From Corporate to Travelpreneur
Rewind the clock four years, and you would have an entirely different person than I am today standing before you. I was broken, depressed, overworked, and in and out of the doctors with bleeding ulcers caused by stress. I was working four jobs and over 90 hours a week with a Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership and Human Resources.
I followed the plan. I went to school, got good grades, had several years in the professional world excelling at my previous positions, but I was ‘stuck.’
Not sure if anyone else can relate, but I was under the impression that the only way to land a high paying job was to get multiple degrees and excel in roles until I was up for a promotion. Was you informed of a similar school and career progression path?
What ended up happening is I finally decided to go and start spending my time with different people. People that had what I wanted in life and had a different mentality on how the world was perceived, how money could be earned, how to literally speak desires into existence, and ultimately taught me how to find the power within to break free of the limited mindset that was programmed over the years.
I spent several years of my life and a lot of time and money educating myself in what I was taught was to be the foundational education system and the only one that would lead to progressive success in my career. What was left out of the education I received was the true knowledge and skills that could be attained through personal development and individual critical thinking that was challenged and expanded by true mentorship.
How many books does the average person read once they finish higher education of some kind? Most of the time the average adult will stop reading or read books entirely based on fictional stories. Nothing is wrong with that at all. I love me some Harry Potter and Jody Picoult, Rewind the clock four years and you would have an entirely different person than I am today standing before you. I was broken, depressed, overworked, and in and out of the doctors with bleeding ulcers caused by stress. I was working four jobs and over 90 hours a week with a Masters Degree in Organbut what I have come to learn is that most successful people that we look up to have written the entire blueprint of their path to success in a book.
I know in school we were always taught to not copy our friends' answers, but what I have come to learn about successful mentors and people is that they are more than willing to share their path to success so others can join them at the top. Copy Away!! This is one test you will want to master!
Fast forward to the present and life has taken a completely different turn because of the advice that was given to me by some influential mentors that I was introduced to by someone I will forever be grateful for as he saved my life, Lance Jenson.
I’m blessed to have been able to leave the corporate rat race and have three businesses and am an entrepreneurial coach who teaches, mentors, and enables others to become the best version of themselves. I have been able to travel the world with a lot of friends and take over 36 vacations over the last 3.5 years. I'll say it again: it's crazy how life can change when you change your mindset about what’s possible. You deserve what you want; you just need to align yourself with the right people to make your dreams a reality.
Over the years I can summarize three key things I learned that would be easy to change in your routine if you are looking for a way to grow and develop your mindset. It's crazy how the world around you can change and attract what you want when you start to think differently.
1. Start reading more. Just learn about the world around you. Even if you are not going to become an entrepreneur, some financial advice on how you can plan your financial success could be helpful.
2. Change your friends or change your friends. This was one of the biggest takeaways for me. I was hanging out with the wrong kind of people. They weren’t bad people, they just had varying priorities and life goals. When I started to spend more time with people who had the lifestyle that I wanted (time and money freedom), life began to change around me as well. Stop spending as much time with people who only talk about other people.
3. Find a Mentor!! Even the best of the best, Tony Robbins, Oprah Winfrey, Les Brown, all have a mentor that they work with to discuss and open their way of thinking. The purpose of a mentor, however, is not to always tell you what you want to hear. Sometimes it’s to push your way of thinking to allow you to see another point of view.
If Jonathan Anderson-Ingebrigtsen could have any dream it would be that people spend more time making fun and quirky memories while seeing the world around them. Life is too short to wait till tomorrow or live life on a some-day mentality.
He comes from the structured world of corporate HR and company cultural redesign and made the transition to a life that allowed him to become a Travel Blogger and Real Estate professional serving our Veteran Community while Living Full Time!
When he is not traveling around the world or helping his clients find their dream home, he loves parading around the house dancing to music, networking and developing others to help them reach their full potential, all-while munching on sour-gummies of all kinds.