Cool ways to impress

Picture this,

You quit your job. Sold all your belongings (house, car, cat etc). You buy a one way ticket out of your home country and start traveling to see the world. In a period of less than a year you have traveled to many places that your peers will envy, all while setting up a lucrative online buy and resell business. You even had time to set up a marketing company with assistants recruited out of nowhere. Of course there was the boyfriend to help around…

While you travel luxuriously on a six figure income from all of that, you take time out to write an e-book and mentor people who wish to start up their own business. In this period of time you have achieved a lot by trying out many things, even as you soaked in daily activities of traveling exploration. You’re on top of the world. You tell everyone it’s possible! It just take guts to take that step off into the precipice.


Sounds too good to be true? At least this is how I read the story here that does not seem work well for me. In all my life I had never been able to juggle my 24 hours sufficiently well. This gal’s seems to have hit the sweet spot. As an exercise, let’s examine this instagramer’s purported life on the road.

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Did virtual assistants took that wefi?

Sometimes the different parts of the story have gel well together. I don’t know about you, but I sure can’t take a ← wefi the way these guys did. It looked more like an staged model shoot than a spontaneous photo op.

I hope they uploaded this to shuttlestock. I mean, is that what they really post on instagram? Ah, perhaps that’s where they made some money. How could I have missed that?

And then there is the explanation on how all of these were funded. I noted that initially our globetrotter paid out of pocket. but then,Fake2.jpgNote the part on initial hard work? 12-hour days? At least that was slipped in there. If anyone thinks that it is all a bed of roses, then this should give a big hint! In life, you most likely cannot get something for nothing. So we all need to produce something to exchange for something. I have been pondering really hard what these things that can be found in ‘foreign countries’ are? I would sure like to source them and resell them for a tidy sum!Fake4Some of the ‘glamorous’ experiences aren’t what it is hyped up to be. They look familiar. And they should be. We’ve done them too and they are not that glamorous. You can buy a 15-minute helicopter ride for $500-700 (depend on location). Been there, done that – on three continents…But what I do want to learn is how to spend the time working in the morning and evening and have the time to go out discovering. Pulling together blogging content is not easy, so it’s a real stretch.Fake5Add in the publishing of books online and running e-courses, how will you do that all in the mornings and evenings only? And running that marketing company as well? Presenting to clients even with virtual assistants can be a whole lot of coordinating…I suspect that there are quite many days in between the glamour and luxury pictures where some hard slogging takes place.

We should encourage sharing not just the glam-side but also the downside. This guy on the other hand, I really respect. Real backpacking dude.

Author: Mel & Suan

Mel works his day job for a living, but lives for antiquities, history and geography at all other times. He enjoys writing and thought sharing and obviously traveling. Suan is a homey person, who like girlie stuff such as cross stitching etc. Enjoys shopping & modeling for Mel. What a match!

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