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From A 9-5 Cubicle To Living And Making Money Everywhere Around The World With Johnny FD

Badass Asian Dudes

This week's episode is an interview with my friend Johnny FD of JohnnyFD.com.Johnny has been featured in Forbes, Business Insider, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, BBC, and several other publications.He's known for quitting his corporate 9-5 job and then becoming a location independent entrepreneur. He has documented his whole journey on his blog.Johnny is one of the most well-known digital nomads in the digital nomad scene - for better or for worse.We dive in deep into his story and go super deep.As soon as we start the interview he told me he doesn’t want to just do the regular interview he has done over and over.So instead we talk about some sensitive, never before heard issues that he has never been public about:his struggles growing up as an asian guy in Americahis identity and insecurity struggleswhat it’s like dealing with his hatershis biggest regret in lifeand then we end with some straight knowledge bombs that are seriously packed with valuePlease share, subscribe, and if you really like the show, please leave us a 5 star review! It helps other people find the podcast and also helps me get other great guests to interview. I would really appreciate it.Thanks!

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17 Jul 2021

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176: Johnny FD, Millionaire & Q1 2021 Update Preview

Invest Like a Boss

Johnny is officially a millionaire! Johnny and Sam discuss the journey from starting ILAB in 2015 to growing his portfolio to the million dollar mark today.  Patreon members get access to the full show and can watch the full breakdown of all assets in Sam & Johnny's portfolio and Q1 2021 performance when you sign up at  https://bit.ly/ILABPatreon. Listen to ILAB 176 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app. Where we are: Johnny FD – Ukraine / IG @johnnyfdk Sam Marks – Thailand / IG @imsammarks Derek Spartz - Venice / IG @DerekRadio Sponsor: Invest Like a Boss Patreon Like these investments? Try them with these special ILAB links: ArtofFX – Start with just a $10,000 account (reduced from $25,000) Fundrise – Start with only $1,000 into their REIT funds (non-accredited investors OK) Betterment – Get up to 1 year managed free Wealthfront – Get your first $15,000 managed free PeerStreet – Get a 1% yield bump on your first loan *Johnny and Sam use all of the above services personally. Time Stamps: 02:44 – "Thanks Johnny; Mr.Millionaire FD..." - Sam Marks 04:30 – "I didn't become a millionaire to have to worry about what time it was when I go surfing" - Johnny FD 07:56 – "Whatever you can do to maximise your piece of mind is the path" - Sam Marks 10:15 – Johnny talks about why he wants residency in Ukraine 13:27 – Johnny and Sam reminisce when they started the podcast 15:57 – "I'll rather be the tortoise, slow and steady" - Johnny FD If you enjoyed this episode, do us a favor and share it! Also if you haven’t already, please take a minute to leave us a 5-star review on iTunes and claim your bonus here!  Copyright 2021. All rights reserved. Read our disclaimer here.


15 Apr 2021

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Ep 266 - Johnny FD (Leaving Sri Lanka for Ukraine)

Travel Like a Boss

This is an unexpected second solo episode in a row as I had decided to leave Sri Lanka a month early and move to Kyiv, Ukraine. Here are some of the topics I discussion in this recording: Why I left Sri Lanka Internet and Wifi in Sri Lanka Safety in Sri Lanka Process of Leaving and flying to Ukraine Winter in Kyiv Costs of lIving here Why I like it 
Why I’m staying.

Options for Staying more than 90 days. 90 out 180, Business Visa, Volunteer Visa, Marriage Visa, or Investment Permanent Residency Apartment Shopping Red Zone Lockdown This week's sponsors are: Pre-Roll: Athletic Brewing. Use coupon code BOSS20 for 20% off during checkout. https://athleticbrewing.com/ Mid-Roll: 27:25. Rerouted. Buy, sell or donate used adventure gear. https://rerouted.co/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/travellikeaboss/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/travellikeaboss/support


25 Mar 2021

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72. Earning, Learning, Investing and Traveling Like a Boss with Johnny FD

Creator Smarts Podcast

Johnny FD is the host of the Travel like a Boss Podcast, Investing live a Boss Podcast and he’s also the founder of Nomad Summit, the first live event of it’s kind for digital nomads and an expert in online business and investing.While Johnny may not be great at languages (he’s still trying to learn Russian,) he has plenty of tips for Langpreneurs who want to optimize their lifestyle.What you’ll learn in this interview:- Johnny’s story- The two main business models for travellers- Experiment with income streams- Udemy as an online platform to sell courses- Investment tips- Johnny FD’s tips for LangpreneursFor the full article go to:https://langpreneur.com/johnnyfdSign up for the newsletter and join one of our future events:https://langpreneur.com/Discover our coaching programmes:https://langpreneur.com/coachingOur course - Learn to build your own successful online language business:https://langpreneur.com/lbb


22 Jan 2021

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Ep #6 – Johnny FD: Drop Shipping vs Amazon FBA Pros & Cons!

FBA Lifestyle

Check out Johnny FD at https://johnnyfd.com !Subscribe to his podcast Travel Like a Boss: http://travellikeabosspodcast.com/Check out his YT channe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNB_...Download my Free "Amazon FBA Secrets 2020" Ebook ➤ http://livinthatlife.com/fba-ebook"I want to make $$ on Amazon! Where do I start?" 1) SUBSCRIBE for weekly Tips, Tricks & Strategies2) Download & read my FREE Ebook: http://livinthatlife.com/fba-ebook3) Apply to join the next 90 Day FBA Challenge: http://livinthatlife.com/90dayfba4) Follow these other places➤ https://www.instagram.com/fba_lifestyle➤ https://www.soundcloud.com/fbalifestyleWatch the video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/aWAaLp75K44


29 Jun 2020

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Lesson 39: Setting up Multiple Streams of Income with Blogger, Podcaster, Investor, and Digital Nomad Ambassador Johnny FD

The School of Travels

In 2010, Johnny FD started documenting his experiences living in Thailand after being laid off from his job in California. Eventually, he started posting monthly income expense reports that detailed every source of his income and it was one of these reports that first led me to discover Johnny’s blog. At that time, I found Johnny’s story very inspiring because he was close to my age and didn’t come from a wealthy background or have a huge amount of savings to start from. He was simply trying things out and seeing what worked and what didn’t. Over the years, Johnny FD has become a major name in the digital nomad scene and has also built up a total of 14 different income streams. During this incredibly difficult time in the world when so many of us have lost our jobs, I thought it would be a fantastic opportunity to ask Johnny how he built up his income streams and for advice on how to do it when you’re first starting out. From blogging to podcasting to online course creation, different ways to invest in the stock market, and planning for retirement, Johnny and I cover a lot of ground in this episode. For those of you wondering how to find more financial security in these uncertain times, you won’t want to miss this episode!

1hr 10mins

26 Jun 2020

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Johnny FD | Founder of Nomad Summit | Episode #23

The Nomad on FIRE Podcast

The Nomad on FIRE Podcast | Johnny FD | Founder of Nomad Summit | Episode #23 ShownotesGuest Bio:Johnny FD is a location-independent entrepreneur and founder of Nomad Summit. Johnny has 14 streams of income including two popular books and multiple podcasts. He achieved FIRE and retired in 2017. If you're interested in the digital nomad lifestyle and financial independence retire early this episode is a must-listen!Links Mentioned:The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy FerrissJohnny's Books:12 Weeks in Thailand by JohnnyFDLife Changes Quick by JohnnyFDJohnny's Podcasts:Travel Like A BossInvest Like A BossTravel Like A Boss Ep 242 – Kristy and Bryce (Minimalism, Digital Nomads vs. FIRE - Financial Independence Retire Early)How I Built 14 Streams of Income - Passive, Online, & Location IndependentILAB 23 – From $0 to Self Made, How to 300X Your InvestmentShow Notes: Eric and Johnny talk about the power of combining the digital nomad lifestyle and FIRE 02:05Johnny FD shares his background. 05:22When did he actually find out about the FIRE Movement? Any sacrifices of this lifestyle? 11:22Johnny talks about working on projects that he's passionate about 19:00What is Johnny FD’s message to digital nomads and the FIRE Movement? 23:26Johnny discusses reinvesting in your own business versus the market 27:05What does a typical day look like for Johnny? The importance of slow travel 29:10What does the future look like for Johnny FD? 39:20More money doesn’t always make you happier 43:51Building your business makes you appreciate it so much more 46:53Johnny's new routine that has had a positive impact on his life 47:34Connect with Johnny FD 49:14https://www.instagram.com/johnnyfdk/?hl=enhttps://twitter.com/JohnnyFDKSignificant quotes: “Every nomad wants passive income. But, they don’t realize the best form of passive income are investments, where you can literally continue making money even if we forget we have an account, or even if we are just in a coma.” 05:02 “The sacrifice of stability. ‘I know I have a home, a salary, a car,’ and I think people get so comfortable in the western world having these things that they think that it is a necessity.” 13:23Connect with Eric and Nomad on FIRE!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nomadonfire/


26 May 2020

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Inspiration in Times of Crisis from Giacomo Arcaro, Johnny FD & Nicolas Rabener

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast

Three more of our past podcast guests graciously shared some words of advice to help us cope and make the most out of the COVID-19 epidemic. Giacomo Arcaro from Ep113 Don’t Chase the Money Giacomo Arcaro is one of the most important European growth hackers, with more than 140,000 “crypto-followers” and has been featured in the Financial Times,  Forbes, Wired, and the Los Angeles Times. He’s had 2-million-euro exits with two start-ups, CercaClienti.it and SocialAutomation.online, and is the founder of Black Marketing Guru. We need to understand that during the COVID-19 crisis, we are going to face a low touch economy where you have to consider a lot of factors. If you have a business based in a small area with a lot of people, you need to reconsider reinventing your business so that it remains standing if this crisis goes for a year or two. One way of reinventing your business, for example, is running it on social media platforms such as Instagram or Facebook Live. COVID-19 has not changed our lives; instead, it has anticipated the digital revolution. Johnny FD from Ep134 Stay on Track Johnny FD (Fighter-Divemaster) quit his job at corporate giant Honeywell in 2007 to move to Thailand, travel the world, and work as a professional scuba diver. He has since written two books: 12 Weeks in Thailand: The Good Life on the Cheap and Life Changes Quick (both on Amazon), started multiple six-figure online businesses, and since has been interviewed and featured in Forbes, Business Insider, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, and the BBC. If you don't get out of this quarantine with new skills, new knowledge, a side business or side hustle started, then you never lacked the time you lacked discipline. But if you were working hard and didn’t have enough time to rest and you really need to, take a break. Lay around, do nothing, and relax. But if you are only laying on your bed scrolling through your smartphone and just eating and complaining, you need to get out of bed and make some changes and money. You can start by treating your stay at home as the standard working days; the only difference is that you are not getting outside. Now is the time to do things that you usually don’t have time to do, for example, learning a foreign language, reading, learning a new skill, etc. There's going to be a lot of money to be made and a lot of money to be lost. Make your decisions wisely so that you’re on the money-making side. Nicolas Rabener from Ep55 Diversification: An Easy Way to Reduce Your Investing Risk Nicolas Rabener is the founder of FactorResearch, which provides quantitative solutions for factor investing. Previously he created Jackdaw Capital, an award-winning quantitative investment manager focused on equity market neutral strategies. Unlike the Global Financial Crisis in 2008, low volatility smart beta ETFs in the US have declined as much as the stock market and therefore failed to provide the desired downside protection. Tail risk strategies are currently attractive because some of them generated outsized returns in March when the stock markets crash. If you’re considering buying portfolio protection, it’s going to be very expensive because, just like insurance, portfolio protection is best purchased when it is not required. Connect with Giacomo Arcaro LinkedIn (English) LinkedIn (Italian) Twitter Instagram Website Facebook Connect with Johnny FD Website 1 Website 2 LinkedIn Invest Like a Boss summit 2019 The Nomad Summit 2019 The Nomad Summit 2020 Email Connect with Nicolas Rabener: factorresearch.com LinkedIn Twitter Andrew’s books How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market My Worst Investment Ever 9 Valuation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them Transform Your Business with Dr.Deming’s 14 Points Andrew’s online programs Valuation Master Class Women Building Wealth The Build Your Wealth Membership Group Become a Great Presenter and Increase Your Influence Transform Your Business with Dr. Deming’s 14 Points Connect with Andrew Stotz: astotz.com LinkedIn Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTube My Worst Investment Ever Podcast


29 Apr 2020

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Ep. 14 - I'm excited! My guest this week is Johnny FD from the Travel Like A Boss Podcast. Johnny has been one of my Mentors for about 5 years now. I've learned a ton listening to his Podcast. We talk about being a Digital Nomad, different ways of traveli

Wake Up With Jamie

I was so excited to have Johnny FD on my podcast. Johnny is currently in Sri Lanka in Quarantine and recently had his first day of freedom. I was listing to his Podcast 'Travel Like A Boss' for about 5 years, he motivated me to take action on so many things including online business and to travel, I was encouraged to leave Australia and move to Colombia and leverage the dollar and experience new countries and cultures. Since leaving home I've been travelling for the last 3 years. I was motivated to do my Podcast, Johnny has made a big impact on my life and I am so grateful to have him on my Podcast!We speak about a range of different topics including being a Digital Nomad, Russia, Ukraine, different ways of travelling, online businesses, different countries & cultures, taking action, speaking different languages goals and COVID19.You can follow Johnny FD on these channels below:Instagram @johnnyfdk/Podcast Travel Like A Boss Blog www.johnnyfd.com Feel free to buy me a coffee here ☕️  to support my Podcast and get a shoutout on the podcast for your amazing support!If you don't have me on Insta, you can follow me here @wakeupwithjamie  Also if you haven't already, feel free to click here & give the podcast 5 stars on iTunes and subscribe pretty please. Love,  JamieSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/wakeupwithjamie)

1hr 7mins

21 Apr 2020

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#009 | Transcending Time and Space with Johnny FD the OG Digital Nomad


#009: I’m really pumped for this episode and super happy to have none other but Johnny FD on the show! If you don’t know, Johnny FD is one of the OG Digital Nomads who first blogged about his success traveling the world while selling stuff on the Internets. If you want to know his experiences and expertise in business, entrepreneurship, and having that financial/location independent lifestyle, it’s all on his blog! There’s a treasure trove of awesome stories and wisdom there on JohnnyFD.com. For this episode, we talk about the Asian male struggle, how hard it is to grow up in say America as an Asian minority, about having the right attitude to overcome our past victimhood mentality, taking practical steps to become better versions of ourselves, and becoming more comfortable in our own skin. We also talk about transcendence, bringing all the good things with you, leaving the bad stuff behind, and rising above our circumstances or situation by being the most we can be. Accepting all experiences in our past, good or bad, and becoming happy with ourselves. One of the biggest takeaways: "If you really truly want to make a difference, you have two ways: You can try to change other people, the world, the perception of Asian-Americans, or Asians, or whatever it is out there. OR: You can change yourself to be the best version of yourself and transcend all that.” "If you become the best version of YOU, the best 5’4” Jonathan Kim, the best 5’1” Stella, the best version of whoever you are, you become the most authentic genuine version of yourself, you get yourself in decent shape, you don’t have to be insane like the Rock, but just the best version of yourself, whatever that is -- that is more than good enough. People will see that, people will accept that, gravitate towards it. If they don’t, they’re not worth your time.” And it’s all about consistency! Just whatever it is what you wanna do, keep at it. No matter how many times I fall off this horse, and sometimes I fall harrdddd, I’ve set it in my mind that I’m getting back on this horse and I’mma ride harrddddd, till I can’t no more. I know this is true because while I’m far from perfect, I have been striving to improve myself in every important facet of my life for years. I am an example of this transformation, of this transcendence. Yo, if a BUM like me can do this, YOU can too. People DO see me, people do accept me for who I am, people gravitate towards me. It gets better and better as I become better and better. I want that for all of you, too.  It’s totally mind-blowing how Johnny tells his story of being a lost, low-confidence loner to trailblazing into a GAWD of online business and travel, literally bringing entire communities of people to come hang out with him wherever he is in the world. More now than ever, with the power of the Internet, you can connect with likeminded people! You can find resources, books, literature, mentors, and communities of people out there to improve yourself. If you wanna do that, just hit me up on Instagram @MAIMTIME or email me, inquiry@maimtime.com. I’m really just a normal dude figuring it out as I go along, growing in his journey to realize his max potential, and I want you to become part of this conversation! Who is the Real Johnny FD? The BAD interview in which I first heard Johnny!Support the show (http://maimtime.com/support)


2 Apr 2020