All posts tagged: over7seas

I recommend that no matter what you do in life: Regularly collect feedback. Why? (read on)

Sharing one of my very best tips that is entirely free but will cost you action taking and courage. The perceived risk is high, the actual risk minuscule. Click on the title or on ‘more’ to read this and take action. If you want to change how you feel in life then here is your opportunity, it’s 100% in your own hands. And there is no email link or trap. Just do it is all there is to this one. Are you ready?

Use my link to sign up to Wise & save on international money transfers (compared to Paypal or your traditional bank)

One way to support my blog, the work & time that it takes to write, is to use my Link to sign up to Wise. Wise offers hands down THE best international currency conversion when you send money to yourself (or to friends, family, businesses) between countries. Wise also has a borderless bank account with wallets in multiple currencies. This allows you to get paid and/or safely store your money in multiple currencies. When you use my link to sign up and use Wise for your money transfers abroad (you can do this without a bank account with them) I will receive a bonus to my own Wise account. I ONLY recommend Wise because the company has saved me well over $1000 in the last few years. (I periodically send money between the UK and USA and occasionally receive payments for Art work or services from abroad into my Transferwise account.) Here is my WISE sign-up link. This is called an affiliate link, because I get a reward for telling you about Wise. In case …

Have you paid for Business Coaching? How much should I pay?

I have paid for money mindset & business coaching and I am also currently supporting 9 clients with their career development needs. As a coaching recipient I would say that you’ll get out proportional to what you put in. (click the title or ‘more’ for more)

Where can we travel to in 2021?

Yesterday I had a medium anxiety attack feeling caged in by the current health situation that we are facing around the world or rather I felt my freedom of movement restricted by the COST of getting the mandatory health tests that are required to travel. In the UK those costs are astronomical and I can’t help myself but have to say: the cost seems unethical to me. Isn’t someone making a juicy profit? I don’t believe that infection tests really cost £100-£150 each, by the time one takes all the mandatory tests upon arrival and then again upon return the costs can easily rise beyond £400. I suspect that the real cost of producing, administering and evaluating these tests is far below this price. Well. I grumble. But I found something that is making me feel less stressed. I am not sure that it solves my stress response towards the cost of testing but it helps knowing which countries are more accessible to me when I decide to take a break. The link below takes …

Why I decided to teach English for $7 per hour

Clue: it wasn’t for the money. I have always wanted to get an English teaching certificate and dip my toe further into the field of ESL. As a regular if infrequent German language tutor since the mid- 90’s and an occasional English language instructor during a spell of time when we lived in Padova in Italy I always wondered if I was missing out by not having taken my TEFL certificate. I always question if completing a Celta course wouldn’t improve my opportunities somehow. Well, a certificate, no certificate, can make anyone a perfect person. No matter what theories and practices you learn a good portion of success will be based on personality. But as I mentioned a while ago: I eventually signed up to a TEFL course when I realised that I had spending more hours looking at courses, over a period of 15 years, than it would have taken to complete one. I may be exaggerating but you get the idea: Don’t think about it for too long because you might as well …

Part time Dog sitter in the San Francisco since 2014

Just an extremely short note from me today. I just realised that I haven’t written anything since returning to San Francisco a month ago. I’ll share my first impressions of 2021 in San Francisco and of our new apartment soon but for now just a little promotional post. : We got 50% of our longterm petsitting clients through Rover. You can communicate with your sitters ahead of time, check references and arrange a meet-and-greet. I think the greater risk is when people hire dog walkers like they order pizza. Price is also an additional point that may determine the quality of service. I tagged Rover because as a sitter I have had predominately positive experiences. For home & pet owners I recommend that you are discerning and ideally not in too much of a rush to hire so that you can meet sitters / walkers in person and consider your options. Have a list of questions ready to ask and a good list of instructions for your pet’s needs. http://sit.rover.com/p2H3j < this is a referral …