Day and night I dreamt about the kind of life I wanted – the one I deserved – but reality painted a different picture. I was an unemployed college graduate, broke and alone. Then one day I gathered three friends in a coffee shop, and we wrote down a list of the craziest “dream goals” that we could imagine. Each of us made a vow that day to do whatever it took in order to make them reality.
It took a lot of hard work and sacrifice, but eventually I managed to make almost every single dream goal a reality. I’ve been able to travel – to over 30 different countries – and live abroad in several places. I’ve started three successful businesses using just my laptop. I've learned everything it takes to survive and thrive on the road, savor the true value of travel, and live each day to the utmost.
I’ve crossed half of Southeast Asia on a motorcycle. I’ve rafted down the Amazon, swum with whale sharks in the Philippines, and climbed the tallest mountains of South America. I’ve rappelled off waterfalls in the jungle, ziplined above volcanoes, and sailed across the South China Sea. I’ve trained in tango dancing in the darkly-lit halls of San Telmo, Buenos Aires, and trained as a Muay Thai fighter in Bangkok.
Before long I realized that I wasn’t alone. There is a huge interconnected community of individuals who have realized that big lifestyle dreams can become practical and achievable. In fact, a group of them recently came together and bought their own island, the ultimate form of independence and freedom.
"Buying an island" thus becomes a metaphor and a challenge for you to keep striving, to keep reaching beyond your limits, and to do something great.
Whatever your biggest lifestyle dreams are, whether its to purchase your own island, travel the world for a year, or set up a profitable business from home, it can be practical and achievable if you have the right plan in place. This book will show you how.