Chris and I had been watching each others videos on YouTube since the beginning of my Digital Nomad Journey although, it wasn’t until I found out Chris was organising the weekly Chiang Mai Nomad Coffee Club Meetup that we finally met.

It turns out, Chris has a very interesting story. A former Wall-streeter, Chris had transformed his life and now lives location independently in Chiang Mai.

Talking Points

  • [1:50] Chris’ early stage mentality of chasing riches via the traditional 9-5 means and scoring his first job in New York City
  • [4:53] Is monetary success a values thing or an illusion to begin with?
  • [6:38] Falling for the hype of making money in the big city & the slow realisation that the big city dream wasn’t for him.
  • [9:17] The story of how his high-stress lifestyle induced a collapsed lung on two occasions
  • [11:55] The Golden Handcuffs (ie. the trap of living and working in the big city)
  • [13:55] Valuing your time above the money & transitioning out of the Wall Street Lifestyle
  • [17:42] Becoming Inspired to live the digital nomad lifestyle & making the switch
  • [21:57] How Chris got started in online business
  • [23:50] Meeting Riley Bennett and Torsten ‘Toto’ Kremser at the first dropship lifestyle retreat, getting the first sales and moving into Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA)
  • [28:22] FBA vs Dropshipping and how they work together
  • [31:30] Running his businesses on autopilot, seeking more fulfilment and the realisation of wanting to become a coach
  • [35:52] Chris’ favourite nomad cities and locations including Bali and Chiang Mai
  • [39:06] His spiritual journey, dealing with psychological demons, mediation and experiencing Ayahuasca
  • [44:28] Chris’ advice for achieving balance and finding success

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About the Author

Hi, I'm Chris. I'm a self-taught web developer, YouTuber, Blogger and Digital Nomad.

To find out more about me, check out the 'About page', the 'Hire Me' section of this website or connect on social media

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To read my full story on how I left my corporate career in Accounting to pursue Location Independence, check out my book 'How I Learned to Code'


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