I have access to the Digital Nomad Academy and it’s pretty darn cool.
What is the Digital Nomad Academy (DNA):
The most extensive, interactive virtual university for people who want to build a business that can take them anywhere.
There’s a DNA Toolbox, DNA Forum, DNA Interactive Classroom, and Weekly DNA Mentorship calls, that are also recorded to listen to whenever. I got access to this at the end of September, but this is a year-long mentorship program/online university/community and it’s going to be opening up to students soon for the New Year.
Who are the DNA Faculty:
People making money from living their passions and being awesome.
I’m taking this info directly from the DNA site (Here are just a few of the DNA Faculty)
Get to Know the DNA Faculty
Some of the faculty members you can look forward to hearing from include:
Cody McKibben from Thrilling Heroics [creator of DNA]
Cody runs a small social media marketing & web development company, spending most of his time building online communities, while he currently resides in Southern Thailand on the Andaman Sea. He’s traveled to 25 countries, including all of North America, France, the UK, Spain, Turkey, Greece, Switzerland, Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, and more. He’s been running his small business remotely from Southeast Asia for over two years now. [Check out Thrilling Heroics
Brooke Ferguson from Business Backpacker
Brooke was running her own business consulting company in Northern California when she decided to move her clients online and work remotely. She continues to coach clients one-on-one to turn their businesses into something that support their ideal lifestyle. All while blogging, rock climbing on the weekends, and earning her Divemaster certification. Brooke will serve as DNA’s curriculum director, and brings to it her comprehensive, all-inclusive self-mastery and business building system which she developed over the course of four years working with clients one-on-one. [Check out businessbackpacker.com
Dan Andrews from Lifestyle Business Podcast
Dan and his partners have a series of niche manufacturing businesses with offices in San Diego and the Philippines, and has become a leading authority on outsourcing. He is based in Manila, and has spent significant time in Boracay, Dumaguete, Manila, Cebu, and Puerto Galera, Philippines, as well as Thailand and Bali. Meanwhile he co-hosts the #1 podcast for lifestyle designers and lifestyle entrepreneurs, The Lifestyle Business Podcast
, and sponsors the Tropical MBA
Corbett Barr from CorbettBarr.com
Corbett started a major Silicon Valley tech company, raised $3 million in venture capital, had employees and the whole bit, when he and his wife decided to take a six-month sabbatical to Mexico. Now he has built his own small business around ThinkTraffic.net
and his personal site, earning over six figures a year and spending half the year at home in San Francisco and half the year either in Mexico or elsewhere. This summer they’re headed to Croatia. [I listened on a live call with Corbett today and got to ask him some awesome questions and got some solid answers!
You can also check out corbettbarr.com]
Adam Baker from Man Vs. Debt
Adam, his wife Courtney, and their two-and-a-half year old daughter Milligan spent over a year living and traveling abroad, in Australia, New Zealand, and Thailand. They spent a year preparing for their trip, selling all of their possessions, and paying down $18,000 in consumer debt, so Adam brings a lot of insight into personal finance and minimalism. Now they’re voyaging out from home state of Indiana to wander around the United States in their newly-purchased RV. [Check out manvsdebt.com
Nora Dunn from The Professional Hobo
Nora had a successful financial planning practice in Canada when she realized her life’s dream to travel extensively around the world was passing her by. In 2006, she sold everything she owned to travel the world full-time and has already set foot in 15 countries while she works as a freelance travel writer. Her travels have taken her to Hawaii, across Asia, Australia, throughout Europe, and now she is starting the new year in New Zealand. [Check out theprofessionalhobo.com
Jeanne Dee from Soultravelers3
The “Soultravelers3″ are a digital nomadic family into their fifth year of an open-ended world tour. They were living the American dream, with a large, ocean-view California country home, but when they had a child in 2000 they decided that a permanent travel lifestyle would give them more time for bonding and freedom. They’ve raised their daughter to be tri-ligual in Chinese, Spanish and English, and they’ve now seen 38 countries on 5 continents, usually spending their winters in Asia (they are currently in Penang, Malaysia), and summers in Europe. [Check out soultraveler3.com
Andrew Hayes from Sharing Travel Experiences
Andy launched two online ventures at once. Sharing Travel Experiences is an online travel lifestyle magazine where he puts to use many of the skills he developed when he used to do a lot of writing for clients, and Travel Online Partners
is a tourism marketing company that he has spent time working on while he’s been in Spain, Canada, and California in the last year. He is also an iPhone app developer and a published travel author.
Michelle Dale from Virtual Miss Friday
Michelle is a mobile entrepreneur, mother of two, and the virtual assistant behind VirtualMissFriday.com
. She left a high-paying job in the banking industry and left the UK to move to Egypt for two years. Since then, she took her VA business from a one-person operation to a 6 figure offshore company while living in Luxor and in a few different parts of France. Michelle currently lives in Spain, and will be making her way to Italy later this year.
Sean created Location 180 where he writes about building a business, living anywhere, achieving freedom at seanogle.com. From Location 180:
I started Location 180 in May 2009 to hold myself accountable for doing all of the cool stuff in life I’ve always talked about. I published my bucket list, and have been working through it ever since. So far I’m doing pretty good, I’ve lived on a tropical island, built a business, ran a marathon, and climbed a mountain, among other things.
Somehow I’ve gotta support the cool lifestyle though. In January 2010 I headed to Thailand to work with the Tropical MBA which has evolved into a full time business doing SEO, consulting, affiliate marketing, and anything else that seems interesting to me.
Once I moved to Thailand it didn’t take long before I realized just how attainable my dream lifestyle was, merely by utilizing the power of the internet. Within a few months I was making enough to support my lifestyle and these days I have the flexibility to pretty much do whatever I want, whenever I want.
Location 180 and it’s sister site Location Rebel are all about helping you to achieve the same lifestyle. One where you can do more of the stuff that makes you happy, and help others in the process.
Brian Johnson is the Philosopher & CEO of en*theos–a company that creates cool stuff to help people optimize their lives. He’s the co-founder (with his wife, Alexandra) of the en*theos Academy, PhilosophersNotes and Blissitations and is the author of A Philosopher’s Notes. He’s also featured in the documentary Finding Joe and has a monthly “Big Ideas” column in Experience Life magazine.
You can read more about Brian, his life and his business at PhilosophersNotes.
Markus Mindaugas Urban
From Living On Impulse:
On October 27th, 2009 I was sitting at Mozart’s Coffee Shop in Austin, TX looking around at the beautiful water, feeling the brisk fall breeze, when I had a satori. The idea for this website and a new way of life came to me.
I realized that I can stop resisting life and stop resisting myself – how I work, how my brain functions, how I get things done. I had been trying to fit myself into all these molds about “how to be productive” and “how to make life work for me”, etc.
And in an instant flash I said to myself “Forget everything I’ve read or known, from now on I will live entirely on impulse.”
There was an overwhelming relief that came over my entire being once I realized that I could do this. Countless books, audiobooks, and productivity systems tried to teach me how I should be living my life to make it better, more efficient, more productive, blah blah blah. But very little of it actually stuck. As soon as I thought that I “had to do something” I started resisting it in the back of my mind. So I’m letting go of all of that.
There is nothing that I have to do.
If this sounds interesting to you at all, you can sign up for some cool Free DNA resources and you’ll be notified when Cody McKibben is opening up enrollment again for the New Year.
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