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How To Pack For Bali If You’re an Internet Entrepreneur

By on Jun 29, 2015 in Travel | 0 comments

I get a lot of questions on how to pack for Bali. Many people travel from the around the world to get to Bali, so it’s a great question. Moreover, what if you’re an internet entrepreneur, or someone who works online?  This should give you some insight….   This is what I packed for this trip:   Laptop (pictured is my rental because my 15′ Macbook Pro broke down) Make sure to get travel insurance to cover electronics, this could’ve saved me over $1,500 Iphone 6+ (being used to take picture) I used to carry a SLR camera.  There’s no point now, camera phones are much better for portability and picture quality is great. Blender (Nurti-Bullet) I didn’t use this once because my blades got flagged at airport security.  You can get green smoothies for about $2 at restaurants. Knee brace – I brought this for kite-boarding Stand up desk (by Ninja) – I didn’t use the standup desk once…I always worked at cafe’s and co-working spaces Stand up seat (by Mogo) Travel luggage (Eagle Creek) – I don’t like big backpacks.  This rolling bag is so much easier an Eagle Creek has lifetime guarantees. North face jacket – I didn’t wear a jacket once. Travel clothes compactor (Eagle Creek) – This is awesome, it packs the clothes very compact. Portable harddrive – Essential. DJ cable (Griffen) – For those pool parties your wanna throw 🙂 Noise canceling head phones (Klipsch) – Awesome, water resistant, and I love the noise cancelling. Sunglasses (Oakley) – Great for on the scooter. Travel plug converter – You can get them in Bali for about .50. Wireless keyboard and trackpad (Apple) – Hardly used because I didn’t use my standup desk. Eagle Creek pack Notepad (Moleskine/Mont Blanc) Selfie stick – Used a couple times only. Toiletries Shoes (Dress, Vibrams, Native) – Vibrams are amazing, I brought flip flops last time but these are far superior.  I didn’t use my dress vans once…just Vibrams and Native shoes. Belt Shorts (3 casual, 1 swimming, 1 workout) Jeans (1) – I wore these once maybe. Tank-tops (3 casual, 1 workout) T-shirts (5 casual) -Icebreaker is awesome, perfect for all weather conditions. Underwear (4) – Icebreaker is awesome for these too, no odor, great for working out. Socks (3) – Didn’t wear these once aside from going to Singapore. Hat – It gets bright on the beach! Wrist sweat bands – Used for workouts and ecstatic dance. Travel towel – Great for going to beach. What essentials would I pack next time?   Laptop and case Iphone (See if there’s a wireless lapel to do videos) Travel luggage with day pack Travel packs (those one from Eagel Creek) 3 Casual Shorts 4 Tank Tops 4 T-Shirts (More Icebreaker) 3 Underwear (All Icebreaker) 1 Socks (Icebreaker) Hat Travel towel Shoes (Vibram, Vans, maybe thin flip flops) DJ cable Headphones Sunglasses Notepad Insurance for electronics 🙂 Remember, travel as light as possible.  Look at what you pack and ask yourself if it’s essential.  You can always by stuff here in Bali, but stuff like electronics and name brand clothes are harder to come by, or have premium pricing. Hope that helps!  Let me know if you have any questions. Do you have a must-have that’s not on that list?  Please share in the comments!         If you liked this post, subscribe to this blog and I’ll be sending you more cool blog posts just like this one. First Name: Email: Leave this field empty if you're...

19 iPhone Travel Apps You Need To Know

By on May 4, 2015 in Apps, Productivity, Travel | 0 comments

I love traveling.  Here’s 10 iphone travel apps that will make the most out of your time while traveling: Trello Great for capturing ideas throughout the day.  I use it to follow the GTD (Getting Things Done) methodology.  Simple and effective tool. Pomodoro For those that know about the benefits of the Pomodoro time system.  This is the best tool I’ve seen for it.  Also like the round tracking and daily goal total…it keeps you focused. Drive Google Docs is awesome.  Google Drive is the app that stores them all and gives you online storage for all your files.  Better then Dropbox right now because the office suite is  built in. iMovie Awesome for shooting and editing videos.  Gone are the days you need a computer, this app is awesome.  I create vision board movies and watch them daily. Audible The amount of time I spend on a scooter or in transit is a lot.  Therefore a subscription to audible with audio books is paramount to maximizing my time. Kindle Sure I love old school books, but to have ALL my books in my phone is priceless.  I read on it daily.  I love the highlighting feature for easy future referencing. Evernote Goes without saying that this is a killer app.  I scan all my tickets, my screenshots, and pretty much any other note.  Great app. Expense Keeping track of your finances is key.  This is one of the best that I’ve seen.  Simple layout, quick and easy to enter transactions. Day One Journals are very rewarding to get your thoughts out.  This is the best there is.  I do a photo a day as well. djay 2 Got a pool party?  Use this app to setup turntables, and combine their DJ cable for a complete DJ setup 8Tracks In the morning I listen to motivation playlists to get me juiced up, in the gym I listen to gym tracks, and for parties you can select playlists for that too. Instagram Visual app to showcase all your travel pics! Skype Communicate with your team, family, colleagues.  Setup a local number and make outbound calls from your hometown. Airbnb Search for awesome places to stay at! Time Buddy Easily convert your current timezone with people in other timezones. 1Password Store all your passwords, identity, and other card info in this app. TripAdvisor Great for finding fun things to do, restaurants, and other interests.  Rate it by ratings and you’re liking to find great stuff! Converter Convert currency, weight, distance and everything else in snap. Facebook Messenger I removed Facebook from my iphone recently and like the less distractions.  However I still love communicating through Facebook, this app makes this doable. There you have it, 19 awesome travel apps you need to know! Got other suggestions?  Let me know about them!   If you liked this post, subscribe to this blog and I’ll be sending you more cool blog posts just like this one. First Name: Email: Leave this field empty if you're...

Top 7 Websites I Use While Traveling

By on Mar 30, 2015 in Travel |

I have a solid work routine when traveling.  These are the top 7 websites I use consistently while traveling to make my life easier and more enjoyable… DI.fm A huge selection of electronic music playlists.  I regularly listen to the vocal trance playlist while working because the high bpm and varitation in music gets me in the groove and keeps me focused. Recently I got some new headphones and bought the premium version of this site, giving greater sound and no ads.  A close alternative 8tracks or YouTube for music playlists. WorldTimeBuddy This is the easiest website I’ve seen for converting local time to other timezones, ie the time back home.  The interface is very easy to visually see the different times.  It’s a cinch to use and very efficient. Airbnb Porbably the easiest site to find places to stay.  Sure the prices will be higher then normal, but the ease of finding properties makes it worth while.  Otherwise you’ll be going through countless ads, popups, and other annying travel websites. Facebook For networking this invaluable.  Also for event invites.  Everyone seems to be on facebook, and its great to learn more about people that you meet or are about to meet.  It’s easy to get distracted, but if you can have discipline to use it, the powers are huge. Audible  While on the scooter, in taxis, or any downtime, listening and getting educated at the same time is great for maximizing any wasted time.  I get one new audio book a month and it keeps me exciting to get more and apply what I’m learning. Calendly For arranging call meeting times with anyone, this is a great website.  Just put in your local time, set the desired times for a call and the website does the rest by automatically changing to the persons local time so they can book a time that works for them. Tripadvisor A great database of restaurants and activities in many cities.  I go on here and filter the activities I’m interested in and the site will sort the top activities based on reviews.  It saves a ton of time searching for stuff to do.  A great community of users, with helpful information. There you have it, 5 really useful websites I use consistently while traveling.  Have any suggestions for other helpful ones, please let me...

7 Reasons Why Kiteboarding Will Train You To Be a Kick-Ass Entrepreneur

By on Mar 2, 2015 in Free Day, Lifestyle Design, Travel | 0 comments

Typical kiteboarders are entrepreneurial, adventure minded, successful, and focused, but they’re also open minded, playful, and fun-spirited.  Most notably, kiteboarding attracts people who are willing to take a risk, in exotic conditions, in order for a potential huge reward.  It’s no wonder why kiteboarding is one of Richard Branson’s favourite hobbies. 1. Fundamentals are key.   There’s a big learning curve with kiteboarding.  Jumping in without proper training, and you’re sure to wash up on the beach.  Fundamentals are key.  You must check your safety gear, your riding equipment, and the water conditions before each ride. Similarly, entrepreneurs must assess market conditions, business plans, and human resource aspects before diving in.  Do the fundamentals.   2. Perfect conditions are rare, don’t procrastinate.   If you’re looking for perfect conditions to start, you’ll be waiting a long time.  Sometimes the wind is off, the water is choppy, or an array of other things aren’t as perfect as you were hoping.  The important thing is meeting about 80% of your criteria, then taking action. Just like in business, the market could be off timing, cost of goods could be high, or markets could be over saturated.  Research the market and jump in.   3. Starting is the hardest part.   With all the complex equipment, kiteboarding can be overwhelming.  Practice and perseverance are critical to getting over the resistance of starting.  Just like in starting a new business, there’s so many moving parts, from product development, lead generation, fulfillment, customer service, financials, etc.  Just get started one step at a time and eventually you’ll be riding with joy.   4. Create leverage.   For most new kiteboarders the kite is the scariest part.  However, learn how the kite works, and you can leverage it to create unbelievable leverage.  Point the kite in one direction, and it will create a surge of energy.  Same thing with business.  Look at the points in your business where you can put in minimal effort and get maximized return.  Delegate for ultimate leverage.   5. Commitment gets you the big air.   You won’t see kiteboarders mindlessly riding around.  The opposite, they are poised, focused, and committing to every move.  Once they see a wave, they commit fully and the results follow soon after.  They leap into the air…twisting, flipping, riding rails, or whatever reward they want to savour.  Commit and the results will follow.   6. Don’t blame circumstances, adapt to them.   In kiteboarding the wind is fickle.  The wind direction and speed change at a moments notice.  Kiteboarder’s who don’t adapt will be tossed around like a wet noodle.  Kiteboarders must anticipate great things, but if conditions change they must readjust their plans to deal with it.  Just like in business, you must adapt to customers feedback, new competitors, employee issues, or any other number of factors.  When changes occur, adapt quickly.   7. Tools don’t cut it, implementation does.   You could have the best kite, coolest board, newest harness, or any other piece equipment, but if you don’t know how to use them, it’s pointless.  In business, you can have the best computer, software, mastermind, etc, but without implementation you’ll never get the results you’re seeking. Implementation, implementation, implementation. Go out there and apply the things you know you should act on.  Forget about the ‘perfect’ day/time, just take action and adjust as you go.  You can always get new equipment and have better conditions.  Just getting going! If you liked this post, subscribe to this blog and I’ll be sending you more cool blog posts just like this one. First Name: Email: Leave this field empty if you're...

How To Live Like a King in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

By on Feb 2, 2015 in Asia, Travel, Ubud |

There’s more people everyday discovering Ubud, in Bali, Indonesia.  Rightfully so, Ubud is a VERY special place.  It’s a spiritual/yoga/health heaven.  The energy and community feel is unlike anywhere.  There’s so many hidden gems of this place, its incredible.  In order to help you enjoy it to the fullest, here’s some ideas for great places to go to…   Food   Alchemy – Great food, raw food, mostly salads, and some delicious smoothies.  A very nice patio to relax at, excellent for chilling out and meeting people. Clear Cafe – An amazing place, unfortunately it recently caught fire and they are in rebuilding mode.  Look back for when it’s rebuilt – amazing food and atmosphere. Down To Earth – Some of the best food you’ll find in Ubud.  A hidden gem that’s sure to deliver with delicious food, and a merchandise shop below. Kafe – Great spot for breakfast or any meal through.  A social atmosphere with multiple floors.  Great ambience, service, and food. Bali Buddha – One of favourite spots for breakfast.  Big portions, cool buddha style interior, comfortable couches. Pomegranate – Amazing date spot.  You’re in the middle of the rice fields, in a big tent, floor couches, and fire flies everywhere. Yellow Flower Cafe – A hidden gem just off of Alchemy.  Cool setting, some great food options, very cheap and tasty. Seniman Coffee – I love this coffee place.  Some excellent coffee, cool patio, great environment, I got tons of work done here, enjoying the environment and the people. Stuff to do   Get planted with an office and local travellers at Hubud, the shared co-working office.  This is a fantastic place to instantly meet lots of travellers, get lots of work done, and the staff can help you with cool events, restaurants, etc. Go to as many breath workshops, sound healing, dances, yoga classes as possible. Check out Yoga Barn and the posting boards at the restaurants to see what’s happening around town. Always something next level to experience, from ecstatic dance, to breath shops, to mediation classes. The Mansion….must go.  Fantastic pools, great fool pool hopping afterparties, or daytime chill out sessions.  Huge potential for someone to throw pool parties. Get a massage with Pan Mega. Renowned balinese healer. 3 hour massage. Beyond epic and like nothing you’ve ever done. Phone: 0813 3735 0365 Go to Dragonfly Resort for Wed, Sat, or Sunday pool/fire/sauna night. Great way to experience the real Ubud. If you’re in Ubud Friday evening or Sunday morning…GO TO Estatic dance at Yoga Barn. Best experience. Trust me. Friday dance at 7pm is a must do. Also, if you want a relaxing afternoon, go to Tjampuhan Spa. These are hot and cold baths carved into the cliffside.  Great for soaking and chilling out. Walk to the far end, ask where, to hop into the healing spring water pool…which hardly anyone knows about. If you need Visa extensions, ask for the girl at the back of Alchemy.  She’s professional, fast, and dependable. Enjoy, and let me know any question you may have! If you liked this post, subscribe to this blog and I’ll be sending you more cool blog posts just like this one. First Name: Email: Leave this field empty if you're...