An Idea, A Plan, And A Little Something ExtraPosted on Aug 20, 2012 | 24 comments
People like to ask us how we plan to make money as we travel the world.
Well, the truth is, I'm not really sure. I know how I'd like to make money, so that's good. I also know the things I don't want to do to make money, and that's good as well. I guess we will just have to wait and see how things play out.
Most people don't like to wait and see how things play out. Honestly, I don't like it much either. I'd feel a whole lot better about taking a leap if I knew for certain I was going to land in a giant pile of money. But that's not going to happen.
No, the best we can do is trust our ideas, our guts, and our patience. The best we can do is take a well-calculated, educated leap and hope for the best.
I've got a little something for you. I'm a believer in the title of this little article. You get an idea you believe in, plan around it, give it something extra, and you'll find your way. We all have good ideas. Ideas that suit us. Ideas we care about. Ideas we want to push and plan and bring to life.
There's a benefit to sharing ideas. It gets us thinking, it inspires us, it boost our confidence. So . . . I'm asking you to share your ideas.
Marriott Rewards has given me 50,000 reward points (that's enough for 2 nights in Paris or 5 nights in Peoria) to give away as I please. They are running this "What's Your Travel Type" game that's packed with ridiculous prizes and adventures, and to help promote it they asked me if I would throw some rewards love your way. And since my wife, my kids, and I TRULY love Marriott's Residence Inns so much, we had to help out.
So here's how I'm going to give away the 50,000:
1) In the comments below, tell me your most creative, inspiring idea for making money and creating a career as you travel or move abroad. It could be anything. I've got ideas. I want to write books, set up a non-profit that sends under-privileged youth off around the world, and create a global treasure hunt. Now it's your turn.
2) A week from today, on August 28th, 2012, I'm going to choose my 5 favorite ideas, throw the names of their creators into a hat, and pick a winner. The 50,000 points will be be deposited into the winner's Marriott rewards account shortly after. Plus, the 5 ideas I choose will be included in a follow-up post.
3) Note: You must be a Marriott Rewards member to receive the prize of 50,000 bonus points. Registering at Marriott Rewards is totally free. No strings attached.
4) Make sure you check out the giveaway Marriott has going on. They're offering prizes that are way better than mine! How about a 3-day weekend for you and 40 of your closest friends? Nice!
Ok, so let's get the brains working! Remember, you can't make money and achieve the lifestyle you want without ideas. Let's see what you've got.
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