From Laid Off to Living the Dream
Over 6 years ago, I walked in the front door of my Orange County, California home after getting laid off from what would be my last job ever. When my wife saw the box full of stuff from my office, she instantly knew what happened. Together, we decided to do something crazy – we sold everything we owned, started a lifestyle business, and set out to live our dream life. Long story short - it's been more amazing than we ever hoped it would be.
A natural entrepreneur, and backed by a decade of marketing knowledge, I worked at first with locally based businesses to grow their revenue by marketing online. Because the company was entirely internet-based, it gave us a ridiculous amount of freedom and the ability to visit places we had always wanted to see.
Laptop Lifestyle and Digital Entrepreneurship
I'm a huge fan of lifestyle design and I actually live it! After living in Cozumel, Mexico for over 2 years, we're now living in Spain. Together with my wife & 3 children, I run my business from my laptop from literally anywhere with an internet connection. While becoming a lifestyle entrepreneur isn't right for everyone, I deeply believe that life should be more than commuting, cubicles, and weekend trips to Costco! I love helping people figure out what they deep down want. Money is usually the first challenge, so we start there by creating viable sources of income.
I've been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Reboot Your Life and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Count Your Blessings. I also blog at Family Rocketship – a place for 20-, 30-, & 40-somethings to learn how to create a lifestyle business that allows more time for family, friends, & adventure.
Creating a Lifestyle Business & Being a Lifestyle Entrepreneur
My biggest passion is helping as many people as possible who desperately want to break free of the 9-5 and do “something cool" but just need the know-how. This passion stems from my own "wandering in the wilderness" for so long. After doing a lot of work to get where I am, I create stuff that I myself would have loved to have had a long time ago.
In my spare time, you can find me diving the reefs of Cozumel, kayaking, or discussing which of the Avengers is the coolest with my kids - something I'm proud of having all girls! (BTW - Thor is the reigning champ in our family - even my wife agrees on that one).