In Episode 138 I spoke with Mark Zhang. Mark is a location independent online entrepreneur making seven figures in a very unique niche. Sleep Masks! Yes that’s right, Mark sells sleep masks and other sleep aid products online and makes a very good living doing it. His company is called Manta Sleep and he was able to raise over seven hundred thousand dollars through Kickstarter and Indiegogo to fund his idea. Have a listen to hear how he did it. Enjoy!
M&R Episode 137: Location independent Anna Yen helps families and women sort out their finances and tackle debt.
In Episode 137 I spoke with Anna Yen. She’s a location independent digital nomad who dug her family out of debt in her twenties and was financially free by thrity. She now helps women and families do the same with FamilyFi her online financial coaching service. She helps people tackle their debt and learn how to create wealth for themselves. Anna is someone I really look up to and seek advice from when it come to my finances. Enjoy!
In Episode 136 I spoke with Mara Jacobsohn. She’s been living in San Juan Del Sur Nicaragua for the last fifteen years. Mara has put in the time and designed her life in a way that allows her to move and communicate freely between the locals and foreigner. She a facilitator and doer helping everyone move forward toward a better future in NIcaragua. She has had a huge impact on San Juan but admits the community and its people have impacted her the most. Enjoy!
Show notes: Mara Jacobsohn, San Juan Del Sur Day School, GoFund Me (San Juan Del Sur Day School), San Juan Del Sur Day Camp, Tree Casa, Support Misfits and Rejects on Patreon, Get a Misfits and Rejects Tee Shirt
M&R Episode 135: Magenta Lorusso is redesigning her life as a stand up comedian after a life as a travel photographer in Nicaragua..
In Episode 135 I spoke with Magenta Lorusso. You might remember her from Episode 043 where she was designing her life as a travel photographer in Nicaragua. Well times have change for Magenta and she is now living her passion as a stand up comedian. It’s great to see Magenta still doing what she loves but in a totally new setting. She is still designing her life, in her own way on her terms. Enjoy!
Show notes: Click here to see Magenta Perform, Follow Magenta on Instagram, Magenta Episode 043, Jonny FD Episode 114, Stevo Joslin Episode 104, Lisa Grimm Episode 038, Miami Comedy, Get a Misfits and Rejects Tee Shirt
M&R Episode 134: Jo Lomas worked in insurance for 15 years and now lives in the Vietnamese countryside.
In Episode 134 I sat down with Jo Lomas in Phong Nha Vietnam. She had a life and job she loved back in England with no intentions of ever living Vietnam. However she met professional caver Adam Spillane from Episode 133 and has been living the country life for the last 4 years. She says she loves her life and although see herself as a city girl she can’t imagine going back. Enjoy!
In Episode 133 I sat down with Adam Spillane in Phong Nha Vietnam. Adam in a professional caver leading tours into the largest cave in the world, Son Doong. In fact he was on the first ever expedition into the care and has helped map almost the entire thing. He’s an engineer by trade but has figured out a way to live his passion of caving in a really cool country like Vietnam. Enjoy!
In Episode 132 I sat down with Multi aka David English. He owns and runs the Pepper House with his Vietnamese wife Dien in Phong Nha Vietnam. Multi has a way about him that is second to none. He is his own person and walks through life at his own pace. Multi is along with those who came before him why I started Misfits and Rejects. I love meeting people like Multi. Enjoy!
Show notes: Pepper House Phong Nha Vietnam, Dale Dagger Episode 4, Brian Friedrichs Episode 5, Don Gomez Episode 7
M&R Episode 131: David Saiia is taking on plastic pollution and poverty at the same time a very unique way.
In Episode 131 I sat down with David Saiia. He started the NGO Reuse Everything Institute, Inc. He is tackling the world’s plastic pollution problem and it’s poverty in a very unique way. He’s trying to help communities repurpose plastics in a ways that can benefit individual homes and create multiple business opportunities within the plastic repurposing process. Enjoy!
In Episode 130 I sat down with Dwayne Dixon. He grew up in Mumbai India to a family who were some of the first colonizers when it was known as Queen Victoria Gate or the Gateway to India. Dwayne’s got a bit of a passport problem. He is eligible for a British and Portuguese passport but due to a land dispute back in India he’s having trouble proving his birthright connecting him to his royal past. It’s a really interesting story that has left Dwayne in a bit of a holding pattern the last five years much of it spent if Phong Nha Vietnam where he says he’s finally found a community he feels comfortable in and can be himself. It’s complicated! Enjoy!
Show notes: Easy Tiger
M&R Episode 129: Denise Cox talks about finding a deep confidence in herself by opening her dream bar in Vietnam.
In Episode 129 I sat down with Denise Cox. She is the owner and operator of Mamma D’s rooftop bar in Phong Nha Vietnam. She’s been living in Vietnam for the last eight years and had her share of ups and downs. She says through it all it wasn’t until she invested in herself and her bar that she realized her true strength. Now her confidence sores as she gets to share Mamma D’s with all the expats and travelers in Phong Nha Vietnam. Enjoy!
Show notes: Mamma D’s
M&R Episode 128: Max and Jack who are thirteen and fifteen talk about growing up on the road and settling in Vietnam.
In Episode 128 I sat down with Max and Jack Berwer-mccabe. Max in fifteen and Jack is thirteen and they’ve basically grown up on the road traveling around the world with their parents. The family has decided to settle in Phong Nha Vietnam cutting ties with Australia where they’re all from. I love meeting and getting to know families like this. Max and Jack are so switched on to the world. Through the adventures they’ve had, the discomfort the open road can provide and the constant conversations these boys have with the many diverse people they meet has really shaped them into well round gentleman. Their daily routine is similar to many kids and they love their video games but theirs live are so rich in experiences that would be impossible to have if the family had sayed in Australia. Have a listen to hear their perspective about life on the road and settling in Phong Nha. Enjoy!
M&R Episode 127: Update from your host Chapin Kreuter and my pursuit to design the life I've always wanted.
In Episode 127 I open up about my pursuit to design the life that I want. I go deep into the up and downs of being an online entrepreneur and all the cool things I’ve been doing while on the road in Asia. Location independence from work is awesome and without a doubt this is the life I want to keep striving to make viable. Enjoy!
M&R Episode 126: Susan Jangannath lost her job as a technical writer and started writing about her treks through the Himalayas and Spain.
In Episode 126 I spoke with Susan Jagannath. She lost her job as a technical writer and instead of looking for another she created her own. Susan became a writer and writing coach. She now writes travel guides about her treks around the world plus coaches new authors on how to write their first book. She has a real passion for writing and hiking the most iconic, scenic routes around the world. She recently designed her life to spend six months a year in her home country of India and six months back in Australia where she raised her children. Susan is a great example of someone who is reinventing herself after a long fruitful career. Now she is living her passions. Enjoy!
M&R Episode 125: Alex Bertrand is living in Yangon Myanmar and using his skills in animation and art to make a difference.
In Episode 125 I sat down in Yangon Myanmar with Alex Bertrand. He’s an artist and animator using his skills to create animations with a powerful, positive message. He’s created his own branch at a media company that allows him to pass on his animation skills to local workers. He works with local groups on issues like plastic pollution and uses his animation to help educate the population. Alex is another example of a digital nomad who has combine his passion for art and animation to design an incredible life in a place he’s making an impact. Enjoy!
Show notes: Yangon Walls Project, Bagan Myanmar, Click here to get a Misfits and Rejects T-shirt or Tank, Contact email@example.com if you’d like to share your story. I’d love to hear from you.:)
M&R Episode 124: Julie Garnier makes beautiful custom dresses in Yangon Myanmar with her company Lilla.
In Episode 124 I sat down with Julie Garnier in Yangon Myanmar. She fell in love with the textiles in Myanmar and started making custom dresses. As she describes them they are all purpose, never go out of fashion and last forever. Pretty perfect dress if you ask me. Check out her dress and story. Enjoy!
M&R Episode 123: Amn Deepsing describes the symbology of the Misfits and Rejects logo and we philosophies about life.
In Episode 123 I sat down with Amn Deepsing. He’s a friend I made while living at a hotel in Yangon Myanmar. He’s originally from India but has been living and working in Yangon the past year. Amn was the first person to ever look at the Misfits and Rejects logo and offered a philosophical perspective of the symbology behind the icons. In this episode we talk about life and how we fit into it. Enjoy!
M&R Episode 122: Online business manager Lesley Arnold is designing her life with her husband in Phong Nha Vietnam.
In Episode 122 Lesley Arnold describes what’s it’s like living in a small village in Vietnam, owning a bar and how deciding to become a online business manager changed everything. Enjoy!
M&R Episode 121: Expat, Dave "Drifter" Christopher served in Vietnam and then decided to go back and retire there.
In Episode 121 I spoke with Dave “Drifter” Christopher. He is a Vietnam vet who went back to Vietnam later in life to retire. He spend 40 years as a hairdresser in Pittsburgh and now runs a small pizza restaurant in Phong Nha Vietnam. Dave needs help finding his long lost friend Ho Moc San. He explains what that means during our conversation but you can click in the show notes to get the full details and help Dave find his friend. Enjoy!
In Episode 120 I spoke with Tommy Joiner. He’s a digital nomad who recently purchased a online business franchise. He’s adding his new teaching certification business to his portfolio of businesses to increase cash flow and align himself more with what he want out of life. He’s been living the digital nomad life for years but is ready to challenge himself and level up his life style and business. Have a listen and learn how you can too. Enjoy!
In Episode 119 I sat down with Aaron the owner and operator of DiscoverContainers.com. He decided that he wanted to live a location independent lifestyle and instead of building a business from scratch he bought one online. Aaron sells information products on how to build container homes and makes a good living without ever having created any of the content. Of course it’s never that simple but Aaron has a background in analyzing businesses that are for sale and found this option to be suitable for the lifestyle he wanted to create. Have a listen and leave a comment if you want Aaron to build a online course that would teach you how to buy a location independent business. Enjoy!