In order to understand who I am and what I do you need to understand where I came from.
I graduated from Oregon State University in 2007 with a degree in finance. I had a fantastic time at my 4 years in school, but I can’t help but feel it didn’t prepare me with the real life, tangible skills that I needed to be successful after graduation.
This led me to a job as a financial analyst that I quickly found wasn’t for me. Working 50 hours a week, wearing a suit and tie, and not having any of the flexibility to do the things that excited me grew old really quickly.
I started Location 180 in May 2009 to hold myself accountable for doing all of the cool stuff in life I’ve always talked about. I published my bucket list, and have been working through it ever since. So far I’m doing pretty good, I’ve lived on a tropical island, built a business, ran a marathon, and climbed a mountain, among other things.
Somehow I’ve gotta support the cool lifestyle though. In January 2010 I headed to Thailand to work with the Tropical MBA which has evolved into a full time business doing SEO, consulting, affiliate marketing, and anything else that seems interesting to me.
Once I moved to Thailand it didn’t take long before I realized just how attainable my dream lifestyle was, merely by utilizing the power of the internet. Within a few months I was making enough to support my lifestyle and these days I have the flexibility to pretty much do whatever I want, whenever I want.
Location 180 and it’s sister site Location Rebel are all about helping you to achieve the same lifestyle. One where you can do more of the stuff that makes you happy, and help others in the process.
This sound good to you? Great. Here’s what you should do next, head over to the Start Here page to get a feel for some of the most relevant posts on Location 180. Have even more time? Then hit up the archives, and really get your hands dirty.
Life is whatever you make it. I’ve chosen to make mine all about new experiences and having a hell of a lot of fun. I hope you decide to join me.