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Episode #035 – Location & Hustle

I spent the first part of the year in New York City. When I was there, I didn’t go out. I didn’t drink. I didn’t see many friends. I didn’t party. I focused on only one thing: work. I was obsessed with work.

After 3-4 months of nothing but work, I made a ton of mistakes but also build a couple of businesses in a new field. It was easily one of the most productive times of my life.

Then, I returned back to Ukraine. Let’s just say, things aren’t as productive as they were in NYC.

In this podcast, I talk about my mindset, work ethic and the “make a ton of mistakes” mentality I have when it comes to quickly building different businesses.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Why I’m uber productive in New York City
  • My 3 on/1 off schedule for building a business quick
  • My “make a ton of mistakes” mentality when bootstrapping
  • The need to be obsessed when building a business
  • Great locations around the world to hustle and make big
  • Not so good locations for hustling and growing a biz
  • What to do when you’re starting from nothing
  • And tons of other actionable tips and advice for making it with nothing on your back



Episode #034 – Language hacking

I can’t even imagine living in a foreign country without at least being conversational in the local language. Forget relying on English. It just isn’t the same.

If I know I will spend more than a month (or a year) in a country, learning the language is a no brainer. It’s a must.

In this podcast, I share with you my strategy for learning languages quickly:

  • How I picked up Spanish and Portuguese in record time
  • Why I consider Russian a foreign language (even though it’s my native) and how that helps me master other languages
  • How to find motivation for learning foreign languages
  • How to start learning a foreign language
  • Why people fail with foreign languages
  • Why I couldn’t care less about grammar and other aspects that confuse other people
  • 3 things you should completely ignore when learning a foreign language
  • And many more strategies, tips and tricks


Episode #033 – Panning for gold

In this episode, I take you inside my mind and talk about how I view the world and my place in it.

This is more of a mindset podcast where I explain my philosophy in life when it comes to business as well as pleasure.

Here’s what’s discussed:

  • The law of many numbers
  • How my “marketing experiments” have a direct correlation to the quality of my personal relationships
  • Why I’m always “panning for gold”
  • The extreme end of the 80/20 rule – 95/5 rule
  • Why you can’t find the “5%” without the “95%” first
  • The 9-5 world and 50/50 rule
  • The synergy between the “numbers game” and 95/5 rule
  • My biggest regrets and why they’re at the heart of what I’m discussing here
  • How to properly optimize your life
  • And lots of other amazing golden nuggets.


Episode #032 – Danger and safety abroad; How to stay out of trouble

In Rio de Janeiro, I would never leave my house with anything I was afraid to lose. This included all my valuables: my watch, my cell phone, even my wallet remained safely in my apartment. Many of my friends were robbed. Thankfully, I left unscathed.

In Colombia and Ukraine, I was robbed. But not at gun point; it was done in a much more stealthy way.

In Thailand and Bali, I knew that absolutely nothing bad would happen to me.

When I’m traveling, the safety situation of the current city/country is my top priority.

In this podcast, I focus on danger and safety abroad.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The most dangerous countries that I know
  • What makes them dangerous and how you can protect yourself
  • Why some countries have “hidden” dangerous
  • How I was robbed in Colombia and Ukraine (my home country)
  • The safest countries in the world
  • My scary moment in Bali, Indonesia last year
  • The Eastern European scams that get foreigners every time
  • How to stay safe abroad
  • And many more tips and tricks

If you’re going abroad, this is one episode you don’t want to miss!


Episode #031 – Ukraine, Ukraine and Ukraine

I’ve been to tons of countries, but for the past 7 years or so, there’s only one country that I’ve been returning to the most: Ukraine.

In this podcast, I tell you everything you ever wanted about Ukraine but were afraid to ask.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • What’s Ukraine REALLY like
  • The pros and cons of living in Ukraine
  • The dating scene in Ukraine
  • How has Ukraine changed in the past 10 years
  • The cost of living, including food, rent and other necessities.
  • Complete rundown of cities: Kiev, Kharkov, Dnepr, Lviv and Odessa
  • Ukraine vs. Russia
  • Ukraine vs. Baltic countries
  • Ukraine vs. Balkan countries
  • And much, much more


Episode #030 – Visas, Temporary & Permanent Residencies, Foreign Passports

When you’re traveling, visas and residencies are the last thing on your mind.

After all, you’re just spending few days or few weeks in the country and then moving to a new place.

That all changes when you fall in love with a country and decide to stay longer than the tourist visa allows.

Congratulations: welcome to the beautiful world of bureaucracy and weird rules that don’t seem to make any sense whatsoever.

In this episode, I break down everything there’s to know about visas, residencies and passports.

Here’s what’s discussed:

  • How visas work around the world
  • My experiences with staying longer than the visa allowed in various countries.
  • What are some of the problems with overstaying visas and the like
  • The difference between temp residency, perm residency and citizenship.
  • My experience getting a foreign residency and why I got it.
  • Do you need to get a residency in a foreign country?
  • What are your options when getting a foreign passport?
  • The easiest ways to get foreign residencies and second passports.
  • And many more tips and tricks when it comes to making your life in foreign countries a breeze.



Episode #029 – The millionaire mindset

When I started out traveling, my goal was to make a few grand a month. Over time, I realized that “just getting” by in some third world country is not enough.

In this podcast, I discuss the mindset from going from “living on the cheap” to graduating to a more luxurious lifestyle.

  • My mindset when I started out traveling
  • My main motivation for making $1-2k/mo online.
  • How much do you need to make to have a decent lifestyle abroad?
  • How my motivations changed from easy living to a better lifestyle
  • Why you should aspire for more and…
  • How to motivate yourself to make more
  • Plus a lot of other gems about breaking out of the 9-5 slavery mindset


Episode #028: Focus on your strengths

In this podcast, I discuss the fastest way to create personal wealth: focusing on your straights and ignoring your weaknesses.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How to discover your strengths (even if they are not so obvious)
  • How not specializing at something will guarantee failure every single time
  • The psychological difference between working at a 9-5 and going on your own in regards to strengths and weaknesses
  • The path I took to discover my own strengths
  • The worst situation you can find yourself in
  • Should I master a skill that you’re decently good at?
  • How to use your personality to your advantage
  • The power of leverage
  • And lots of other examples, tips and tricks to help you hone in on your strengths.

Episode #027: My greatest failures and successes

In this podcast, I bare it all and tell you everything about my experiences building online business.

It’s a podcast that I never thought I would do, but feel it’s important because others can learn from my mistakes.

You will learn:

  • How I got started and what were my first projects
  • My first series of failures
  • Why I didn’t get discouraged and kept going
  • What I learned after all these mishits
  • When and how things finally started to click
  • My first taste of success
  • What’s in store for me in the future
  • And much more.


Episode #026: How to monetize what you love

Everyone wants to make money doing something they love, but it’s a lot trickier than it sounds.

While it’s definitely possible, there are some things you must understand first.

In this podcast, you will learn:

  • The two step process of monetizing what you love
  • Finding a passionate subject; why it’s much trickier that it appears
  • The mistake people make when choosing an area they “think” they love
  • The challenges with making money out of something you love
  • Different ways to overcome those challenges and deliver value
  • Some examples from different areas that you can apply to your own unique situations
  • And much, much more…
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