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Kicking Off Our Travel Blog Boot Camp In Palenque, Mexico

Posted by | adventure tours, Blogging, Destination Freedom, Entrepreneur, Mexico, Palenque, travel blog boot camp | 2 Comments

It’s been awfully quiet around here at the blog. You know why :) We’ve been busy with numerous other projects…the Spanish language product launch + Facebook page and blogging…the Saga of Lucimia MMORPG development team I’m heading….finishing up my TBEX presentation (I’m speaking on the first day; see the schedule here) on advanced Facebook marketing….and then there’s our travel blog boot camp, which kicks off Monday, August 25th and runs through until the 29th. Read More

Mind Machine

Changing Your Operating System

Posted by | Destination Freedom, enlightenment, Entrepreneur, Freedom, Quality of Life | 2 Comments

Last weekend’s presentations on travel blogging and social media went off with such a success that I was able to book us space this upcoming weekend at the Centro de Las Artes del Municipio de Benito Juárez. One of our friends is closely tied to the director of the building, and we were able to book space after the turnout we had last weekend.

Classes in Playa del Carmen are filling up fast, and I’ll be teaching from November 23rd and the two subsequent Saturdays after that for a total of 9 hours across three Saturdays at the Coworking Playa del Carmen office.

This week has been pretty groovy, and I’ve learned a lot about flexibility. More so than in previous weeks/months. Much of this is related to a local business initiative that myself, Devlin and Cris have been working on, connecting with local businesses and working with them on advertising and design projects. But some of my flexibility learning this week has been with my baby, Marginal Boundaries, and realizing that I might be shooting myself in the foot in regards to certain business decisions.

Which leads me to the primary reason for this blog post. I’ve finally listened to some of my friends and trusted business associates and decided to make a change.

We are now accepting purely online attendees for the November 11th through January 31st Destination Freedom brand boot camp. 

But before I get into the details, I want to go into the reasons behind why we made the change. Read More

Cristina of Marginal Boundaries

A Personal Journey – The Power of Conscious Change

Posted by | Destination Freedom, Entrepreneur, Freedom, Mexico, Passive Income, Quality of Life, Social Media, The Secret of My Success | 16 Comments

These days, Marginal Boundaries is a joint venture between myself and Cristina. It wasn’t always so. When I first arrived in Cancun in September of 2010, before the brand was even launched, I was a solo traveler, fresh out of an almost nine year relationship that ended badly. I spent my first few months in a haze of tequila, weed and the embraces of all the hedonism that the tourist part of Cancun is known for.

Eventually, I made my way back to working; a contract from Lea and Jonathan over at Location Independent to draft a Cancun travel guide presented itself (ultimately it never saw the light of day but turned into my first Live Like a Local immersion guide), along with about $12,000 dollars in contracts from three long-term clients, and I pulled myself out of the fog and back into my work.

The next couple of months (December of 2010 and January of 2011) were spent working 10 – 12 hours a day out of my apartment and then in the evenings I would head to a little cafe just down the street from where I would hole up for my nightly editing sessions. There, I would sit for another three to four hours while editing the work from earlier in the day and shoot it off to my clients. It shouldn’t come as any surprise that after several months of frequenting the cafe that I found myself drawn to the girl who was always serving my tea and softly smiling when I would fumble through my fledgling Spanish mumbling thank-yous and beyond.

But this isn’t a story about love on the road. At least not in full. Rather, this is a tale of how one person’s life can change dramatically, and the power  The Internet, social media and passive income have for allowing a person to completely reverse their fortunes and provide a life previously only dreamed of. This is Cristina’s story.  Read More

Campeche, Mexico

Spring 2013 Brand Boot Camp – Campeche, Mexico

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The following images are from the Spring 2013 Destination Freedom Brand Boot Camp which took place March, April and May of 2013 in Cancun, Mexico. We took three members through the program and mentored them while they built their brands and websites. In mid-March we had a week-long adventure tour with Snail Adventures as a team-building exercise  and to give the students a much-needed break from the Spanish and brand building classes five days a week. Don’t forget to check out the first leg of the journey from Cancun to Merida, the second leg of the journey from Merida to Palenque, the third leg of the journey where we stopped at Misol Ha, Agua Azul and Ocosingo, and the fourth leg of the journey in San Cristóbal de las Casas, San Juan Chamula and Zinacantán. Read More

San Cristobal de las Casas

Spring 2013 Brand Boot Camp – San Cristóbal de las Casas, San Juan Chamula and Zinacantán

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The following images are from the Spring 2013 Destination Freedom Brand Boot Camp which took place March, April and May of 2013 in Cancun, Mexico. We took three members through the program and mentored them while they built their brands and websites. In mid-March we had a week-long adventure tour with Snail Adventures as a team-building exercise  and to give the students a much-needed break from the Spanish and brand building classes five days a week. Don’t forget to check out the first leg of the journey from Cancun to Merida, the second leg of the journey from Merida to Palenque, and the third leg of the journey where we stopped at Misol Ha, Agua Azul and Ocosingo. Read More