Listen in as a successful entrepreneur shares how he structured his business to allow he and his wife to take a 2 1/2 month cross-country trip while running his business from the road and still earning money.
I’m sure like me, you launched your business with the dream of having lots of free time to travel whenever you wanted and to work from wherever you wanted.
I’m in the process of figuring out how to make that work for me so when I saw my friend Bruce Jones take 2 and a half months off to drive across country with his wife I really paid attention.
I told Bruce he had to come on the show and talk about how he made it happen.
Bruce of Bruce the Book Guy has been on this show 3 times prior to this and 2 of those episodes are in the show’s top 10.
That’s a testimony to the great information he always shares.
Bruce Jones is a 30+ year business graphic designer, author and product developer. Bruce is international bestselling author and creator of over 40 books on geography, music, business, children’s and coloring. He speaks and consults on publishing, social media, blogging, video and general marketing.
Bruce is a creator of the Facebook group, How to Publish Your Book with over 1600 members. He has also developed several software products sold worldwide that are used for business, sales and educational presentations.
Bruce has developed several online training programs for beginning authors with his How to Publish Your Book School. Courses include 7 Steps to Publishing Your Book, Easy Journal Books and How to Market Your Book.
You can find more information on Bruce and his publishing activities BruceTheBookGuy.com
Be sure to listen all the way to the end and I’ll share your reflection exercise and action step for this episode.
• The two track approach to business building that allowed him to prepare for his cross country trek
• How he decided to let go of one of the tracks.
• The single thing that really set them up to make the trip happen.
• How to minimize the need for customer service
• The 4 people you need behind you to make an extended trip work
• The personal details he recommends taking care of before launching on a trip like this.
• The one thing he found hardest to adjust to
• An important tip if you’re going to be leaving your house vacant for an extended time
• And lots of tips and strategies to help you have a fun trip, keep your costs reasonable, while leveraging tech to do it and run your business at the same time.
Durable Power of Attorney
Lewis and Clark Trail
Orbitz App — for Apple at the iTunes Store and for Android at the Google Play Store
AAA (“triple A”)
National Park System
Traveling the Lewis and Clark Trail (the book Bruce used to plan his trip)
Links to Guest Resources
Bruce’s Website – which includes links to his courses
Bruce’s Facebook group
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Winnie Anderson is an award-winning copywriter and brand strategist, a
best-selling author, and respected instructor. She writes books,
creates courses, and provides group and limited one-on-one consulting
and for introverted entrepreneurs who are ready to get their
message out in a bigger way and who hate selling. Learn more about
her here or connect with her on social media including Facebook and Twitter.
Judy Jordan is a virtual production assistant who helps
entrepreneurs get their message out in a bigger way using live and
recorded virtual events like webinars, teleseminars, live mobile
streaming, podcasts, and virtual conferences. Learn more about her
at her LinkedIn page or connect with her on Facebook.
Sue Brettell is a brand developer and designer who acts as Winnie’s creative director. Sue helps entrepreneurs communicate their brand essence by creating compelling visual brand elements and coordinating them into a strong, unified visual brand. Learn more about her at her LinkedIn page or connect with her on Facebook.
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