How To Overcome Personal Struggles Through Travel w/ Michael Lavers

Have you ever looked back in gratitude at what was once a painful experience?

This week’s guest, Michael Lavers, knows a thing or two about how sometimes overwhelming struggles can lead to unexpected growth. Now an English Teacher, Podcaster, and world traveler, Michael was once so shy he spent most of his first solo trip to a foreign country in his hotel room and at Starbucks.

If you want to better understand the mindset that can help overcome any life struggle then you won’t want to miss this episode. Michael shares all about how keeping an open mind, setting goals, and using the past as a learning tool helped him blossom into a confident traveler and entrepreneur. 

How do you plan on using travel as a tool for future personal growth?  I’d love to hear more about your goals and hope you will share more by sending me an audio message.

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Tune In To Learn:

  • 10:40 Why Michael’s first solo trip didn’t turn out as he expected
  • 15:30 What it’s like to work at a crematorium
  • 21:00 Lessons from a seemingly failed adventure
  • 23:30 How shyness manifested throughout Michael’s life
  • 25:40 When travel fueled a turning point to building confidence
  • 31:20 The best advice for overcoming personal struggles when traveling 
  • 37:10 What it’s like to teach English as a free agent 
  • 40:00 Logistics behind supporting yourself financially by teaching English while traveling 
  • 42:20 What’s next for Michael Lavers
  • 44:30 Advice on minimalism from a minimalist
  • And so much more


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