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Week 52: Bon Voyage

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,…

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Week 51: Intrepid is as intrepid does

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…

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Week 50: Pack and Play

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…

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Week 49: Kind Words of Farewell

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 …

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Week 48: On a Need to Know Basis

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…

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Week 47: What to expect when you're expecting

Nov. 21, 2020

This week you update everybody's expectations, including your own.

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Week 46: Carried Away

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…

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Week 45: Unlocking Conflict

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…

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Week 44: Reasonable Doubt

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…

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Week 43: Playtime

Oct. 24, 2020

How can you playfully approach the things you have yet to do for World of Away?

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Week 42: Do the Hustle

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…

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Week 41: With a Little Help From My Friends

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 WeWork

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Week 40: Listing towards World of Away

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.

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Week 39: Back to the Future - Taking a slice of your retirement pie

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.

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Week 38: A meditation on well-being

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…

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Week 37: Seeing is Believing - Some Strategies to Help you Stay Faithful to Your World of Away

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 …

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

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…

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Week 35: An Introduction to Housesitting with Stephanie Perry

Aug. 28, 2020

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…

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Week 34: The Debate

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?

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Week 33: Answering some FAQ's

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…

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Week 32: Point of Departure

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.

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Week 31: Resume-ing

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 …

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Week 30: Just for the record

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…

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Week 29: Action plans that secure your World of Away

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