One of my big aspirations in life is to become completely location independent and to travel abroad more. So when my next guest, podcast listener Grace (who also runs the blog Gracefully Expat) emailed me about being on the show, I knew I needed to talk to her to find out how she was able to leave Canada, set up shop in Ireland and run her own business.
What’s funny is Grace is also from Vancouver (like me), but she didn’t move to Ireland directly. She first went to the US for university, then when she got a job opportunity that would take her to Ireland, she leaped at the chance to live somewhere new. After a few years of working the corporate life, Grace started making plans to leave and start her own online business as a tax consultant for ex-pats like herself.
Now, she’s living it up, able to explore the rest of Europe quite easily since it’s so close, and live that digital nomad life like I, and so many of us dream of. It just goes to show, becoming location independent doesn’t mean you have to become an Instagram star or a famous beauty YouTuber. You can do a number of things as a business that doesn’t require you to have an office, like a tax consultant for instance.
My dream is that within 5 years I’ll be able to have enough saved up and a business that earns enough passive income that I can focus my efforts on developing more content, creating more online courses, and doing financial counseling from anywhere in the world. I’ve got a lot of work ahead of me, but if Grace can do it, why not me (or you!)?