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Semester II Open for Applications- Live on a Tropical Island For Free

Update June 1 2010: Applications for the semester II are now closed. Thanks to all who applied.

Update May 2010: Sean Ogle from the Tropical MBA semester I took a trip to Mindoro to visit Badladz. We took the time to record a podcast where we discuss the second semester and his experience with the first semester. Good stuff!

  • Lifestyle Business Podcast¬†Episode #29

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6-Figure Deals, Crazy for Manila, and How We Got Started in the Product Business

I've been SUPER busy trying to orient my actions on revenue-focused activities. Sean, Ian, and myself often use that sentence as a rubric for planning our days out. "Are these activities revenue-focused?" While part of me would prefer to be reading blogs, writing comments, and screwing around around on twitter, a lot of my non-revenue activties this month have involved banking, offices, personnel, and condos.

8 Reasons to Quit Your Job and Travel the World Before You Are Ready

I made the jump to location independence before it made sense. My business wasn't ready, neither were my friends, family, or business partners. Hell, I wasn't even sure if I was ready. There are a lot of reasons why I was brought to finally take the plunge-- but by living this lifestyle for two years now I've realized that a lot of my initial worries (and the warnings of just about everyone) weren't that helpful or predictive of how things played out

One of the Cheapest Ways to Start Your Online Business

VIDEO INCLUDED: I love the idea of baselining your expenses and going into hardcore "start-up" mode. My whole business could blow up in my face and I could stay in a place like this for years before having to get a job. That would give me plenty of time to build another business that could fund a great lifestyle. Click the blog title to check out the video.

Where Gary Vee’s Ideas About the Hustle Meet the Location Independent Lifestyle

VIDEO BLOG: I believe in the next decade we are going to see a huge relocation of ambitious, talented, online business people re-locating to premier lifestyle locations in the developing world. Here's the kicker: affordability is only one reason. I've got a slew of reasons why relocating to the developing world can help jump start your online start up, and I'll be pulling together videos on that topic over the next few weeks.