215: Kristin Addis: A Traveling Entrepreneur Who Can Now Call The World Her Home
Welcome to the Steve Jobs based Join Up Dots Free Podcast Interview with Kristin Addis.
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Todays guest, joining us on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview, is an entrepreneur, traveller, blogger and quite simply one of those ladies, who will inspire so many people out there that would love to leave the safety of their positions and travel the world feeling inspired.
Your sitting at your work and you start wondering where you could go if you weren’t chained to the desk.
Your mind wanders.
You love the image. But then you shake it off and get back to living in the real world. Complete freedom.
Well our guest today had those same feelings but instead of staying in the office environment, she made living in the real world all about travelling new paths, experiencing adventure on every corner and having a kick ass life.
She became a global nomad, and blogging entrepreneurial , and a lady that couldn’t stop smiling.
She was an investment banker in California and worked in the stressful environment until she realised that it was burn out time.
She realised that she had travelled a path that was not for her, and as Duran Duran once sang “I’m on a ride and I wanna get off, but they won’t slow down the roundabout”
So she jumped off the roundabout herself…bought a one way ticket to Thailand, sold her belongings and left everything she knew behind on September 27, 2012, with nothing but a carry-on backpack.
She had never done this before, and certainly had never travelled on her own, but she still did it.
Was she scared to say goodbye to everything ?
Was she able to plan enough to make sure that she wasn’t literally going into the unknown?
And of course the key question that everyone will want to know is how has she managed to fund the travelling lifestyle?
Well let’s bring onto the show to start joining up dots, as we discuss the words of Steve Jobs in todays Free podcast, with the one and only Kristin Addis.
During the show we discussed such weighty topics such as:
How she landed in Berlin and fell in love with the city, and its multi levels. She had no idea that it was so cool.
How she knew very quickly that the corporate job that she was in wasn’t for her, but still hung around for a while before deciding to leap into her travel career.
How it took her over two years to turn her financial situation into a fulltime income through her blog, starting with travelling on just her savings.
Why it is so important to build community into a travel blog, to gain interaction from your audience.
Why it is so important in life to work towards a goal that is bigger than yourself. Look to provide more to the world and it will pay you back big-time.