Words of the Week – location independent

image: Our niece, Makayla, demonstrates the joy of being location independent at a beach condo in SC.

My favorite buzzword of the moment, location independent means you can live and work anywhere you choose.

I began adopting the location independent philosophy when I was designing the MBA in the USA® business model. I told my success coach, Daniel Olson, “I want to be able to go anywhere in the world and still get paid.” Daniel introduced me to Tim Ferriss’s book "The 4-Hour Workweek", and my career plans really started to take shape.

Only recently did I discover the location independent movement; there is even a website dedicated to the lifestyle. It’s fascinating to watch career and personal trends move through their cycles, and I’m a big fan of the balance this one offers.

Author: Grayson Leverenz

Grayson Leverenz founded MBA in the USA® to help international students build networks, find jobs, and have fun in the USA. Hundreds of global professionals have benefited from Grayson’s intercultural workshops, and she has worked with people from Brazil, China, India, South Africa, South Korea, the UK, and the USA to build effective virtual teams and craft brilliant careers.

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