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About Me

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Hi, I’m Elaina and I want to help you live life on your terms, find a career you love, and travel as often as you want. These are the best years of your life and you deserve to be FREE! 

 

I’ve lived, worked, and traveled to more than 60 countries, including some pretty off-the-beaten path destinations like Mongolia, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Paraguay. I lived out of a suitcase as a full-time nomad for 5.5 years, ever since leaving my management consulting gig in New York in 2013. You can read my full story here. I’m now living my dream, settled in Bali, Indonesia, fully independent and working happily on projects that support my deepest passion! 

 

What makes my story unique is that I’ve traveled AND built a professional career, working for companies like IBM and Uber over the years. I’ve also spent long stretches of time freelancing and traveling adventurously through South America, Asia, and Africa. I now make my living helping others break out of ordinary living and get clear on their mission in life. I get paid to help people MANIFEST THEIR DREAMS like I did — how cool is that?  

 

I write about self-development, digital nomadism, charting unconventional life paths, finding jobs overseas, pursuing long-term travel, and living purposefully in a fast-paced, confusing world. There’s simply no one-size-fits-all model for creating a life you love. I’ve always done things a bit differently and I think there are SO many feasible ways for people to live “off the beaten path”. I hope my blog lets you see what’s both possible and practical.  

 

I started this blog because I want to help you find an exciting career, travel the world, break the norms, and develop yourself both personally and professionally. Drop me a line at elaina@lifebefore30.com or apply to work with me directly! 

Career

So What Happens When I Turn 30? The Full Scoop
So What Happens When I Turn 30? The Full Scoop
Published On: March 22, 2019
  LB30 followers,   I have some big news to share!   Many of you have been joking with me for YEARS about what happens when I turn 30.   And now it’s happening. I’m just 6 months away from the big 3-0!   I started writing and sharing my story with the world when I was 21. It’s been a hell of a ride the past 9 years.   But guess what?   I’m not abandoning my brand and my audience and my friends or just moving on to something else -- I’m taking you all with me.   Over the last 9 years, I’ve grown up and so have you. Actually, we’ve grown up together. I’ve gone through Continue Reading
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Doesn’t This Way of Looking at The World and “Our Path” Make More Sense?
Published On: January 19, 2019
  After 6 years of writing about purpose, dreams, and lives of freedom and adventure -- and helping thousands of people to change their lives -- I've finally developed a new paradigm for how it's done. It makes so much more sense to me and I think it'll make more sense to you, too.    I've realized the absolute lunacy of using the framework of a "path" when we're talking about life. There is no one foot in front of the other, completely linear, unfolding in a logical order type of thing.   What's been really helpful for me and clients to visualize instead is a WEB.    Within this web, you anchor didn't elements of your life experience: your Continue Reading
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How to Kick Fear Out of Your Consciousness
How to Kick Fear Out of Your Consciousness
Published On: December 14, 2018
  Five years ago, I told the universe I wanted to live a life where I was free.   Since then, I’ve managed to live out of just two suitcases and travel to more than 60 countries. I haven’t had a permanent address since.   One year ago, I told the universe I wanted to live a life split between Bali, India, and the United States.   Today, I sit on my balcony looking out into the jungle in Ubud, freshly returned from a three-month stint living in Rishikesh, India.   Yet despite the generosity of the universe — which, for some reason I don’t understand but don’t dare to question, has granted me my wishes — I suffer from regular episodes of paralyzing Continue Reading
Why You Always Have A Purpose — Even In Your State of Confusion
Why You Always Have A Purpose — Even In Your State of Confusion
Published On: December 3, 2018
  Somewhere deep within you, you have a message etched on your soul. And the work of your human life is to remove the blinders and see clearly what the message is — and deliver it to the world. That is your purpose.   For some people, it takes an entire lifetime to realize there’s even a message at all, while others are born connected, intuitively understanding their purpose in the world. For the former, their challenge is to develop the inner vision to see who they really are; for the latter, the challenge is to find the courage to actually bring their gifts forth.   Regardless of your particular state on the matter, the planet today is ringing out with the Continue Reading
Travel

If You Want To Change Your Life & Support Your True Purpose, This Is What You Have To Do
If You Want To Change Your Life & Support Your True Purpose, This Is What You Have To Do
Published On: December 20, 2018
  When you think of making your way in the world doing the work that your soul knows it’s called to do (or even if you’re still figuring that part out), it may seem like all odds are stacked against you.   There is rent to pay, student debt to pay off, the pressure to own nice things, fearful family and friends who want you to live safely within the norm, other colleagues or friends who regularly update their LinkedIn with new job titles, a mass media and political system that confuses us, a widespread cultural scarcity mentality, and almost no support for people who are going through spiritual awakenings and realizing that their life can — and should (and will) — be about Continue Reading
When Problem-Solving Gets in the Way of Big Transformation (or Big Travel Plans!)
When Problem-Solving Gets in the Way of Big Transformation (or Big Travel Plans!)
Published On: July 9, 2018
We’ve been taught to be good little problem solvers, but sometimes our preoccupation with solving problems keeps us from living life.   Most recently, I’ve been helping one of my coaching clients switch from a career in supply chain management in the Midwest to fulfilling his big dream of living in the Middle East. He’s well on his way to moving to Egypt, but he still likes to get in his own way. That’s been one of my biggest roles as his coach: keep him from overthinking.   After months of hard work, my client is almost ready to buy a one-way planet ticket to Cairo and enjoy at least a year dedicated to changing the course of his entire life.  Continue Reading
Health

Mediocrity Agreements
Mediocrity Agreements
Published On: January 19, 2019
  How many connections or relationships do you have in your life that are keeping you locked in the status quo?    How many people do you just "hang out" with, who also work the same kinds of jobs and live the same kind of life you live and don't challenge your perspective, don't inspire you to be more or do more in the world?   How many people are you spending time with who you know would actually be threatened if you started upping your game, started doing what you always dreamed about doing, started moving forward at a much faster pace?   You'd leave them behind, that's for sure. And they wouldn't want that.   It's not to say Continue Reading
10 Tips To Keep Yourself Healthy While Traveling
10 Tips To Keep Yourself Healthy While Traveling
Published On: July 26, 2018
Guest post by Warby Parker     The awesome part about traveling is having the ability to detach yourself from your usual environment, enjoy a new culture, and make memories with friends and family.   Traveling also has its downsides. It’s easy to forget about your overall health while on planes, buses, boats, and staying in hotels. Not to mention, public places are breeding grounds for all sorts of bacteria that could definitely ruin your trip.    Here are some tips and tricks to help keep your body and mind in check during your travels.   Keep your hands to yourself. Try to not touch too many surfaces while traveling. Bathrooms, door handles, and tables are homes for all kinds of Continue Reading

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I’m sure there’s a reason you landed here. Maybe we’re meant to work together and your whole life is about to flip upside down… That tends to happen with my clients as they transform from the inside out.

 

I work with extraordinary, brave, and self-inquiring souls who are ready to do the inner work required to launch them into the next huge chapter of their life. I work with people who are willing and ready to wake up and become more alive and aligned than ever before! 

 

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  • Successful on paper but not fulfilled inside
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