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Ryan Lee Freedym

Ryan Lee Has His Freedym

I was introduced to Ryan Lee a couple of years ago. A mutual friend knew I was thinking about changing my career trajectory and suggested Freedym to me. I was impressed. Ryan definitely knew his stuff.

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My First Location Independent Income

My First Location Independent Income

Never in a million years did I think I would be teaching English online. Then again, never in a million years did I think it would be possible to give up my steady paycheck to become a globetrotter. So it was only fitting that my first location independent income would come in the form of teaching a language that I learned myself 30 years ago.

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2017 Year in Review

2017 Year in Review

Wow. What a year it has been. It feels like I fit a decade's worth of experiences and emotions into just one year. Here's a recap of my 2017 year in review.

I quit my finance job, gave up my apartment in Hollywood, and sold my sports car. Instead, I traveled the world with my girlfriend Joanna on the cheap, organized the Work Anywhere Summit, started teaching English online, and launched this blog.

Life will never be the same again.

Here's to 12 months worth of jubilation and frustration, ups and downs, laughter and tears.

Most importantly, here's to doing (most of) it all over again in 2018.

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Why I Quit My (Asian) American Dream

To know a bit about the current me, you need to know a little bit about the younger version of me. 

Perhaps you’ve heard various versions of the American dream a million times already.

In this all-too-common version, an Asian kid excels at math or science and ends up attending a reputable university. He graduates with flying colors and gets himself a high-paying professional job.

He becomes an accountant or a lawyer or a doctor and makes his parents proud. And he repays them for all their years of hard work by making sure that they never have to worry about money again.

Maybe he even goes to grad school before marrying a nice Asian girl. They pop out a couple of cute kids and live in a nice big house. 

'Tis the (Asian) American dream, after all.

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