Month: April 2018

Extended: How to support your life partner and their dreams with Debbie and Aaron

Here are the incredible tips that Aaron and I give on how to support your partner and their dreams.

 

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In this episode:

  • Why you do not have to solve our problems, you just need to listen.
  • Avoid being too critical and allow them to learn from their mistakes.
  • It is OK if your interests vary.
  • Why it is important to put yourself in each other’s shoes.

Check out the full interview with Aaron and I on How to grow together through change.

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Extended: How to travel and enjoy life without breaking the bank with Erin Lowry

Here are the incredible tips that Erin Lowry shares on how to travel and enjoy life without breaking the bank.

 

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In this episode:

  • How to celebrate weddings and other celebrations without breaking the bank.
  • How to identify what is most important to you and place the cost there.
  • How to discuss finance with your significant other.
  • Be open and honest with your discussion – full frontal financial nudity.
  • What to do daily to overcome stress and being overwhelmed with money.
  • Know how much money is going in and out in order to make informed financial decisions.
  • How not to go into debt in order to travel by credit card hacking and savings.
  • Why credit card hacking is not for everyone.
  • Don’t be choosy about the destinations if you want to keep your budget low.
  • Weekly check in with your financials.

Check out the full interview with Erin on how to g0 from flat broke to financial badass.

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Going Beyond Likes and Follows: How Instagram friendships have changed my life.

How Instagram friendships have changed my life.

I know there are so many of you- myself included who have been extremely frustrated with this platform.

The constant change of the algorithm, unauthentic “influencers” who are buying likes and followers, our followers no longer seeing the posts we work so hard on. I can go on and on but, there are enough articles and blog posts about this issue, am I right?

Let’s talk about the biggest reasons Instagram has changed my life and how it may have changed yours too!

I can talk about the extra income we can make or the countless careers that have sprung up just by sharing images and videos on your phone screen. Who knew taking selfies of your self in beautiful destinations can create legit income?

These opportunities are incredible, but the biggest reason why Instagram has changed my life is because of the friendships that I have made from it.

Years ago if you wanted to find like-minded peeps who did similar things you would either have to place an ad, answer an ad or meet someone totally random in a chatroom. Sounds super safe right! No? Yeah, we had it rough back then.

Now we can make friendships and “stalk” so much easier just by logging on to Facebook or IG and following others who share similar interests, and guess what? It becomes even easier to connect with them when you can just send a message and receive a response within hours sometimes minutes.

For so many of us who live an Offbeat Life, it can be tough to find connections with people who get our quirks and our special kind of crazy. It can be an extremely lonely feeling and we may not have the right support system around us. I talk to my IG friends who are now real life friends daily and they get the every day struggle to hustle.

In the last year that I have become a “serious” Instagrammer, I have made the best connections with the most talented and unique individuals whom I may never have met if it were not for this platform.

Here are 5 ways Instagram friendships have changed my life:

1. I am constantly inspired and motivated by the creativity that I am surrounded by, which makes me a better content creator.

Yes, we can get caught up with the success of other people, but if we use this platform as a source of inspiration instead of the source of ugly competition, it can be a really powerful platform.

Andrea Valeria is the hardest working content creator I have met and she has encouraged me to work harder and smarter when creating my content.

Meagan Morrison has created an extremely successful business from a niche she created from scratch and I am always in awe of her content.

2. They understand all the Instagram lingo and I do not have to explain why I need to change my preset colors so it matches my whole feed ( If you got that – then you should be part of my posse).

 

Color pop.

A post shared by Sierra ✈ Passport Voyager (@passportvoyager) on

Sierra Dehmler is my NYC IG bestie and she gets my quirks and survived 12 hours of road tripping and being my roommate for a few days while we traveled in California.

3. Since we are all in the same travel niche – we meet in different locations and I can have travel companions all over the world.

instagram friendships have changed my life

 IG friends as pictured: (left to right) happilyeveradventurespicturesandwordsblogpracticalwanderlustapassionandapassportpassportvoyager, and travelsandtreatsblog.

4. Instagram has introduced me to amazing people, who went on to introduce me to more amazing people. because as you know –awesome people hang out with other awesome people.

Venus featured me on Refinery29 before we even met and we are now close friends!

5. It has allowed me to create incredible interviews and content for my podcast which has led me to find my purpose and of course more opportunities.

I was fortunate enough to interview Jacob and Esther for my podcast and got lucky when they decided to move to New York City, I have learned so much from them in the last few months and they are honestly the most helpful people I’ve met in this industry.

If you’ve been feeling down and unmotivated with social media, don’t worry we are all in the same boat. The struggle is real, but the rewards have also been really great.

So thank you Instagram. Thank you for creating a platform that has changed my life and so many others.

Thank you for allowing us to create friendships that may have never happened. Thank you for allowing us to create these offbeat careers that would have been impossible before you came along.

Thank you for allowing us to find each other.

How has Instagram changed your life? I’d love to hear your stories too!


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Extended: How to get published in Magazines and big publications with Venus Wong

Here are the incredible tips that Venus Wong shares on how to get published in magazine publications.

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In this episode:

  • How to pitch to a magazine publication.
  • Take advantage of your location and how you can pitch as a local expert instead of a tourist in a new destination.
  • The importance of video and why you should learn how to create them to stand out.
  • How to prioritize self care to lessen anxiety and stress.

Check out the full interview with Venus on how to survive and thrive in high stress and expensive settings.

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Extended: How to create an effective schedule with Justa Lujwangana

Here are the incredible tips that Justa Lujwangana shares on how to create an effective schedule to become more productive.

Justa Lujwangana

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In this episode:

  • How to plan plan your week to make it more effective.
  • Learn when and where you can be at your most productive.
  • How to break down daily tasks.
  • Realize your strengths and weaknesses and know when to ask for help.
  • Know when to delegate tasks.
  • How to evaluate if your tasks are effective.
  • Why getting a contract and downpayment from a client is crucial to running your business.

Check out the full interview with Justa on how to form a deeper connection while traveling.

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Extended: How to start Facebook Live Streaming with Ariel Viera

Here are the incredible tips that Ariel Viera shares on how to start Live streaming

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In this episode:

  • How to be creative with live streaming.
  • How to interact with your audience and the biggest mistakes live streamers are doing today.
  • How to get an audience before you start live streaming.
  • How to leverage facebook groups and pages to get an audience.
  • How to connect with other creatives in your industry.

Check out the full interview with Ariel on how your “useless” hobbies can help shape your future.

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