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Dreams Around The World with Dan Johnston

You've only got one life, so why not design it around your own personality, dreams, and desires? I’m Dan Johnston and I do my best to help you become the best version of yourself all while creating an awesome life for you and those you love. Personally, I value freedom and experiences over money and things and even if the seas are a bit rougher, I’d rather be the Captain of my own ship.​ I, and the occasional guest, cover a range of topics from psychology and MBTI personality types (you know, that whole ENFP, INFP, INFJ, INTJ thing) to freelancing and entrepreneurship. Since I am location independent (a Canadian currently living in Prague), I also talk about travel and being a digital nomad from time to time.
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Now displaying: January, 2020
Jan 31, 2020

I was just about to head out to the beach here in Valencia when I saw an email response from one of my subscribers.

He's an 18-year-old ENFP and he wrote about how difficult life was going for him. At this age he is still trying to figure some things out for him and overall feels life is very hard.

After finding out he's the ENFP personality type, he's been learning about himself and trying to improve, but is having these struggles of not being able to figure out life, feeling overwhelmed and trapped.

As an older ENFP myself, inspired by his question and a raging storm here in Valencia, I wanted to give him some ENFP life advice on these turbulent teen times, as well as share a different perspective on the stormy times in our lives.

You can check out the photos of the storm in Valencia that I've mentioned in the episode on this link:

https://www.dreamsaroundtheworld.com/beachtalk

If you haven't already, be sure to check out my free training on turning your personality type into an incredible life, The Life Design Approach. Get it here: www.DreamsAroundTheWorld.com/freetraining/

Don’t miss future episodes of this podcast, subscribe here: Apple Podcasts | Google Play Music | Stitcher TuneIn RSS/XML

If you want to follow my travels or catch some shorter videos and updates I share, you can find me on Facebook (DreamsAroundTheWorldHQ) | and as TheDanJohnston on Instagram and Twitter | I publish new videos weekly on YouTube as well. 

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to submit your own question for a future episode, you can do so here: www.DreamsAroundTheWorld.com/ask-dan/

Jan 29, 2020

Hello from Spain!

I've been here for around 3 weeks, back to my digital nomad ways, and had some interesting encounters and insights that I'd love to share with you in this episode.

How does culture affect our personality and vice versa?

Where we live and people that surround us have a massive influence on shaping our character and personality traits. The cultural values we grew up around, however, may not necessarily be what will ultimately make us happy and successful.

While where you come from might determine who you are to a great extent, I'd like to share my own experience and how we can design our lives according to what we consciously decide and not from what we automatically learn in our culture.

This episode may be especially helpful to idealists (ENFP, INFP, INFJ, and ENFJ) who may find that their values clash with those of the culture they grew up in and, therefore, may feel out of place.

If you haven't already, be sure to check out my free training on turning your personality type into an incredible life, The Life Design Approach. Get it here: www.DreamsAroundTheWorld.com/freetraining/

Don’t miss future episodes of this podcast, subscribe here: Apple Podcasts | Google Play Music | Stitcher TuneIn RSS/XML

If you want to follow my travels or catch some shorter videos and updates I share, you can find me on Facebook (DreamsAroundTheWorldHQ) | and as TheDanJohnston on Instagram and Twitter | I publish new videos weekly on YouTube as well. 

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to submit your own question for a future episode, you can do so here: www.DreamsAroundTheWorld.com/ask-dan/

Jan 25, 2020

I often get asked for advice around how to pick the best career path if you're an idealist personality type. I've created this special episode with one question in mind:

If I could go back in time and share my best career advice with my 20-year-old ENFP self, what would I tell that young, ambitious idealist?

What's the best way to decide what to do, where to work, or what to study so one day you'll be doing what you really want?

Is it better to jump right into doing your own thing or is it better to get more experience working for someone else first?

The career tips in this podcast special episode are especially helpful for young ambitious idealist personalities (in MBTI: ENFP, INFP, INFJ, or ENFJ) entering the real world after high school or college, but they can also serve you if you're just lost or stuck in life and you'd like to make a career change.

As a special addition, I'm also sharing two distinct career and life paths I think successful idealist personality types should follow, as well as a disastrous one to avoid at all costs!

Keep this career advice in mind when you're choosing your major, choosing a career, or deciding on whether to work for yourself.

If you haven't already, be sure to check out my free training on turning your personality type into an incredible life, The Life Design Approach. Get it here: www.DreamsAroundTheWorld.com/freetraining/

Don’t miss future episodes of this podcast, subscribe here: Apple Podcasts | Google Play Music | Stitcher TuneIn RSS/XML

If you want to follow my travels or catch some shorter videos and updates I share, you can find me on Facebook (DreamsAroundTheWorldHQ) | and as TheDanJohnston on Instagram and Twitter | I publish new videos weekly on YouTube as well. 

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to submit your own question for a future episode, you can do so here: www.DreamsAroundTheWorld.com/ask-dan/

Jan 23, 2020

It's the start of a new year- the time we're thinking about our choices, past decisions, and making New Year's resolutions. But...

What if you find yourself getting stuck in the big picture of things because you lack clarity on what you want to do with your life?

"What's my life purpose anyway?!"

If you still haven't figured out what you want to do in your life, you will find it hard to set your goals around your life purpose and actually make those New Year resolutions.

You may have heard me saying that my mission here at Dreams Around The World is to help you become the best version of yourself all while creating the most awesome life possible for you and those you love.

In this podcast special episode I'm sharing with you some of my best pieces of advice on how to find your purpose and passion in life, ditching the old approaches that don't work for most of us idealist personality types (in MBTI: ENFP, INFP, INFJ, and ENFJ).

My focus is on how to figure out what you want to do using your strengths, thinking differently about time, and ultimately designing your life around your personality type.

You may have SO many interests and passions that you have no idea how to pick just ONE (*cough cough* - ENFPs and INFPs), so it's not easy figuring out your life passion, your perfect career path, and lifestyle.

I hope this special episode will help you in getting more clarity on what you want to do with your life so you can set your goals to ultimately create your dream life.

If you haven't already, be sure to check out my free training on turning your personality type into an incredible life, The Life Design Approach. Get it here: www.DreamsAroundTheWorld.com/freetraining/

Don’t miss future episodes of this podcast, subscribe here: Apple PodcastsGoogle Play Music | Stitcher TuneIn RSS/XML

If you want to follow my travels or catch some shorter videos and updates I share, you can find me on Facebook (DreamsAroundTheWorldHQ) | and as TheDanJohnston on Instagram and Twitter | I publish new videos weekly on YouTube as well. 

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to submit your own question for a future episode, you can do so here: www.DreamsAroundTheWorld.com/ask-dan/

Jan 21, 2020

HOW DARE THEY do this to me?! When someone didn't treat you the way you deserve, how do you pick yourself up, move on from the resentment, and keep going forward as your best self? 

Whether you're wondering how to get over a breakup or how to move on from a bad job where you gave it your all and life slapped you in the face, this question that one of the members in my Dreamers community sent over might fully resonate.

This split-up and breakup advice is especially helpful for idealists - ENFPs, INFPs, INFJs, and ENFJs, who have the best intentions giving their all in their relationships and might end up bitter and heartbroken when not reciprocated.

Full question:

"How do I get rid of old resentment from my previous job? I was overworked, underpaid, and underrecognized for my efforts for 3 and a half years.

I left because there was no way around this. But instead of getting on with my life, I keep thinking about this a**holes and getting really angry at the way I was treated.

This, of course, is filtering into my new job because I'm afraid to give my everything under the assumption that these people will do the same to me.

I feel like this is holding me back and now I'm struggling to get things done."

Don’t miss future episodes of this podcast, subscribe here: Apple PodcastsGoogle Play Music | Stitcher TuneIn RSS/XML

If you want to follow my travels or catch some shorter videos and updates I share, you can find me on Facebook (DreamsAroundTheWorldHQ) | and as TheDanJohnston on Instagram and Twitter | I publish new videos weekly on YouTube as well. 

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to submit your own question for a future episode, you can do so here: www.DreamsAroundTheWorld.com/ask-dan/

And if you haven't already, be sure to check out my free training on turning your personality type into an incredible life, The Life Design Approach. Get it here: www.DreamsAroundTheWorld.com/freetraining/

Jan 14, 2020

If you or someone you care about has struggled to make their "lifestyle business" into anything other than a cash pit, this episode's for you. Here's a potential reason why - and a solution! 

It isn't uncommon for ENFPs and INFPs to fall victim to both multi level marketing and opportunity marketing...Those "courses" that promise a "business in a box" and amazing lifestyle.

Often these programs will use terms like entrepreneur or business owner when marketing themselves, but beyond the scenes are known as Opportunity Marketing because they're just selling a dream.

I've received a question from Steve who fell into a multilevel marketing trap and, after suffering a great loss, wants to have a real sustainable business...even if he doesn't know it yet.

If you've been failing at business, you might have been a victim of opportunity marketing scams.

Before you blow more money on sleazy marketers selling dreams and ridiculous passive income promises, listen to this episode to learn how to spot a good entrepreneurship opportunity and which ones to avoid at all costs.

Full question:

"I've had 5 traditional businesses. Then years ago I fell into the MLM trap. Finally got out of that after losing my marriage, home etc.

Then I started day trading, man I love to trade, but very hard to make consistent money in trading. Now I'm looking at affiliate marketing, but it seems to me and looks like everyone and their dogs are doing it. I also looked at writing, etc. like you and I'm not a writer.

I also tried wealthy affiliate but they are also just a cleverly disguised MLM and recruiting deal. I really want a real business but want to have it online so it can be done anywhere and give me a worldwide audience.

The 2 closest to businesses I've still found are trading and affiliate marketing. Plus they require no traditional biz headaches, like employees, overhead, inventory, etc.

Do you ever go over great business ideas? I really dream of a business that will help me be free."

Don’t miss future episodes of this podcast, subscribe here: iTunes Google Play Music | Stitcher TuneIn RSS/XML

If you want to follow my travels or catch some shorter videos and updates I share, you can find me on Facebook (DreamsAroundTheWorldHQ) | and as TheDanJohnston on Instagram and Twitter | I publish new videos weekly on YouTube as well. 

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to submit your own question for a future episode, you can do so here: www.DreamsAroundTheWorld.com/ask-dan/

And if you haven't already, be sure to check out my free training on turning your personality type into an incredible life, The Life Design Approach. Get it here: www.DreamsAroundTheWorld.com/freetraining/

Jan 6, 2020

Hey ENFP! Why the heck haven't you responded to my emails from 7 weeks ago?

Running an effective email inbox will not only save you time and improve your reputation, it will take a massive weight off your shoulders, reduce "I should have" guilt, and free up a ton of mental energy. 

Have you ever caught yourself just staring at your inbox not knowing what the heck you should do with this piled up email disaster? Try these strategies out. :)

I've recently received a question from my ENFP client who also has ADHD. It was about how to manage your inbox as an ENFP freelancer and entrepreneur, so in this episode I want to share some of my best email management strategies that will help you beat procrastination and get more done.

Unactioned or back and forth emails take a ton of mental energy, and whether or not you have ADHD or you're an ENFP or INFP business owner, learning how to manage your email and get to inbox zero will do wonders for your productivity.

Don’t miss future episodes of this podcast, subscribe here: iTunes Google Play Music | Stitcher TuneIn RSS/XML

If you want to follow my travels or catch some shorter videos and updates I share, you can find me on Facebook (DreamsAroundTheWorldHQ) | and as TheDanJohnston on Instagram and Twitter | I publish new videos weekly on YouTube as well. 

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to submit your own question for a future episode, you can do so here: www.DreamsAroundTheWorld.com/ask-dan/

And if you haven't already, be sure to check out my free training on turning your personality type into an incredible life, The Life Design Approach. Get it here: www.DreamsAroundTheWorld.com/freetraining/

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