Last year, when the producers of the Living Dot Com movie approached me, I was at a place where I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do next. I had crossed the 100 million readers mark with my health blog, and had been traveling the world, enjoying life to the fullest for several years. Life was great… but something was missing. I no longer felt fulfilled and had lost that passion for my “work” (I use that word lightly), which I really missed.
I was honored to be asked for an interview by the brilliant Katie Krimitsos, founder of the “Biz Women Rock” podcast that has been rocking the “top podcast downloads” list on iTunes. For those of you who would like a few tips and the pleasure of Katie’s sense of humor, here’s where you can get my recent interview and subscribe to Katie’s inspiring new podcast:
I started blogging in 2005, when my first goal was to make $33 a day. It took me over 2 years to become a 6 figure blogger and when I hit that mark, my next goal was to hit 6 figures a month and go on a hiatus. About 3 years ago, I was coming up on that goal and I decided I had earned my hiatus- I did what many of you have told me you would do; I went on an extended vacation! I gave myself a year to travel the world, spend whatever I wanted, and do whatever I wanted. I have photos of me riding a camel next to Harry Dent in Egypt, watching the Australian Grand Prix from the garage of the Pramac team, and lunching on the Nile in a falluca (how do you spell falluca? why doesn’t WordPress have spell check yet?) courtesy of Tony Robbins. I took private jets, private helicopters and limousines. I drank warm wine in Dubai, shopped in London, and spent a month on Tony’s island in Fiji before touring Australia… and then I rented a summer castle on the coast of California. That one year hiatus, turned into 3, and it has been the most amazing time of my life… and the most eye-opening, with insights as to why I was able to work for such a short spell, and automate a system that has made me millions while I continued to travel the world.
I just completed a webinar interview with the founder of Advertiser 360, Peter Nguyen. Peter also happens to be a good friend and one of the most solidly brilliant internet entrepreneurs I have ever known. You thought I was brilliant? Meet Peter Nguyen- the man who can turn anything into a mathematical formula (and understand it), the man who has watched every documentary on Netflix, the man who will undoubtedly appear as a tight-lipped, hard working scientist in Despicable Me 2. No wonder the ivy league is teaching his course in the classrooms, right?