Act Accordingly is a philosophical framework written to help people become the best possible version of themselves. Rather than proposing a one-size-fits-all code of beliefs or behaviors, the ideas presented in this intentionally concise book encourage readers to question their long-held biases, their definition of confidence, their level of self-sustainability, and the degree to which they allow themselves to evolve their beliefs over time.
There’s no time like the present to…act accordingly.
Colin Wright is the author, entrepreneur, and full-time traveler behind the blog Exile Lifestyle, where he writes for an audience of 2 million readers, on topics ranging from philosophy to publishing, long-term travel to all-in entrepreneurship. He also speaks and teaches workshops internationally, generally on work/lifestyle-balance, the business of being a creative person, branding, modern publishing, and how to do what you love for for a living.
At 24, Colin was running a successful branding studio in Los Angeles and living the 'American Dream,' when he decided that dream wasn't all it was cracked up to be. After scaling down his business and getting rid of everything he owned that wouldn't fit into a carry-on bag, he hit the road and began a lifestyle focused on new experiences and novel perspectives. For over five years, he's moved to a new country every four months based on the votes of his readers.
Colin has been featured in an interviewed by hundreds of TV shows, magazines, newspapers, podcasts, blogs, and other media around the world. He's written both fiction and nonfiction bestsellers, and is probably one of the biggest book geeks you'll ever meet.
This is a book for people who want it all when it comes to relationships: something tailor-made for their unique beliefs, goals, desires, and lifestyles. This is a book for people who aren't afraid to ask, "How might we do this better?"
Includes a foreword by Joshua Fields Millburn, author of Everything That Remains and The Minimalists.
Rewritten from the ground up, the second edition of How to Travel Full-Time simplifies some topics while expanding on others, taking into account the feedback received and lessons learned from selling over 100,000 copies of the first edition.
Topics covered in this book:
The idea of travel, compared to the reality.
Types of travel you might consider.
The impact of long-term or full-time travel on your life.
Travel as a project.
Cultural relativism (a very important concept).
The ethics of traveling.
Punches, and rolling with them (vital for someone who makes travel a part of their life).
Money, and how it plays into this kind of lifestyle.
The platforms you can build to help you travel better, and sustain your lifestyle.
How to approach possessions as a traveler.
A core packing list to start with and build upon.
Buying tickets and how to do it better.
Legalities, debt, and other considerations (especially those involving paperwork).
The process of moving regularly.
Different methods of packing (and the pros and cons involved).
What to do when you first arrive in a new city.
How to explore most efficiently and effectively.
How to network in a new city where you don't know anyone.
How to document your travels, for your own use, and so that others might follow along with you.
Staying safe on the road.
And a bit about Colin's story, and how he built his travel-focused lifestyle.
From his early years as an antisocial geek, to his high-flying career in Los Angeles, to his life as a wandering vagabond, Colin holds nothing back as he talks about love, business, blogging, and culture through tales that span four continents.
In the easy to digest style of storytelling that has made his other work such a success, Colin discusses life on the road and nothing is too taboo. Every epic, embarrassing, and awkward detail is covered with sometimes brutal honesty.
"Wonderful personal glimpse into an extraordinary life!"
-Derek Sivers, Author of Anything You Want and sivers.org
“Want a completely uncensored tale of what it’s like to live an unconventional location independent lifestyle? Read this book. Whether you're looking to travel, start your own business, or just want to be inspired and entertained, I highly recommend checking out Colin’s new book.”
-Amber Rae, Founder of Revolution.is