House Hunters International: Business and Budget in Budapest, Hungary

By | 2016-10-13T16:45:37+00:00 October 18th, 2013|Budapest, Destination Aha!, HGTV, House Hunters, IT School, Serbia, Travel|

Did you catch Will and me on HGTV’s House Hunters International this week? It was awesome! If you’re lucky enough to be with one of the TV providers listed here, you can catch the replay. If not, the episode is airing again next month. This week I’m in Stara Moravica, Serbia, as we wrap up [...]

Is Anyone Listening?

By | 2016-10-13T16:45:37+00:00 October 10th, 2013|Aha Moment, Attitude, Business, Destination Aha!, IT School, Life, Life Purpose, Meaning of Life, Meditation, Serbia|

Sai, a member of our PitchRate community, recently sent me this story his grandfather told him about Saint Narada and Lord Vishnu, the God of creation in Hinduism: Saint Narada prided himself on being Lord Vishnu’s most devoted follower. One day, Narada found the Lord praising a farmer for his own devotion. Outraged, Narada asked [...]

Are You Kidding Me?

By | 2016-10-13T16:45:37+00:00 October 3rd, 2013|Attitude, Budapest, IT School, Life, Life Purpose, Meaning of Life, Passion, Serbia, Success, Travel|

Here I am, living in a rural Serbian village, which is not the easiest thing I've ever done. Budapest was somewhat of an adjustment from U.S. living, but this is a whole other level. Things I took for granted in Budapest have become glaringly absent, like not having a Starbucks around the block when I [...]

When Is Enough, Enough?

By | 2016-10-13T16:45:37+00:00 September 19th, 2013|Aha Moment, Attitude, Budapest, Destination Aha!, Life, Life Purpose, Meaning of Life, Reality TV, Serbia, Travel|

Am I crazy? I ask myself this question a lot and I keep getting the same answer… but I’ll let you decide. Here I am, sitting in a youth hostel in the middle of Serbia. What exactly is a youth hostel doing in a small Serbian farming village, you might ask? Fazekas Róbert, the town’s [...]

Knowing What’s Important Can Land You on Serbian TV (An Exercise)

By | 2016-10-13T16:45:37+00:00 September 12th, 2013|Aha Moment, Book, Books, Business, Destination Aha!, IT School, Life, Life Purpose, Meaning of Life, Passion, Purpose, Serbia, Travel|

I had no clue what the Serbian reporter was asking me. Thank goodness Oscar was there to translate the conversation. I met Oscar earlier this spring on when we couldn't find a pet-friendly place to stay in Serbia. While we weren't exactly in the market for a couch to sleep on, I thought the [...]

Enjoy Your Stardom

By | 2016-10-13T16:45:37+00:00 August 8th, 2013|Book, Business, Life, Life Purpose, Meaning of Life, Reality TV, Serbia, Travel|

Getting ready for the first shot of the day – Stara Moravica, Serbia You may or may not know I’m a reality TV addict. It’s my guilty pleasure. And here’s the fun news. Recently, I moved from being “just a fan” to being an actual reality superstar! (Doing one episode does make me a superstar, [...]

The Prophet on the Train

By | 2016-10-13T16:45:37+00:00 July 25th, 2013|Aha Moment, Budapest, Life, Life Purpose, Meaning of Life, Serbia, Travel|

Who knew my journey from Budapest to Subotica recently would prove to be such a learning experience? From the first lunge of the train, to Andreas storming through my cabin, it was an interesting ride to say the least. The trip was probably the most surreal three hours of my life. From the moment Andreas [...]

Don’t Judge a House Deal By Its Cover

By | 2016-10-13T16:45:38+00:00 May 23rd, 2013|Life, Serbia, Travel|

“We go in there to sign the papers and exchange the money,” Andrea, our interpreter, said. What? Where? In a bar? I was confused. We’d parked across the street from the municipality building in Bačka Topola, the capital for the region where we were buying our Serbian farmhouse (or as the previous owners called it, [...]