Back to Blogging: I’m going to Bali for TMBA 3

What a crazy year 2011 has been so far.

My blogging and travel plans were put on the back burner for a while because my muse business got me sued and I was dealing with that. Don’t get sued, it sucks. It causes a lot of emotional and mental distress over a long period of time because the legal system moves at a glacial pace. Thankfully the legal issue is nearing resolution and I will write about the whole interesting story once it’s finished.

It was a crazy ride but things turned out well in the end. The Tropical MBA guys were so impressed with the skills and initiative I showed with my muse business that they decided to hire me out of the 49 applicants! I head out to Bali, Indonesia late next week to start the Tropical MBA 3rd semester internship! The next 6 months are going to be awesome.

Thanks for the support and I’m glad to be back!

These are some awesome pictures of Bali. See you on the other side.

Why the TMBA III Could be Huge for Me

This post is part of my application to the Tropical MBA III

“Why the TMBA III Could be Huge for Me”


Honestly, its lonely running your own lifestyle business. There aren’t many people who are going through the same thing, especially in the middle of nowhere Pennsylvania that I live. So I jumped at the chance to be around other entrepreneurs – it is immensely rewarding to meet other people just like me.

I was planning on going to Southeast Asia this spring anyways, but going as part of the Tropical MBA is 100x better. It is not just a trip, but a tremendous opportunity for a whole new life.

Dan, Ian, Sean, and David – you are living the kind of life that I desire.

I am well on the path to attaining my ideal lifestyle, but I am not there yet. The missing ingredient is deep relationships with mentors and friends who have similar goals. Those relationships are so important because we can learn from each other, we can come up with new ideas, and we can work together to produce something greater than the sum of its parts.

The Tropical MBA III is such a huge opportunity for both of us – I get the chance to learn from and build lasting relationships with some of the best lifestyle business guys on the planet.  Not to mention I will have an amazing adventure living in Bali, one of the most beautiful and awesome places in the world.

And in return for choosing me for the Tropical MBA third semester, I give you my loyalty and determination to expand your business for the next 6 months and beyond. I will generate more income for you, free up your time, reliably handle business to give you peace of mind, and most importantly – become friends for life.

All I can do is put myself out there for the opportunity. The rest is up to you.

What I’m all About (Tropical MBA III)

This post is part of my application to the Tropical MBA III

“What I’m All About”


Working Hard On Things That Matter

The two weeks I spent on a service trip to the Philippines were the best time of my life.

My day started early as I woke up covered in sweat to a room with no A/C and a cold shower.

The days were spent clearing out debris, talking with locals and learning their stories, shoveling gravel for a new house foundation, carrying 50lb bags of rice uphill, and playing with the kids – even those who lived in the Manila Smokey Mountain garbage dump.

By the end of the day I was dirty, sweaty and exhausted.

And I loved it.



Taking Action and Pushing Myself

After a life-changing 2 weeks in the Philippines I knew that I had to get back there.

I didn’t just dream about the life I wanted – I took action to get it.

Following the guidelines in the Four Hour Workweek I tested a lot of online business ideas, most of which failed terribly. But eventually one muse worked really well.

In college we were required to complete a really challenging business simulation game. So I created a strategy guide to show students how to get an “A” grade in it quickly and easily.

I worked my ass off building this business with no prior experience – I had to learn deep customer research, writing sales page copy, SEO, how to split test, customer support – all the different aspects of a successful membership site.

The result? The site was a bigger success than I ever expected – making over $2000 per month. In fact, it was so great that the company who made the business game sued me and forced me to take down my website.

Sometimes risks turn out badly, but I know that I won’t grow as a person unless I push myself out of my comfort zone.

I know that I have the abilities and determination to take action and get your business to the next level – expanding revenue, freeing up time for you to work on the (awesome) podcast, and giving you peace of mind knowing that I’ve got the business handled.

I look forward seeing you in Bali.

p.s. 3 of my favorite blogs are:

Ramit Sethi – I Will Teach You To Be Rich

Simon Black – Sovereign Man

Tynan – Life Outside the Box

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