Turn Setbacks Into Opportunities With Roobens Fils (363)


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Turn-Setbacks-Into-Opportunities-roobens-fils-1Roobens Fils wants to inspire you to turn setbacks into opportunities and he s had his fair share of them!

He s a freelance financial writer and travel blogger and his new book, Traveling While Black, shares his insights and experiences about what it s like to travel as a black man throughout the world.

Lot of great lessons in our conversation including:

  1. How the pandemic forced him to finally get his book out into the world.
  2. If you get laid off, Roobens shares what you need to do to be prepared.
  3. Landing clients as he traveled the world.
  4. How to balance work with sightseeing.
  5. How long it took Roobens to earn the same amount of money as his last job.

Life Skills That Matter In This Episode

  • Tell your story.
  • Self-awareness.
  • Self-directed learning.

How Roobens Works and Thinks

  • Wake up time: 8:00 am
  • Ideal work environment: In the office in his apartment, with no noise or distractions.
  • Definition of success: Doing work you like, not having to think too much about money, and being happy with yourself.
  • Regains focus by: Thinking about his motivation of loving the freedom of self-employment.

Inspirational Quotes

“I knew the rat-race wasn’t for me and this is when I decided it was time to work for myself.”

“That’s the beauty of being self-employed, you have the freedom to work whenever you want to.”

“I don’t wanna go back to the rat-race, that’s what motivates me: I make money, I make sure I stay free and work for myself. I just love being self-employed, being able to work from anywhere, and do what I want to do.”

Coaching Advice

Want to travel and work the way Roobens has? He shared these tips for making it happen:

1) Follow your heart, but take your brain with you.

2) Don’t quit your day job without a solid plan: think about your skills, how you can make money, how long it might take to start bringing in money

Resources + Bonus Materials

World Domination Summit

Traveling While Black by Roobens Fils

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