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May 31, 2018

Have you ever dreamed of traveling the world as a location-independent entrepreneur?

Heather Thorkelson is a successful serial entrepreneur, lifestyle business coach and consultant, founder of the Republic Of Freedom, and co-founder of Twin Tracks Expedition, a polar expedition company. She specializes in creating standout experiences where her clients embrace new adventures and become a better human being.

Prior to starting her first company in 2011, Heather worked all over the world in various capacities. Canadian born and without a Plan B, she left for Mexico at 23 to manage 15 staff as the English Director in a private school in the Mexican desert. Later she ventured to South Africa to build a complete social media platform for a HIV non-profit, and then went on to Vancouver where she ‘guided old rich cowboys’ through an online auctioning process where they could buy a $3 million dollar crane in Dubai for their business. She was also a sales rep for a drug company for 7 long years, and points out that, thankfully, she could work from a home office.

After meeting her Swedish husband in Antarctica while on another project, they established a home base in Sweden and run their companies from wherever they choose to be.  

Suffice to say that Heather has had the opportunity to see the world through a different lens. In our conversation today, Heather shares with us a few of her entrepreneurial adventures, what she has learned along the way, and how she is changing the way people think about their lives and their role in leadership and business. We explore the biggest barriers to living a life you love, the power of leading from the periphery, and the use of storytelling and mythology in capturing the attention of your intended audience.

Discover the freedom of building your business outside the Matrix! Tune in to hear Heather’s first-hand experience and learn how you can live a life you love.    

Key Takeaways

  1. The biggest things that hold people back are fear of change, fear of the unknown, and lack of confidence. Don’t be afraid of not knowing. Just decide ‘I’m going to figure it out’.
  2. It’s best to lead from the periphery. That way you’re not expected to be perfect and people can relate to you on a peer to peer level.
  3. In order to be a good leader, you have to be a good follower. You have to be able to take direction and feedback. Check in every 3-4 months, to re-assess your role and position as a leader.
  4. The use of story and mythology is what creates resonance and people wanting to follow you.
  5. Storytelling about your life isn’t about bragging, it’s about bringing people along on your journey.
  6. One of the most important things you can do is take a stand for something. ‘I believe’ statements are a great way of sharing who you are.
  7. Feel the fear and do it anyway. Find a relationship with your fear that works for YOU, not your fear.

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