Under30CEO » Travel http://under30ceo.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:00:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.6 Under30CEO interviews successful young entrepreneurs to hear about their story and journey while starting their company. These young founders have over a million dollars a year in revenues and have been through many ups and downs to get there. These stories are meant to inspire, educate and motivate more young people to take a leap and do what they are passionate about. Under30CEO clean Under30CEO jared@under30ceo.com jared@under30ceo.com (Under30CEO) Under30CEO Interviews with Young Entrepreneurs on Starting Businesses entrepreneur, business, interview, young entrepreneur, business advice, startup advice, founder interview, ceo Under30CEO http://under30ceo.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/u30logo300x250.png http://under30ceo.com/category/travel-2/ It’s Your Time to Fly: Why You Should Be Impractical and Move Somewhere New http://under30ceo.com/time-fly-impractical-move-somewhere-new/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=time-fly-impractical-move-somewhere-new http://under30ceo.com/time-fly-impractical-move-somewhere-new/#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:00:57 +0000 Under30CEO http://under30ceo.com/?p=40164 The urge to pack up and start a new life in another city is a dream most everyone has entertained at one time or another. There’s a certain impulsive appeal in just leaving behind your established routine and starting fresh somewhere else. There’s an aura of adventure and renewal to the idea that calls to […]

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The urge to pack up and start a new life in another city is a dream most everyone has entertained at one time or another. There’s a certain impulsive appeal in just leaving behind your established routine and starting fresh somewhere else. There’s an aura of adventure and renewal to the idea that calls to us.

But when you start seriously considering moving to a new place, there are all sorts of un-adventurous questions to answer. Are there jobs available? How’s the cost of living? What are my transportation options? Will I know or meet anyone there? These questions can be daunting, even frightening, and there may be very practical, sensible reasons to stay where you are.

But practicality can be overrated. And there are all sorts of reasons why being impractical and pulling up stakes might be the best move (literally) you ever made.

Facing your fears will teach you about yourself.

Ask around and you’ll no doubt find no shortage of people telling you why you shouldn’t move to a new city. Financial concerns. Fear of being alone. Fear of being away from friends, family, and most of all, familiarity. But would you rather be ruled by your fears, or face them down as the challenges they really are?

You get to call the shots.

Life often forces change on us, instead of the other way around. Many people find themselves forced to relocate by circumstances — family trouble, health reasons, changes in employment, or any number of other reasons may force you to find a new place to live. Why not take the reins and decide for yourself to move to someplace you’ll love? This is your opportunity to take charge, declare your independence, and go where your passion takes you. If you’re at a point in your job or career where you fear you might let go, this also might be your chance to meet new challenges head-on, instead of waiting for the worst to happen.

You can find better opportunities elsewhere.

The sad truth is, not every place is created equal. Having a personal history and emotional investment in where you live is great, but it doesn’t mean the opportunities there are better (or even as good as) anywhere else. You may find better employment opportunities, education, transportation, and community or even weather somewhere far away. The grass may, in fact, be greener on the other side.

For example, there might be a much better market environment for your startup company (Finland and Switzerland rival the United States as some of the best places for high-tech startups, while Tuscon, AZ and Augusta, GA have some of the lowest small business growth in the U.S. right now).

There are impractical considerations to moving, too. You might find a bustling arts scene, volunteer organization, or thriving community you didn’t know you were missing out on. You’ll never know unless you experience it for yourself.

There may never be a better time to follow your dreams.

Life has a way of adding obligations. Starting a family, establishing a career, buying a home: these are milestones that enrich our lives, but can also restrict opportunities. If you’re young, ambitious, and just starting out, there may literally be no better time than now to pull up stakes and set out to find a place for yourself. You’ll have your whole life to act sensibly. The time to be impetuous and impractical is now!

New adventures create growth.

Moving to a new city will create all sorts of challenges for you to meet. Develop new skills. Learn a language. Volunteer. Meet new people. Getting outside your comfort zone and pushing yourself to embrace new ideas will change you in powerful, positive ways you never expected — not to mention the personal, professional and financial opportunities and rewards that come with such growth. And you just might have a blast at the same time.

Your passion doesn’t live here anymore.

Routine can actually get comfortable if you live with it long enough. Stagnation starts to feel like familiarity, and you may not even realize what you’ve lost until you find it again. Lack of job satisfaction and growth might start to feel like security. When that happens, you know it’s time to shake things up. Starting a new life somewhere else not only holds the potential for new financial and career opportunities, but new people, new food, a new climate. Change awakens something inside us, and can reinvigorate your passion in unexpected ways.

You could find the dream career you didn’t know you wanted.

Often in life, we don’t end up where we thought we would. The dreams we cultivated as children or teens don’t survive into our adult years. Our interests change and grow as we do, and that dream job or successful business we thought we wanted may go unrealized — but that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. In fact, finding a new dream career could be the best thing that ever happened to you.

Moving to a new place is not necessarily something to do on a moment’s notice — it pays to do your research and find out as much as you can about where you’re going and what life will be like when you get there — but don’t let fear and uncertainty hold you back from exhilarating new experiences. There may never be a better time to experience the world than right now. Your next great life story could be just around the corner.

Jon Russo is the CEO of Areavibes, a website focused on helping people find the best places to live. Areavibes accomplishes this via a Livability Score created using a unique algorithm that takes into account dozens of characteristics in 7 different categories including nearby amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. Through this scoring system, AreaVibes is able to provide useful information for people who are relocating or looking to conduct a quality assessment on their own area.

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7 Habits of Highly Effective 20-Year-Olds http://under30ceo.com/7-habits-highly-effective-20-year-olds/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=7-habits-highly-effective-20-year-olds http://under30ceo.com/7-habits-highly-effective-20-year-olds/#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:00:50 +0000 Cesar Romero http://under30ceo.com/?p=40162 Good habits formed at youth make all the difference. – Aristotle Our 20s is the most important and fun decade of our lives, where we begin to experience the world as young adults.  It’s also the time when we develop good (or bad) habits that will positively (or negatively) impact our future. This is the […]

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Good habits formed at youth make all the difference. – Aristotle

Our 20s is the most important and fun decade of our lives, where we begin to experience the world as young adults.  It’s also the time when we develop good (or bad) habits that will positively (or negatively) impact our future. This is the time where we are tasked with the challenge of figuring out what direction we want to take in life and what type of foundation we need to build in order to get there.

While our 20s are fun and exciting, the challenge of figuring out what path to take so early on in life can become overwhelming for a lot of young adults. It can become so overwhelming that a lot of us forget about the future and focus on living in the present.

While living in the present and being present are essential to enjoying life, it’s also important to think about the kind of experiences, growth, and contribution you want to get from the world and the kind of habits you need to develop to shape you into the person you want to become.

Nothing is scarier than reaching the end of your 20’s not knowing who you are or what you want. 

Creating a life that reflects who you are is everything and it starts with developing good habits that will build a strong foundation for a great future.

Warren Buffett, in his speech at The Nebraska Forum in 1999, mentions that the two most important things you can develop as a young adult to reach your full potential are: education and habits.  Education helps unlock your potential and habits are what keeps you reaching towards the next level. Mr. Buffett also suggests a simple test to help determine what kind of habits we want to develop and which ones to avoid. The test consists of thinking about the person you admire the most and the person you dislike the most and writing down a list of both qualities on a piece of paper that you can look at every day.  Emulate the person you admire and avoid the qualities of the person you dislike.

Young adulthood is all about developing habits that will take you closer to your own definition of success and the kind of person you want to become. The character we develop throughout our lives is a collection of our habits which are nothing more than the daily actions we take to build the change we want to see in our lives.

Popular and late author of the book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People Dr. Stephen Covey said that the definition of success is deeply individual and urged people to consider how they would like to be remembered. “If you carefully consider what you want to be said of you in your own funeral,” he said, “you will find your own definition of success.”

What is your own definition of success and what steps do you need to take in order to take you there?

While the definition is entirely personal, the steps you need to take to get there are based on habits and patterns that every successful person has taken the time to develop and master.

Why are habits important?

A research paper published by Duke University researchers in 2006 found that more than 40% of the actions people performed each day weren’t actual decisions, but habits, which are nothing more than choices we make every day at some point, and then stop thinking about but continue doing. Habits start with choice followed by automation after a certain amount of time.

Here are seven of the most critical habits you can develop in your twenties to build a solid foundation for a bright future.

1. Intentionally Experiment

Society has a prescription for 20-somethings when it comes to figuring out what they want to do in life:  take AP classes, go to college, get high-paying job with competitive salary and benefits, climb the ladder, retire at 65. The only problem with this is that it doesn’t guarantee true happiness and fulfillment. Our 20s is a time to experiment, get to know more about ourselves, and figure out the kind of person we want to become. Adam Poswolsky, author of “The Quarter-Life Breakthrough”, mentions how it’s important to develop a breakthrough career mindset getting intentional about the kind of job opportunities young adults want to take on where every opportunity takes you closer to your true purpose and interests. The purpose of intentional experimentation is to find meaningful work by experimenting with a variety of opportunities helps.  These experiments help you know more about  yourself and find the right fit.

2. Be Grateful

As young adults, we want things and we want them now. A lot of this attitude can be to attributed to all the latest technological advances in the last 20 years where instant gratification can cloud our ability to being present and appreciate the small things. Gratitude is all about shifting your focus from what your life lacks to all the things you currently have. Gratitude makes people more resilient, improves health, and reduces stress. Dr. Robert Emmons, author of the book Thanks!: How The New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier, shows that those who practice gratitude tend to be more creative, bounce back more quickly from adversity, have a stronger immune system, and have stronger social relationships than those who don’t practice gratitude. He further points out that “To say we feel grateful is not to say that everything in our lives is necessarily great. It just means we are aware of our blessings.”

3. Ask Yourself Better Questions

I remember when I was in middle school I was afraid to ask questions because I didn’t want to look stupid in front of the entire class until one day my teacher explained to me that only by asking questions are we able to become knowledgeable. According to international life coach Tony Robbins, the things you can change start by having changing your reality and to change your reality, you need to change what you are focusing on. The best way to change what you are focusing on is to ask yourself better questions.

4. Love Your Body

Our body is the vehicle through which we carry on our life’s purpose and it’s critical to develop healthy habits early on in life. There are countless studies about the benefits of regular exercise and healthy eating but perhaps the most important benefit is that healthy habits are the #1 form of preventative medicine helping us live happier and with a better quality of life. You can’t be happy if you aren’t healthy.

5. Expand Your Body of Knowledge

Understand that knowledge and education expand way beyond the classroom and it’s a constant process of learning, applying, and experimenting. Read books, listen to podcasts, interview experts, watch videos, read magazines, etc. Brendon Burchard, New York Times bestselling author of The Charge, mentions that one of the things people do to get ahead in life is to figure out what they want to do for the rest of their lives, and commit to learning everything there is about that particular field. Knowledge is everywhere and is there for the taking.

6. Meditate

Emotions are part of our system of sensing and responding to the world. Without them, we’d be machines. Nevertheless, emotions can wreak havoc and spread pain throughout our lives. And that’s where meditation comes in. Meditation helps in noticing all different emotions and let them be for what they are. Arianna Huffington, founder of The Huffington Post, says that one of the best — and cheapest — ways to become healthier and happier is through mindfulness exercises like meditation. According to Mark Williams, a professor of clinical psychology at Oxford and co-author of Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World, meditation helps in increasing a sense of purpose and reducing feelings of isolation and depression.

7. Develop a Circle of Friends With Qualities You Admire

There’s a famous quote by Jim Rohn that goes: “You are the average of the five people you spend most time with”. When you surround yourself with people who are far ahead and more successful than you, you cannot help but feed off their success and grow as a person.

I’ve found that travel is one of the best ways to make new friends that help you expand your mind and perspective.

Check out this incredible recap of our latest Under30Experiences trip to Iceland:

What other habits do you think are critical to develop in your 20s to have incredible 40s?

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What 3 Months Learning Muay Thai In Thailand Taught Me About Entrepreneurship http://under30ceo.com/3-months-learning-muay-thai-thailand-taught-entrepreneurship/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=3-months-learning-muay-thai-thailand-taught-entrepreneurship http://under30ceo.com/3-months-learning-muay-thai-thailand-taught-entrepreneurship/#comments Fri, 30 May 2014 13:00:09 +0000 Under30CEO http://under30ceo.com/?p=39769 I’ve been on the road for the past two years, slow traveling and jumping from one startup hub to another. It started in Chile, then Singapore and now Saigon. It’s always interesting meeting local entrepreneurs in different parts of the world and talking to them about their startups. It facilitates an exchange of knowledge and […]

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I’ve been on the road for the past two years, slow traveling and jumping from one startup hub to another. It started in Chile, then Singapore and now Saigon.

It’s always interesting meeting local entrepreneurs in different parts of the world and talking to them about their startups. It facilitates an exchange of knowledge and you can learn a lot along the way.

About six months ago, I thought I’d take a bit of a break from entrepreneurship. At that point, you could say I was drifting. The ventures I had started hadn’t worked out, so I wasn’t quite sure what to work on next.

I decided to go to Thailand. There was a martial arts training camp in Phuket I’d heard about and I thought it would be fun to train there for three months.

Little did I realize that those three months would change the way I looked at life and entrepreneurship. Here’s what I learnt:

Let go of fear

Letting go of fear is one of the toughest things you can do. Most people dream about starting their own business, but they never really start because what holds them back is their fear. Fear leads to inaction.

There’s no better proof of this than when you get into a boxing ring with a Russian guy three weight classes above you. At the Muay Thai camp, we’d end each training session with some sparring. You’re supposed to take it easy when you spar, so that you don’t injure your spar partner, but the Russians never cared. They just wanted to break things.

When I first started out, my fear would paralyze me, so I’d end up taking a lot of hits. Once I let go of my fear, I found I was able to move around, take fewer hits, and even land some of my own.

It works the same with entrepreneurship. Your fear holds you back and paralyses you. You won’t achieve anything if you don’t let go of fear. But the moment you do, you’re a changed man. You may still take a few hits and fail, but you’ll hit back and get closer to your dreams.

Take calculated risks

Starting a business means taking on a lot of risk. There’s a very real chance of failure. When you overcome your fears you’ll be comfortable handling more risk, but that doesn’t mean you go swinging for the fences. You don’t want to pour your life savings in your first venture only to find out that it was a bad bet.

Blindly trying to hit your opponent in the ring gets you nowhere. You’re simply opening yourself up to more hits. It’s a poor risk to reward ratio. The same goes for entrepreneurship.

You want to take calculated risks. Don’t play it too safe by not doing anything at all, but at the same time don’t go all in. Pick opportunities that you think you can profit from and try to minimize your investment.

Listen to your instincts

A calculated approach is great, but sometimes your instincts can be right. Learn to listen to them and act on them at the right time. Instincts are formed from subconscious thoughts, or through System 2 processes as Kahneman puts it. They take in real information that your conscious brain might not have noticed and process it much faster.

When I started trusting my instincts in the ring, I found that, at times, I could anticipate when my opponent was going to strike. There are subtle cues, like a shift in weight or a build up of tension. It’s tough to consciously keep track of all the cues, but my subconscious could do it. Of course, it takes time and experience to build up, and you won’t get it right all the time, so a bit of caution is also necessary. Calculated risks again.

Decisiveness

Indecision is the bane of productivity. Too many times we get caught stalling on decisions, unsure of what step to take next. At best, we lose time, and at worst, we make a decision and then go back on it.

Fighting forces you to be decisive. There’s no stalling in the ring. It’s about making a decision and then committing. You punch when you have an opening and you put your full strength into it.

It’s wise to apply the same lesson to entrepreneurship. Learn to make decisions and then stick to them. I’m not saying you should be stubborn about sticking to a decision if it turns out to be wrong. You always need to reevaluate and then make another decision. But that’s better than not deciding at all in the first place and simply sitting on the fence.

Hard work pays

This one was a surprising lesson. It shouldn’t have been. I mean, obviously hard work pays, right? And yet we don’t put in the hard work. Oh sure, we do work, but we don’t work hard enough.

You see, we’re always looking for the easy way. The magic bullet. How to get rich quick. How to get 6-pack abs. That’s why we click on the links to posts titled, “How I made 1 million dollars in one month” or “How I got 6-pack abs with this 10 second exercise.”

You want 6-pack abs?

Do 3 hours of intense cardio, 1 hour of crossfit, 1 hour of weightlifting and finish it off with 300 sit-ups and 300 push-ups in 10 minutes.

Do this every day.

Six days a week.

For three months.

That’s how you get 6-pack abs.

I hate to admit it, but hard work does pay, and the only way to get to a million dollars is lots and lots of hard work. It won’t come fast, and it won’t come easy, but if you put in the hard work, it will come eventually.

Me, I’m not a millionaire. Not yet at least! But I am doing a lot better than I was before those three months of martial arts training. I’ve got multiple businesses and multiple sources of income.

Some of my ventures might fail, but that’s all right because I’m not afraid of failing. I’ll replace the failed ones with new ventures, taking calculated risks, fueled by instincts. I’ll be decisive in cutting out the bad investments, and for the rest I‘ll work extremely hard to make sure they succeed.

Sid is an e-commerce entrepreneur, currently running his businesses from somewhere in South-East Asia. He also teaches people how to start their own online stores at www.openastorenow.com.

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André Around the World: Lessons in WillPower from Tanzania http://under30ceo.com/andre-around-world-lessons-willpower-tanzania/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=andre-around-world-lessons-willpower-tanzania http://under30ceo.com/andre-around-world-lessons-willpower-tanzania/#comments Thu, 01 May 2014 15:00:16 +0000 Under30CEO http://under30ceo.com/?p=39071 I loved being in Tanzania. It gave me a very strong perspective about ‘social businesses’ and the so-called “third sector”. The concept of entrepreneurship is now giving its first steps here. It was illegal to make private businesses until the mid 80’s, besides the government was extremely centered… so, accordingly to what I’ve been told, […]

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I loved being in Tanzania. It gave me a very strong perspective about ‘social businesses’ and the so-called “third sector”.

The concept of entrepreneurship is now giving its first steps here. It was illegal to make private businesses until the mid 80’s, besides the government was extremely centered… so, accordingly to what I’ve been told, the truth is that people’s mentality (especially the older generations) is still a little bit ‘waiting for someone who’ll do it for them’ and searching for more stable jobs without many risks – which contrasts with Kenya’s situation, where almost everybody ‘wants more’. In fact, I was given a funny example that portrays this difference: There are 2 lions, one Kenyan and one Tanzanian. They see a gazelle and the Kenyan immediately starts chasing it, because there’s an opportunity to catch it, so he makes everything he can in order to catch it. The Tanzanian thinks “it’s a little bit far… let’s see if it turns around and I’ll catch it when it’s right here by my side”.

But today I bring you a force of nature, there’s no other way to describe Eric Chrispin. In fact, I can tell you that I had written “be inspired” on this expedition’s sort of ‘bucket list’ and today I can scratch this item off my list. He blew my mind… it contrasts with the majority of people in Tanzania and I would even say, in the whole world, you’ll understand why.

The frying pan strikes again… (do you remember the frying pan expression on ‘Kibera’s’ post?).

Name: Eric Chrispin

Age: 30

Favourite quote: Be the change that you want to see in the world. 

He was born on the south of Tanzania, where he says that “life was good. I use to live in a small village, more specifically a farm. Life was all about cultivate and eating what you cultivated over there. It was hard to get money to buy the stuff that you couldn’t get through cultivation… but apart from that, life was very good, at least that’s what it seemed like back then! We had a lot of food in the village”. He lived with his grandmother almost his entire lifetime, a great influence for him.

I ask him if he was an energetic boy, willing to do things since an early age. As humbly as it gets and while looking at the ceiling as if wondering he says… “I don’t know, I liked to do things… I always liked electricity and while I was on primary school, I did my house’s electrical wiring. Maybe I was already a little bit innovative, I don’t know.” You don’t know??!! Electrical wiring but “what do you mean?” I immediately ask. He tells me that when he visited his aunt, who was a teacher on a school located in a near village, there was a solar energy system in that school. “When I visited her on vacation I thought… ‘ok, there’s another way of having light besides the sun!”…But…but… Yes, you’re thinking right, he didn’t have electricity at home nor had he seen ‘light’ before… “I got curious, and all I could think of was ‘how can we also have that king of light here?’. I did some research on books that were on my library and even though I couldn’t understand what was written very well, I tried to copy the drawings”… he was 10 years old at the time… that’s right… his grandmother’s house was the first one in the village with light… “the light was very weak but I did it!”.

He says his grandmother always supported him in everything “she didn’t want me to have a life like the one she had so she made me read and study a lot. Every time I tried to do something new she gave me a huge help… she used to save money to buy candles so that I could continue reading when there was no sunlight anymore… she did everything for me”. A visionary…

According to him, he was poor and didn’t have money to go to high school so, once he believed he had a talent in the electricity business, he decided to enrol a technical school. There he learned more about electricity and understood why things didn’t work at 100% when he was 10 years old. He was also already ready to “start his life and searching for a job”, as he says. But things didn’t go the way he wanted… in electrician’s job interviews, they always asked him for his middle school’s certificate and due to not having it, he couldn’t get a job. Even though he dreamed of being part of a team in a big company, he didn’t stop and went for it… he lived on the streets, started working as a ‘freelancer’ and doing odd jobs as an electrician, using the knowledge he possessed.

Using the money he saved and with his aunt’s help, he decided to go back to high school for 3 years and obtain the desired certificate that would give him access to a “job”. So it was… but with a different ending. He had excellent grades and he was now ready to achieve his dream but… one of his uncles saw that he “had a brain and didn’t want to fool around” and he told him that if he wanted to attend high school he would help him with the expenses. The dream changed here…

He went to high school and had great grades, so good that he was offered a scholarship in the university of Dar Es Salaam! “I studied very hard… that was the only way possible. I use to read a lot… I couldn’t let down the ones who bet on me. Every day I reminded myself that I didn’t have any money when I wanted to go to high school and now I had a golden opportunity that I couldn’t waste. Moreover, the life I had on the streets until then was hard… it’s not the life I wanted for me. I was the only one who could avoid having to go through that again and I did everything I could. I wanted to have a good life, a normal life… and the truth is that I believed I was capable”.

He moved to Dar Es Salaam and studied sociology in college. One year before finishing his course he started wondering what he was going to do after his course was finished. “I didn’t want to go back to my village, after all life wasn’t any good there… moreover, my family didn’t support me instead of other family members for me not to ‘use’ that knowledge”.

His main worry was now “how can I stay in Dar Es Salaam?”. He started thinking and one day he came up with an idea… he remembered that he got an ‘A’ in English back in high school and he thought “hold on, I’m good at English, maybe I can write a book about chemistry in Swahili by translating some books!”. In rural places, people didn’t understand English and there was lack of books about this subject in Swahili. Erik spotted the opportunity and so it went… he presented his idea to a friend who liked it, so he gave him a computer. He used to take his computer to Tanzania’s national library in order to quickly access books and obtain references. But how about editing and publishing the book? He didn’t have any money… so he edited it himself. He read and reread the book dozens of times, searching for errors and did the design. Publish? His friend, the one who gave him the computer, helped him printing the first books for free so that he could get some working capital… so it went… he took his books to ‘the field’ and tried to sell them. This process got him to meet a woman who had a small print shop and she offered to print the books every time there was an order. He accepted her offer, they agreed a price and he went from school to school all over Tanzania with his books trying to get orders, then he came back to print them and he delivered them as soon as they were ready. This way, he was able to ‘spend’ money on prints only when there were orders. He sold 100 books on his first month, a market success in Tanzania, he told me. “I tried everything… I didn’t know a thing of business, the truth is that I had never sold anything before, it was the first time… but I did it!”.

Using the money from his book he managed to rent an apartment in Dar Es Salaam and he started his life. He learned about entrepreneurship and business in a ‘practical way’ but he felt like he needed more. More knowledge. He started searching for entrepreneurship centers, associations and he became a member of one of them. He organized events, read about the subject, met a lot of businessmen and helped many entrepreneurs creating their businesses, which led to “not being able to think about other thing”.

With all of this, he managed to lead the entrepreneurship center of the university of Dar Es Salaam and met ‘Global Platform’. They were Danes who wanted to introduce “social entrepreneurship” to Tanzania and they went to Erik. “Here I got to know this ‘new type of entrepreneurship’… it seemed perfect because it got entrepreneurship with a social component and my sociology course together. I helped them organizing workshops and they offered me a social entrepreneurship course in Global Platform”.

After the course, he identified a new opportunity and took advantage of it. Using his course, he started ‘selling himself’ as social entrepreneurship expert and giving formation all over Tanzania. He did it in such a successful way that the Danes invited him to work with them. Today he’s one of those in front of this organization, he’s a motivational speaker and ‘coach’. He helps others and makes it happen. He wants to establish himself as a reference in the personal development field and social entrepreneurship in Tanzania.

I’m completely amazed with this man’s will power… I already asked him if wanted to come to Portugal to work with me when I was done with this trip around the world… there aren’t many like this one… but his answer was: “I’d love to… but it has to be either for a short period of time or go and come, go and come… my country needs me”.

There’s not much to say about this story, it’s easy and simple to get your own conclusions.

1 – We just don’t make what we don’t want to;

2 – In any situation, it’s possible, if there is will power, A LOT of will power, to go ahead and reach it.

I don’t know if it’s god, the universe or anything else… each one takes his own conclusions… but there’s something that, when you use all your forces, ‘conspires’ in your favor that makes things happen… believe me, it’s true!

www.AndreLeonardoTour.com

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What If You Took The Leap to LIVE BIG? http://under30ceo.com/took-leap-live-big/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=took-leap-live-big http://under30ceo.com/took-leap-live-big/#comments Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:00:30 +0000 Under30CEO http://under30ceo.com/?p=39101 What if….? It is a question that most young professionals ponder on a weekly and even daily basis. It is a question that far too often individuals will let sit on their conscience as it slowly manifests itself into a metaphorical ball and chain of excuses for not going out and experiencing the world as […]

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Under30Experiences Alaska

What if….?

It is a question that most young professionals ponder on a weekly and even daily basis.

It is a question that far too often individuals will let sit on their conscience as it slowly manifests itself into a metaphorical ball and chain of excuses for not going out and experiencing the world as it was meant to be.

I remember sitting at my desk a month ago contemplating the next team building exercise I could implement with my associates or a new action item I could generate to boost the efficiencies of my work area. I had hit a wall and I was tired of the monotony and the daily routine in the professional realm. I was in need of a new arena to express myself, to make my ideas and dreams a reality, to experience destinations and cultures through immersion rather than a tv screen or computer monitor.

So instead of asking myself “What If” I started asking myself “Why Not”.

Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”

When I travel, I don’t just want to see a glacier. I want to climb it.

I don’t just want to make out a volcano from a distance. I want to feel its heat as I scale it.

I don’t just want to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights. I want to fall asleep under them.

So I decided to take the plunge and go to Alaska with Under30Experiences and create a journey outside of mass tourism.

Mass tourism has turned travel into a glorified sightseeing tour. One that caters toward feeding knowledge to you through an ear piece and a tour guide rather than putting you into a situation where you can experience a culture and be the source of your own information.

Through Under30Experiences you know that Machu Picchu is 7,970 ft. above sea level. At its summit you were short of breath not just from the picturesque landscape, but also from drawing thin air into your lungs while standing over a mile high into earth’s atmosphere. You know that Alyeska, Alaska receives, on average, 860 inches of snowfall a year because you fell face first into the 3 ft. of fresh powder that fell the night before. You know that Nicaragua is home to some of the most beautiful beaches on earth because it was in its waters where you learned to surf. You know that Costa Rica’s rainforest has five layers to it because you saw each one below you as you zip lined across its treetops.

Bali

U30X brings new meaning to the phrase “been there, done that” because after you have experienced even one of these trips you can truthfully speak those words where as many travelers accomplished the first part but fell short on the second.  I firmly believe that every morning you have two choices: continue to sleep with your dreams, or wake up and chase them.

U30X quite literally is a vessel to accomplish the latter. It brings together young adults likeminded in their adventurousness, but diverse in many other aspects and turns their dreams, ideas, and willingness to live life to the fullest into a reality. It has redefined forever the way young professionals will travel by fostering the idea that experience lies in action. It comes from doing instead of seeing. My life and the lives of the individuals on these trips will not stand in monotony, they will not be grayed out by the daily grind of a 9-5 job, and our worth years from now will not be measured monetarily but instead will be found in the experiences and memories of a life well lived.

Under30Experiences provides the opportunity for every individual who seeks to have an effect on the world rather than stand affected by it who aspires to do instead of see who longs to live instead of exist.

Nicaragua

 

Don’t be the person that saw the world, be the person who experienced it. So drop every fear, take every chance, and live big!

Stephen Skolnik is a Under30Experiences Ski Alaska Alumni and spends his days as a design liaison engineer with BMW Manufacturing Co. in Greenville, SC, and his free time embracing people and adventures that challenge and broaden his world.  Passionate about self-improvement, he is an aspiring motivator and seeks to drive others out of their comfort zones & toward their dreams.  Find Stephen on Linkedin here.

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How Climbing to the Top Put Life In Perspective http://under30ceo.com/climbing-top-put-life-perspective/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=climbing-top-put-life-perspective http://under30ceo.com/climbing-top-put-life-perspective/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:00:39 +0000 Under30CEO http://under30ceo.com/?p=38979 No, I’m not talking about the top of the success ladder (still climbing), but rather the top of Las Vegas’ most scenic rock reserves. Around mid-March, a close friend and myself went to Red Rock Canyon, a national conservation area in Las Vegas. One word: beautiful! At Red Rock, you’ll find different trails from easy […]

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No, I’m not talking about the top of the success ladder (still climbing), but rather the top of Las Vegas’ most scenic rock reserves. Around mid-March, a close friend and myself went to Red Rock Canyon, a national conservation area in Las Vegas. One word: beautiful!

At Red Rock, you’ll find different trails from easy to moderate to strenuous in order to get to different focal points at the top. The entire experience put life, both personal and professional, into perspective.

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Choosing Your Path

We arrived at the reserve, received a map (“our life plan”) and it was up to us to decide the trail we wanted to take. We took one of the moderate (more like semi-strenuous) trails and we knew we would work collectively to get to the top. In choosing our path, we understood that it wasn’t a trail we could take alone; we knew that we wanted a trail that would challenge us.

Whether personally or professionally, there are choices to be made; choices that will dictate your life path. In everything you do, from relationships to career to financial investments, the choices you make should always be about improving yourself. Improvement and growth rise out of challenges.

Getting Lost

Have you ever gone on a hike with no signs and didn’t get lost? Probably not. We made some wrong turns, meaning we had to turn back around, stop and find the more sensible route. When we were nearing the end, it was very questionable if we were even still on our trail or not. But, we kept going. We had some reassurance from those coming down from the top saying, “you’re going the right way” and “you’re almost there.”

In spite of getting lost, we made it to the top. That came from persistence and perseverance. You may have a business venture that took a wrong turn, but that doesn’t mean it is the end of your business. It just means you need to re-work your plan, seek out advice along the way and push to see that venture through. You never know how lives can be changed from your idea.

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Find Joy in the Journey

Hiking to the top with the sun out and being dressed in all black (genius) isn’t an easy task, but I would do it over and over. The entire experience from deciding our path to getting lost was so worthwhile. The good, bad and ugly all happen to build character, mold excellent students of life and create forward-thinking entrepreneurs. So with everything, find joy in the journey.

Natasha J. Benjamin is a two-time founder of a digital public relations consultancy and a performing arts nonprofit. When she’s not building brands in the PR sphere or focusing on school communities through the arts, she is blending media and culture through her penned thoughts. Natasha loves to connect with new people, so tweet with her here: @natashajoleen

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5 Humbling Life Lessons I Am Learning Living In Costa Rica http://under30ceo.com/5-humbling-life-lessons-learning-living-costa-rica/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=5-humbling-life-lessons-learning-living-costa-rica http://under30ceo.com/5-humbling-life-lessons-learning-living-costa-rica/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:00:16 +0000 Under30CEO http://under30ceo.com/?p=39437 I packed my shit up and I left. Just like that. It didn’t take much planning. I booked a plane ticket and hoped on a plane, Costa Rica bound. When I arrived it hit me in the face. My big city girl’s ego was too big for the place. After 20+ years of life in Paris […]

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I packed my shit up and I left.

Just like that.

It didn’t take much planning. I booked a plane ticket and hoped on a plane, Costa Rica bound.

When I arrived it hit me in the face. My big city girl’s ego was too big for the place. After 20+ years of life in Paris and six in New York, some serious adjustments needed to be made.

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 Here is what life has been teaching me since I’ve arrived in paradise:

1. “All we know, is that we know nothing.” Aristotle

I arrived in Costa Rica thinking that I had nothing to learn from this place. My thought process was basically something along these lines: “What can be possibly so extraordinary here? I speak Spanish and I’ve been to Mexico, I think I know what this is all about.”

Huge ego-check.

Nothing here is like what I’ve experienced before. Out of fear I had convinced myself that nothing could surprise me anymore. But being immersed in a country and a culture completely foreign to you is all about opening your mind and admitting that you don’t know.

No assuming.

No guessing.

No comparing.

Just learning to experience everything.

2. The people who care won’t care.

The people who truly and deeply love you from a genuine and unconditional place will always support you no matter what your endeavors are.

They won’t hold you back; they will push you away with a smile. They will want the best for you and they’ll accept you for who you are.

These people are rare and the best way to add more of them into your life is to be one of them yourself.  Give people the support and positivity they need to grow and make their own leaps of faith.

3. Life is not limited to what you can see right now.

This morning I saw four baby monkeys playing in the tree in front of my house. Then, two iguanas walked by. The wind blew in the palm trees. I took a deep breath and I thought how disconnected we are in our big city lifestyle… we worry so much all the time about useless stuff and we forget about the world out there.

Life is not limited to what you can see right now. There’s a whole world out there waiting for you to discover it. And I know that deep inside you know that you’re not on this planet to meet deadlines or sit behind a desk all day.

4. To travel light, you must be willing to detach from what you are clinging onto.

It doesn’t matter where you are in the world, peace will always come from within.

Don’t think you have to quit your job and jump on the next plane to Brazil to find serenity. Relocating might help but know that wherever you go, you bring your emotional baggage with you. To travel light, you must be willing to let go, detach from what you are clinging onto. Know that when you are far away from home grudges, deep insecurities and unhealed wounds might show up to the surface for you to release them and move forward.

5. Life is pure.

If you ask a Costa Rican what’s up? He or she will probably respond, “Pura Vida” (Pure Life) with a huge smile.

When you get close to nature, life becomes pure. When you remove all the conditioning society empresses upon you to keep you small, you expand. When you’re not worried about where the cool spot to be seen is, no fancy car to drive, no designer clothes to wear and no 9 to 5 to show up to, all of a sudden your attention shifts on what truly matters: the beauty and purity of life as it is.

Garance Clos is an Integrative Life Coach and Yoga Teacher. Get your free De-stress Manual: 5 Easy Instructions to Build the Relaxed Life You Want.  

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5 Life-Changing Tips We Learned From A Sport We’d Never Heard Of http://under30ceo.com/5-life-changing-tips-we-learned-from-a-sport-wed-never-heard-of/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=5-life-changing-tips-we-learned-from-a-sport-wed-never-heard-of http://under30ceo.com/5-life-changing-tips-we-learned-from-a-sport-wed-never-heard-of/#comments Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:00:33 +0000 Under30CEO http://under30ceo.com/?p=39123 It’s like you’re tiptoeing a thin guardrail on the side of a bridge. You’ve been to this edge before, over and over again in your mind. Calculating the possibilities, pondering the rationality. The water is dark below. You can’t see the bottom, but you’re pretty sure it’s deep. There has never been anything that has […]

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It’s like you’re tiptoeing a thin guardrail on the side of a bridge. You’ve been to this edge before, over and over again in your mind. Calculating the possibilities, pondering the rationality. The water is dark below. You can’t see the bottom, but you’re pretty sure it’s deep. There has never been anything that has felt so right, like you must do it. At least you’ll survive to tell a crazy story, right? Butterflies in your stomach.

Close your eyes.

Go.

My girlfriend Shaina and I found ourselves coming home each day, complaining to each other about the frustrations we experienced working for other companies. Now, don’t get me wrong, we had great jobs. Both working for a major media outlet, Shaina freelancing as a cinematographer and video editor on the side, we had good things going for us. Steady pay, a nice apartment, plenty of disposable income. Nice things. But we clearly weren’t happy.

Tip #1: Don’t settle for comfort or fear uncertainty. Embrace the possibilities of an unfamiliar path.

During this period of our lives, Shaina began working on a freelance project that evolved into a story that would forever change the course of our lives. Inspired by this project and motivated to “do it better” than the accepted standard, we started a video production company focused on creating amazing videos and short films that truly matter.

So now, I am sure you are wondering “What exactly is this project that inspired you to quit your jobs and follow your passion?!”

Shaina had begun filming the Miami Heat Wheels wheelchair basketball team several months earlier to create a short video clip as a favor to the coach. About a month or so into filming, it was so evident that we had happened upon a story that has never been told (but needs to be).

A story about a fraying wheelchair basketball program on their quest to earn a National Championship. The power of an overlooked sport to instill hope in the face of extreme adversity. Our ability to overcome great challenges despite the odds.

The Rebound Documentary

So, for the past 21 months, Shaina and I have been self-funding our efforts to make a full-length documentary about these athletes who consistently rise above extreme physical challenges to pursue something they are passionate about, a game they truly love, and above all else, an action that gives them hope.

Tip #2: Let life inspire you in unexpected ways. There’s probably a reason you were moved by that story – don’t be afraid for your next project to choose you, rather than you choosing it.

It’s kind of funny how things happen. You might call it a coincidence, but Shaina and I truly believe in synchronicity, that “Things happen for a reason.”

We met Cesar Romero, Community Manager for Under30, at a social media conference in Miami.  Connecting and sharing our “leap of faith” experiences with each other sprouted a friendship that eventually led to an opportunity to attend an Under30Experiences trip to Costa Rica where we were introduced to a group of super genuine, adventurous  individuals. Not only did we come back from that adventure with a fresh perspective on where we are in our own path, but we also gained an ever expanding network of like minded, passionate, driven individuals.

Under30Experiences Costa Rica

One of the things that is so special about Under30 is that it truly doesn’t end with the travel experience, the blog you read, or the email that you connect with – this is a community that can transform and nurture your dreams. For us, this has come full-circle. Thanks to the Under30 community, as well as our friends and family, we’ve been able to grow our core support network for this project and truly evolve our approach and the potential impact we’re going to make. It has always been about telling an inspirational story and the tale of an overlooked sport, but it’s blossomed into so much more.

Tip #3: Explore the world and get out of your comfort zone. You never know what you’ll find.

We’re on a mission to achieve three main goals.

  • First, raise awareness for wheelchair basketball, an adaptive sport that provides invaluable opportunities for people to find hope despite facing a mountain of challenges.

  • Second, break down social misconceptions of what it means to be disabled.

  • Third, inspire the world and motivate people to embrace and rise above their challenges.

We all have the power to overcome great adversity and achieve amazing things.

Tip #4: Don’t be afraid to dream big and share your ideas with the world.

The story that first inspired us to take our leaps of faith, leave our desk jobs behind, and go after our passions has now become the heart of the feature film we are working to share with the world.  After nearly 2 full years capturing this story on our own, we know that in order to make an epic positive impact on the world we need to surround ourselves with a passionate community of people who believe in the power of stories to change the world and impact the lives of others.

Tip #5: Persevere through the tough times, never stop learning, and surround yourself with people who make you better.

For those of you that feel that fire igniting inside, don’t ignore it.

It’s real.

I’m not saying you shouldn’t plan before you leap, but explore your options.

How can you make your dream a reality?

Don’t be afraid to take that risk. You have 168 hours each week. Give your passion just 6 hours a week to get started, no matter what it takes. Test those dark waters. Now is the time to do it, before it’s too late.

The Rebound

Take a look at this community, built from scratch out of two people’s dream, with countless incredibly scary leaps of faith.

Now you’re here reading our story, is that just a coincidence? We would love for you to join us on this mission and help support the making of “The Rebound” by contributing whatever’s in your heart and sharing our mission with your networks.
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From the bottom of our hearts, we appreciate you reading our story and we hope you’ll join us in making a difference in the world. If you want to help us make a positive impact, check out our Indiegogo campaign: http://igg.me/at/reboundthefilm

<3

Mike & Shaina

Image Credits: Shaina Koren Cinematography

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Regain Your Spark! How Traveling Can Inspire You http://under30ceo.com/regain-your-spark-how-traveling-can-inspire-you/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=regain-your-spark-how-traveling-can-inspire-you http://under30ceo.com/regain-your-spark-how-traveling-can-inspire-you/#comments Fri, 04 Apr 2014 13:00:26 +0000 Under30CEO http://under30ceo.com/?p=38896 Its crazy when you are little, the idea of growing up is such an exciting, mysterious realm. Your imagination kicks in and you fantasize about all the amazing things you plan on doing when you grow up. You think about how happy you will be when you are finally taking care of yourself and calling […]

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Under30Experiences Alaska

Its crazy when you are little, the idea of growing up is such an exciting, mysterious realm. Your imagination kicks in and you fantasize about all the amazing things you plan on doing when you grow up.

You think about how happy you will be when you are finally taking care of yourself and calling your own shots.

“Go away Mom! I can take care of myself!”

Now the question I have is if we were so excited about the future and what life will be like when we are older, why is it that most of us fall short of those expectations? Why is depression and stress such a huge part of an adult life’s? Now obviously there are a lot of responsibilities that we inherit that we never really thought about as a kid, but are they really powerful enough to cause us to be unhappy and feel empty?

I don’t think they are, now obviously there are a lot of things that happen in our lives that are out of our control. Like the Subway not showing up on time, or your car breaking down on your way to the most important meeting of your life. It sucks I know, but these things happen, you can’t control them so stop trying to.

You can only control how you react to the uncontrollable.

So what’s the point in getting upset? Throwing a tantrum and ruining your mood for the rest of the day, in a week you will probably forgot all about it. The point I’m trying to make is that we are all constantly getting caught up in the little things, the muck and we forget to truly live our lives the way we imagined we would when were seven.

Under30Experiences Alaska

For me traveling and meeting likeminded people has always been a priority to keep myself grounded and not let the muck in my life consume me.

When I was a kid I dreamt about traveling to Alaska, as an obsessed skier and the co-founder of two ski businesses it has been the top destination on my bucket list since forever. As someone who travels a good amount I can honestly say that this trip was the best trip of my life. Not because of the destination. Obviously having the chance to go skiing in Alaska is a dream come true, but because of the people on this trip. There were fourteen of us, all from different parts of the world, from Hawaii all the way to Europe. There is something to be said about surrounding yourself with likeminded people. Driven people, that inspire you to be the best version of yourself and to never settle.

Going on a trip like this, with all of these amazing individuals has brought the seven year old version of myself out.

Not the immature, silly version.

While that does show on occasion, but the I can do anything self.

The never take no for an answer self.

The follow your dream self and the happy fulfilled self.

I feel for anyone that is serious about breaking out of the status quo and living their life to the fullest and having a huge impact. Taking part in one of these trips from Under30 is the best way to jumpstart yourself into that life you pictured for yourself when you were a kid.

You can think of a million reasons why you shouldn’t go on one of these trips but I can say from experience that you will never regret taking the risk and saying yes.

I thought of a million reasons why I shouldn’t go on one of these trips but after getting back I can honestly say I would have regretted not doing this for the rest of my life. Take the risk, it’s worth it.

Josh Salvo is a young entrepreneur and a passionate skier who Co-Founded both AmericanYeti.com and ReddyYeti.com, two niche businesses in the outdoor industry.  His goal is to inspire young professionals to follow their dreams and become the best versions of themselves. You can follow him on twitter @reddyYeti

Image Credits: Under30Experiences and Courtney Slade

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5 Tools for Travel Freaks Who Love to Work Remotely http://under30ceo.com/5-tools-travel-freaks-love-work-remotely/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=5-tools-travel-freaks-love-work-remotely http://under30ceo.com/5-tools-travel-freaks-love-work-remotely/#comments Fri, 28 Mar 2014 15:00:23 +0000 Under30CEO http://under30ceo.com/?p=38587   Maybe you have always dreamed of working by the pool, with the sun shining and access to cool, refreshing water in which to take a dip when you feel like taking a break. Or, perhaps the idea of sitting on your mountain-facing balcony in the French countryside makes you smile. If you are a […]

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Maybe you have always dreamed of working by the pool, with the sun shining and access to cool, refreshing water in which to take a dip when you feel like taking a break. Or, perhaps the idea of sitting on your mountain-facing balcony in the French countryside makes you smile. If you are a travel junkie who needs to get work done on the road, today’s technology has made it easier than ever to maintain your productivity while enjoying the freedom of being able to work remotely. In many instances, you just need a reliable internet connection and a trusted service, and you can easily connect and collaborate with people from all around the globe.

UberConference

As the official UberConference website says, conferencing can be a pain. Fortunately, tools such as this one make conferencing a bit more enjoyable and easier than ever before. You can effectively plan meetings and catch up with coworkers using the UberConference free conference call service. One of the big attractions of this product is its general ease of use. To begin, either you call in to the meeting or you will receive a call. In addition, UberConference is compatible with just about any kind of phone, whether it’s the latest smart phone, an older flip phone, or even a land-line.

Skype

It may have been around for awhile, but Skype is a trusted and reliable form of communication for people all over the world, particularly when it comes to video chatting. Whether you want to connect with your cousin overseas, or get an opinion on your latest project idea, this is a useful tool for staying in touch with others. American Bar notes that Skype has well over 600 million users, and it makes communication simple and inexpensive, which any remote worker will surely appreciate.

As long as you have a reliable internet connection, you can use Skype. However, it works best if both you and those with whom you are communicating have relatively fast and stable connections. A better connection means fewer interruptions and freezes, and allows for optimal communication.

DropBox

Compared with some of the other networking tools, DropBox is relatively simple and straightforward. For some individuals, it can be just the right program to cover basic needs. A big advantage of DropBox is that it lets you back up all your files so you can access them from anywhere. If you leave for Italy and don’t want to bring your own computer, for example, all you need to do is log on to a computer and you will have access to your files, as long as you saved them before leaving. Another advantage of this program is that it lets people access files from you, as long as you have given them permission. This makes it easier on you, as you don’t need to sit at your computer just for that purpose.

Google + Hangouts

This program is similar to Skype, but it allows large groups of people to effectively communicate at once without the added price tag. Whether you need to talk to just a handful of people or a larger group, Google + Hangouts can make the task much more manageable. In addition, it is a great way to set up virtual meetings so that you don’t have to trudge to the office while you are enjoying the peace and quiet of your natural surroundings. Users should be aware that it is possible to include up to 10 people on this software at no additional charge. To utilize it, a Google + account is required, but it enables iOS and Mac users to take part in the exchange as well. Features include the ability to share screenshots, take photos of the hangout, and use certain apps to give presentations.

World Time Clock

It might not seem to be an essential part of your work routine at first, but think back to that last time you tried to call your boss to discuss something important that your client just said to you, only to realize that the time difference means that you are actually calling him in the middle of the night. Mistakes like this can happen all the time, and if you find yourself frequently working in different time zones, it’s essential to have the appropriate time zone converter to keep yourself on schedule as much as possible. Your computer may have a time zone converter built in, but other suggestions include World Time Buddy and Every Time Zone.

Don’t get left behind at work. Whether you are lounging by the beach or hanging out on your couch, these tools make it easier than ever before to effectively work and communicate from your favorite places around the world.

A question for all travelers…

Traveling can be fun until and unless it does not include away from regular workload. Are you a traveler by choice or profession? Is there any app/tool/software that makes you traveling easy? What’s your must have travel kit? Share with us…! 

Peter Davidson works as a senior business associate helping brands and start ups to make efficient business decisions and plan proper business strategies. He is a big gadget freak who loves to share his views on latest technologies and applications.

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