with an armed guard outside his room and learned he was under arrest without knowing why.

We also hear about his experiences hitching across the United States for six weeks (with only $65 dollars in his pocket) when he was fresh out of high school and the time he and his then-girlfriend accidentally wandered onto a military base in Greece.

Tune in to hear these stories and more!

 

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Mar 24, 2017

This week's Friday episode is a special treat! Former guest, Kathleen Ventura, is back on the show one year (almost to the exact day) after her first appearance to give us an update on what's changed in her life.

I'm incredibly honored to say, in this episode, she publicly announces for the first time a major shift she's making in her business. I'll be the first to say, I can't wait to see where this new direction will take her.

If you haven't listened to Kathleen's original appearance yet, both of the episodes are linked in the show notes.

 

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Mar 17, 2017

In this week's solo episode, I reflect back on what our favorite location was from our 2+ month road trip around the United States in our RV.

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Mar 15, 2017

Today, I am continuing my conversation with Neil Patel. Neil is the Author of The Traveler's Education and, in this episode, he's going to talk about how travel helped him gave skills that have helped him obtain an executive level position with a multi-million dollar company.

We talk about his book and how he seeks to help people realize the learning capacity they have through travel.

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Mar 13, 2017

This week's guest is Neil Patel. Neil is the Author of The Traveler's Education and he's used to unique approach to travel to change his perspective on life.

Through travel, he's also gained valuable professional and life skills. It's because of this that he wrote his book and seeks to help people realize the learning capacity they have through travel.

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Mar 10, 2017

In this week's solo episode, I'm discussing the recent update in what the media is calling a "visa war" between the United States and the European Union.

How could this impact you? Find out by listening.

 

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Mar 8, 2017

Today, I am continuing my conversation with Emma McLaren and we're talking about her transition into the virtual corporate world.

Emma has found her calling by working virtually for a company that is creating some major positive changes in the world. Not only does her job allow her to work from anywhere she wants but it also sends to all over the world.

We talk about her experience working remotely and her goal to make virtual organizations more prevalent in the future.

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Mar 6, 2017

This week's guest is Emma McLaren and we're getting down to the nitty-gritty of what life is really like as a digital (or more traditional) nomad.

I found Emma's no B.S. attitude, and passion for the nomadic way of being, incredibly refreshing and hope you do as well.

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Mar 3, 2017

As a way of making up for having to skip the solo episode last week thanks to my microphone quitting on me, I'm releasing TWO solo episodes this week!

In today's second solo episode, I explain the big move we're making next week as part of our long-term financial freedom plan and I also provide an exciting update about my current location independent business.

 

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Mar 3, 2017

As a way of making up for having to skip the solo episode last week thanks to my microphone quitting on me, I'm releasing TWO solo episodes this week!

In today's first solo episode, I'm providing you with 10 lesser-known websites and apps for finding great deals on flights.

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Mar 1, 2017

In today's special episode, I'm doing another Living Unconventionally Facebook Community Member Spotlight.

Today's spotlight is on Mimi Schector and we talk about her epic 5-week trek across the African Serengeti as part of a documentary for National Geographic in which she was starved (less than 400 calories/day while walking for 6-8 hours each day), chased by wild animals, and forced to swim across crocodile-infested waters.

We also talk about how she's currently finding the balance between working a "stable" corporate job and experiencing the adventure she craves.

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Feb 27, 2017

I'm switching things up a little this week and we're starting off with a "check in" interview with previous guest, Dell Hambleton.

When Dell was last on the show ten months ago, she was about to start filming a documentary about her journey traveling the Trail of Tears water route in reverse in order to connect with her Native American heritage.

Today, we're going to hear about how the events at Standing Rock changed the course of her life these past several months and get an update on her documentary.


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Feb 22, 2017

Today, I am continuing my conversation with Andrea Jordan and we're talking all about going from being a corporate lawyer in New Zealand to a now living a full-time travel lifestyle as a Business Strategist.

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Feb 20, 2017

This week's guest is Andrea Jordan and we're going to talk about the incredible journey that has taken her from being a corporate lawyer in New Zealand to touring as part of a Salsa dance team, to now traveling the world solo.

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Feb 17, 2017

In this week's solo episode, I discuss four different articles relating to avoiding becoming sick while traveling.

I picked these particular articles specifically because they feature some lesser-known tips.

 

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Feb 15, 2017

In today's episode, I am continuing my conversation with Maureen Moss from TourGuideCourse.com

I took advantage of Maureen's experience leading guided tours all over the world to ask about the typical day for a tour guide, how the flights, hotels, and salary are handled, where you can learn about becoming a tour guide, and how to find tour guide jobs.

 

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Feb 13, 2017

This week's guest is Maureen Moss and she proves it's possible to live a travel lifestyle full of epic adventures well into your 40's and 50's.

Maureen has been on a year-long around-the-world trip with her children, and led guided tours all over the world for a living.

She's been skydiving in Queensland, experience dawn at Machu Picchu, and has figured out how to conquer jet lag.

We talk about all of these things, and much more, in today's episode!

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