A little bit about the owner of this blog

Hi! My name is Billy, and I’ve been travelling the world for ten years, wandering from place to place every few months, without a fixed home anywhere.

Everything I own in the world weighs 23 kilograms, or 50 pounds. In this time I’ve tried to speak the local language of each country that I go to, and have made many friends from vastly different cultures.

In doing so, I’ve learned many life lessons, a few of which I’d like to share with you today. I hope you’ll enjoy it! Happiness has no price tag .One of the first things people say when they hear that I’ve been travelling for so long is that I must be rich.Well, not quite! haven’t inherited any fortune and in fact, I’ve earned less than $1000 a month at many stages in my travels  but have had very rich experiences despite this.  I’ve found that some lateral thinking can get you a lot for very little money!
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You can Couchsurf for free instead of paying for accommodation, you can hitchhike very safely in many countries,  or fly across the planet for just a couple of hundred dollars if you’re flexible,  or free if you know how to “hack” the system by earning miles  you can even cook at home much cheaper instead of eating out all the time, and it will be a lot better if you give up expensive habits that don’t enrich your life and stop buying crap you don’t need.

Go around the world and say your jokes!

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The best experiences do not have any price tag. Money is necessary to have a basic standard of living, but many of us, especially in the west, already have more than enough of it to be able to have many incredible experiences, if only we’d realize it.
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At the end of the day, time with good friends is free, but can make you feel like the richest person alive. Be an imperfectionist  Perfectionism is usually thought of as a good quality. But I’ve found, though, that when -whatever you’re passionate about can’t be appreciated until it’s 100% perfect you’ll never appreciate it.
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Generally, outside of mathematics, perfection is impossible.
There’s always something missing, some improvement left, or someone who does it better. Accepting that I’m not going to be “the best” is the most freeing thought I’ve ever had. In fact, I go out of my way to make at least 200 mistakes a day Making no mistakes is playing it safe, but great things were never achieved by playing it safe.
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Every single failure is a stepping stone to a success and a chance to learn something important.  The magic happens outside of your comfort zoneI once saw this image online and it’s so true. Our comfort zones are tiny, but it’s not where we learn or grow as people, and have those incredible adventures that we can look back on proudly for the rest of our lives. In trying to learn multiple languages,meeting fascinating people, travelling by myself, speaking on stage,
and many other things that I’ve done and seen others do, I’ve found that rather than being naturally good at tthese things,each one of us can push our boundaries to learn how to be good at them.
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Your true limitations can often be how willing you are to leave your comfort zone. Where the chance of failure or embarrassment is much higher..
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So you fail, you get embarrassed a bit – what’s the big deal? Dust yourself off, try again, and this time you’ll do a lot better, until you soon realize that you have achieved something great!
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The world owes you nothing ! Too many of us feel this incredible sense of entitlement, like the world owes us something. I mean, you’re a good person, right? You deserve to meet the man or woman of your dreams, get that book deal or have great success!
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Well… not exactly.
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The world doesn’t owe you any of that. Personally, I don’t believe in karma, or some invisible force that will give me what I want because I’m generally a nice guy. I need to work for it beyond wishful thinking. You have to do something tangible to get real results in this world. From a certain perspective, the world is certainly an unfair place,
but rather than be an eternal pessimist about it, why not find out why things are the way they are, so that maybe you can follow t these rules, adapt to them and even bend them at times.
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Get busy living with your funny trips

We only have one life, but many of us squander it, we waste time watching TV shows, or doing passive things that don’t enrich our lives or we kill time alone. The time is going to pass anyway, why kill it? Get busy living, and do so with your own life . Not vicariously through others, Spend time with others, and you can effectively live something as good as many lifetimes in one. Every single person is fascinating and can teach you something The reason I travel so much is because I like to meet so many interesting and varied people.
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Across the planet, we share so many things in common from your guide in the Sahara desert, to those taking a train in the middle of China, to the deaf community in America, to dancers in South America. We can relate to all these people because at their core, they share a lot of the same values and hopes and dreams you do.
Despite this though, when you have the chance to really get to know someone, you’ll see that our vastly different experiences can help us learn from one another.
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Each person can give you something to aspire to, to emulate, or something that they do that you can learn from Even the bad people can show us parts of ourselves that we don’t like and make sure it don’t take over.
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It’s OK to say “I was wrong” . These three words are so hard to utter, but they can help you make peace with people. Even make it four, “maybe I was wrong.”  Give other points of view a chance. Let people have their say! Really listen to these alternative points of view, especially those that are vastly different to yours. Even if they don’t change your mind, maybe they will help you appreciate their point of view more.
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The present is what really matters Don’t defer your happiness so much.
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Too many people look at life as if it was all about getting to the destination, rather than about the journey.  Finishing school, getting that job, buying that thing you want…. The problem is when you finally do, you won’t even appreciate it, because you’ll feel a huge anticlimax just after it happens,  and you’ll just set your sights on the next distant target.
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How about appreciating the current moment? Spending time with those around you, not taking the wonderful advantages you have in life right now for granted, stopping what you are doing to just go for a walk and breathe and appreciate nature, or spending time with people important to you.
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Don’t be in such a hurry. Life is happening NOW. Be generous and kind to others . Give, without expecting something in return. And compliment people regularly. Show genuine gratitude. Look a friend or loved one in the eye and tell them they are important to you or that you love them. Ultimately the true legacy that we can leave behind is the interactions with the people who cross our paths.
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Thanks, and good luck!