Danny Flood: Strategies For Building A Location-Independent Business

Chatting With Champions Podcast Interview #84. Tyler Basu and Danny Flood “Strategies For Building A Location-Independent Business”

Danny Flood | Strategies For Building A Location-Independent Business | Chatting With Champions Danny Flood is the author of Buy Your Own Island, a new book with 300+ pages of lifestyle and travel hacking advice. In addition to the book, he also has a magazine and podcast about lifestyle design, entrepreneurship, and travel hacking at OpenWorld Magazine.

Danny’s book, podcast, and magazine are based on his international adventures over the last 4 years whilst traveling the world to over 30 countries, as well as accounts and case studies of people he’s met around the world. During that time, he also started 3 location-independent businesses.

To “buy your own island” is a metaphor and a challenge to seize the day and pursue your lifelong dream goals, no matter how impractical they may seem.

Visit Danny’s website: www.openworldmag.com

Topics discussed in this interview:

  • Danny’s background and how he got started in business
  • An overview of his journey as an entrepreneur
  • Key concepts from his new book Buy Your Own Island
  • How to build a location independent business and with the mobile lifestyle
  • How to make more money in less time by offering greater value to existing clients
  • Steps to take towards building your own location-independent business
  • Danny’s definition of success
  • Advice for aspiring entrepreneurs

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Key quotes:

  • If you really want to grow and advance, you need to be a champion of yourself. Be your best self and don’t compare your journey to someone else’s.
  • If you want to be an entrepreneur, you need to constantly be evolving, constantly growing, and constantly pushing the envelope.
  • I view mobility as true freedom: freedom of time, money, and being able to work on projects that you truly enjoy.
  • If you’re filling your mind and your day with a bunch of minutia, it doesn’t leave much time to do what you really want to do.
  • If fear is holding you back, take baby steps to expand your comfort zone.
  • When you’re just getting started as an entrepreneur, take the shortest path to getting your first sale and earning your first dollar.
  • As long as you know more about what you’re doing than the person you’re working with, then you’re an expert.
  • A lot of people are a little bit shy when it comes to asking for money. If you can learn to be persistent and close the sale, or charge money for what you do, that’s really critical if you want to survive.
  • Marketing for new customers is probably the most time consuming and costly venture for a business.