Known as the Suitcase Entrepreneur, Natalie Sisson has been traveling the world and living out of her suitcase since 2006 while also running a successful online business from her laptop that generates a six-figure income. She is a number-one bestselling author, podcaster, speaker, and adventure and is on a mission to help entrepreneurs create true freedom in their lives by 2020. Natalie joins Charlie on the show today to discuss her adventuresome lifestyle, how she grew her business, upcoming changes, and much more.
2:04 – How Natalie got started in entrepreneurship and what made her want to do it.
4:35 – Natalie’s first business and what ultimately led her to leave and move on.
8:37 – Challenges Natalie faced in the first years of Suitcase Entrepreneur and what she saw as the most challenging areas of business.
12:11 – Spark moments in the first years of Suitcase Entrepreneur that let Natalie know she should keep going.
13:20 – Something Natalie learned that she wishes someone had told her before she started.
18:25 – The balance between always talking about yourself and your experiences but using that to help teach others.
19:33 – The process Natalie took in writing and publishing her book.
25:27 – Getting over the fear of asking people to support your work and help you.
28:38 – Natalie’s views on freedom.
31:41 – New things and changes coming up in Natalie’s life and work and what led to making those changes.
36:33 – The most unanticipated challenge Natalie is facing right now.
37:36 – Be true to yourself and comfortable with whatever decision you make at the time.
Mentioned in This Episode:
Freedom Plan Program
Connection Point Systems
Fresh in Fifteen podcast
The Art of Asking, Amanda Palmer