Thanks to Super Tuesday results, it’s pretty certain Trump will be the candidate.
And possibly the next President of the United States.
Do you really want to be there when this happens? …I didn’t think so.
As of today, I’m tailoring my current Gone in One Year program. I’m building for one person: for the American who want to get out of the US, and move to Canada.
What’s the Gone in One Year program? It’s a 12-month (obviously) long set of e-mails, homework, videos and tailored help to get someone living abroad. I’ve lived abroad several times; now I teach others. It’s great.
Faster, Shorter, Uncut
Because moving to Canada for Americans is easier than say, moving to Costa Rica or Czech Republic, this program is faster. It’s 10-months, not 1 year.
It’s also “uncut” and less generalized. When I know you come from X country and want Y country, I can give clear-cut, direct help. In this case, it’s US —> Canada.
Read more on the “US—>Canada” and other 2 plans here.
A fairly easy “gap year” option for university students is to get a Holiday Work Visa, fly down to Australia and do temp work. Common work is the restaurant/bar scene, farm work or other short-term work. If you’re extremely lucky, work might pop up somewhat related to your degree. The best part of working down in Australia is you earn your wages tax-free. Well, for now…
Four years ago, I wrote about Romney vs. Obama, and international poll results for the 2012 candidates. Basically, The Whole World, save one country, overwhelmingly chose Obama. (Revisit the old post to see who chose Romney)
Fast forward four years and we’re at another election. It’s still early, long before the primaries are all done. Plus, I don’t inject myself with the media hype 24×7 (a mental health choice). But from what I gather, there are still a few viable candidates on either side.
That said, if Americans’ frustration is the deciding factor, then the final fight is between the only two anti-establishment candidates:
So, yeah, I’m calling the final fight. Good bye, good ‘ol girl, Hillary. Good bye, long list of Republican has-beens and never-will-bes. The final fight is between the Vermont Socialist and the Center of His Universe.
Contest: putting my money where my mouth is
If you think I’m wrong, throw in your pick for the final fight (comment below).
If it turns out you pick the correct two (and I’m wrong), then I’ll gift you a full year’s subscription to “Gone in One Year” — free.
Get your popcorn – the bet’s on! This gets decided when both conventions decide their pick.
There is no “typical” expat. But I can share who is the typical Expat Yourself client.
Since I created “Gone in One Year” program, I fell in love with building info graphics. Info graphics are those colourful pages of icons and one-liners that speak volumes. Well, here’s a quickie that illustrates my typical consulting client.
Every so often I write a very simple post. Like this one today.
It’s time for you to sail away from the safe harbour. As Mark Twain is often cited, with his full quote overlaid a pretty picture here:
Interaction is Key
I’ve been promising to write a “how-to” guide for you for ages. The trouble is, an “info-book” is not really helpful, not like real interaction. (In fact, I know someone selling such a book – but it turns out to be just a “how to make money online” guide, in a “travel anywhere” wrapper. Little smarmy in my opinion, but that’s his gig.)
Info-books do not help, as real interaction does.
That’s why consulting works well. However, consulting is pricey ($150/hour) for some folks. Finally, I fixed the price problem!
The solution: general consulting, in e-mails. New material sent every few days. Packaged in a full 1-year program: Step-by-Step Expat Consulting. Very cheap monthly fee (Trying it out – will likely raise down the road)
Yes, you, gone in 1 year, guaranteed or money back. The 12-month program is called “Gone in 1 Year” (heehee!)
Here is a sneak peek at it.
Interested? I’m officially launching in a few days, but sign up is open now.
The worst thing in the world is regret. Many people as they get older can’t help but wish “If only I …“.
Don’t be that person. Here’s help how…
This post is not a list of top regrets (too predictable). Far better, this is your grandparents’ advice, looking back to their younger selves.
The most popular ways to avoid regret, right here: Continue reading What Your Grandparents Are Wishing They Told You
From high school civics class, I remember a US presidential candidate…:
- Must be 35 years or older
- Must be a natural-born US citizen (not a “naturalized” American)
- Must have lived in the US for 14 years
Okay, I lied. Above is true, but below is how I actually remember it: Continue reading Foreign Born Americans Can Become President
Well, a deal got reached. The Super Rich & Powerful© people have agreed on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
“So what.” So what? So, what is the TPP?
“Who knows?” The TPP has got to be one of the hottest debates over which no one really knows what they’re talking about. The actual TPP text is a secret and will be for several more weeks. The heads of those dozen countries and CEOs of many corporations are debating about it. The rest of us schmoes only hear it’s really bad for the workers and fantastic for the companies. But do we really know anything? No. Just that it’s “bad”™ , for all that’s worth.
Well, I say, if it’s so bad, and you’re so mad, then do something about it.
Stop waiting and do something. Start learning a language. Outstanding opportunity here to learn French online or English online. Write a goal date on your calendar. Start taking the daily, baby steps toward your move. But just start.