This is one of the main excuses for missing out on world travel.
Do you envy those bigger than life influencers and wish you could travel like them?
After all they seem to have it all figured out and are living the dream…
So why is it that you are still stuck in the same place and decided not to travel?
One of the most common excuses I hear is “I won't be able to make friends”
To be honest, it couldn't be farther from the truth my friend…
Making friends abroad is SUPER easy, provided that you follow this ONE RULE
Everything is explained in details in the episode
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I wanted to talk to you about something that’s actually keeping people away from their dreams and basically keeping people where they are.
OK, so the thing is, this is when you're an entrepreneur, you can work from home, and you can work from anywhere and stuff. It might not seem like it, but it can get kind of lonely.
You can go anywhere you have more time than most people and stuff. But here's the problem. You have more time. They don't. So very often while you have all the freedom in the world, then your friends are at work or they're doing stuff.
So the other thing is a lot of people are like, yeah, but, you know, I have my friends here. If I leave, I'll be by myself. How do you actually meet people? You know, it's hard to meet people, especially the older you are, the harder it becomes to meet people.
And so this is the stigma that people have in their mind. And basically they said, you know what, I'm just going to stay where I am because of my friends. You are my comfort and stuff.
This is one of the main excuses for missing out on world travel
OK, so me as you know, I've done a Round the World tour by myself for the most part. So the first couple of months or the first two months I was traveling with a buddy, but then afterwards I was by myself. So, you know, so when you're traveling like this, you will go places, you will meet people. But these people, they come and go, right.
But I went to the most beautiful places on the planet. And I remember at some point I was in Bora Bora.
And I went to this restaurant and there was a fire dance and stuff. Like Polynesian women like dancing. And a fire breather. It was epic. Right. But here's the thing. Everybody was with the wife, the girlfriend, the family and stuff. For me, I had my table by myself and I could see that some people were looking at me weird, like, oh, man, poor guy and stuff, right?
So maybe you may have seen that before and you were like, oh, man, it will suck. I don't want to live like that. But I didn't mind. I just enjoyed it as much as anybody else there.
And actually there is a way for you to go to any city, any place in the world and be able to make friends without having to do anything weird or like do anything you don't want to do. It's just that people have this idea in their mind that, oh, if I go abroad, everything will be so different. And no family, no friends, no blah, blah, blah. I don't want to do it right.
The easiest way and the wrong way of going at it is that you arrive in a city and you are looking for your like fellow compatriots. Right. So, for example, me, I'm French, so you will go and you'll try to find some French circles.
So next thing you know, you're just hanging out among French people moaning about French stuff. And it's as if you never left France. And I see a lot of people in in this case here in Bali, they just hang around with French people. That's all they do. They speak French all the time.
What you want to do is, well, look at what you're passionate about and go and find people who do this. It's very simple. So me, I am passionate about basketball. Right. So if you practice any sports, any sports at all it will make perfect sense for you. And people don't actually think about this. But basketball is universal. It's like football.
You take your orange ball, you go to a playground and you play with people there, you're going to make friends. OK, I don't care who you are, you are going to make friends just because they love basketball, and you love basketball. You guys play together like, oh, man that was a really cool move. Where are you from? Bam, bam, bam.
I have never had any problem meeting anybody on the planet, you know, just because I had basketball.
But this is what people think when you're abroad. It is super simple. You go do something you love. So if it's, you know, scuba diving, maybe you're into scuba diving and stuff, just go scuba diving.
You meet people who are over there. They love scuba diving. And you can have all these weird discussions about the percentage of Carbon Dioxide in the bottle and all that kind of stuff, they will understand, you make friends, all right. And this works anywhere, regardless if you actually speak the language.