“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill, travel writer and founding editor of Outside magazine One of the blessings of globalization and affordable travel is the friends you make from all over the world. People with completely different backgrounds find each other through common interests, and thanks to the internet, can easily stay in touch. For those who choose to embrace all that travel offers, there’s a lot to be gained, as MJ Sacco—who has been to 30 countries in 29 years—shares in this podcast episode, part 2 of our conversation. (Listen to part...Read More
Author: Rikki Ayers
Picture an epic summer camping trip in southern Germany, sharing stories, good food, and fine beverages with a group of friends hailing from all over the world. For these few days of woodsy bliss, you’re together and all the memories of the past 10 years come flooding back. That’s what guest MJ Sacco will be doing as part of his round-the-world trip this year. MJ’s been to 20 countries in his young 29 years and he’s gathering friends he’s met on his journeys in Germany for a 10-year reunion. But friends from all walks of life aren’t all that travel...Read More
Canadians and Americans tie for third worst sleepers worldwide. Are you one of them? I have been. I’ve had nights where I wake up dripping sweat, nights where I can’t get to sleep because my mind won’t shut down, nights where I wake up three hours before my alarm goes off and can’t get back to sleep. I didn’t think it was bad. I thought it was normal. And then I spent a week away on a little Canadian island and I slept. Hard. I woke up every morning refreshed, energized—I didn’t even want coffee! I was able to focus...Read More
Do you dream of lounging on the beach while making millions from your laptop? Would you like to do that by writing? Start today! If you read an ad with those lines, click away immediately. Not because it isn’t possible, but because it’s not really what freelance writing is like at all. That said, freelance writing can be an amazing career for the right person. And that’s what Laura Pennington, a writer and freelance writing coach, and I talk about in this episode of the Own Up Grown-Up podcast. I think a lot of people hold back because there’s...Read More
Are you really somewhere totally different than you thought you would be? It helps to look back at your past to understand your present situation. You probably didn’t know what was possible back then, but you planted a seed that grew leaves in different directions toward the very flower you are today. Megan Close Zavala is a book coach who’s always loved books. She never knew she’d end up in the publishing industry, but a series of coincidences helped her find her sweet spot, helping writers get their gifts and big ideas published. Whether you’re an aspiring writer or trying to...Read More
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