“Ask the driver to stop at Playa Langosta,”
“But he doesn’t speak English,” she replied.
“I can tell you how to say it in Spanish.”
“I don’t want to say it in Spanish,” she said, raising her voice — part frustration — part fear.
“The beach is coming.”
“Please don’t make me do it!” She begged, now in complete panic.
Continue reading “Achieve Unlimited Confidence”
I walked out of the terminal with my backpack tightly clinched across my chest to ward off the criminals.
I read the travel guides. I saw Man on Fire. Kidnapping was my real fear.
That’s why I decided to skip Mexico City (pics). Instead I was heading to Cuernavaca, but to get there, I had to take a bus through the capital which had the second highest kidnapping statistic in Latin American.
But, Mexico City was not where it happened.
We pulled up to the bus stop and I re‐read the warning from my travel guide:
“Do NOT take the green taxis. The yellow cabs are safe.”
That seemed simple enough — until I got off the bus at midnight and a line of green taxis was all that was waiting for me.
Continue reading “Why Take the Risk of Traveling? My Kidnapping Experience.”
The secret to happiness comes in the relentless pursuit of your passions.
But hobbies are expensive — costing time and money we usually do not have.
Let me show you how I finance my obsessions — and how you can too.
Continue reading “Pursue Your Passions — Without Going Broke”
The group met in Napa Valley with people coming from all over the world. Naturally, we shared where we were from when we introduced ourselves.
“I’m homeless and everything I own fits in a small suitcase.”
I wasn’t sure if she was serious or kidding. Turns out she was only half joking.
Her story is fascinating.
I met Antonia Lo Giudice through Tim Ferriss—the author of the 4 Hour Work Week—when he gathered a small group of authors in Napa to exchange ideas about writing and marketing. Continue reading “Sell Everything, Travel the World, Pablo Escobar and Colombia”
I’ve studied Disney for a long time because the company is an excellent case study of ideas you can implement in your own business. Disney stands out, not only among amusement parks, but from most companies in general, so it makes sense to study and learn from their example. Here are three lessons I observed during my recent visit.