The Importance of Self Education

The Importance of Self Education

As I am preparing for the Mobile Home University weekend course starting tomorrow (Friday, June 1st), and concurrently reading BiggerPockets, Scott Trench’s book “Set for Life” and “Head Strong” by Dave Asprey, I have been reflecting on how important self education is for me (and everyone really) and how nurturing my passions lights me up and gives me energy to carry through to the rest of the areas of my life.

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Guest Post: Increase Your Airbnb Income & Make the World a Better Place

Guest Post: Increase Your Airbnb Income & Make the World a Better Place

I am pleased to introduce Tim Wadsworth an Airbnb Host and Professor at CU Boulder, who is creating a Non-Profit called Greater Good Hosting, which allows hosts to share a percentage of their earnings with select charities while advertising their efforts on their listings, which in turn will bring in more bookings from Guests who also want to support good causes.

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Upcoming Meetup on Maui!

Upcoming Meetup on Maui!

My friends run an awesome Entrepreneurial Meetup through their Company: The Maui Collective. The meetups are once a month and they have a presenter (a local entrepreneur) that they do a Q&A with. There are Happy Hour specials before and after for people to mix and mingle. I return to Maui at least once a year, so I've gone to a few and really enjoy them. 

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Interview Series: Getting Creative, How One Host Monetized Her Backyard!

Interview Series: Getting Creative, How One Host Monetized Her Backyard!

Today I am just giddy to introduce a new friend of mine Shelly Young. A few nights ago, a friend and Co-host client of mine, told me that he randomly met a woman who was a reader of my blog and follower of my podcast interviews. He was out in Colorado Springs visiting his college roommate and she turned out to be their neighbor. She told him that I got her inspired to start Co-hosting and she already has three properties she’s airbnbing! Awesome!

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How to Hire and Train a Rockstar Cleaner!

How to Hire and Train a Rockstar Cleaner!

You can have the perfect location, a well appointed, gorgeous home and guests lining up around the block to stay there, but without a great cleaner, you’ve got nothing.

 

Sure, a lot of people just starting out will try their hand at cleaning themselves and yet, it can be a tedious task over time and if you decide to leave town or want to scale your business, you will definitely need someone to tag in, so this is an important skill for all.

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Interview Series -  What is all this talk about Cryptocurrency?

Interview Series -  What is all this talk about Cryptocurrency?

Today I have an exciting interview, with my new friend Shane Staats, a Crypto investor and consultant in Boulder, Colorado. A friend of mine who recently got into day trading Cryptocurrency, put us together and we spent a good 45mins geeking out in preparation for sharing with all of you. Whether you are interested in educating yourself to invest on your own, or paying for a more hands off approach, we’ve got something for you. Read ahead!

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Interview Series: Creative Housing! What I learned from the host of one of my favorite Airbnbs.

Interview Series: Creative Housing! What I learned from the host of one of my favorite Airbnbs.

As a long time Airbnb host and world traveler, I’ve stayed in my fair share of vacation rentals. Second only to the incredible (and free!) pet sitting opportunities, Airbnbs are my favorite places to stay! I love them because they let me: A. See how the locals live, B. (Usually) meet locals and get insider tips and tricks for the area. C. Cook at home; and most importantly,  D. Gain insight on areas I can improve my rentals back home.

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Exciting news! Record breaking downloads! (An Intro to my Media Section)

Exciting news! Record breaking downloads! (An Intro to my Media Section)

Since it may not be obvious, I wanted to draw attention to the Media tab on my site. Yes, it's got all sorts of other goodies! Some other great podcasts and a few blog features too. I like to point this out because each podcast has a different focus so it directs the conversation in a different way. They run the gambit from Real Estate Investing, Airbnb, Early Retirement, Financial Independence and I've got some coming up on travel too. 

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I'm just moseying (words on pacing & defining your own success)

I'm just moseying (words on pacing & defining your own success)

How do you define success? For me, all I’ve ever wanted was enough money to cover my expenses so I could live in a comfy home, drive a well-oiled machine, travel, and occasionally eat out without stressing about the price. For all intents and purposes, I’ve reached this platform so why reach higher? Sure one can always upgrade their homes, cars, experiences, and meals but is it really that much sweeter?

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"How do I travel like you?" Airbnb, Travel Hack, & Pet Sit, Oh my!

"How do I travel like you?" Airbnb, Travel Hack, & Pet Sit, Oh my!

The other day (or back in March when I started this post), I was enjoying breakfast with some new friends at a riverside hostel in Central Guatemala. After the basic introductions, one of the women turns to me and says, “I want to learn to travel like you do”. I thought it was a good idea for a blog, so I’ll share some tips here:

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I just booked my Airbnb stay for free! See how I did it.

I just booked my Airbnb stay for free! See how I did it.

Who doesn’t want to travel for free or damn well close to it? I know I do. I love travel hacking and although I travel for nearly nothing, I’m definitely not an expert in all the flashy terms and tricks, but I know some basics that are easy, repeatable and not time-consuming. Here are the ways I maximized those free dollas! Holla!

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