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!
M&R Episode 118: How two single moms travel the world and chronicle their adventures with their podcast, Chronicles Abroad.
In Episode 118 I sat down with Nubia and Frantzces. They co-host the a podcast called Chronicles Abroad which highlights the journey, the process, and the experience of travel. Not only their experiences but others who are living a life on the road. They use these stories to inspire people to travel more and create a life full of possibilities. They want their listeners to realize they have the freedom to design a new life at any given point––a life they’re in love with. Which they both have now living abroad doing what they love. Educate, Empower and Explore! Enjoy!
M&R Episode 117: How to break free from your communities expectations and chase a dream with George Baltakian.
In Episode 117 I sat down with George Baltakian. He’s Armenian/American and found that breaking free from the Armenian community he grew up in was difficult. He had a dream to pursue a life in music but the tight knit community was not supportive. He had to come up with a way to satisfy their concerns without compromising what he wanted. In this episode he talks about how he silenced their questions and earned their support. Enjoy!
M&R Episode 116: Tom helps career Military officers and personnel find fulfilling careers after the military.
In Episode 116 I sat down with Tom Kent. He’s the founder of TomKentCoaching.com. After getting out of the military he found that even with a degree in math from West Point, a career as an Army Intelligence Officer, the companies he always dreamed of working for didn’t have a place for him or so they said. He quickly adjusted and got his dream job but he had to get creative. After eighteen years and multiple jobs he decided to start his own business using all the tools and recourse that helped him over the years and now he helps the men and women who are just getting out and wanting a desirable, fulfilling career in something new. If you’re just about to get out of the military or have been looking for a job/career but can’t find one this is a great episode. Enjoy!
In Episode 115 I sat down with Derek Murphy. He’s a full time author and traveler. He’s an expert on how to write, self-publish, promote and sell books online. If you are an author or aspiring author this is a must listen. Enjoy!
Show notes: 91% off Derek’s Course on How To Write a Book That Sells, Creative Indie, Gorilla Publishing, Book Marketing is Dead, Derek Murphy Art, Misfits on Instagram, Support Misfits and Rejects on Patreon
In Episode 114 I sat down with Johnny FD. He’s a blogger, podcaster, author, drop shipper and has been living location independent from work for many years. He got his start by writing a book called 12 Weeks In Thailand: The Good Life On The Cheap and has never looked back. Not only is he passionate about living a self styled life but he loves talking about how to invest a portion of your earnings for retirement on his other podcast Invest Like A Boss. Enjoy!
In Episode 113 I sat down with Matt Kowalak. He helps brands enter and dominate their niche in China’s $1 Trillion e-commerce market through Social Commerce. He’s been living in China the last thirteen years, navigating the business culture and the ever growing demand by Chinese consumers. If you need something manufactured in China, Matts your guy. If you want to sell you products to the Chinese, Matt’s your guy. He speaks fluent Chinese and has paid his dues over the years to get to where he’s at today. Enjoy!
Show notes: Matt Kowalak, Dynamite Circle, Tropical MBA podcast, Foolish Adventure podcast Tim Conley, SuperFast Business Podcast James Schramco, firstname.lastname@example.org, Instagram Misfits and Rejects, Support Misfits and Rejects
In Episode 112 I sat down with Willo Sana. She is a transformational business coach who helps entrepreneurs hatch their big ideas. She draws upon twenty plus years of online entrepreneurial experience. She’s cofounded multiple startups and was blogging before blogging became cool. Now she lives in Asia enjoying sundresses and flip-flops year round. Get super inspired with Willo as she talks us through her journey and how she helps individuals birth their big ideas. Enjoy!
In Episode 111 I sat down with Nathan Rose in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He’s a digital nomad who self publishes in unique niches. He’s writing a book on how to get into Crypto Currencies, Equity Crowdfunding and a book on how different chess opening moves got their names. His next book will be on digital nomads and how this subculture of people is effect the world. Keep an eye for for Citizen Of The World. Enjoy!
In Episode 110 I sat down with Sarah Aboulhosn. She recently transitioned into a location independ lifestyle where she spends half her time in Bali and the other half in Thailand working as a freelance marketer. She talks about what it was like to take the first steps into this lifestyle and how you can do it too. Enjoy!
In Episode 109 I caught up with Nabil Amra. You may remember him from episode forty-nine. He was a contestant in the Golden Globe, a solo sail around the world. A race that has only been held once in fifty years. In this episode Nabil recounts the trials and tribulation of trying to get his boat seaworthy before the race. Then the sea conditions that destroyed his autopilot and drove him back to the Canary Islands. It became a survival sail that took him sixty four hours and left him a shell of man when he finally got there. It’s a very honest account of one competitors challenge in accomplishing a dream. Enjoy!
Show notes: Golden Globe Sailing Race, Episode 49 with Nabil before he set sail, Episode 26 with mutual friend Judd Dunham, Instagram Misfits and Rejects, Patreon Misfits and Rejects, email@example.com
In Episode 108 I spoke with Nick and Tamira Louis. They decided to move their family to Argentina for a year long adventure. They take us through their choice to move, how they found a place to live, put their kids in school, get their labradoodle into the country and manage to earn a living from abroad. It’s a great story for people with families who might want to attempt the same thing. Enjoy!
M&R Episode 107: Jory is a artisan moccasin maker whose past is intertwined with the CIA and MKUltra.
In Episode 107 I sat with with Jory in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He’s an artisan moccasin maker who sits sewing moccasins outfront of the Khun Kae Juice bar. After being intrigued by what he was sewing and having having many conversation I had to have him on the show to talk about his past and the path he chose in life. Jory talks about him and his mother being on by the CIA’s project MKUltra. His mom passed when he was fifteen in and his father a high ranking pentagon officer a few year later. Enjoy!
Show notes: MKUltra, Operation Paperclip, Iridology, Hippocrates Health Institute, Orwell’s 1984, Ann Wigmore, Victor Kulvinskas, Survival In The 21st Century, Instagram Misfits and Rejects, Patreon Misfits and Rejects
M&R Episode 106: 10X the power of eastern plants and herbs with Dan Foxman and his company Thai Freeze Dry.
In Episode 106 I sat down with Dan Foxman here in Chiang Mai Thailand. He’s perfected the method of freeze drying medicinal Thai herbs, plants, and fruits here in Thailand to harness the power of their healing properties. He started Thai Freeze Dry in 2004 and took the already decent freeze drying machines and made them way better. Have a listen and hear about the health benefits of some of the plants and herbs of Thailand. Enjoy!