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What it Takes to Start a Consulting Business Online – Lessons Learned After 5 years of Self-Employment

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It’s November 2017, and I’m sitting in the Milk & Madu cafe in Canggu, Bali, with my housemate Alice, sweating our asses off in the tropical heat.  The fans slowly turn overhead, plates clatter, and keyboards clack as 100’s of nomads dig into their healthy breakfasts of avocado toast, gluten-free waffles, and acai bowls before […] The post What it Takes to Start a Consulting...
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Remote Year: A Month in Kyoto, Japan

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Is Japan on your travel bucket list? It sure was on mine for many years, and I’ll admit I often thought it was a pipe-dream, that I would never get there. And then Remote Year came into my life and I was blessed with the opportunity to visit Kyoto, Japan for a month in the spring of 2019. It was a real challenge for me...
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How to Visit Iguazu Falls: The Most Stunning Waterfalls in South America

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If you’re reading this, you’ve probably seen a waterfall before. But have you ever seen a waterfall that spread over two different countries? How about multiple falls across two countries? Well, if you think that sounds gorgeous, you’ve got to see Iguazu Falls. Iguazu Falls is one of those tourist destinations that is absolutely worth the crowds and the hype. The best part? You get...
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So you Want to Start a Lifestyle Business? Dealing with that mind trash is priority #1

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Start a Lifestyle Business, They Said, It’ll be Easy,They Said… Hey, I’m Kate Bagoy, a former corporate slave turned freedom seeker, spiritual junkie, life hacker, and travel addict. I started my coaching practice as a “lifestyle business” and I’ve built my entire brand while traveling to 25-ish countries, often working from the beach, and based […] The post So you Want to Start a Lifestyle...
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What Do Popular US Banks Have to Do With The Most Powerful Mexican Drug Cartels?

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Formerly known Wachovia Bank, which was bought out by Wells Fargo, HSBC, Bank of America, J.P. Morgan and Chase, CitiGroup and American Express all have more in common than being well known US Banks. They also have a not so secret relationship with Mexican Drug Cartels. These banks have all been caught and fined for money laundering- repeatedly. Money Laundering is a serious crime- but...
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Key Insights for Self-Awareness with Dr. Tasha Eurich

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I interview Dr. Tasha Eurich, a fellow organizational psychologist, best-selling author, and multiple TEDx speaker.   Dr. Eurich’s research focuses on self-awareness, and what I love about her is how she takes her research and makes it pragmatic and accessible for those of you who want to understand yourselves better. We talk about some of the powerful take-aways from her book, Insight, which I highly...
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Key Insights for Self-Awareness with Dr. Tasha Eurich

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I interview Dr. Tasha Eurich, a fellow organizational psychologist, best-selling author, and multiple TEDx speaker.   Dr. Eurich’s research focuses on self-awareness, and what I love about her is how she takes her research and makes it pragmatic and accessible for those of you who want to understand yourselves better. We talk about some of the powerful take-aways from her book, Insight, which I highly...
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Everything You Need to Know About The Super Unique Abandoned Water Park in Vietnam

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There are few things more equally fascinating, creepy and exhilarating than abandoned sights. You don’t have to imagine what once was, when the remnants are still alive and staring you in the face. While I’ve made it a point to seek out abandoned places, few have come close to the abandoned water park in Vietnam. Something tells me this place is far more of an...
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Why Fort Stevens is the Coolest Campground in Oregon and How to Go

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Oregon is notorious for its plethora of outdoor options and endless adventures. With mountains, forests, waterfalls, high desert and a gorgeous, rugged coastline- you have something for everyone. The best way to see everything? Camping. While the options are limitless, Fort Stevens is by far the coolest campground in Oregon. Few campsites are as unique or special as Fort Stevens State Park. Read below for...
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Guest Post: 7 Tips for Writing Promotional Messages

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7 Tips for Writing Promotional Messages Your online presence is based on strong promotional messages that you’re sending to your target audience. Whether you’re a blogger trying to build a career or a company with hundreds of clients, your marketing messages need to be on point. Everything you write and publish online is a promotional […] The post Guest Post: 7 Tips for Writing Promotional...
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Spring Events

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I’ve got some really exciting book appearances coming up this spring, so if you’re in any of these cities at the right time, please come and say hi: March 23rd @ 1pmLocal Author Signing South Hills Village Barnes & Noble Pittsburgh, PA April 11th @ 7pm In-Conversation with Tracy Banghart (author of Grace and Fury) Trident Booksellers Boston, MA April 12th @ (time TBD) In-Conversation with Tracy...
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Remote Year: Street Photography in Lisbon, Portugal

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Disclosure statement. One of my goals this year is to up my game in street photography. Starting in Lisbon, Portugal with Remote Year is truly one of the best travel destinations in the world to capture some compelling street photography shots. When you first hit the streets of Lisbon you may think it’s a bit chaotic. I know...
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Remote Year: One Month Reflection

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It’s weird to think that I’ve been traveling for almost 2 months now, and almost all of that has been international. It’s even weirder to think that I’ve been living in Lisbon for five weeks and it completely feels like home. So much so that the idea of moving to Croatia tomorrow fills me with anxiety, and leaves me a little bit sad. Leave Lisbon?...
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Remote Year Month #8 in Review: Lisbon

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I can’t believe I have now wrapped up my time in Europe. Lisbon was an incredible city to end the experience in, full of culture, captivating beach waves and incredible port close by. I also flew to London and Belfast on two separate occasions; the weekly travel reminded me of consulting travel projects. Below is my month in review of Lisbon. Took a little longer...
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The City of Illusion

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An island of 1.6 million people becomes a minefield of memories.Continue reading on Medium »
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Friendship breakups are weird and hard

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Friendship break ups are a mysterious thing. Unlike regular breakups, where we have rituals, romcoms, cliches, basically a script to follow, friendship breakups are a much murkier proposition.How do you tell a friend that your lives no longer align? That you no longer find the relationship mutually beneficial? You don't dislike the person, you just aren't inclined to spend time or energy to continue to...
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Euro Trip 2018: Part Deux

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The month of July was going to spent in Split, Croatia. I was excited for this month for multiple reasons. The month did not disappoint and was a month full of my new catch phrase “No Bad Days”. Remote Year Darien Reunion - Part TwoCroatia would bring me back together with several of my friends from my Remote Year Darien group. It was great to...
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Stone’s Miles: I Am Building Myself.

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Lisbon Update: I ate grilled salmon. I shared stories with new friends. I took yoga in Portuguese. I explored Alfama and did a walking tour. I ate pasteis de nata (again and again again). I cooked dinner with friends. I took Portuguese class. I ate an entire dinner of codfish. I took a cocktail class. I took surfing lessons. I learned how to slice cheese...
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The Coast

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While almost every place I see on my travels holds value, the coasts and beaches have really continued to be my favourites.  The west coast of Chile was no different.  Concon was the highlight of the day with its smaller but increasingly modern vibes and largely untouched coast.   A place I could see myself returning to visit for a longer stay.   Concon Vina Del...
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100 Days of RY Aurora: Number 100 – just data with a soul

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I’m spending a year traveling the world with Remote Year Aurora: a group of fifty-something strangers that came together last New Year’s Eve to form a nomad community. Last month we passed our one hundredth day on this experience, and in the spirit of “doing something different” with this podcast, over a span of two weeks I spoke with twenty-seven people from the cohort in...
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