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I Became a Life Coach!

I've done it, I've actually finally done it. After years of dabbling and studying in the self-help world, I've finally gone out and got my Life Coaching Certification. It almost feels surreal to accomplish something that's been on the "to-do" list for a number of years. It's as if some sort of weight has been lifted off my shoulders, now when someone asks me if I'm certified I can respond with...

I've done it! I've actually finally done it.

After years of dabbling and studying in the self-help world, I finally went out and got my Life Coach Certification. It almost feels surreal to accomplish something that's been on the "to-do" list for a number of years. It's as if some sort of weight has been lifted off my shoulders. Now when someone asks me if I'm certified I can respond with an enthusiastic "YES!"

I've always known I wanted to help people and make a positive impact in the world. How I was going to do that wasn't always so clear to me. When I was in my early twenties I became aware of Life Coaches and what it was they did to help people upgrade their lives in a positive way. Instantly I felt drawn to this field of self-help work like there was a switch in my mind that finally clicked on when I discovered it. I knew I had to find out more so I dove headfirst into every self-help book that was out there. From hugely famous names like Tony Robbins and Oprah all the way down to Gabrielle Bernstein, Danielle LaPorte and Lewis Howes, I was submerged in it. I watched every YouTube video, read every book, spoke to every person I knew who was even close to being in that world about how I could become certified for myself. Along with my journey of self-discovery I got to a point where others started to approach me for help, of course, I agreed, these were my friends after all but I always felt awkward and less than confident doing so. Sure I had years of study and experience under my belt but without a real "certification" in my hand, I always just felt like I was being a fraud.

It's now been almost 10 years since I started this journey and only now have I finally felt the calling to become fully certified and offer my services to the general public. It's with this Independent Life Coaching Certification from The Strategic Life Coaching Academy in the U.K. that I now have the confidence to stand up and say "yes, I AM certified and yes, I CAN help you!" Armed with the tools, knowledge and confidence I gained from my extensive training course I now have a fantastic program to offer my clients. I'm both exhilarated and terrified of this new journey I'm embarking on but I have confidence that as long as I keep taking one step after the other that eventually everything will fall into place and work itself out. I've worked very hard to release the attachment I had to perfectionism and instead I've embraced the flow of the unknown. I know deep down in my soul that part of my path in this life is to help others create a more enjoyable life experience for themselves.

As you're reading this you can see that I've already fully launched my website and business for those who are interested and feel called to take that next step. If you're feeling that call yourself I suggest you take a wander over to my Coaching page and see what it's all about, maybe you'll feel the click and reach out for a Discovery Session or maybe you know someone who it might be perfect for. Or maybe you just enjoy coming here to read my exciting blog posts about Travel, Spirituality and living a healthy Lifestyle. Whatever it may be I want to take this moment to thank you for your support. It really means a lot to me and I hope to see a lot more of you in the future!

Thanks for visiting,

Calan Discovering Your Truth  



#TravelTuesday: Pura Vida Costa Rica #tripofalifetime!

Pura Vida - Pure Life, it's what the Costa Ricans live by. Last month I was in Costa Rica leading a #tripofalifetime for a bunch of grad students from Canada in a place just outside the city of Liberia for the company S-Trip! It may sound tedious having to watch out for a bunch of drunk 17/18 year olds who just graduated but I have to say I actually really enjoyed myself despite the lack of...

Pura Vida - Pure Life, it's what the Costa Ricans live by. Last month I was in Costa Rica leading a #tripofalifetime for a bunch of grad students from Canada in a place just outside the city of Liberia for the company

S-Trip!

It may sound tedious having to watch out for a bunch of drunk 17/18 year olds who just graduated but I have to say I actually really enjoyed myself despite the lack of sleep. The students ended up being some of the coolest people and for the most part they were pretty well behaved. Of course there was all the things you expect like sneaking out after hours, changing rooms, super drunk ramblings, cuts, scrapes and even some bee stings (myself included on that one) but overall it was a solid group of around 150.

We stayed at the Allegro Papagayo on the North West coast of Costa Rica and it had absolutely stunning surroundings. I can't say that Costa Rica was ever really on my bucket list of places I need to go but I'm really happy I was able to have this experience. I had no idea where S-Trip! was going to send me when I signed up but after going I'm glad I got this trip. The Costa Rica trip is more geared towards the adventurous students instead of just a 24/7 drink fest which was nice. There were a ton of adventures we went on including Zip Trekking through the Costa Rican forest, horseback riding, hanging out in volcanic hot springs, volunteering experiences, a day on a catamaran and ending it all with a day in the famous surf town of Tamarindo learning how to surf! We also did fun things like feeding the monkeys that lived on the beach at the resort and of course, parties! My personal favourite adventures would have to be the ZipTrek through the forest and surfing. While I was on the ziptrek I was able to go upside down hundreds of feet above the forest and also did what they called "The Superman." Just think of Superman flying and that's basically what it was like. It really hurt my stomach but it was worth being able to look straight down and feel like you're flying. It's kind of ironic that I'm afraid of heights on buildings but when it comes to stuff like this I love it. I also really enjoyed learning to surf in Tamarindo. I'd never been before but I'd always wanted to try. On my first attempt I kind of got up but quickly bailed. On my second attempt though I go up right away and surfed all the way into the shore. The next 5 times after that only got better so I think I've finally found a sport I can get into! HOLLA!

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Horseback riding through the Jungle, no big deal.

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Learning to surf in Tamarindo Costa Rica!

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Monkeying Around with Becca

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Feed a money? Don't mind if I do!

I'm not even going to pretend that it wasn't a lot of work because it was. As trip leaders you really don't sleep that much because you're the last to go to sleep and the first to wake up. At night it's bad cause all the students are drunk and trying to run between rooms and all we want is for them to stay in a room! I was so tired sometimes I didn't even care who's room it was, I just wanted them in a bloody room so I could go to sleep. I have to say I really liked our trip organizers Jay and Roxy, they were awesome and I can't believe they actually stayed for a month living with practically no sleep when just 1 week almost killed me. I also loved the other trip leaders who were there, especially Becca who was the other leader who came with me from Toronto with all the students we were in charge of. She's the coolest of beans and we had an absolute blast being goofs on the trip together.

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We're sexy and we know it

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At the airport about to take off to Costa Rica!

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Kicking it with Roxy on our last night!

Now to the main bit, the student! Like I said, they were all really amazing people. From the start I knew we had a really great bunch that we were going with. Some of them were a little bit harder to work with but for the most part they all knew how to have a good time but also listen to us when they needed to. We had amazing parties planned for them every single night including Canada Day night, Tight and Bright and many more. Pretty much it was dress up and drink after all the daytime adventures were done. On the off resort night we took them to an outdoor club in town which they all went bonkers at but all in the name of fun. I have to admit it was a pretty damn good dance night out for sure. As a trip leader you spend a lot of time with the students and one of the best times I had was when I got a beach volleyball game going on and we all had a blast. Some had some serious hand-eye coordination problems but we decided to place blame on the drinks instead of the person, haha. By the end of the trip I had one student calling me grandpa and I also called HER grandpa, we're still not sure how it happened. Also a bunch of them decided to give me the nickname "Calzone" which I'd never had before but I have to say it's a pretty kickass nickname, I may just have to keep using it.

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Tight & Bright Night!

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Calzone kicking it at the best beach volleyball game ever!

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Birds eye view of the pool and swim up bar

S-Trip! Costa Rica 2014 was definitely a trip to remember and I'm very grateful to have had the experience. Would I ever do it again? At this stage of my life I'd have to say probably not as I've moved on to other amazing traveling ways with my new career as a flight attendant with Emirates but I do highly recommend it to anyone thinking about it! Thanks S-Trip! It was a slice!

Until next blog post, keep loving life!



#TravelTuesday: Top 5 Places I've Visited

Last week I brought you my Top 5 Places I Want To Visit so I only thought it was fitting to now tell you my top 5 places I've already visited and why I love them! If after this list you aren't satisfied and want to take a look at ALL the places I've visited you can check out my Travel Bragging  page. I usually keep this page up to date as to where I am, where I've been, where I'm going...

Top 5 Places to visit | Discovering Your Truth

Last week I brought you my Top 5 Places I Want To Visit so I only thought it was fitting to now tell you my top 5 places I've already visited and why I love them! If after this list you aren't satisfied and want to take a look at ALL the places I've visited you can check out my Travel page. I usually keep this page up to date as to where I am, where I've been, where I'm going next.

Now I didn't number my list of places I want to go because at the end of the day it really doesn't matter to me what order they happen, all that matters is I eventually get to them all. This list I haven't numbered either except for my number one most favourite place in the world (so far) which will be at the end of this list. Well, let's start things off!


Taking a photo of my rooms view in Havana 2013

Taking a photo of my rooms view in Havana 2013

Havana, Cuba

Holy Havana banana! I had an absolute BLAST when I won a trip down to Havana, Cuba, last year to compete in the Havana Club Gap Year competition which you can read all about HERE. Right now the winner, Julian, is somewhere traveling along the Trans-Siberian Express finishing up the last month of his year long trip around the world. I'm actually grateful I didn't win because I've had my own adventures across the USA this year and now I'm heading off to Dubai next month!

The reason I loved Cuba so much was because of the energy and people. I swear I should have been born Latin some days because I just have such a desire to dance all the time and can be overtly sexual at times. I find the latin people just get me. They aren't intimidated by sexuality and actually embrace it, which is very sexy. Also the music just vibrates through your soul and you can't help but start dancing. The Cuban people are also very warm and welcoming. During my time there I made friends with a local who showed me what the real essence of Havana was. It was such a blessing to spend 2 days with my friend Raul having him show me around and take me out for a good time on the town. He even took me back to his home and I met his whole family and wondered around his house with his nephew attached to my hip, the little guy was so adorable! If you want you can watch the video about my experience. I also really enjoy being all hot and sweating in a beach destination, it makes me feel all sassy and sexy.


Edinburgh selfie circa 2007

Edinburgh selfie circa 2007

Edinburgh, Scotland

While on my 2007 backpacking trip around Europe I ended up in Edinburgh twice. The first time was planned and the second time was because we'd loved it so much the first time we wanted to go back. Edinburgh is a gorgeous city with such a rich history it's hard not to fall in love. Scotland was our first stop on the whole trip and I was really excited because most of my heritage is Scottish and I've always wanted to see the "mother land." The first thing I noticed was how captivating the castle was up on its rock perch. I could only imagine the fights that raged around the castle walls with enemies trying to breach it. I also did the real Mary King's Close ghost tour and I swear to Buddha I saw a ghost. I was looking at the close while in another room where there was a presentation being given and clear as day I saw an old school police officer walk by the door. The tour guide even stopped and asked me if I was ok because apparently I looked like I had gone green. Scary stuff!! I did a lot of touring around this city and I'd love to go back some day, the Scottish people were so nice and I loved their accents!


Overlooking the city of Barcelona circa 2008

Overlooking the city of Barcelona circa 2008

Barcelona, Spain

When I was in Toronto for TBEX (Travel Blogger Exchange) I took a poll of the people around me at a party one night and Barcelona was top dog. There is just something magical about this city that draws you in and allows you to be a kid again with lots of adventure. I've been to Barcelona twice now and I absolutely adore the city. Both times I had fantastic experiences and stayed at hostels. The first time I stayed at the famous Kabul hostel just off La Rambla Street which is the main tourist area. It was perfect for 20 year old party me to stay in a hostel room with 20 other people but I would never do that again. There were awesome pub crawls we went on and made a load of new friends. I even keep in touch with one of the girls I met still to this day. I even spent Christmas with her and her family in 2007 as I was newly living in London and couldn't afford to fly home for the holiday. The second time around was more mellow and we spent more time on the beach, which is AMAZING, instead of getting wasted. I also have quite the fondness for Spanish/Latino men so Barcelona gets even more points in my books for the mere fact that sexy men are all around, all the time.


Riomaggiore in the Cinque Terre 2007

Riomaggiore in the Cinque Terre 2007

Cinque Terre, Italy

I think I was around 14 or 15 years old when I was watching some travel show on TV with my Mom. This guy was taking a train through these 5 little cities on the west coast of Italy that all looked absolutely beautiful and quaint in their pastel colours. I told my Mom that I'd go there one day. Fast forward 5 years and all of a sudden I find myself in city of Riomaggiore which is on end of the Cinque Terre. I had no memory of this TV show with my mom until I was on the train coming back from the other end of the Cinque Terre when it popped in my mind. "OH MY GOD! I'm here! I'm really here!" The people around me must have thought I was freaking coocoo for coco pops but here I was, fulfilling a dream I'd had years ago that I didn't even remember I had. I've been twice now to the five cities on the west coast of Italy and I consider it my "holiday" spot when I'm traveling. It's a great little place to unwind after a month or so of backpacking and just chill out on the beach after doing the 9 km hike from start to finish. I've done the full hike twice and it took roughly 4 hours each time. I like to take my time and also visit in each town as you go along the way so it could be done faster but then you miss out on eating all that amazing gelato along the way! Be sure to also get yourself some fresh pasta, pesto and mozzarella with tomato slices and make up a nice Italian style dinner when you're here, your tastebuds will thank you for it. This will forever be one of my favourite relaxing holiday spots of the world.


Out front of the Hagia Sophia on the European side 2007

Out front of the Hagia Sophia on the European side 2007

Istanbul, Turkey

Simply put, go here. Not to mention it was voted 2014's top city by TripAdvisor to visit after jumping 11 spots from last year. Istanbul is a magical place where old is blended with new, east is blended with west and you can sip apple tea in Europe while you look out over Asia. I was lucky enough to have friends here that I got to stay with for a few days and they took me around to enjoy a real Turkish experience. Before I met with my friends though I spent a few days in a hostel on the European side and toured all the landmarks like the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar which is one of the worlds oldest and largest. The Turkish people were very polite and always accommodating. I don't remember much from my hostel but I do remember the rooms were very comfortable and felt more like I was staying at a family members than at a hostel. While I was there I met a guy who was going to check out a Turkish bath and I assumed what every gay man would, he was going to a bath house *wink* but no, that wasn't it at all! Apparently it was a real bath where you go and they scrub you down, put clay masks on you and then let you soak and steam until you're as ripe as a prune. I'm all for spa treatment so I tagged along and I have to say, I can't wait until I can go back! I thought I was a fairly clean person but when they scrub you down you literally have black crap coming off of you, it's wild. Afterwards they set you up in the lounge with some freshly squeezed pomegranate juice and send you on your way. I'm so glad I ended my 3 month European backpacking trip in this city. It was the perfect way to end an amazing adventure. Once I start flying with Emirates this is quickly going to become my top quick getaway spot for when I have a few days off. If you've ever considered going, just do it, you'll love yourself for it!

I want to name some honourable mentions of other places I've been but didn't quite make the cut for top 5 so here are a few more spots I'd highly suggest checking out: Vancouver, Toronto, Denver, Nashville, Berlin, Rome, London and Sofia in Bulgaria. Now go plan your next adventure!

With Gratitude,

Calan signature | Discovering Your Truth  



#TravelTuesday: The Top 5 Places I Want To Visit

I'm now counting the days until I move to Dubai on July 24th and I thought it would be fun to fantasize about all the places I'm going to be flying to and what my top 5 desired destinations are! To be clear this is a list of places I haven't yet been to. I've been very blessed to have traveled quite a bit in my life and if you want to see the full list of where I've been you can do so...

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Painting by Michael Tompsett

 

I'm now counting the days until I move to Dubai on July 24th and I thought it would be fun to fantasize about all the places I'm going to be flying to and what my top 5 desired destinations are! To be clear this is a list of places I haven't yet been to. I've been very blessed to have traveled quite a bit in my life and if you want to see the full list of where I've been you can do so HERE.

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Photo by Trey Ratcliff

Sydney, Australia

**UPDATE 08/15** Sydney is done! Count this as the 2nd place crossed off the list!

Australia has always been this far away fantasyland to me ever since I can remember. I use to dislike what we had to learn in school so I would dream about when I graduated and where in the world I would travel to. I ended up moving to London in 2007 and traveling Europe instead of doing Australia, which I don't regret at all. Now that I have endless possibilities Australia is back on the top of the list! I've always been in love with it's bizarre collection of animals not found in other parts of the world like the platypus and kuala. I also have a few friends now who live down under so it would be great to visit with them on a layover!

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Angkor Wat, Cambodia

I remember watching a documentary about the majestic Angkor Wat and ever since I wanted to go see it for myself. Lucky for me Emirates flies to Siem Reap International Airport which is very close to this ancient world wonder. It's also just over a 6 hour flight so it's not that far either! I'm thinking that once I learn how the scheduling works and how easy it is to get around on our standby I'll figure out what the best days are to go and find a nice 4 or 5 day stint that I can escape to this beautiful place.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

**UPDATE 02/16** Been there, done that! Count this as the 3rd place crossed off the list!

HELLO RIO! Who doesn't want to check out Rio!? I was speaking to one of my friends who already flies for Emirates and she said it's the most popular destination bid to get. That's not going to stop me from trying! I've been told that Brazilians would love me because of my ginger hair and height. I can't complain as I love me some Latinos! This destination would strictly be for fun, play and adventure! Get me in a club dancing with sexy people around me and I'm happy as a clam! I love to dance and when I was in Cuba I got a little taste of what Rio might be like and I LOVED it! Fingers crossed that I'm going to be one of those lucky ones who gets a layover here. Either that or I'll just book my holiday when I'm allowed and hop on the next flight down to South America. I can already feel the sweat dripping down my back from all the dancing!

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Seoul, South Korea

**UPDATE 11/14** I just got back from Seoul! Count this as the 1st place crossed off the list!

Funny story about South Korea, I almost moved here a few years ago! I was in a slump after being home in Vancouver for too long and I needed a change. I thought teaching english in South Korea would be perfect! I was going to go to Busan in the south because I prefer a coastal city but fate had a different plan for me. Right as I was planning everything I needed to make it happen my brother announced at Christmas that he was going to become a father! Well out when that idea! I wasn't going to miss the birth of my first ever niece! That's a big deal to me. I was the first person to ever be alone with her which was really special to me and I wouldn't have traded it for anything in the world. The reason I chose Seoul instead of Busan is because Emirates doesn't yet fly to Busan. This for me is really just going to be one giant shopping trip. I absolutely love Korean style and fashion, I think it just looks so chic and classy. I also find that Korean clothing really suits my look and fits me well. I'm most likely going to bid for this destination and go shopping during the layover time. I'm seriously so excited for this! Most people think Europe and Paris for fashion, which is great...but I need me some South Korea!

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Tel Aviv, Israel

I didn't even know where or what Tel Aviv was until recently. It's been a huge up and coming place for the gay community which is always a plus for me. After seeing how much my friend Adam from TravelsofAdam.com loved it I decided I was going to have to go check it out for myself. I'm also a huge fan of beach culture despite being a ginger (yes I make sure to use SPF60 so calm down!) and really love me some sand between my toes. If Tel Aviv is as awesome as Adam says it is then I'm bound to have an amazing time! Only problem is Emirates doesn't actually fly to this location, but I found a solution. I can fly to other close locations like Cairo in Egypt or Cyprus and then jump on a charter over to Tel Aviv. It may end up costing a little more but I'm sure it's going to be well worth it.

Your Turn:

So there you have it, my top 5. There are a million other places I want to go as well but I feel like I really begin to discover more once I'm actually flying for Emirates. Right now I want to know what your top 5 picks are. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why? You don't have to pick 5, maybe just your top choice and share it with all of us here. We love to hear from you!



The Life of a Nomad - Big Announcements, Growing Older and Moving On

Well, it has certainly been a while since I last did a post. I apologize. Sometimes I get caught up in life and forget how much I love writing. Let's do some catch up, shall we? There is a LOT to cover. Last time I left you I was living in the Big Apple, the city where dreams are made of, New York! I had an absolutely amazing time. I never thought I would live in New York, it didn't strike me as my kind of place but I'm glad I had the experience. I made some amazing friends and look...

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Well, it has certainly been a while since I last did a post. I apologize. Sometimes I get caught up in life and forget how much I love writing. Let's do some catch up, shall we? There is a LOT to cover.

Last time I left you I was living in the Big Apple, the city where dreams are made of, New York! I had an absolutely amazing time. I never thought I would live in New York, it didn't strike me as my kind of place but I'm glad I had the experience. I made some amazing friends and look forward to visiting again but as far as living, I'm much happier not being there. I now live back in my home country of Canada in Toronto and love it, despite the horrid weather. The big plan was always to move here after Jessica and I finished our volunteering trip across the USA and I'm glad I've finally made it. I've only been here a short while but the moment I got into town I already felt more at home than I ever did in New York. There is something about being back in Canada that just lets me breathe again, like I'm not all strung out. Toronto is a beautiful city. It's large enough to keep me happy but also still has a small town feel to a lot of it because of all the funky artistic spaces.

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I'm currently floating in a space between spaces right now because life is at a very interesting crossroads. This blog has seen me go through many changes and follow a lot of my passions and even 3 years on I'm still finding my way. I guess that's the beauty of calling it "Discovering Your Truth" because I feel like I'm always constantly evolving and discovering my own truth which I happily share with all of you. While I was in New York I celebrated my 27th birthday. Something in me has since triggered because of this number. It wasn't all that long ago that I was turning 21 and legally allowed to drink in the US and now I'm closer to 30. It got me thinking about my life and all that I've accomplished. For my short time on this earth I have done some pretty amazing things. I've lived in London, England, backpacked Europe, road tripped across the US by bus, met fascinating people from all over the globe and accomplished many things most people only dream about. Now that I'm getting older I feel like I should be looking to "settle down" and really sort out the homely part of my life. Only there is one gigantic problem, I love traveling WAY too much! Half of me wants to be jetting all over the world experiencing all the things each culture has to offer and learning all about different peoples. The other half of me wants to settle down, find a husband, have a real home and even have a few kids. What do I do!? This is a problem I'm sure a lot of travel bloggers can relate to. We have such huge appetites for travel and the joy it brings us but on the other side of the coin we give up so many of those other things many people take for granted like a stable home and love life. So now what do I do?

Well, some amazing things have been happening and I think I've found my perfect solution. I was going to wait to talk about this but I feel confident enough to say it now. I recently applied to Emirates as a flight attendant on a whim suggested by a friend. I never could have applied before because they never came to Vancouver where I grew up and lived most of my life. Now that I'm in Toronto that changed. It just so happened that the open day was a few days after my friend suggested it so I applied online to get an official invite to it. I'm going to write a full post about my whole 3 day interview experience but in the end I was 1 of 19 who made it to the oh so coveted final interview. 350 people had applied on that first day so I'm completely happy to have made it that far. Now it's all a waiting game for that "Golden Call" to come through and say Congratulations. I'm pretty confident that I will be getting that call and then it will just be a matter of time before I move to Dubai to start my new career as a flight attendant.

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I've struggled for a long time with the ideas of working and having a "job" simply to pay bills. Being a highly creative mind with a lust for travel I never wanted to stay put and most jobs bored me to tears. I think I've finally found the perfect match with Emirates to solve all of my problems. It will satisfy my need for travel. Yes, I realize it's not all luxurious travel and that I will have to work very long hours in a customer service position but I would rather do this than serving at a regular restaurant without all the amazing travel benefits. It will also solve my need to save and plan for my future. In Dubai they have tax free income and savings and Emirates also takes care of my accomodations. This leaves me with a major opportunity to stash away and save for that future home with kids. I'll also still have enough down time to keep up with this blog and have more content for you as I'll be traveling a lot more. It really seems like the perfect match for where my life is right now and where I see myself in the next few years and setting me up nicely for the future.

Life for a nomad isn't easy, any travel blogger will tell you that. But if you want something bad enough, eventually you'll come across a way that will work and make you happy on many levels. In the end it's all totally worth it for me.

Go out and have the BEST day ever,

Calan signature | Discovering Your Truth  
The standard of success in life isn’t the things. It isn’t the money or the stuff — it is absolutely the amount of joy you feel.
— Abraham



My Interview With Financial Author Kate Northrup

Last week I achieved what seemed to be a great feat in my life, I interviewed the author of "Money: A Love Story," Kate Northrup for my Discovering Your Truth radio show. Since the show is still very much in its infancy stages with this only being its tenth show I was flabbergasted when Kate agreed to the interview. Doesn't it feel amazing when we breaking through those barriers we set up for ourselves in life and do something we never thought...

Last week I achieved what seemed to be a great feat in my life, I interviewed the author of "Money: A Love Story," Kate Northrup for my Discovering Your Truth radio show. Since the show is still very much in its infancy stages with this only being its tenth show I was flabbergasted when Kate agreed to the interview. Doesn't it feel amazing when we breaking through those barriers we set up for ourselves in life and do something we never thought possible?

Calan Breckon with Kate Northrup at the I CAN DO IT! event in New York

I had met Kate just a month prior at the I CAN DO IT! event in New York presented by Hay House. I'd always wanted to attend one of these events and the timing just seemed to be perfect. Kate was one of the speakers and she absolutely blew me out of the water with her presentation on finance and the missing lovelinks we tend to suffer from surrounding money. I had never heard of her before the event but after her presentation I was determined to make a connection with her. You see, my story quite closely paralleled her story of leaving on a trip around America to figure things out and that's exactly why I was in New York at the time. There's many more connections but that's a tale for another time.

I was so grateful when Kate agreed to be a guest on the show because that created a belief in myself that I should just go after what I want despite not being "big enough." You never know who's going to say yes or give you that shot if you never step up to the plate in the first place. Since then I've also booked another big name in the self-improvement sector, Sean Stephenson, who I'm absolutely stoked to be interviewing. Even if you think you're just a small fish I want to urge you to take a chance on whatever it is you want in life, you never know what might come of it.

Below is my interview with Kate which is full of all sorts of great information about being an author, following your heart and also some very wise words for any artists out there who may be struggling.

 

**UPDATE - Due to radio station copyright the video recording has been taken down.



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