It’s hard to describe what I “do”. In one way or another, my passion is to help others break free from the conventional template lifestyle—liberating you from traditional ways of thinking about work and life, building your own (entrepreneurial) projects, living a kick-ass remarkable life, and doing good for others …
I started Thrilling Heroics in 2006 to encourage other young professionals to take risks, to accept the challenge that life puts in front of you—not to settle and work in a cubicle and vegetate in front of the TV and be mediocre, but to pursue an unorthodox, exciting lifestyle, to strive for excellence in a career that you’re passionate about, and to make a positive difference in the world!
In September 2007, I quit my office job and have been 100% self-employed ever since. I decided that building my own business(es) and working on my own terms, on the projects I choose—even though it’s hard as hell—is way better than taking orders and making somebody else wealthy.
Eventually I’d built relationships with clients across five continents, I was already working remotely, and I decided that I wanted to make a huge life change and move abroad—somewhere as different as I could possibly find—for at least a year.
So in November 2008, I went location-independent and I moved to Thailand, setting the trend for many twentysomething lifestyle design bloggers to follow. Basing myself in Bangkok, I’ve explored all over Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Bali.
I’ve lived overseas for well over a year now. I have had unbelievable experiences that money can’t buy, I’ve made friends with people I’d never imagine, travel has taught me countless lessons about the many people of the world, and I’ve realized that there is so much more incredible opportunity available when you live abroad than you realize!
I’ve seen despicable things too, and had many lows, but that all shape who I am and add to my understanding of the world around me. In April 2009 and in April-May 2010, I witnessed bloody protests in the streets of Bangkok, literally outside my window.
So now I’ve moved to the south of Thailand, living on the beach, until I move again in 3 or 6 months to my next destination …
Thrilling Heroics has grown and evolved in leaps and bounds since 2006: I’ve been ranked among the likes of Tim Ferriss, Chris Brogan, and Chris Guillebeau as one of the top 10 Digital Nomads to Learn From, and I’ve been a recipient of the Wake UP! Award for my work at TH. The blog is also one of the Unstrapp’d Top 30 Young Entrepreneur Blogs of 2009 alongside Neil Patel’s QuickSprout, Andrew Warner’s Mixergy, and Ramit Sethi’s I Will Teach You To Be Rich.
Thrilling Heroics and my other projects have been featured at NYTimes.com, ABCNews.com, Transitions Abroad, BlogCastFM, and hundreds of other sites, and I’ve been syndicated by the Washington Post, CNNgo, Brazen Careerist and more.
Outside of my own online projects, I’ve been closely involved since I moved to Thailand as an advisor and donor to In Search of Sanuk—a grassroots volunteer organization that educates children in Bangkok’s slums and raises funds for children’s homes and other causes across Thailand.
I’ve spoken at conferences in the U.S., Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand, and shared the stage with prominent speakers such as Brian Wong and MindValley founder Vishen Lakhiani.
Since 2006, I’ve been involved in organizing events including Prosper Magazine’s ‘Perspectives’ conference in California’s capital, Global Entrepreneurship Week summits, Thailand’s first TEDx event—and together with In Search of Sanuk founder Dwight Turner—the monthly Bangkok Tweetup, LUSH music events, and annual Twestival fundraisers.
I’m an insatiable music fiend, and you’ll frequently find me at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival near Palm Springs in the southern California desert, where I have lifetime VIP tickets.
I’ve set an ambitious list of risky, adventurous, and daring goals to complete before I kick the bucket, and so far I’ve traveled to more than 22 countries.
Why Cody McKibben is Cody McAwesome
And Why Following Him Can Help You Live a Happier Life with Purpose and Passion
To sum it up, Cody is a great human being who strives for happiness and enjoyment in life, and he helps others to find fulfillment in life and to follow their passions. Cody loves helping people – it’s part of his unique make-up as a human being. It’s what impassions him. He has inspired me, and if you let him, he can inspire you.
I’m choosy with how I spend my time. I woke up around 2:30am this morning and couldn’t sleep. I decided to use my time productively, and that meant reading the 24 most recent posts on Cody McKibben’s site, Thrilling Heroics.
From those 24 posts, I picked out 10 that connected with me the most, that inspired me the most, and that I thought could inspire and help you the most.
Cody McKibben’s writing inspires and motivates me. He is my motivational and creative muse. He keeps me motivated to stay on course with my passions, my goals, and my happiness.
The 10 Posts That Can Change Your Life
If lifestyle design, living a location independent lifestyle, or following your passions and living happily outside of the 9 to 5 workforce are new to you, then reading these articles can change your life.
Whether or not you are new to the idea of lifestyle design, reading these 10 articles will inspire you, will motivate you, and will light your fire for change, action, and a passionate life.
- What is Location Independence? A Video Introduction to the Work-Anywhere Lifestyle
- 7 Simple Steps to Turn Your Passion Into Profit
- The Challenges and Rewards of Living Adventurously
- The James Bond Lifestyle: Wealth, Style, Exotic Travel and Picking Up Women
- How To Keep Kicking Ass When You Lose Everything
- How to Make a Difference in the World with Conscious Entrepreneurship: An Interview with Brian Johnson
- Change Your Life with a Change of Scenery
- The 5 Week Thrilling Heroics U.S. Tour: Help Me Make the Most of it!
- To start your own blog/site: The Newbie’s Easy Guide to Setting Up Your First Website in 60 Minutes or Less
- 6 Weapons of Mass Influence for Social Good
Read at least one of these articles each day, let the idea of lifestyle design sink it, let the idea of following your passions sink in, then begin to think about your passions, and like the above article, 7 Simple Steps to Turn Your Passion into Profit, said, “get clear about what you want”, then set specific, realistic, and timely goals. Make it happen.
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