Building Community Episodes

Dec. 25, 2020

Week 52: Bon Voyage

If you are about to begin your career break in the coming year I want to wish you a heartfelt Congratulations! And I encourage you to savor this moment. For those of you who've been listening and cheering from the sidelines,…
Dec. 4, 2020

Week 49: Kind Words of Farewell

Not everyone is comfortable with goodbye, and when it’s time to leave for your career break you might be tempted to just quietly slip away. But none of us can reach World of Away alone, and farewelling provides an important …
Nov. 27, 2020

Week 48: On a Need to Know Basis

This week you make sure folks know what to do when you're not there to do it. Previous World of Away in 365 Days podcast episodes referenced in this week's podcast: Week 16 - All About That Base, No Travel Week 17 - Your Hom…
Nov. 6, 2020

Week 45: Unlocking Conflict

This week we talk with Catherine Morrison, executive coach, consultant, and law professor specializing in conflict management and negotiation who has taught at Johns Hopkins University and Penn State University. Catherine is…
Oct. 9, 2020

Week 41: With a Little Help From My Friends

This week you accept and request a little help from your friends. Virtual Assistants or On-Demand Task Help: Task Rabbit People Per Hour UpWork Coworking and Coaching: Focusmate Regus WeWork
Sept. 4, 2020

Week 36: Why sabbaticals make sense if you love your career

This week we talk with Ben Reeve, successful retailer who loves his career, but also loves to travel, and created The Sabbatical Guide website to help out others who share this passion. Ben's website: The Sabbatical Guide Fo…
Aug. 28, 2020

Week 35: An Introduction to Housesitting with Stephanie Perry

This week we talk with Stephanie Perry, founder of, and Housesitter School, a masterclass available on YouTube that explains and describes how to become a house sitter. This week we learn how Stephanie saved u…
Aug. 1, 2020

Week 31: Resume-ing

Do yourself a favor and take some time this week to update your resume or CV while the details are clear in your mind and you have time to examine and describe the projects, skills and responsibilities that you maintain and …
July 25, 2020

Week 30: Just for the record

Comfortable as we are with recording snippets of life for social media, it's hard to predict what parts of that weekly, monthly, or yearly album we really want to remember or use again at some point in the future. The same m…
May 29, 2020

Week 22: The Company You Keep in World of Away

This week you consider who you want to visit you while you're in World of Away.
March 6, 2020

Week 10: Family, Friends and Fans

If you're on track to launch your career break by the end of this year that puts you at 42 weeks from departure, about 10 months away. You have time to get everything done, and you need to start recruiting help to get everyt…
Feb. 28, 2020

Week 9: Build Demand for Your World of Away

Energize your desire to go to World of Away into a demand to make the experience happen. If you want some ideas for designing your World of Away here are some links to companies and organizations that sponsor extended travel…