In this episode Natalie Sisson takes a deep dive into her book, The Suitcase Entrepreneur where she reveals the ups and downs of traveling while running a business.
In her book Sisson takes you through 3 different acts where you will learn about freedom and adventure, how to build an online business you can run from anywhere, and how to live out of a suitcase.
This book is perfect for the entrepreneur who wants to choose their own adventure in order to do whatever they want in life including traveling the world.
I think there are a lot of books about making money online and travel books but I really have become known as a person who gives practical and inspirational advice on exactly how to do this for yourself. I’ve made it practical for people who have hit their sweet spot and want to turn it into a business they can run from anywhere. I also provide real life practical examples and case studies of other people doing it and it’s very much based on evidence and application throughout.
I explain in my introduction where you should start based on where you’re at in your career/life. I do feel the reader can jump in and out and it’s been called a bible because people have bookmarked it for various stages of where they are at.
It’s one of my favorite quotes which is a principle of Yoda…”Do. Or do not. There is no try.” I have lived my life by this principle and I feel it comes across throughout my whole book. Just take action. It can’t wait for tomorrow, do whatever you have been putting off now because tomorrow may never come.
In a nutshell it is broken up into three Acts and it is perfect for people who want to choose their own adventure. It’s when the reader is at a point in their life where they want to start their own business that allows them to do whatever they want in life. It sounds like a big promise but I truly believe that you get to live life on your own terms and that’s what this book takes you through.
Act One is all about welcoming you into the new world of digital nomads and what that means. What freedom and adventure in life really is and whether you’re cut out for it because it’s not for everybody. I give you four things you need to be free and tell you real case stories of other people living life on their own terms.
Act Two is about building an online business you can take anywhere, the future of work and becoming a citizen of the world. People always ask me what becoming a citizen of the world looks like and how I set up my business and run it from anywhere. I explain the legal implications, how to do banking and show you the best systems and online tools to run your business.
Act Three is about how to become a suitcase entrepreneur. I know nobody really wants to live out of a suitcase like me but I show you how to become a pro at being homeless, deciding on where you want to travel and what you should actually pack. I also give travel hacking tips.
I feel like there is something for everybody depending on their stage of where they are at in business and life. The biggest thing that the book talks about is the reality of this. A lot of people sugarcoat the lifestyle of running your own business and being able to take it anywhere. I really try to give you the honest look of why this is an amazing lifestyle to lead, when you get to choose how you want to live life on your own terms but also the realities of it. But also the fact that people who are living conventional lifestyles may not agree with what you’re doing, they might not understand it. You might feel lonely from time to time and that’s a big thing that I didn’t consider when I started out running my blog which turned into a business. This is where you will need mentors, advice and masterminds of supportive people. Running a business is one thing and making it successful requires a lot of effort initially and it’s a huge challenge that is not for everybody but trying to do that while you’re traveling the world is even more challenging. There are all sorts of ways for living life on your own terms, it doesn’t have to be my way or the highway but you do need to be prepared mentally and physically for what you’re going to encounter because it is an adventure. I tell people to take their own path and route based on their sweet spot which is what you’re really good at, what you enjoy doing and what people will pay you for.
“You can lead a contented life without taking risks but you’ll be unlikely to live a truly, wildly, happy one, if you don’t.” – Colin Wright
I have been traveling and living out of my suitcase for four full years now. I have no home and am the suitcase entrepreneur. I love to create a ton of freedom and adventure in my life and those of others. I’ve build a brand and a business based around doing that and helping people build profitable businesses they can run from anywhere.
I have been doing this for such a long time now and I felt I finally had a book in me to write about. I wanted to share my journey and how people have been doing this for themselves, building crazy awesome lifestyles but also very successful businesses, in a book format. I’ve always wanted to write a book and I finally felt I had enough knowledge and expertise to share. I am very much action focused and that’s what I wanted my book to be, the most practical guide for creating a business you love from anywhere.
Awaken the Giant by Tony Robbins
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