Taking risks with delusional confidence during the Pandemic with Gabby Beckford | Call from Virginia


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Gabby Beckford is the 24-year-old entrepreneur, content creator, and travel-addict behind Packs Light. Between her TEDx talk on Delusional Confidence and risk-taking, while young, her 800+, and growing Facebook group called Young Travelers Network, and her being awarded more than $75,000 in study abroad funds in college, Gabby is known as the Opportunity Expert. Her mission is to empower young people to seek risk, seize opportunities, and see the world. She's been featured in the New York Times, Good Morning America Online, YahooNews!, Lonely Planet, and more.

I love this conversation with Gabby, and I think you will be so inspired as well. From how Covid-19 will affect the future of travel, to how a mastermind of black travel content creators formed the Black Travel Alliance seemingly overnight in response not only to the murder of George Floyd but to hold the travel companies accountable who joined in the digital outcry but need to show up with diversity on their teams and in their marketing. But the most exciting to me is her attitude toward two things: delusional confidence, the idea that if you are going to do something, you might as well assume that it is going to go well or why else do it, and the idea that rather than taking anyone else’s word for it - you should go find out for herself. Gabby is wise beyond her years and an inspiration to all ages. Let’s get into it, on episode 10 of Adventure Calls.

In this podcast, we talk about Gabby's life-changing time spent living abroad in Dubai. If you want to know more about moving abroad, I want to help!

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