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!)
“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.
Ever wonder what English sounds like, if you don’t speak English?
Watch and enjoy:
Pretty neat, isn’t it? It’s as if you know they’re speaking English, but you just can’t understand them, like they’re speaking too softly. But it’s not English at all, it’s nonsense; no real communication at all. And if you’re a native English speaker, you know this to be true immediately.