Borderless Podcast (general)

I spoke with Hrovje Moric from the Geopolitics and Empire Podcast and we discuss the COVID1984 situation in Mexico. We lay out the current and actual, as well as proposed, corona restrictions by the Mexican government. We discuss the general mood among Mexicans, the "mask" and such situations on the street, and whether Mexico might be a good place to escape from the Prison Planet. We also cover some general visa and work topics.

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I recently had a conversation with Derrick Broze from the Conscious Resistance. We talk about why he chose to move to Mexico and how he helps others do the same.

Show notes:
Borderless Health Insurance

Sayulita Super Spreader

MEXIT: WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER EXITING AND BUILDING IN MEXICO

Direct download: ep119.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:37pm EST

This was my latest appearance on the Been Awake Podcast with L.B. Muñiz. We spoke about the option of expatriating and many other more philosophical subjects.

Come join us in Sayulita this December. Use discount code EXPAT that will work until the end of the month.

Direct download: 119.mp3
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In this episode, I spoke to Sam Miller. He is originally from Australia but has been enjoying his life in Colombia for many years. Through his popular YouTube channel, he introduces people to life there and helps people break through their own borders. To fund his travels he has worked extensively in real estate investing and digital entrepreneurship. Check out Sam's work at www.sammiller.life

Direct download: 118.mp3
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In this podcast I spoke with Mikkel Thorup from The Expat money show. We discuss:

  • What is Birth tourism and countries where you can do it.
  • His experiences being in Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico, Brazil and the US over the last year and a half.
  • Options for making online, location independent income.
  • Some ideas on investing in today's economic environment.
  • How to travel while raising and educating your children.

I hope you enjoy it and please remember to visit the sponsor Borderless Health Insurance for your expat and digital nomad insurance needs.

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I recently spoke with Barry Cooper from Never get Busted he was a former law enforcement officer turned anti-drug war activist. He made of series of videos and conducted sting operations to expose the corruption in the drug war, which as you might expect did not sit well with his former colleagues. Because of persecution by the US authorities, he was forced to flee the US more than 10 years ago and is now living with his wife in the Philippines.

During our discussion, we talk about his escape and his life in Venezuela, Mexico, and the Philippines. We also talk about drug use and some successful ways to treat addiction.

Finally, we discuss Barry's new business Fast Residency, which helps foreigners get a residency as quickly and easily as possible. Whether you would consider living in Paraguay, as looking for a tax residency, or simply would like to have a plan B, getting a residency in Paraguay can be a great asset. If you do decide to use their service please mention that you heard about them through the Borderless Podcast.

Direct download: 117.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:45pm EST

I was recently on Andrew Howard's new podcast "The Renegades." He is a fellow US military veteran living in San Miguel de Allende and we talk about our life in Mexico and why we chose to move here from the US.

Direct download: Renegades.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:26pm EST

I recently spoke with Hrvoje Moric from the Geopolitics and Empire. We spoke about many things including our lives in Mexico over the past year, the increasing cyberattack events, and trying to decipher the recent UFO disclosures.

Please visit our sponsor Borderless Health Insurance to find an international health insurance plan for you. 

Direct download: 115.mp3
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I recently spoke to Myles Wakeham from the Unconstrained Podcast. We spoke about real estate investment, creating location independent income, cryptocurrencies among other things. You can follow Myles at https://www.beunconstrained.com.

As mentioned in the podcast you can follow the borderless Telegram Channel https://t.me/Borderlessblog

Also, please visit the new Borderless Health Insurance website. www.borderlesshealthinsurance.com

Direct download: Ep_114.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:46pm EST

This is a livestream I did yesterday about Covid in Mexico. 

Go to https://www.borderlessblog.com for more info. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:41am EST

In this episode, I spoke to John Bush from Life Free Now, Brave Botanicals and the Freedom Cells Network. We talk about what the future looks like on our current path and solutions to bring more freedom into our lives.

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Thanks for listening!

We hope you enjoyed this podcast. If so, please leave a review here. It REALLY helps us out!

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Direct download: 113.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:20am EST

In this episode, I spoke to Gabriel Scheare who has been in Chile for the last 6 years working on his project, Fort Galt. I spoke to Gabriel about this last year of unrest and the recent decision to throw out the old constitution and institute a new one.

Is Chile still a good country to consider getting a residency or moving to? You may be surprised by Gabriel's answer.

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For an additional 10% off at checkout use the code BORDERLESS.

Thanks for listening!

We hope you enjoyed this podcast. If so, please leave a review here. It REALLY helps us out!

Direct download: 112.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:44pm EST

In this episode, I spoke to Marco Wutzer. He is an international traveler and professional crypto investor.

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In this episode, I spoke with Christoph Heuermann from christoph.today, staatenlos.ch and tax-free.today. He is a global tax planning consultant and international investor who recently bought a boat and has been traveling throughout Europe this entire year. We spoke about a variety of subjects such as flag theory, traveling during COVID, investment markets, and many other things.

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George Gammon is a Macro Addict, Entrepreneur, Investor, and Real Estate Expert. In this podcast, we talk about international real estate investing and how to we can survive "The Great Reset" pushed by the world economic forum.

You can see George's webpage here, and I would highly recommend you subscribe to his YouTube channel here.

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In this episode I spoke to Matt Wilson, Co-founder and CEO of the travel company for people ages 21-35 Under30Experiences, and author of The Millennial Travel Guidebook. Under30Experiences has been named number 801 on the Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America and number 198 on Financial Times 1000 list of America's Fastest-Growing Companies.

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This is an interview I did on the Beunconstrained podcast. We discuss life in Mexico compared to the US as well as the rising trend of government competition. 

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In the final flagship Lions of Liberty podcast of 2019, Marc is joined by a roundtable of freedom-loving expats – Mikkel Thorup of the Expat Money Show, James Guzman of Borderless and Mike Michelini of Global From Asia. The three of these entrepreneurial ex-patriots – defined as those who live outside their country of origin – dive into the reasons they chose the expat life, the rewards and challenges of being an expat, and take questions from the Lions of Liberty Pride about life and liberty as an expat!

Direct download: Ep_106.mp3
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In this Episode, I spoke with Tim Hubbard, founder of Midtown Stays, about how he was able to turn his sales income into short term rental investments which he can remotely manage from anywhere in the world. He has a full team and has received over 10,000 guests. We cover many aspects of real estate investment and also why he chose to make Medellin, Colombia his new home.

Show Notes:

Tim’s background (3:00)
Building a team (7:00)
Identifying good real estate investment markets (10:00)
Real estate investment financing (18:30)
Short term rental platforms (21:40)
Short term rental technology (28:30)
Why Tim chose to live in Medellin (34:30)
How to get a Visa to Colombia (39:00)
The Venezuelan crisis (43:15)
Resilience: Turning Your Setback into a Comeback (45:10)
Rest Methods (48:00)

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For this podcast I interviewed Ty Crandall who is an internationally known speaker, author, and business credit and financing expert. He is the CEO at Credit Suitewhere he oversees the biggest business credit coaching operation in the United States.

Many entrepreneurs are not as aware of business credit as they should be. Business credit works almost exactly like personal credit but is based on your companies EIN (Tax ID) number instead of your personal Social Security Number. Getting credit through your business has many benefits. In fact, almost all businesses today are run with business credit and not using it will disadvantage you greatly. Business credit is available to non-US citizens and can be built in all countries where you can incorporate.

During the interview we thoroughly go over most of the important things you need to know when building business credit.

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Show notes:

What is Business Credit? (1:40)
How you can get business credit without a personal credit check (4:10)
Should all businesses start building credit as soon as possible? (7:00)
How non-US citizens can use business credit. (13:00)
The right kind of business entities for building business credit (15:45)
Setting up the right address, phone number, website, e-mail address, references, bank accounts to build credibility. (17:20)
What are the differences between virtual offices. (21:25)
What are the first steps to start building your business credit. (23:48)
How it normally takes to build your credit. (27:12)
The differences between business and personal credit. (31:05)
Do you have to continuously maintain your credit score. (32:20)
At what point in the business life is it time to start building credit. (35:20)
What happens if you cannot pay the money back. (37:00)
Shelf corporations (40:05)
Things to think about when naming your business (42:00)
Credit repair (45:20)
Crowdfunding (49:50)

Direct download: Ep_103.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:04pm EST

In 2007, Mark qualified for welfare and started his online business from a computer at the public library (because he couldn’t afford his own). Using YouTube & Google Pay Per Click, he began to sell affiliate products. Today, nearly $20 million dollars of his own info-products have been sold.  In this episode Mark gives some priceless gems of wisdom for those that want to start their own online business. Get ready to take pay attention to guy normally charges $50,000 - $100,000 for private consultations. 

Show notes:
Mark’s Entrepreneurial past (4:50)
His first big break (10:44)
Is the age of information products over? (16:13)
How to find the place that you need to be (25:35)
What you need to have success with an online business (32:35)
The Great Lemonade Crusade (39:10)
The new age of information gamification (42:55)
How to approach pricing (53:22)
Mark’s advice to new entrepreneurs (58:45)

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:39pm EST

Show Notes:

  • Ace’s background and why prefers online businesses over traditional businesses. (5:00)
  • The growth of the online business market. (9:15)
  • Can non-tech savvy people invest in online businesses. (13:30)
  • How to do deals with no money down. (16:30)
  • Why Ace does not start businesses. (20:00)
  • Thinking about selling the business when you buy. (24:40)
  • How to find high quality deals (28:30)
  • Tips on networking (33:00)
  • Ace’s best advice for aspiring entrepreneurs  (35:20)

In this episode I spoke with Ace Chapman from acechapman.com. He is a pioneer in the online business investment market and co-hosts The Web Equity Show with past Borderless Podcast guest Justin Cooke. If you are considering getting into the online business investment space you absolutely have to listen to their show as it maps out the process from start to finish.

I randomly ran into Ace while walking down the street in Medellin. It was great meeting and hanging out with him for a few days.

Ace bought his first business when he was 19, tried his hand at the stock market, worked in corporate America, built his own million dollar real estate business and has owned retail stores. All of that has gotten him to the strategy today of buying and selling online business in what he calls a “mini-mogul” strategy. 

Online business is a quickly growing asset class that is mostly overlooked. They have advantages that traditional businesses do not such as lower overhead, the ability to hire a location independent workforce, and strategic tax advantages only to name a few.

Not only that but you are participating in a market that is growing fast with no signs of slowing down. In the last 10 years, the number of people using the Internet has grown by 600%. It’s estimated that there are more than three billion people now with access to the Internet. 

These numbers are only growing. It’s estimated that by 2020, there will be five billion people online. In the United States alone, the market for just eBooks was worth $270 million in 2008. By 2014, that had already grown to $5.69 billion. If you do the math, that averages to over 250% growth per year. 

So as you can see it would make sense to theoretically “buy real estate” in such a market.

Believe it or not it is possible to do deals with no money down. During the podcast Ace walks us through some of the recent online business acquisitions that he has made in such a way. There are great take-away’s there for structuring online or offline deals. He says it is helpful to look at structuring deals as an art which takes practice rather than a technical skill that scientifically applied.

Ace also does not believe in starting businesses. He finds that the money, time and energy that one must invest in a start-up is not worth the risk. He finds it to be a better idea to buy existing successful businesses that have already run the gauntlet and proven themselves.

As soon as he buys a business he begins thinking about who would be interested in buying it later on. He sees to types of buyers.

  1. Financial buyers: People that buy strictly on current cashflow of the business
  2. Strategic buyers: People that buy because they think that they can greatly improve the current value of the business.

There are usually more opportunities with the strategic buyers, whether you are on the buying or selling side. These opportunities usually take some time to build up moral between the parties involved and get the deal ready.

One of the biggest part of this strategy is deal flow. Ace talks about how to find these high quality deals by finding the right places to network with the people you need to talk to.

I hope you enjoy the podcast!

Show Notes:

  • Ace’s background and why prefers online businesses over traditional businesses. (5:00)
  • The growth of the online business market. (9:15)
  • Can non-tech savvy people invest in online businesses. (13:30)
  • How to do deals with no money down. (16:30)
  • Why Ace does not start businesses. (20:00)
  • Thinking about selling the business when you buy. (24:40)
  • How to find high quality deals (28:30)
  • Tips on networking (33:00)
  • Ace’s best advice for aspiring entrepreneurs  (35:20)
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In this episode I spoke to Tom W. Bell.

Governments across the globe have begun evolving from lumbering bureaucracies into smaller, more agile special jurisdictions - common-interest developments, special economic zones, and proprietary cites. Private providers increasingly deliver services that political authorities formerly monopolized, inspiring greater competition and efficiency, to the satisfaction of citizens-qua-consumers. These trends suggest that new networks of special jurisdictions will soon surpass nation states in the same way that networked computers replaced mainframes. In his groundbreaking work Your Next Government?: From the Nation State to Stateless Nations, Tom W. Bell describes the quiet revolution transforming governments from the bottom up, inside-out, worldwide, and how it will fulfill its potential to bring more freedom, peace, and prosperity to people everywhere.

Direct download: Ep_101.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:58am EST

We're finally at the 100th episode! I put together something special to celebrate this milestone. In this podcast there are a variety of some of my favorite guests who give their one best piece of advice for those aspiring for a Borderless life.

Thanks for everyone who has been a listener through my first 100 episodes,  I hope that you will follow me through the next 100.

The podcasts used for this episode in order.

  1. Johnny Ward: Fight for Your Success Like You Would Fight to Breathe!
  2. Mark Hoverson on Online Business Success
  3. Simon Black on How to Become a Sovereign Man
  4. Multi-Millionaire Jason Hartman Reveals the Commandments of Real Estate Investing
  5. Bringing About a Free Society One Entrepreneur at a Time
  6. Lydia Lee on How You Can Find Purposeful Work
  7. Cash in on the Self Publishing Revolution
  8. Offshore Wealth Secrets with Bobby Casey
  9. Being a Location Rebel with Sean Ogle
  10. How to travel like a BOSS while making over 10k a month with JohnnyFD
  11. Flippin’ Online Empires for Fun and Profit
  12. The University Paradigm is Dead! Praxis Breaks the Mold
  13. Going Full Nomad and Finding Success with Danny Flood
  14. Cannabis Investing and World Schooling with Matthew Kind
  15. Family Adventure Summit in San Miguel de Allende: Brandon Pearce
  16. How to Build Your Own Real Estate Kingdom With Jordan Stanley Payne
  17. Real stories from 26 years as an expat in Latin America
  18. How to Start a Real Estate Empire in Latin America
  19. Sean Reagan and Mittie Roger on Adventure Travel
  20. Reaching the Finish Line with Kallen Diggs

 

Direct download: Ep100.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:39am EST

In this 99th episode I spoke with Nick Giambruno. Many of you know him as Doug Casey's globetrotting companion and the senior editor of Casey Research's International Man.

We have a great conversation covering all kinds of topics about internationalizing yourself and your assets.

You don't want to miss this one!

Direct download: Ep99.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:07pm EST

On this 98th episode of the Borderless Podcast I spoke to Rich Holman, founder and president of FAR international. He first came down to Medellin, Colombia in 2006 and quickly realized that it was the place that he wanted to live. He also realized that there were no English speaking real state offices in the whole city. He decided to take the leap and at over 60 years old and with very limited Spanish he moved to Medellin and started his own real estate company. Now 12 years later, not only is his real estate company, FAR International, thriving with 4 offices and over 100 employees, but he has many other successful business ventures as well. He 's able to do all of this in a place that he considers to be the best city on earth.

Unfortunately, due to a computer problem only  half the interview was recorded. Even so, I think there is some great information there for those thinking of being tail-blazers themselves.

Direct download: Ep_98.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:18am EST

This episode I'm joined by Jasper Ribbers author of Get Paid for Your Pad and The Traveling Dutchman.

After years of being a financial trader he decided to try renting his own house on Airbnb. He soon learned that this alone gave him the money he needed to travel full time. He then dug in deep to short term-rental optimization and wrote the book Get Paid for Your Pad which was one of the first books on the topic. He now is a sought after expert and speaker.

Not only did we speak about vacation rentals, but his life on the road and many of the other ways that he has been making money while living a location independent lifestyle.

I hope you enjoy it!

Direct download: Ep_97.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:21am EST

Have you heard of the GDPR or the General Data Protection Regulation?

Do you know what's behind the recent takedown of Backpage?

Richard Chapois a lawyer that has been practicing on the front lines of internet law for decades. I was able to speak to him about some of the recent regulation and what that will mean for small business and the world.

According to Richard, there is a global trend of governments fighting back against the tech companies. He believes this will result in what he calls "The Splinternet" where the internet will be drastically different depending on where you are geographically.

In addition we talk about what internet business owners need to keep in mind to stay in compliance with current and upcoming legislation. I found the interview to be fascinating and I think you probably will as well.

Thanks for listening!

We hope you enjoyed this podcast. If so, please leave a review here. It REALLY helps us out!

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Direct download: Ep96.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:55pm EST

What does it take to retire these days?

The rules for saving for retirement have changed dramatically over the last 20 years. Most of those that have followed the traditional investment advice are now hitting retirement age and finding that they don’t have anywhere near the amount that they need to keep up their quality of life. A lot of people are just continuing to work in hopes of things working themselves out but that plan won’t hold up for long.

To try to help with this situation Ian Bond has put together Retirement Rehab. Ian has decades of experience in finance and looks at investment deals on a daily basis. He knows what’s working and what isn’t. Rather than being a victim of change he is helping people shift their skills and investments into the new economy.

Learn the new rules for retirement by taking advantage of the special offer exclusively for The Borderless Podcast audience! For a limited time you can join The No Nest Egg Retirement Plan course for only $1 a month!

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In this episode I spoke to Brandon Pearce. He is a fellow traveler I met here in San Miguel de Allende. After launching a successful piano teaching software he turned his interest towards traveling and helping other families travel and live the life they truly wanted to.

This year he is organizing the Family Adventure Summit in San Miguel de Allende, which he describes as the following:

“The Family Adventure Summit is an opportunity for families to connect in person around the topics of long-term travel and location independence, remote income, education, community, life fulfillment, and more. We’ll discuss tips and tools, the ups, the downs, and everything in between.”

We speak a but a whole range of issues. I hope you get some great info and if me make down to the summit perhaps I’ll see you there.

We hope you enjoyed this podcast. If so, please leave a review here. It REALLY helps us out!

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:57am EST

In this episode I spoke to Vincenzo Villamena, founder of Online Taxman. We speak about a variety of subjects relating to international tax and good places to live as an expat. After this podcast I decided to work with Vincenzo for a little while and took off to Medellín. I hope you enjoy it!


The sponsor for this show is My Retirement Rehab. Click here and get a complete education in retirement in the new economy


Show notes:

  • I’m in Medellín! (0:30)
  • My Wife’s $2-Million Dollar IKEA Desk (2:14)
  • Carnival in Rio de Janeiro (5:00)
  • We he decided to move overseas (6:36)
  • Life in Medellín (13:13)
  • Tax filing with Cryptocurrencies (16:40)
  • The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) (23:35)
  • New strategies after the Trump tax plan (28:17)
  • Renunciation trends (33:06)
  • How to get started living internationally (35:00)
  • Good ways to get remote income (39:40)
  • Differences in life between New York and Medellín (42:20)
  • Expatistan – Numbeo – Nomad List (46:23)

Thanks for listening!

We hope you enjoyed this podcast. If so, please leave a review here. It REALLY helps us out!

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:32pm EST

In this episode I spoke to Bobby Casey of Global Wealth Protection. He has been an expat and international investor for decades and now concentrates on helping other with asset protection.

We talk about all kinds of things associated with making sense of the economy and the current political environment. Listen to hear how we are able to stay sane in the ever more politically obsessed culture of the US.


The sponsor for this show is My Retirement Rehab. Click here and get a complete education in retirement in the new economy


Show notes:
4:30 The Trump administration's effect on the economy
8:20 How to make sense of the debt based economy
10:30 The infrastructure bill
13:11 The obsession with politics in the US
20:30 How Trump red-pilled America
27:30 The erosion of privacy
41:15 The trend for remote work
47:00 The economics of living abroad
54:40 Life in Latvia
59:00 Offshore banking report

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:38pm EST

In this episode I spoke with Matthew Kind. He is an entrepreneur, investor, and host of The CannaInsider Podcast which was voted new and noteworthy by iTunes. He has been featured in Forbes, The Chicago Sun-Times and The Aspen Times.

When he is not traveling the world with his family, Matthew enjoys discovering and exploring the nascent field of CBD Oils that are non-psychoactive hemp and cannabis compounds that many people are turning to as an alternative to traditional medications.

In addition to the Cannabis industry, he's also involved in Amazon selling, Crypto currencies and world schooling his two children all while traveling the world.

He's been here in San Miguel for a while and so it was great to be able to do this podcast in person. I hope you enjoy it!

Show notes:

Borderless Podcast reviews, leave your own here and I'll read it on the podcast. (1:00)

Matthew's journey to becoming an entrepreneur (2:55)
World Schooling (5:00)
How he started in the Cannabis industry (7:11)
How he escaped the rat race (10:00)
How he was able to get his family on board with world schooling (13:15)
Some of his favorite places he's been to on his travels (17:30)
His impressions of San Miguel de Allende (20:40)
Some of the differences between living in and out of the US (23:30)
How to invest in the Cannabis Industry (29:00)
Will large companies take over the industry (36:30)
The medical aspects of Cannabis (38:30)
Cryptocurrency (40:30)
How to get started as an entrepreneur (52:30)

Thanks for listening!

We hope you enjoyed this podcast. If so, please leave a review here. It REALLY helps us out!

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Direct download: Ep_92.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:16pm EST

In this episode I spoke to Borja Rodriguez, the founder of Vacation Marbella. After quitting his job in finance he decided to try his hand at the vacation rental business. He started by sub-leasing a few properties on Airbnb, Booking.com and VRBO and in less than three years later he has grown a full fledged business manage over 70 properties with 16 employees. To get a full idea of his operation you can watch the Marbella episode of Sense of Place where you can see his whole operation.

If you want to try out Airbnb and as host or traveler please use my link to get $40 off your first trip.


The sponsor for this show is My Retirement Rehab. Click here and get a complete education in retirement in the new economy


 

Show Notes:
-  Sense of Place Episode 6 - Marbella - First Who, Then What (5:30)
- Borja’s background (8:36)
- His business strategy (9:40)
- How he built it into a stable, scalable business (11:40)
- His hiring practices (13:25)
- Is it hard to be an entrepreneur in Spain? (16:00)
- Options for financing a vacation rental business (19:20)
- Is the vacation rental market becoming too competitive? (28:40)
- How to drive traffic to your vacation rental website (34:20)
- Which websites are the best to use to get bookings (36:30)
- Which management softwares to use. (38:00)
- Meet the guest or self check in? (46:30)
- How becoming an entrepreneur has improved his life. (49:00)
- Some other good locations. (51:15)
- Recommendations to get started in Vacation Rentals. (52:30)
- Borja’s recommendations to aspiring entrepreneurs (54:00)

Links from the Podcast:
Matt Landau
Heather Bayer
David Angotti
Wheelhouse
Yourwelcome

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:16pm EST

In this episode I spoke with Naresh Vissa about investments, read estate, location independence and internet marketing. We also talked about the Meet the Masters event and our take aways. There is a wealth of information in this one!

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:12pm EST

In this podcast I spoke to Grace Taylor of Gracefully Expat. After cutting her teeth in the big accounting firms she recently went solo and now helps individuals with expat finance and tax strategy.

We discuss:

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:07am EST

This episode's guest was Jordan Stanley Payne, founder of The Kingdom Real Estate. In only a few years he has acquired millions of dollars worth of rental properties through creative financing and teach others how to do the same.

We talk about how you can find and structure deals where you puts none of your own money down!

He also shares how he was able to build his own team and then branch out into making money online.

I hope you enjoy.

This weeks sponsor is my own donations page. I will be using all donations for Mexican Earth quake relief which I will be going to deliver and help with personally. For donations and updates please go to my gofundme page.

Direct download: Ep87.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:58pm EST

Sitting in on the beach with your toes in the sand, sipping a Mai-Tai and coding the next ground breaking app. Does that sounds too good to be true? Well, that's because it usually is.

Search #digitalnomad on social media and you will see an onslaught of pictures with people in all kinds of strange positions with their laptops in locations that would be pretty inappropriate to concentrate on any kind of serious task.

That does not mean that it is all smoke an mirrors however. There was a very interesting Harvard Study done about the reality of the self-proclaimed digital nomads, the results of which were written about in an article entitled Globetrotting Digital Nomads: The Future Of Work Or Too Good To Be True? I think it's one of the best articles written on the topic. It turns out there are very few people who have staying power as a digital nomad.

So is being a digital nomad a viable long term path or a risky career gamble?

To answer that question Brian David Crane gave a talk entitled The Hidden Downsides of Being A Digital Nomad in which went over many of the unrealistic aspects of the digital nomad lifestyle. I thought it was well thought out and he made some interesting points to consider.

Three things that he says are essential in order to have staying power as a digital nomad are:

  1. A plan
  2. An in-demand skill
  3. Self-discipline

Some of the drawbacks that he points out are:

  • Undeveloped "Plate Discipline" which is knowing what to spend your time on once you are free from an office.
  • Lack of mentorship.
  • Your appearance can cause envy or perceptions that could jeopardize your career.
  • Lack of sustainable momentum.
  • Road fatigue.
  • Lack of stability.
  • An unhealthy mix of friendship and business.

However, that does not mean that working abroad is a bad option. He recommends to stop thinking of yourself as a nomad and more of an expat. Expats stay longer than a few months in at least one base where they have some kind of roots established.

After listening to this talk I realized that I am an expat and not a digital nomad, even though I have described myself as such in the past. This is a good realization because these bases could also be described as flags for which to apply PT Theory.

Much of what he recommends is similar to what I recommended in my recent video How to make money in Latin America.

At the end of the day the distinction may seem like we are splitting hairs but I think there are some important things to consider.

Please take a listen to my conversation with Brian David Crane on this topic, especially if you are thinking about taking the digital nomad plunge.

Direct download: Ep86.mp3
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Ka Sundance is a father of six who travels the world with his family while working on projects he loves. Sound too good to be true? In our chat he talks about how he is able to do this and why he thinks it is every parents responsibility to live their life to the fullest.

During the interview we discuss how he goes about educating his children while traveling, the problems with the normal schooling and career path, safety concerns while abroad and the techniques he teaches people for them to be able to make money doing something they love.

I think after listening to the interview you will agree that he is quite an inspiring guy. Check out all he has to offer at The Sundance Family website.

Direct download: Ep85_Ka_Sundance.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:30am EST

"This is the future of capital markets. All companies and real estate deals will raise money online in the future." - Scott Purcell

This episode is all about crowdfunding!

Crowdfunding is a new technology that, in my opinion, isn't getting nearly as much attention as it should be. The ability to go straight to the people that support you or your brand to raise capital with no middleman is something that could change everything. In the mean time it is something that you can learn how to use to grow your business and investments.

This week I was joined by Scott Purcell who is the CEO and Founder of FundAmerica. He helps companies with the nuts and bolts of technology-driven fundraising efforts, especially for debt and equity offerings.

Direct download: Ep84_Scott_Purcell.mp3
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Dr. Robert Glover is the author of No More Mr Nice Guy: The Proven Plan for Getting What You Want in Love, Sex and Life. He discovered "The Nice Guy Syndrome" which is a belief system that many men posses which keeps them frustrated and unable to live the life that they want. As a therapist he helps men get out of The Nice Guy Syndrome and offers online material, support groups and conferences that can be found on his website.

During the interview we discuss his book, how he transitioned to location independence, why and how he moved to Puerto Vallarta and the differences in the dating scene between the US and Mexico.

Direct download: Ep83_Robert_Glover_1.mp3
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I had the pleasure of speaking to Robert Engels about what he describes as a white economic genocide going on now in South Africa. Robert is an attorney and legal consultant in the region and has seen first hand the damage that has been done. He is part of a group that is trying to spread awareness about the atrocities taking place in South Africa that the media is silent about.

In the past few years many racially motivated left wing policies have been put into place which have caused economic hardships and violence specifically towards the white population. In our discussion we break down these policies and the effects that they have had.

Direct download: Ep82.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:57pm EST

This week I spoke to Stefan Verstappen from www.chinastrategies.com. Through his studies of ancient civilizations he believes that we are entering the "Age of Chaos." We talk about the implications of such a transition.

We also go over some practical self-defense tactics. If we are in fact entering the Age of Chaos thinking about these kinds of things is more important than ever.

Direct download: Ep81.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:39am EST

We discuss life in Singapore and what it was that made him choose to get citizenship there even though it meant giving up his German one. We go over how he was able to effectively quadruple his income by making this move. He is very positive about many of the policies that Singapore uses and we contrast those with those of most western countries.

We also talk about his precious metals storage company and the precious metals market in general.  He has put together what he considers to be the most secure way of storing metals and he explains why. We also go over his thoughts on the future of banking and how precious metals and cryptocurrencies may play a par in the future of banking.

Direct download: Greg_Gregerson.mp3
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Category:general -- posted at: 11:19am EST

I have been writing for a while about what seems to me to be an obvious bubble that has been building for years in the college debt market. Here is one article from a little over two years ago that I wrote about the what I saw going on in this market and how you may be able to profit from where things are going.

This week I revisit this topic with Antony Davies who is a scholar at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and an associate professor of economics at Dukaine University. He has written several articles on the college debt bubble like the one that you can find here

We go in depth about the cause of the situation that the universities in the US are in today and how someone thinking of going to higher education should correctly make that decision.

 

Direct download: Antony_Davies.mp3
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This is one of the most informative interviews yet!

It was a pleasure speaking to Jason Hartman as I have been following him quite a while. I remember being very impressed with his videos when I was 18 years old. Now he is 660 podcasts down and the amount of information he has available on jasonhartman.com is incredible.

During the interview we talk in depth about some of the commandments of real estate investing. These are the core rules that, if you follow correctly, will virtually assure that your investments will be successful.

During the interview we also talk about the US economy and whether you should be concerned with it’s sustainability. Jason thinks that it is delusional to fear a crashing dollar and makes a case for why he  sees the US as still being the place to be for real estate investing.

Direct download: jason_hartman.mp3
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Lydia Lee is the Business Creator coach at Screw The Cubicle, web TV host at Screw The Cubicle TV, and podcast host of The Cubicle Crashing Podcast.  After leaving her six figure job in Canada years ago in pursuit of a path less conventional, this had led her to now be an advocate for location independency, and meaningful work with purpose.

Now based in Bali,  she spends her time teaching people how to quit the jobs that are crushing their souls, discover their hidden talents, and make money doing something they love (and will care about).

Her mission and work has been featured on The Telegraph, Forbes, CNN Philippines, and Elle Canada.

Direct download: lydia_lee.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EST

Johnny Mueller is the host of The Expat Files, a podcast where he gives on the ground advice about living and working in Latin America. After over 26 years living and doing business as an expat he has quite a lot of exciting stories that are great to listen to and learn from. He describes what he calls The Gringo Advantage that benefits US expats in Latin countries and the Latin American real estate bubble that he thinks is about to burst. 

Direct download: ep73.mp3
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During his recent trip to Santiago, Chile James was able to meet Michelle Clarke and he thought she would be a great guest for the show.

She is an executive expat and leadership coach. She uses web based video technology to work with clients around the world. She also develops workshops and talks and is available at short notice to go wherever a client needs her in person. More and more clients are seeking her out to seek sustainability as a portable professional

Her websites are http://portablepro.me/ and http://www.motivcoach.com/.

Direct download: MIchelle_Clarke.mp3
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Gloria Zuluaga was born in Medellin, but relocated to Europe when quite young. It was a rich experience and led to her speaking four languages. But her beautiful hometown called and she returned to find a great need: relocation services for expats.

In this week's episode, we talk about the positives (very many!) the negatives (hardly any!) and how her company, Medillin Executive Relocation, can help you get settled intelligently and comfortably.

Direct download: BorderlessPodcast160316-GloriaZuluaga.mp3
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Imagine you've come to grips with the fact that a soul-sucking job just cannot be your future any longer. So you start a business, it starts doing pretty well...then you realize you're stuck again—working your ass off and ultimately NOT living the life you'd planned on!

Matt Inglot is the creator FreelanceTransformation.com where he helps fellow consultants and creative services providers to earn more and to build their consulting business around their lifestyle.

Direct download: BorderlessPodcast160224-MattInglot.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Johnny Ward came from a poor, single parent family in Ireland. Maybe not having certain advantages cultivated an insane drive to succeed. But success is not about the money; it's about the lifestyle--always. Although the money's nice too! At 32, he's almost completed his goal of being the only Irishman to visit every country in the world.

He talks about rejecting the 9-to-5 life, the importance of taking risks and the "beautiful hell" he's experienced on some of his travels. Like fighting to breathe when being held under water, the burning desire to realize your goals is what he considers the key to success. Enjoy!

Direct download: BorderlessPodcast160222-JohnnyWard.mp3
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Gregory Diehl is a personal coach and educator who learned the art and science of compelling communication through a decade of full-time international travel. In this week's podcast we speak to him about how he has been able to make a living for himself while traveling the world and and his experience writing his first book.

Direct download: Ep_69.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EST

To a lot of people, working in the music promotion business might be a dream job. But Tim Leffel found it pretty much like any other corporate environment. So he started traveling and writing about it, never looking back. 

He's lived in Istanbul, Seoul, Yucatan and Guanajuato, Mexico, and has become a highly award-winning travel writer. His book, The World's Cheapest Travel Destinations is now in its 4th edition, and his new book, A Better Life for Half the Price isn't just about going borderless--but doing so while cutting your expenses in half. We talk about his travels and how he's making an location independent income.

 

Direct download: BorderlessPodcast160213-TimLeffel.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Imagine selling store-bought firecrackers on eBay, along with many others, but because of your political stance being singled out and imprisoned for 10 months. It might make a person consider alternative life options.  Maybe that's why, almost singlehandedly, Roger Ver funded the seed rounds for the entire first generation of Bitcoin businesses. 

In this week's episode, we talk to Roger about just how far BTC has come and how you can actually use it today. We also discuss the decision to renounce his US citizenship. Enjoy.

Direct download: BorderlessPodcast160205-RogerVer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Skinner Layne founded Exosphere as a learning and problem-solving community of immersive learning programs and experiences. After 10 years of adult life, he came to realize it wasn't best to "arrive"; but instead to keep asking questions in an infinite game. 

In this week's episode, he explores the parallels between the Roman and Post-Rome period to help draw wise conclusions about rational directions for entrepreneurs young and old. He also helps us understand the real point of Exosphere and the psychographics of those it's really perfect for. 

Direct download: BorderlessPodcast160201-SkinnerLayne.mp3
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While the US government has been cracking down on governments and banks throughout the world, forcing them to submit to onerous regulations that divulge your private information, why have they refused to do the same? Is the US the world's new favorite tax haven?

Michael Menzies of Pembroke Tax Advisors is Jonathan's new tax strategist, and in this week's episode we discuss this--along with offshore structures, and why challenging assumptions is a must today.

Direct download: BorderlessPodcast160130-MichaelMenzies.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EST

Karsten Aichholz is a German/British pro-gamer turned tech entrepreneur. Not only has he lived in Thailand for ten years, he's also taken the time to blog about it in an effort, among other things, to help prospective expats. 

In this week's Borderless Podcast we talk to him about the spots most expats like to settle in, banking, visas, residency, weather, cultural differences and whether or not Thailand is entrepreneur-friendly. Enjoy!

Direct download: BorderlessPodcast160120-KarstenAichholz.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EST

Simon Black is a West Point graduate and former Army Intelligence officer. It was a poor career move, but inevitably he came to question the nature of wars, governments and the banking system. The creator of Sovereign Man, he travels the globe looking for personal and economic opportunities to enrich his and his subscribers' lives.

This is Jonathan's favorite interview ever and is a guilty pleasure as we delve deeply into one of the reasons why many see the wisdom in internationalization: there are presently many reasons to question the structures that form the foundation of our very lives--and no downsides to creating a Plan B. Enjoy!

 

Direct download: BorderlessPodcast160113-SimonBlack.mp3
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Danny Flood hasn't worked a traditional job for more than 2 months. An entrepreneur since age 9, he went from broke ramen-eating college graduate to growing a profitable online business and pursuing lifestyle design with reckless abandon. Now based in Bangkok, he's rolling out a great digital magazine called Open World.

In this week's episode we discover how his father raised him, what led to his present lifestyle and his many recommendations for making the life of your dreams actually happen.

Direct download: BorderlessPodcast160106-DannyFlood.mp3
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For this weeks podcast it's just James and Jonathan! We go over some of our favorite podcasts throughout the year as well as what we see coming for 2016.

Direct download: BorderlessPodcast160102-2015WrapUp.mp3
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Zak Slayback is an Ivy League apostate. When he realized the traditional education path was going nowhere, he dropped out of Penn to join forces with a couple of other visionaries as the Business Development Director of Praxis. It’s a one-year program for entrepreneurial young people in which they both complete a year-long education program–while also being placed in growing startups and small to mid-size businesses for hands-on, real-world experience.

Is Praxis right for you–or your child? The qualifications are tough, but the potential outcomes are exciting! In this week’s Borderless Podcast we find out why and how.

Direct download: BorderlessPodcast151218-ZakSlayback.mp3
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As a gift to those in our awesome audience (that’s you!) we have put together some extra special free content for this holiday season.

We got together with Pete Sisco, who has been one of out most popular guests, to do a special podcast with SPECIFIC tips for building online income. Pete has definitely proven himself in the area of online marketing by starting and operating many wildly successful online businesses while simultaneously traveling the world non-stop for the last 10 years.

We cover many important questions such as:

What is the difference between real successful online income and the spammy programs that you see all the time?

How soon after starting an online business should someone expect to be making money?

What if someone doesn’t have any specific product or service in mind at the moment, what can that person can do?

Is it necessary to have a someone knowledgable about the industry guide you through the process of starting an online business?

Direct download: BorderlessPodcastSupp151221-PeteSisco.mp3
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This one will piss you off. When Brian Aitken needed to transport legally owned guns within New Jersey, he called the State Police to make sure he followed the law explicitly. But when an out-of-control police officer and judge equate gun possession with criminal activity, the law is a minor inconvenience. The result: he went to prison, his passport was confiscated and he hasn't seen his little boy in six years.

In this week's episode we examine the state of freedom in the United States, and focus on some important reminders for those seeking to live as a free a life as possible. 

 

Direct download: BorderlessPodcast151216-BrianAitken.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EST

Brought up in the Bible Belt Prairies of Canada, Gabriel Scheare has come a long way; both philosophically and physically. Originally attracted to Chile by the promise of a freedom-loving community, which fell apart in grand fashion, Gabriel and partners have learned the lessons and are creating community catering to entrepreneurs and freelancers in Valdivia, Chile.

In this episode we hear about both the background and vision for Fort Galt--as well as the Exosphere at which Gabriel and his partners first met.

Direct download: BorderlessPodcast151210-GabrielScheare.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EST

Justin Cooke didn't plan on starting Empire Flippers when he headed for the Philippines in 2010, but when the business he worked for started falling apart--and he pictured having to go back to the US, pull his stuff out of storage and start over again there--he got serious.

Today Empire Flippers is matching online business sellers with buyers, and helping them through the process of making the exchange. For many it's a much better option that traditional investments, and can afford them the freedom to live the lives of their dreams!

Direct download: BorderlessPodcast151202-JustinCooke.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EST

D.R. Fideler was location-independent before location-independent was cool. But he was worried his clients might not like it. So he just didn't tell them he'd moved to Bosnia. And he pulled it off! The good news: when he eventually broke the news, they were happy for him.

In this week's Borderless Podcast, we find out how he did it, his motivation and why this life of freedom is much better than dealing with the politics of a career in "higher education."

Direct download: BorderlessPodcast151111-DavidFideler.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EST

Every week we receive messages from people who are frustrated in their attempts to go Borderless. Some of the reasons are substantive, but others are psychological. Enter Pavlok, a wristband that helps people break bad behaviors through "zaptic feedback."

In this week's episode we talk with Pavlok's creator, Maneesh Sethi. Even though he authored an international best-seller at 14 and went on to accomplish remarkable things, he was frustrated by his level of productivity--until he hired a woman to sit in his office and slap him in the face every time he went on Facebook. His productivity increased and the idea for Pavlok was born!

Direct download: BorderlessPodcast151109-ManeeshSethi.mp3
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What's a guy to do after making millions pioneering the computer security industry, becoming entangled in a Belizean murder case, escaping with his life and staying on the run for two years to avoid assassination? Run for President of the United States, of course. And to John McAfee this is no joke. He is intensely concerned about the damage hackers can do to the US government—and outraged that they don't seem to grasp the gravity of it.

 

In this week's episode you'll learn what both organizations and individuals can do to protect themselves, why freedom has suffered in recent times and why McAfee believes he is more qualified than any other Presidential candidate.

Direct download: BorderlessPodcast151110-JohnMcAfee.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EST

Jason Wilkinson was making a success of his Electronic Publishing business when he realized, since it was home-based, he may as well "move to vacation." One potential challenge? He was married with two teenage daughters. If this seems like an insurmountable barrier to you, listen to this week's episode to find out how he and his wife pulled it off.

 

Direct download: BorderlessPodcast151107-JasonWilkinson.mp3
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It's a special La Calaca episode of the Borderless Podcast. As our town, San Miguel de Allende, is celebrating Mexico's Day of the Dead, many are coming to visit. We talk to Matthew Brown, Jonathan's new associate in his artesanal mezcal business, about how his parents came to Mexico to give birth to him—in order to give him a chance at more freedom. He'll discuss his life of living in the country, helping make mezcal and reforesting wild agave.

Then our friend, PanAm Post's Fergus Hodgson, pops in to share the experience of his visit to Cuba, what it's really like and his frank conclusions about the potential for more freedom there.

Direct download: BorderlessPodcast151101-FergusAndMatthew.mp3
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In 2008, JohnnyFD was 27 and leading a drone-like existence in California. But a trip to Thailand changed his life. From Scuba Diving Instructor to competitive Muay Thai fighter to his present life as a successful Digital Nomad, his awakening and path epitomizes the Borderless lifestyle.

This week's episode finds Johnny in South Africa, about to go on a safari, but still working on his drop-shipping business. We talk about his discoveries, finding one's groove and just how good life can be when you're willing to think outside your borders!

Direct download: BorderlessPodcast151021-JohnnyFD.mp3
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Harald Baldr left his native Norway at age 18. Since then he's built and sold a successful business, lectured full time at Universities and picked up two new languages. In all he's lived in 60 countries, but presently prefers Kiev, Ukraine. He used to blog about freedom, politics and economics, but now focuses instead on travel, investing and women.

 

In this week's episode he clues us in to what life in Scandinavia is really like, tells us about his experiences in the many countries where he's lived, speaks plainly about investing methods he considers smart—as well as providing a Hot Girl Banging Lightning Round. :)

Direct download: BorderlessPodcast151014-HaraldBaldr.mp3
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You're interested in life in another country, but how really do you make the best decision as to where? If you're overwhelmed by the dizzying sources of information, we think you'll love this week's Borderless Podcast. We talk with Josh Linnes of Viva Tropical. Originally from the US, he started out looking for new and better places to surf, but starting a family brought a new perspective. It wasn't long before he and business partner Park Wilson went on exploratory adventures throughout Central America that led to their deep understanding of it as a real estate investment. They share their insights by refusing to resort to the typical travel magazine hype, and instead giving you a framework for profitable investing abroad. Bottom line? They help you find what's actually right for you.

Oh, and James and are are sipping my new shipment of artesenal mezcal throughout. :)

Direct download: BorderlessPodcast151009-JoshLinnes.mp3
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When you're considering expatriation, medical care is usually on the checklist of things worth investigating. And when you do investigate, it can be very refreshing—especially if you come from the US. Often policies are available that are in many ways better and virtually always much less expensive. Alex Routh left Vancouver, Canada, in 1995 for Japan, then China, Hong Kong, Thailand, a sailboat in the Carribean and has settled in the Domincan Republic. As owner of Protexplan, he's been helping expats with medical insurance for 20 years. Find out how it works in this week's Borderless Podcast.

 

 

Direct download: BorderlessPodcast150929-AlexRouth.mp3
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Is Panama the place for you? If a reasonably easy to get residency and favorable tax policies are what you're looking for the answer may be yes. In this week's episode we talk with Rey Evans of Noble House Precious Metals. His wife is a Panamanian attorney and he is her English liaison. As a US citizen who has lived in Panama for five years—and helped many get their residency, he's in a unique position to offer advice about the pros and cons of this Central American nation.

Direct download: BorderlessPodcast150923-ReyEvans_1.mp3
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Is it true that today entrepreneurship is more profitable and safer than a job? That jobs are actually riskier than most think? That's the conclusion Taylor Pearson, author of the bestselling book, “The End of Jobs,” came to after spending the last three years working with hundreds of entrepreneurs from Los Angeles to Vietnam, Brazil to New York.

 

In this episode we talk about how people are investing in entrepreneurship to create more freedom, meaning, and wealth in their lives—not to mention the fallout from the meteoric success he's experiencing from the book.

 

Show Notes:

 

Taylor's research for the book (3:00)

“The Fourth Economy,” economic shift (5:58)

Are people prepared for this shift? (7:40)

James' explanation of this economic evolution (8:20)

How technology has affected this shift (10:27)

When Taylor realized traditional path no longer sensible (12:10)

Entrepreneurship risky? (14:05)

Difference between real and perceived risk (17:53)

Best specific skill sets for today (20:01)

Doing “safe” things that feel “risky” (21:00)

Software is eating the world (23:46)

Amazon vs. Walmart (25:08)

College worth it anymore? Other strategies (26:25)

The Condescending Group ad (28:43)

Background in digital marketing and systems consulting (31:05)

How people will transition from job model to entrepreneurship (32:55)

Path 1: Apprenticeships (33:25)

Path 2: Stair-stepping (35:04)

Avoiding the fear of macro-economics and embracing individual agency (36:00)

Obsession with personal productivity systems (40:00)

The secret: a longer lever (45:30)

Daily rituals (47:28)

Book recommendations (48:00)

“War of Art” -Steven Pressfield

“Linchpin” -Seth Godin

“Purple Cow” -Seth Godin

“Antifragile” -Nassim Taleb

“Man's Search for Meaning” -Viktor Frankl

“Principles" -Ray Dalio

Taylor's apprenticeship with Tropical MBA (51:39)

 

Borderless Society (55:35)

Direct download: BorderlessPodcast150916-TaylorPearson.mp3
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A discussion of expatration options is never complete without Paraguay. Lonnie McRorey is orginally from Pennsylvania, but has lived in South America for several years--Paraguay for five. In this episode we find out pretty much anything you'd need to know about life there: pros, cons, starting a business, cost of living, weather, safety and how must it really costs to find a reliable fixer to help with residency.

Direct download: BorderlessPodcast150908-LonnieMcRorey.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EST

As a research professor and scientist-in-residence at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Yousaf Butt may not sound like the typical Digital Nomad. But he’s been able to buy out plenty of time to travel the world—often in his sailboat. He enjoys it so much, he created Trav2Trav.com, which is a site designed to connect travelers with each other no matter where they’re going. He talks about his “travel bug,” his sailing excursions and the satisfaction that comes from creating one's own life. 

We also roll out a new feature on some of our favorite podcasts, this week focusing on Nomad Capitalist Live. We highlight the results of our Borderless survey, and announce the coming launch of the Borderless Society. 

Direct download: BorderlessPodcast150830-YousafButt.mp3
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In this episode we are joined by Mariza Taillefer of the Abroad podcast. By the age of 30 Mariza had finished her MBA, was making six figures, got married, owned a home, a dog and yes, even a picket fence. About a year later, she found herself very dissatisfied with life. Her marriage ended, her job was a drag and her life was in a rut. She decided to take off to see the world. She went backpacking throughout Europe and spent several years in Brazil where she met her fiancé.

Mariza ran across a very unknown detail of the Spanish business visa that makes it very accessible to digital nomads and location independent entrepreneurs. It even makes Spanish citizenship available in two years for qualified people.

 

Direct download: BorderlessPodcast150818-MarizaTaillefer-C.mp3
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Pick something and get started, you're biggest enemy is inertia - Paul Rosenberg

Paul Rosenberg has been a huge advocate for online privacy since the inception of the internet. He keeps up with all of the latest news at his blog The Free-man's Perspective and was a founder of Cryptohippie, the software which protects your online communication.

In this episode Paul breaks down who is collecting our online communication and how they are using it. We learned many things about the current state of privacy on the internet and what we need to do to protect ourselves.

Direct download: BorderlessPodcast150811-PaulRosenberg.mp3
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Pets Sisco from Episode 7 joins us again to discuss the recent article Should Liberty Lovers Leave the United States?. In the article  James debates Carla Gericke of The Free State Project over whether or not someone fed up with the government of the US should stay and fight or leave and look for greener pastures elsewhere. This is a very enlightening discussion about how different life can be when moving to different countries and what the future may look like.

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This episode we spoke to Blu Mcgelvin, a new addition to the community in San Miguel de Allende. Blu talks about how he was able to get past his challenges of being kicked out of his house at 16 years old and putting himself though school while living out of his car. He was able to carve out a special tech skill for himself that allows him to make a good living for himself while working remotely from anywhere in the world. He in a great example of someone who has broken past some of the borders that were put in front of him to live the life that he always wanted.

After the interview James and Jonathan talk about the recent article This Is What $500 A Month In Rent Would Get You In Cities All Around The World  and some of the suggestions that people made of the best places in the world to relocate to.

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Gonzalo Gomez of Puntaconsultants is a Uruguayan native who helps people improve their quality of life by relocating either full or part time to Uruguay. Gonzalo is highly experienced in the details that are involved in Uruguayan residency applications and has obtained more than 300 residencies for his clients. In this episode we talk to him about all things dealing with Uruguay and getting established there.

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Sean Ogle is a great example of someone who has reinvented himself with his own online business. After following the normal path and getting a job in finance he has what he calls a “quarter life crisis” where he decided to completely change his path in life. He took off to Bali where he started his own blog and internet business. Surprisingly within a few months he had had a sustainable income from his business that he could take with him anywhere. SInce then he has been concentrating on accomplishing all of the things on his bucket list while traveling the world.

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In this episode we talk to Hrvoje Moric, a professor at Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey and host of the Guadalajara Geopolitics Podcast

Hrvoje was raised by a Croatian family in the US and decided to leave in the early 2000's to help the peace core in Mongolia. After Studying in Switzerland he came to Mexico to teach students about Geopolitics. He works to innovate the classroom with gamification and having Skype appearances by such authors as Paul Craig Roberts, Ray McGovern, James Bamford and Lord Christopher Monckton.

He has also recently launched the Guadalajara Geopolitics Institute where he covers world events with many world renowned authors and speakers. 

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In this episode we go over the latest financial news around the world. With the Greek negotiations, the collapse in the Chinese stock market and many other things going on in the world we thought we would bring in an expert to tell us what to make of it all.

Olav Dirkmaat is a precious metals analyst for Gold Republic and a founder of Hedgehog Capital. We talk to Olav about his opinion on the markets and where they are heading.

Once the interview is over James and Jonathan go over some news with the Borderless Network as well as address the haters who say that leaving the US is for cowards.

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Bobby Casey is the managing director of Global Wealth Protection. He is an expert in offshore strategies for businesses and individuals. In this episode we talk to him about the creation of GWP and some of the specific ways that he helps entrepreneurs save money on taxes.

There is some very good actionable information in this one. Get ready to take some notes.

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In this episode we talk to Sean Reagan and Mittie Roger about leaving the US making a new lives for themselves adventure traveling through Latin America.

Sean Reagan had a Foreign Policy job in Washington, DC when he decided it wasn't the life that he wanted to continue to lead. Seven years ago he packed up and moved to Mexico working as a freelance photographer at Sean Reagan Photography.

Mittie Roger has also been living and working in Mexico city after traveling to many places throughout the world. You can find her writings at her Girls Wander blog.

We were able to have Sean and Mittie in our Studio in San Miguel de Allende to talk about how they are able to make a living while traveling and many other things.

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The island has passed legislation to position itself in a unique situation where it is the only place in the world where US citizens can escape US Federal as well as state income tax without renouncing. John Paulson's endorsement of the program has caused many people to take notice and many people have been coming in with their own opinions of the program. In this Episode we had on Ramphis Castro who has been instrumental in putting these acts as well as other reforms to try to make many places in the Caribbean more friendly to entrepreneurs. He addresses the conserns abot the ability of these policies to continue as well as other details of the acts. Ramphis is also helping organize a StartUp workshop this year in Cuba. He talks about the changing environment there for business and how people can get involved.

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In 2007, Mark qualified for welfare and started his online business from a computer at the public library (because he couldn’t afford his own). Using YouTube & Google Pay Per Click, he began to sell affiliate products. Today, nearly $20 million dollars of his own info-products have been sold.  In this episode Mark gives some priceless gems of wisdom for those that want to start their own online business. Get ready to take pay attention to guy normally charges $50,000 - $100,000 for private consultations. 

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Chile is a great option for those looking for a new destination in Latin America. We spoke to John Cobin from Escape America Now about the good and bad of life in Chile. He has lived there for over ten years and helps newcomers get set up the right way.

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In this Episode we talk to Chris Delamo from Red Pill Philosophy. His YouTube rantings have made him a hit with over 8 million views and 40,000 subscribers. We spoke to Chris about some of the tactics he uses to stay authentic and consistent with his work as well as how technology and the internet is changing the landscape of business.

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In this episode we speak to Greg Bugiak from Invest Formosa. He has spent extensive time living and starting his own businesses in Thailand and Taiwan and knows all of the ins and outs of doing business there. He has options set up where one can easily move and invest in this great country. If storing precious metals or investing in businesses in this incredibly civilized country in interesting to you then this one is a must listen.

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In this episode we speak to Chris Morgan from The Cayman Enterprise City.  This city is a thriving community of tech entrepreneurs operating in Cayman Enterprise City (“CEC”), Grand Cayman’s innovative tax-free technology zone. CEC’s is attracting internet and technology companies and entrepreneurs within the marketing, media, commodities & derivatives and biotech industries and is now positioned to become a global offshore hub for these industries.

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In this episode we have Terence Gillespie on the show to discuss what happened with Galt's Gulch Chile and some of the lessons that can be learned from what happened there.

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In this episode of the Borderless Podcast James and Jonathan talk about some of the top ways to make a living while working from home and also answer questions from the Borderless Network.

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In 2004 she was working as an editor at a travel publishing company in the San Francisco Bay Area when she decided to take quit her job and travel the world. She created her own editing company Nomad Editorial to fuel her journeys through Latin America and Southeast Asia. During this time she discovered that although editing was paying the bills, she wanted to do something with more purpose. She then started Nomadtopia, the blog and podcast about making location independent income while traveling the world.

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This is a short behind the scenes clip. Kevin Koskella asks James and Jonathan about some of their philosopies on life and what the future of freedom may look like. 

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