Finding Opportunities For A Life Of Travel w/ Matt Bowles

Have you ever found yourself asking “what’s next” after a major life change or shift in identity? 

Digital Nomad and entrepreneur, Matt Bowels, shares how remaining curious and seeking opportunities during big changes have fueled his passion for travel, adventure, and business. 

If you are interested in the digital nomad life then tune in to hear the wisdom Matt has gained from traveling and running his Real Estate company in 65 countries on 6 continents over the past 8 years.

When was the last time you were at a magical crossroads in life and what course did you take? I’d love to hear about your experience and hope you will share by sending me an audio message.

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Tune In To Learn:

  • 11:45 How the decision to study abroad inspired lifelong passion for travel 
  • 16:30 Lessons as an exchange student in Ireland
  • 19:20 How studying International Peace and Conflict in Grad School shaped Matt’s early life
  • 23:10 How getting fired inspired Matt to start his own business
  • 28:50 Why asking “what now?” is the key to opening new doors after setbacks
  • 30:20 How the desire for autonomy fueled  Matt’s path to entrepreneurship 
  • 33:00 What happened when Matt found himself at the “Magical Crossroads”
  • 36:40 Matt’s experience spending 3 years in 5 countries for 2 months each
  • 40:00 How unexpected change sparked Matt’s desire to build community while traveling 
  • 42:00 Thoughts and advice on managing major life transitions 
  • 46:30 Developing the 4 Pillars of Purpose
  • 49:00 Why integrating your values into your business is so important
  • 52:50 How Matt committed to his Real Estate business and fought imposter syndrome 
  • 1:00:20 What it’s like to ride the entrepreneurial roller coaster 
  • 1:02:50 Real Estate advice and resources from the expert himself
  • 1:07:30 Advice to running a business while living abroad
  • 1:10:50 Destination recommendations for long term travelers
  • 1:15:30 Lightning Round  Q&A 
  • And so much more

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