From 9-5 Office Job to Traveling Photographer: Benefits of Living Abroad

An interview with Tim Conley from the Foolish Adventure Show

I love listening to interviews when I'm editing photos.

Maybe it's the whole right brain / left brain thing, but when I'm doing something totally visual then I can still concentrate on spoken word. Lately I've been listening to independent podcasts because there's no restrictions on the format or content, and as the iTunes store keeps getting more popular, podcasters keep upping their game with great interviews on topics that you won't see a main-stream show like NPR's 'Fresh Air' covering.

Several friends of mine have launched very successful podcasts that I love to listen to for inspiration while I'm editing. They're all further along in their journey as entrpreneurs than I am so I've gotten a lot of ideas from hearing them share their successes and failures. You never want to underestimate the power of inspiration--especially when you're making a risky move. Hearing someone else talk about their ups and downs (and how they solved them) can make a difficult task much more doable.

At least that's what I've experienced with the podcasts that I follow.

One of my favorite's is Tim Conley's Foolish Adventure Show. Every week Tim interviews guests from a wide range of backgrounds about their experiences as entrepreneurs and share what they've learned. This info is more useful than what's taught in most colleges, and it's all totally free. I'm not trying to do a sales pitch here or anything, I'm just saying that if you haven't checked out what's available in the iTunes podcast store for a while you should.

Anyways, I've gotten to know Tim as a good buddy over the past year and a half through our weekly entrepreneur's mastermind created by my great friends Dan and Ian. Every week we all get on a conference call and talk about what's working / not working with our different businesses. It's been a game changer for me and I get ideas for new approaches / business models every time I talk to Tim, Dan, or anyone else in our little group.

A few weeks ago, Tim asked me to be a guest on the show to talk about making the transition from a stable career to being a solo-preneur and the benefits of living abroad. It's a question many subscribers to my newsletter ask as well so I'm really grateful to Tim for asking me to share the story on his show because he has a way of getting ramblers like me to focus on the most actionable info for listeners to use (just see my bio page for an example of my rambling).

It was a lot of fun to do the interview and I hope you might find some info you can use or inspiration to make that move you've been thinking about for a while. To check it out just click here or even better you can subscribe to Tim's show in iTunes.

Hope you enjoy it and if you have any questions about what we cover there just leave them in the comments on Tim's site and I'll get back to you.

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Tommy Schultz

Photographer, Writer, & Film Maker

Hi, my name is Tommy - thanks for visiting my site today. I've spent the past ten years capturing stories from around the world with my camera. I'm inspired by the ocean, working with creative people, and sharing what I've learned along the way. If you enjoyed this article and love travel / photography you should sign up for my free newsletter. If you need creative for your upcoming project, click here to learn how I can help you. If you want to learn how to share your own story in pictures / video, you can join my online photography course. If you'd like to connect with me, please say hi on Google+, Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube. If you're curious how / why I made the switch to being a full-time photographer, just click here.

May 31, 2013