Dec. 25, 2020
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. 19, 2020
Sometimes we rely on our surroundings to find our bearings, but don't allow your doubts or nerves or the expectations and concerns of others to pull you off course. As you're getting ready to step into World of Away, stand t…
Dec. 12, 2020
This week you roll up life as you know it and clear a path for your career break. For some that means packing things up and for others it may mean letting go to make room for something new. Some packing lists to get you star…
Dec. 4, 2020
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
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. 21, 2020
This week you update everybody's expectations, including your own.
Nov. 13, 2020
This week you sort through the tools and gadgets you plan to use for World of Away. Outfitter - Lonely Planet's Guide to Gear The Sabbatical Guide - travel resources Nomadic Matt Travel Gear Recommendations PC Mag - Best VPN…
Nov. 6, 2020
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. 30, 2020
This week we talk with Dr. Kerrie Smedley about the reasonable doubt you may have after you've decided to take a career break and how to feel at ease about your commitment to World of Away. Here are some additional resources…
Oct. 24, 2020
How can you playfully approach the things you have yet to do for World of Away?
Oct. 17, 2020
This week you consider how a side hustle might benefit your World of Away. Resources to help you find what you're looking for: 50 Ideas for a Lucrative Side Hustle 99 Side Hustle Ideas to Make $500+ in Your Spare Time 7 Side…
Oct. 9, 2020
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 Coach.me WeWork
Oct. 2, 2020
This week you arrive at an exciting 12-week milestone, time to create your final checklist to help you launch into World of Away.
Sept. 26, 2020
What if you could reorganize time and reach into the future to steal a few of your treasured retirement days to spend on a career break now? Would you do that? Because you know you can, and you won't even get caught.
Sept. 18, 2020
This week we meet Dr. Terrah Keck-Kester and discuss stress and burnout and explore some ways to relight your fire. UMass Center for Mindfulness - website and minfulness resources, books, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reducti…
Sept. 11, 2020
This week we consider how to maintain the mindset you need to reach World of Away. Hidden Brain You 2.0: The Mind's Eye Clearer, Closer, Better : How Successful People See the World by Emily Balcetis And you can leave Shaun …
Sept. 4, 2020
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
This week we talk with Stephanie Perry, founder of Vaycarious.com, 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. 22, 2020
This week we tackle the great debate best summarized in the immortal words of The Clash: should I stay or should I go?
Aug. 15, 2020
This week we answer some frequently asked questions that come my way as people weigh their options for how to design their career break. Below are some general resources to help you plan a career break Websites The Sabbatica…
Aug. 8, 2020
This week you decide what will be your last day at work before your career break begins and what projects you'll aim to finish up before you bid your colleagues adieu.
Aug. 1, 2020
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
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…
July 18, 2020
Having the right action plan helps shield and protect your career break from events beyond your control that could interrupt or even cancel World of Away. Travel Insurance World Nomads SafetyWing
July 10, 2020
This week you investigate the financial services you currently rely on to uncover which ones will best serve you while you're in World of Away and which ones won't. Best banks and credit cards for World of Away BankRate.com …
July 3, 2020
This week it's time for some unscripted movement as you continue working on your tasks. Set aside a few hours to try out experiences you've planned for World of Away, just so you can feel what's like.
June 27, 2020
You're officially half way there! And for all of you taking your World of Away or some part of the experience out of your home community and into the larger world, now is the time to start putting your travel arrangements in…
June 19, 2020
As you ease into the second half of this trek towards your World of Away, you'll be doing more and planning less. We look at strategies to help focus on completing the little jobs that are imporant for your career break, whi…
June 13, 2020
It is time to give some thought to the daily chores and errands you'll be doing during your career break because these every day tasks are what hold the rest of life together, but they can be easy to overlook, even if you're…
June 5, 2020
This week you choreograph the knowledge and skills you want to learn during your career break.
May 29, 2020
This week you consider who you want to visit you while you're in World of Away.
May 22, 2020
This week you take a look at ways to stay healthy while you're doing what you have planned for World of Away.
May 16, 2020
This week we take a look at how you have arranged your goals, itinerary, finances, network, and housing for World of Away.
May 9, 2020
This week we explore what type of home best suits your World of Away. The links below can help you in your search. Homestays: short, medium and long-term H omeStay.com Airbnb Servas Couchsurfing Home exchanges Homeexchange.c…
May 1, 2020
This week we continue our series exploring living arrangements in World of Away and look at how to set things up in a world away from where you are now. Some resources to help you prepare your household for your departure to…
April 25, 2020
This week we continue with part 2 of a 3-part series exploring how you will be living in World of Away by taking a look at how to use your home as a hub so you can reach the full extent of your World of Away.
April 18, 2020
This week we start exploring how you will live during your career break by focusing on how to take a career break while living at home.
April 10, 2020
Leaning on the wisdom gleaned from our last three guests, we review the landmarks to follow to help get to World of Away And here is an interesting TED Talk by Stefan Sagmeister, graphic designer and founder of Sagmeister In…
April 3, 2020
Today we talk with a mid-career IT professional who has already had one career break and is in the process of planning her next one.
March 27, 2020
This week we talk with an Academy insider, a tenured professor who serves on a University sabbatical review committee and has taken several career breaks of his own.
March 20, 2020
Today we talk with Jake Crome, a chemical engineer who took a six-month career break from his first full-time job out of college to hike the Appalachian Trail. Jake was the first person at his company branch to take a career…
March 13, 2020
It can be hard to predict how your professional peers will react to your career break plans so before you initiate a formal conversation at work, we review some options for how to configure your break within the context of y…
March 6, 2020
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
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…
Feb. 21, 2020
This week you pull together the financial pieces you have been developing in Weeks 5 thru 7 and you assemble your World of Away budget.
Feb. 14, 2020
This week you consider how travel will facilitate and contribute to World of Away and you incorporate this final piece into the budget you've been assembling these past few weeks. Some companies to consider to help schedule …
Feb. 7, 2020
This week you explore the cost of living in World of Away, building the second part of your budget. Tools to help you out: Cost of Living Calculator (U.S.) Cost of Living Calculator (International)
Jan. 31, 2020
This week you spend time saving money. Additional resources to help with budgeting The Budgetnista Be The Budget Best Travel Savings Account (USA Edition) Sabbatical Calculator
Jan. 24, 2020
This week your World of Away ideas turn into a narrative describing your career break.
Jan. 17, 2020
This week, we gather up those lists of goals and activities you tabulated last week and use them to help guide your selection of where to place your World of Away.