The Suitcase Entrepreneur

By Natalie Sisson; Published In 2013
Genres: Business, Entrepreneurship, Travel
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail ~ RALPH WALDO EMERSON

don’t have an attractive back-up plan. As Seth Godin states, if you have a back-up plan, you’ll always defer to it. So simply focus on the outcome you want, not the alternatives (which may look far more appealing, like real income and job security).

Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.

High achievers spot rich opportunities swiftly, make big decisions quickly and move into action immediately. Follow these principles and you can make your dreams come true. ~ ROBERT H. SCHULLER

If you’re going to make a significant change in your life, consider making a big move like taking a trip to a different part of the world, or at least to a new location within your country. This helps you to get out of your comfort zone and take a different perspective. After all, “if you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always got.

In general, society thinks you should have the fancy office, the house, the car and the mortgage and payments to go along with these things. You should spend all your time working your ass off to earn money so that you can spend it on getting more things. The truth is, we don’t need to live in a material world. Sorry Madonna,

It’s incredibly difficult to change who you are or what you believe when everyone around you is treating you like the person you’ve always been.

I’ve found that no matter how many months or years it’s been, true friends will always pick up where we left off, just like old times.

Kaleidoscope Marketing How to do this for yourself:

Lesson 1: To make a real change you need to get uncomfortable

Minimalist living is counter-cultural. It is contrary to every advertisement we have ever seen because we live in a society that prides itself on the accumulation of possessions. But there is far more joy to be found in the pursuit of fewer possessions than can ever be discovered in the pursuit of more.” ~ Joshua Becker, Becoming Minimalist

One thing you have to get a handle on when starting any business is charging what you’re worth; based on the value you deliver to your client. This is one of the most challenging areas for entrepreneurs, especially when they’re starting out and in need of money. But trust me, if you start off lowballing your prices it becomes very hard to raise them. You also have to factor in your own overheads, admin and running costs.

The best way to predict the future is to create it. ~ PETER DRUCKER

The reason you are here is because you’ve been called. Your real job is to hear what that is and honor it. ~ OPRAH WINFREY

Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer. ~ ANONYMOUS

You don’t have to live in Wyoming to set up a Limited Liability Company (LLC) there — you just register your business there. You might still have to pay your state a “foreign corporation” fee to do business, but it’s typically less than full incorporation. Wyoming’s asset protection laws for single-member LLCs are very strong, and the state is solvent and unlikely to levy additional fees, which makes it a good option for a lot of small businesses, in the same way Delaware is a good option for financial companies and businesses that want to IPO. ~ Josh Kaufmann, from a Facebook post, showing you that this stuff is more involved than you think Liability protection Running a business is going to expose