What if every day felt like Saturday?
It’s a year from now. The sun peeks through your curtains. You stir awake, taking a few moments to adjust to the light before you reach for your phone on the nightstand, and lay in bed, scrolling through Instagram. It’s 9:37am.
1,247 notifications. Nice. Mostly likes, “😍” and “😩” on the last picture you posted from your visit to Iceland last month, and a few DM requests. You respond to a few comments from your friends before getting out of bed and walking out onto the balcony to dip your toes into your private pool.
You've spent the past 6 weeks at a beachside villa in Bali. It's a perfect 84 degrees. After you get dressed, you head to the neighborhood cafe that makes your favorite cinnamon latte with a hint of fresh-grown nutmeg.
10:12am. You open your priority list for the day.
Simple enough. Your assistant and outsourced staff manages 90% of the details, freeing you up to focus on the elements of your business that you love, like writing, styling shoots and connecting with new people.
You open the most recent reports from your accounting software - another five-figures in revenue last week.
With another successful month, and your business practically on autopilot, the hardest part of your day is determining what your late afternoon will look like: Salsa dancing or tequila tasting? Swimming or scuba? And where to go next month?
Salsa, Scuba and Spain, you decide, in that order. After all, time is abundant. You can always do the next thing another day.
Maybe this isn’t your fantasy. Maybe it's too much travel. Maybe you hate writing. Maybe your Dream Life is being able to go to brunch with your friends as much as you want and being able to fill your closet with expensive shoes. Or being able to donate to every single charity that moves you, on the spot, without checking your account. Or treating your friends to dinner and drinks whenever they have a new achievement to celebrate. Either way, the premise is the same: total financial independence & the opportunity to design your perfect day, every day.
If you’re not a morning person, you won’t have to sit in traffic for 45 miserable minutes of to make it to the office by 8:30am, just to do it again in reverse, 9 hours later, before coming home, scrambling to find something eat, and binge-watching Netflix for the next 5 hours with a glass of wine.
If you work best in cycles of sprints with downtime, you can create that life too, instead of sitting at your desk for an arbitrary number of hours on set days of the week.
If you work best alternating work and play throughout the day, you can have it.
Whatever the goal is, you can be closer to reach within the next 90 days.
Hi! I'm Elle, and I'm a full-time traveler.
I'm semi-nomadic and semi-retired, and despite moving countries every few months, I'm still on track to retire in 5 years.
How? I've created a system for non-stop, around the world travel, indefinitely.
I don't rely on a trust fund, or a sugar daddy, and I'm not an "influencer."
I quit my Dream Job and created my own: Now, I only work on projects that excite me so much that I have to force myself to go to sleep at night.
And since I've created a life that I don't need a vacation from, I can balance work and play -- so I don't waste beautiful days stuck in coffee shops, glued to my laptop.
We tend to overestimate what we can do in a day, and underestimate what we can do in a year.
One random Tuesday in November 2017, I decided, in the middle of the night, that I wanted to move to Asia. Specifically: Thailand. Even more specifically: Chiang Mai. Had I ever been there? Nope. But everyone said it was cool, and I had never had a bad time anywhere.
I was on my 5th promotion in 3 years, and still - I was so bored. And the boredom confused me: This was my Dream Job. I got to consult for Fortune 500 companies on improving systems that would help stop terrorist financing and sex trafficking. I was actually helping companies be less shitty. I made great money. I got to travel as much or as little as I wanted. I had an expense account just for coffee - so I could take people out and “build relationships.” I was given the green light to hire an entire team, so outside of critiquing their deliverables an hour or so a day, my days were wide open. HOW COULD I NOT BE HAPPY?
But I knew that I should be striving for more that just "doing a really great job at work." I was frustrated because I had other passion projects, and if I wanted to work on them, I had to sacrifice sleep. I was exhausted from trying to balance family commitments, friends, and trying to be the perfect domestic woman. I was burnt-out on happy hours and schmoozing and face-time.
I was kind of fed up with my work, my neighborhood and even more – I couldn’t understand why everyone around me seemed okay with settling for an average existence.
I knew that there was more to life than just being a really good consultant, and I felt like I was missing it.
And to be clear: I wasn't kinda sorta thinking about moving - I wanted to book a flight the next day. I had spent the past 5 years investing over half my income for early financial independence (#retireby30) and I was willing to spend it all. I was desperate to get out of there.
But, around December, my logic kicked back in: I had been consulting since 2011, and I spent years building my reputation and client relationships. I couldn't just peace out on a random Thursday. And my financial independence fund was not for spur-of-the-moment trips - it was for my future kid's trust funds, and to buy an island, or a place in Europe, and pay for the wedding of my dreams, and to buy really elaborate gifts for my future husband, and to have enough to be able to cover my parent's healthcare if they needed in-home care as they got older and couldn't afford it.
I couldn't just throw it all away to swim with elephants in Koh Samui.
I had to be a little less impulsive, and way more strategic.
How could I leave to go follow my dreams without risking my financial security?
How could I quit and still leave my network in tact?
How could I create a fail-proof system, and then 5 more back-up plans just in case?
And how could I avoid starting from scratch if I wanted to come back?
I dedicated the rest of 2017 (and most of 2018) to answering these questions. I spent thousands of dollars on consulting and experts to advise me and help me create a roadmap, and hundreds of hours absorbing all the information I could. I cold-emailed people, I interviewed people, I listened to every good podcast on the topic, and I read every (valuable) article. I also filtered through a lot of trash and scams and empty filler material.
But 12 weeks later, I made the leap. I gave away most of my things (RIP books), packed everything into one suitcase, and booked a one-way flight to Bali, Indonesia (not even Thailand - I know. I'm annoying).
This year, I've lived in almost 10 different countries, and not only did I not spend a dime of my savings - I have more money than when I left.
But more important than that, I have a totally different perception about what's realistic and what's not.
I've built a sustainable system to work and travel and live FOREVER, if I want to, while still retiring by 30 (I love work way too much to actually retire but it's nice to have options), fully maintain my nonexistent kid's trust funds and live virtually wherever I want, for however long I want, while only working part-time. Like, part-part-time. Like, 10 hours a week.
(Disclaimer: I work way more than that by choice because I'm having too much fun, but from a purely financial standpoint - I could drop everything to a couple of hours a day....and still comfortably invest four-figures a month while visiting a few different countries every year).
But what was more astounding were all of the assumptions I had that were completely wrong:
This only strengthened my desire to go solo: I made my firm over half a million dollars in 11 months. Surely, I could make myself a million dollars in a couple of years.
My clients offered up jobs on any given team of theirs whenever I return. And I still get offers from strategy firms on LinkedIn to this day.
But most importantly, I've discovered a completely new way of life:
After fielding dozens, if not hundreds of questions, I designed this service because I want to personally work with you to design a system that works best for you. Because we all deserve to live the life of our dreams. After our time together, you’ll be completely equipped to start your new life abroad – indefinitely.
I’m sharing the details of everything from logistics (where will I send my mail? how can I keep my phone service?), destinations (where are the best places to go?), finding housing in another country, and of course: work and money.
In fact, the only thing I haven't included is how to start a business - because I take my recommendations seriously. No half-assed advice - I would want to demonstrate years of solid and growing revenue and testing on thousands of other entrepreneurs before I could call it a system. We're still several years out from demonstrating growth and sustainability.
Introducing: 90 Days to Round the World Travel
Month 1: Dream
Month 2: Strategize
Month 3: Execute
Now, I'm not saying it's going to be ridiculously easy. There are a lot of scams out there - a lot of people promising "financial freedom" through forex investing or MLM schemes or get-rich-quick plans by buying their crappy courses.
I don't believe in that garbage. If you're looking for a get-rich-quick shortcut, or a low-quality product to sell so you can cash out on other people's hopes and dreams, you should close out of this page.
This coaching program is for High Achievers who:
I'll give you the tools, but you have to do the work - no one can do it for you.
"Someday" is a disease – if you get started today, by next year (or even a matter of months) you could be living a completely different life.
So close your eyes, and imagine: it's this time, next year.
Where are you?
Where have you been?
What have you done?
Who have you become?
Are you closer to living the life of your dreams, or are you stuck in the same routines and listlessness?
The choice is yours.
Launching in Spring 2019, the pre-order investment for "The Dream Life Blueprint" is $197.