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Bestselling author Michael Covel is the host of Trend Following Radio with 10+ million listens. Investments, economics, psychology, politics, decision-making, human behavior, entrepreneurship and trading -- all passionately explored and debated. Guests include Nobel Prize winners: Robert Aumann, Angus Deaton, Daniel Kahneman, Oliver Hart, Harry Markowitz & Vernon Smith. More guests: Jack Canfield, Howard Marks, James Altucher, Dan Ariely, Jean-Philippe Bouchaud, Kathleen Eisenhardt, Marc Faber, Tim Ferriss, Jason Fried, Gerd Gigerenzer, Larry Hite, Sally Hogshead, Ryan Holiday, Jack Horner, Ewan Kirk, Steven Kotler, Michael Mauboussin, Tucker Max, Barry Ritholtz, Jim Rogers, Jack Schwager, Ed Seykota, Philip Tetlock & Walter Williams.

Aug 26, 2013

My guest today is Dan Andrews, the founder of The Lifestyle Business podcast. He is the host of the Tropical MBA.

The topic is entrepreneurship, travel and lifestyle.

In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss:

  • Location independence
  • Optimizing for time and mobility
  • Andrews' beginnings as a teenager to where he is today
  • Artists and entrepreneurs
  • Andrews' beginnings
  • How being in an entirely different atmosphere can bring out your creativity
  • How Paris in the 1920's relates to the creative explosion in Asia
  • The importance of having a blog and telling your story
  • Why people need stories and ideas to follow
  • Telling a story with your business
  • The importance of "starting" and the iterative process
  • Your brand, and the nature of how you interact with people
  • Thinking you know how to "do it" before you know how the "soup" is made
  • How hard work means so much more than talent
  • Self-control, self-discipline
  • "Failing forward" and getting used to taking emotional risks
  • Hyper-globalization of small businesses
  • The revolution of podcasting
  • Distractions, laziness, and doing an inventory on your time

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