Natalie is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs design a freedom business they love that supports their ideal lifestyle through her Freedom Plan, blog, podcast and best-selling Suitcase Entrepreneur book.
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Time Stamped Show Notes
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- [00:52] – Natalie has been living around the world for the past six years and has been to 70 different countries while running her business
- [01:05] – Six months ago, she came back to her home country, New Zealand, and bought a two-acre property
- 02:15 – Natalie was on episode 27 of Entrepreneurs On Fire
- [03:34] – She has blogged for years and it’s where she puts her best content
- [03:47] – In 2013, she made a video asking her audience to support her Kickstarter campaign for her book
- [04:26] – Her community rallied around her and she got funding for her first book
- [04:58] – JLD was at Natalie’s first book launch!
- [05:49] – For the second edition of her book, Natalie worked with an agent to grow her reach in North America
- 06:22 – A couple of weeks ago, The Suitcase Entrepreneur became available in bookstores across the US
- [07:46] – Get clear on what you want in life
- [08:33] – The clearer you get, the quicker and more easier it will come to you
- [10:40] – A business sabbatical is highly recommended for entrepreneurs who hustle
- [12:07] – Natalie’s sabbatical was also a difficult time for her
- [12:40] – A sabbatical is a powerful opportunity for self-assessment
- [14:35] – What helps Natalie cope in life is the universal cycles of life and change
- [15:09] – For the last three years, Natalie has been in a stable state, but she experienced turbulence last year
- [16:40] – To experience growth and fulfilment, one must really get into the highs and lows in life
- [18:54] – Natalie’s book is for people who are just starting out or who already have a business
- 19:17 – Get Natalie’s book at SuitcaseEntrepreneur.com/Book or at Barnes & Noble
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