#65 | The Offbeat Life: Persistence, Failure, and World Travel with Debbie Arcangeles
About This Episode
Location-independent entrepreneurs, remote workers, digital nomads–whatever you call them, the world is becoming more and more aware of this strange group of people who live outside of the 9-to-5 routine. For digital nomads, work and money are not connected to an office or a specific place, and while it may seem magical that a person can work from a beach in Bali or a cafe in France, this week’s guest knows that magic has nothing to do with it.
Debbie Arcangeles, a therapist for children with autism and the founder and host of The Offbeat Life podcast, works to tell the stories of the location-independent people that she has met during her travels around the world. In this episode, Debbie talks about the three main lessons she has learned from these nomads: persistence is key, failure is a stepping stone to success, and success is finding that one thing you should do every day that puts you closer to your goal.
“Femininity is about embracing who we are, not just as people, but as women.”
Debbie has been able to work in a variety of industries as a photojournalist and travel influencer which has taken her to all over the world before becoming a podcaster and therapist. She knows what it is like to struggle with finding your purpose in life and wanting to “fit in.” She had, however, realized that not fitting in, is what makes us stand out. Debbie has created The Offbeat Life community to encourage others to ditch the norm so they can live their adventure.
“Success is how much you have impacted the people you love and how much you really live your life.”
Join us for a conversation about keeping an open mind, working every day to reach your goals, and the lessons that traveling the world can teach you.
“Travelling with an open mind and really wanting to know the people is so crucial to learning about the world. It will change you.”
Tools & Resources Mentioned
- Dropbox – Dropbox is a modern workspace designed to reduce busywork-so you can focus on the things that matter. Sign in and put your creative energy to work.
- Maps.me – Free, fast, detailed and entirely offline maps with turn-by-turn navigation – trusted by over 90 million travelers worldwide.
- Mint – Mint makes staying on top of your finances a cinch. Be the master of your money so you can get more out of life. They bring together everything from balances and bills to your credit score and more. It’s your financial life, in one place that’s easy to understand.
People/Blogs to Follow
- Meagan Cignoli – When social video first came to mobile through Vine, Meagan’s unique visual approach quickly amassed a loyal following, the attention of major brands and the founding of her own creative production agency, Visual Country. She has since been named Digital Entrepreneur of the Year by the Hubbies and top 100 Creative by Ad Week.
- Erin Lowery – She helps millennials like you get your financial life together (#GYFLT) through her blog, her book, lectures, and workshops. Preaching and finger-wagging not included. She is here to give you practical advice so you can navigate the pesky (but important) money questions on your mind.
- Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker – If you are not doing as well financially as you would like, you will have to change your money blueprint. Unfortunately, your current money blueprint will tend to stay with you for the rest of your life, unless you identify and revise it, and that’s exactly what you will do with the help of this extraordinary book. According to T. Harv Eker, it’s simple. If you think like rich people think and do what rich people do, chances are you’ll get rich too!
- Broke Millennial by Erin Lowery – Broke Millennial shows step-by-step how to go from flat-broke to financial badass. Unlike most personal finance books out there, it doesn’t just cover boring stuff like credit card debt, investing, and dealing with the dreaded “B” word (budgeting). Financial expert Erin Lowry goes beyond the basics to tackle tricky money matters and situations most of us face #IRL.
- 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss – Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan–there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, or earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, The 4-Hour Workweek is the blueprint.
- How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie – With an enduring grasp of human nature, it teaches his readers how to handle people without letting them feel manipulated, how to make people feel important without inspiring resentment, how to win people over to your point of view without causing offence, and how to make a friend out of just about anyone.