The Start-up of You

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The Start-up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career

Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha have brought us an amazing book to help for not only our careers, but to develop our mindsets as we find ourselves.  In “The Start-up of You”, Hoffman explains, many facets of your personal career as if it is your own business.  He continues to go on and talk about your hard and soft skills. Your hard skills being your finances and things that you have to your name.


Click the picture if you want to read more about the book on Amazon.

Hoffman also also spends a good amount of time in the book explaining your soft skills. These soft skills are you at an integral part of your business of what you sell to companies and your competitive advantage.  These soft skills focus on things that you can pick up while traveling or while experiencing something that other people can’t relate to. Things such as learning a new language, experiencing cultures, becoming culturally flexible, culturally sensitive, or adaptable and seeing things that other people don’t.  Becoming a problem solver.

In the “Start-up of You”, there’s an opportunity for you, the traveler, to reflect on what you’re doing for your career and how you can use your experiences to either enter into a career that you want to be involved with or continue with the career that you currently have.  For some of you, this traveling experience could be your pivoting point in your career. In all, “The Start-up of You” is a fantastic book, that offers great insight in how you can utilize your skills and your strengths to differentiate you from the rest of the crowd.  It’s a great read while you’re on your trip because you can reflect as you are traveling.

We highly recommend this book as it’s important for any person who’s trying to do something different in their career or following their passion. Perfect for traveling.

Korce, Albania

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“In wisdom gathered over time, I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.” – Ansel Adams

Picture: View of the city, Korce, Albania, 2010, J. Schmidt

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Unknown Travels was created to help promote sustainable tourism by supporting local destinations, helping adventure seekers find their next trip, and providing a platform for aspiring travel writers and travel photographers to promote their work.  Unknown Travels focuses on community, environment and ways that use tourism to raise incomes across the globe.

“Your past experiences will flavor your future ones”

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“Your past experiences will flavor your future ones, that is human nature.” – Deborah Cater

Picture: Belogradchik Rocks, Belogradchik, Bulgaria, 2009, J. Schmidt

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Unknown Travels was created to help promote sustainable tourism by supporting local destinations, helping adventure seekers find their next trip, and providing a platform for aspiring travel writers and travel photographers to promote their work.  Unknown Travels focuses on community, environment and ways that use tourism to raise incomes across the globe.

“Travel doesn’t become adventure until you leave yourself behind”

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“Travel doesn’t become adventure until you leave yourself behind.” – Marty Rubin

Photo: Sunset through the trees, Severna Park, Maryland, USA, 2010, J. Schmidt

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Unknown Travels was created to help promote sustainable tourism by supporting local destinations, helping adventure seekers find their next trip, and providing a platform for aspiring travel writers and travel photographers to promote their work.  Unknown Travels focuses on community, environment and ways that use tourism to raise incomes across the globe.

To travel beyond our world is to change this present one forever.

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“To travel beyond our world is to change this present one forever.” – Steven J. Carroll

Picture: Sunflower Field, Bulgaria, 2009, J. Schmidt

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Unknown Travels was created to help promote sustainable tourism by supporting local destinations, helping adventure seekers find their next trip, and providing a platform for aspiring travel writers and travel photographers to promote their work.  Unknown Travels focuses on community, environment and ways that use tourism to raise incomes across the globe.

Adventure should be part of everyone’s life.

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“Adventure should be part of everyone’s life.  It is the whole difference between being fully alive and just existing.” – Holly Morris

Picture: Abandoned sculpture, Belgrade, Serbia, 2011, J. Schmidt

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Unknown Travels was created to help promote sustainable tourism by supporting local destinations, helping adventure seekers find their next trip, and providing a platform for aspiring travel writers and travel photographers to promote their work.  Unknown Travels focuses on community, environment and ways that use tourism to raise incomes across the globe.

Travel is Joy

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“Travel is a joy, full of surprises.  Perhaps some of the most enjoyable times are those where one comes make for great stories when you are safely back home again.” – Jane Wilson-Howart

Picture: Shattered post mosaic, Istanbul, Turkey,  2011, J. Schmidt

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Unknown Travels was created to help promote sustainable tourism by supporting local destinations, helping adventure seekers find their next trip, and providing a platform for aspiring travel writers and travel photographers to promote their work.  Unknown Travels focuses on community, environment and ways that use tourism to raise incomes across the globe.

Working on the first Photography Book by Unknown Travels.

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It’s been incredibly busy…but fear not we’ve been working hard at Unknown Travels to bring you the best possible content available!  

Expect this book to be out shortly!

Picture: Screen shot of book, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 2011, J. Schmidt

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Unknown Travels was created to help promote sustainable tourism by supporting local destinations, helping adventure seekers find their next trip, and providing a platform for aspiring travel writers and travel photographers to promote their work.  Unknown Travels focuses on community, environment and ways that use tourism to raise incomes across the globe.

Update

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Hey guys!  

Hope all is well and that your travels are getting underway!  Where will you be traveling this month?  

In the next couple of months you may notice Unknown Travels going through a change or two with the website.  The goal is that it will be easier to use and share.

Hope all is well!