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Kelli and I knew we would return to Barcelona after we visited the area as part of a cruise we took 3 years ago, which included stops in Morocco, Italy, Portugal and various cities in Spain.
Only 12 people will be invited….
No, that’s not a typo, or some hyped-up sales copy. Only 12 people will be invited to my home for a very high level mastermind where we will reveal the truth.
The truth about what is making you successful, and what has been holding you back so far.
Call it what you want, my recent trip to Hawaii was all the above. I am traveling with my Mother, Aunt and my daughter on a 5 day trip to Honolulu for a combo girls trip that really began in April. During an All-Inclusive trip (Dad and Dear Husband John) family trip over the Easter break my daughter declared “I am going to the University of Hawaii, I never want to leave here!” True to her word, as soon as applications could be sent, she applied to UH. Since Waikiki is my mother’s favorite place on Earth and my Aunt has never been, we all hopped a plane to O’ahu to tour the campus, relax on the beach and sip umbrella drinks.
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When is the last time your local coffee house paid you to drink their coffee and share it with your best friends?
The answer is obviously “NEVER!”
But, what if things where different?
We booked this trip with our friends Mike and Katie well over a year.
As I begin this blog post, we’re on a train going from Florence to Venice.
The post will be completed on the flight back home.
Here’s the itinerary:
Day 1: Depart LAX (Los Angeles) and fly to Philadelphia. Then fly directly to Rome. Kelli is using the time to put the final touches on her new book.
Day 2: Technically still day one but we lost part of a day flying east. Our private driver takes us to our hotel – Hotel D’Inghilterra Rome. We spend the day recovering from the flight, walking around town and eating great food and drinking incredible wine. We work for an hour using the hotel’s wifi (about a 6 on a 10 scale). Internet access is 46 Euros for 3 days regardless of the number of devices you have.
A quick back story….
I was asked by my friend Jon Le Toq to speak at his fitness business event (Fitness Entrepreneur Bootcamp) in Birmingham, England. The event was held at Aston Business College, within Aston University.
I would only be gone for 4 days. That’s a fast turn around for an 11 hour flight.
I flew from LAX direct to London Heathrow on Virgin Atlantic. I like the airline because of the level of service, newer planes, and great entertainment system at each seat. And, I must be honest…. I just like everything that Richard Branson does, and that’s part of the reason I fly Virgin. I didn’t sleep much on this overnight flight, so jet lag took over quickly.
When I arrived in London, I took a train to Paddington Station in central London. I was reminded by Kelli to “Mind the Gap” which is a nice way to say if you do not look down and pay attention when you get on the train, you will likely break your leg on the tracks below. NOTE: I did not by my buy my train tickets in advance and had no issues getting my ticket at the exact time I wanted.
Treppin’ through the Bayou
by Kelli Ellis
Out of the top 10 Most Memorable days in your child’s life, going to college is in the top 3, at least according to my 18 year old High School Senior. First day of Kindergarten, first puppy, and first plane ride all making the list, as well. In the spirit of her family and upbringing, our daughter has wings on her feet. Traveling to Australia every year twice a year since infancy, she developed a love for global exploration. Like diehard treppers, we packed our bags and grabbed our laptops to begin our tour of colleges, like rockstars, 1.5 days in each city and move on….
Inevitably, I get us to the airport 1.5 hours early. After the check in and security process – we have time on our hands. This is always a great time to recharge your electronics. Take a look around and you’ll find most modern airports have charging stations. You never know how long you’ll be sitting on a delayed plane, experience rerouted flights or find yourself in an airport that’s not Trep Friendly…so charge up when you can!
Waikiki is often known for its views of the Diamond Head Crater (technically a caldera, see below) and a continuous flow of gently rolling waves which are perfect for sun burned tourists; with a possibility of riding a big wave, surfing for the first time.
For us, it was a time for a week-long getaway, a bit of traveltrepping, and an exploration of historical sites. On this trip something incredible happened, I (JSE) did not even inquire about wifi. An anomaly indeed. Perhaps it was the colorful cocktails with a slice of pineapple. Maybe it was the obvious decompression I felt when my feet his the sugary sand. Not sure. Don’t care. It was just great.
What story are you telling yourself about how or why you cannot do something? Are you saying things such as, “well… that’s them and not me!” Are you creating stories about why you cannot travel, develop a business, or make a difference in people’s lives? It’s important to make one clear distinction…. Your story is likely not the truth. The story you tell yourself in your head, and the actual truth of the matter, are likely two different things. There is a big difference in telling yourself “I can’t” and actually not being able to do something. Learn how to go beyond “stuck” to “thriving”.
Guest Post by Biorn Tjallen
Are you tired of not having a proper office? Most freelancers dream of a workplace of their own, where they can leave their stuff over night and don’t have to negotiate the maddening crowd each time they try to get down to business. So did I. But here is a story for you.
My most recent academic job came with the benefit of luxurious office space. The post was in Norway and everything looked like a dream. A quaint botanical garden lay right under my gaze from the window. And when l lifted my head to look further, I saw forested hillsides turn into snow capped mountains. As for the room itself, it was huge. So was my desk. I could sit and pontificate on one end, while my visitors would feel small and insignificant on the other. The general sentiment – as revealed by the embittered collegial gossip – was that I had somehow skipped the unofficial queue for office promotion. I was a lucky bastard!