Where And How Do You Bloom? What Makes You Bloom?

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Until, I moved to Chiang Mai, and started living with my kinfolk, I used to think I am insane. I used to think that I was an alien. That no one on this planet was like me, and that I was going to go crazy before the end of my life, if I ever got there. I believed I was an alien that was planted here, for some weird experiment. I didn’t understand the point of me, my existence, my life.

I lived, because I had to live. My parents wanted me to live, my friends wanted me to live, and this world wanted me to live. In fact, I kept on believing that there was some reason for my existence. I had to believe that, because if I didn’t, I would have really gone insane, or I would have killed myself a long time ago.

I am not saying, I am special in anyway. There are many people on this planet who feel exactly the same way. They feel out of place, and therefore, they think that they don’t belong. They might be born in Texas, but might believe in the pro-life denominations. Or they might be born in Israel, and have Moslem tendencies. These are just random examples, but you know what I mean. (more…)

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Why Am I So Attracted To Thai Culture?

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Thai Culture Pulls Me In

I have been thinking about this question for a while now. I don’t want to be stereotypical about it and say it’s because they are nice, and smile all the time. But a lot of it really comes down to their nature. They are some of the kindest, most generous, most patient, hard-working I have ever met. Every single day, I am walking down the streets of Chiang Mai, and I notice all of the awesome qualities embodied by Thai people. It isn’t just one or two people, but literally everyone who is like that. Very few exceptions really.

Instead of talking about them, I want this post to be more about examples. Real life examples that I have encountered that really showcase Thai nature and culture.

The Accident

This story is meant to indicate the patience and community that is really apparent here.

I was sitting at one of my favourite street food stalls near Loi Kroh road. The lady who runs the stall is highly communicative, and warm. She speaks and understands a lot of English considering she probably learned all of it in passing from foreigners who frequent her food stall. She also is highly generous in her portions and makes delicious pork noodle soup. It is absolutely brimming to the top of the bowl with green veggies, sprouts, delicious broth, and lots of pork. Only for 40 baht. Such a deal. (more…)

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6 Things They Didn’t Tell Me About Moving To Chiang Mai

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Chiang Mai Living Expounded

I love the digital nomad lifestyle. I really do. But I have to say, you never really know what living in a country will be like, until you actually move there. You can read a ton of blog posts, or watch a hundred videos; but until you live in a country for at least a month or two, you won’t know the real deal.

This is where I come in. I’m trying to show you the real picture of Chiang Mai living.

Everyone loves it here, and raves about it day in and day out. I love Chiang Mai too, but I can be a little objective about it. Like every other country in the world, it has its ups and downs. It has its pros and cons. Yin and Yang. You get the picture.

There are six main things I’ll focus on in this post. Maybe more stuff will come as I’m here longer, but for now, here are the top six things no one tells you about moving to Chiang Mai. Booya!

The Air Quality Sucks

I’m one of the lucky ones in Chiang Mai (CM). I don’t have asthma, or any brochial or respiratory problems. I’m also really fit, from years of yoga, and running. So I don’t actually notice the air quality much. I do notice a layer of grime on my body when I go home after a long day outside. The air quality bothers people and it should. That’s a lot of exhaust a lot of us are inhaling on a regular basis.

Does this mean, I’m telling people not to visit CM, because of freaking air quality? Not at all. (more…)

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7 Steps To Becoming A Digital Nomad

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Have you ever said to yourself, ‘I want to become a digital nomad (DNs), but I don’t know where to start??’ Well, I get those kinds of questions all the time from my Instagram, Facebook, and even my blog.

I have people asking me how they can become a digital nomad. Some of them pay me for my coaching services, and others aren’t willing to do the work it akes to become one. If you want a brief glimpse into the work that it takes to become a digital nomad, then this (extremely long) blog post is for you.

Just remember, becoming a digital nomad isn’t for the faint-hearted at all. Not only do you need lots of courage to begin the process, but you also need lots of persistence and consistent effort to keep it going. I hope you have what it takes to become one of the elite travelling business people of the world. The day I could label myself ‘Digital Nomad’ was the happiest day of my life, and I know it will be the same for all of you.

So let’s get started.

STEP 1: Believe You Can Do It And Decide Where You Will Move To

The Money Will Come

Most people when they decide to become a Digital Nomad spend all of their time worrying about what job they are going to do in order to make the money to live in another country. In my opinion and real-life experience, the money will come. Once, you decide to take the leap, the money will appear. It has happened to lots of people I know who decided to pick up and leave. (more…)

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3 Reasons I Have Decided To Move To Chiang Mai For Six Months

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A few weeks ago, I decided that I will move to Chiang Mai for six months to work on my online business. The decision actually came as a surprise not only to myself, but all of the people around me. I have been happily plugging away on my business in Toronto in my little oasis of a condo downtown. I love Toronto, and I love the life I have here.

Three Reasons I Decided To Move To Chiang Mai

Here are the three reasons I decided to move to Chiang Mai – why I decided to adopt briefly the lifestyle of a digital nomad. I have always been a nomad at heart, but I never really bought the digital aspect into it until now. I’m so excited to see how it goes.

I Want To Be Surrounded By Entrepreneurs

I am not running away from anything.

But I desperately want to be around other entrepreneurs who think like me and want the same things in life as I do.

In Toronto I’m surrounded by 9-5ers who are all really nice people, but don’t really think like an entrepreneur does. They don’t have any useful feedback to provide into my business.

They are all chatting about TV shows they’ve watched, politics, their children’s accomplishments, or renovations they are doing on their home. (more…)

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