James Guzman: Borderless living
June 17, 2015 | Podcast
After growing up a third-culture kid, serving in the U.S. Navy, and living and studying abroad, James is now based in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and encourages others to live a “borderless” life, especially through PT Theory and Flag Theory. Tune in to find out what it means to live a borderless life.
Note: Some of the language in this episode may not be suitable for work or children!
Most Memorable Location-Independent Experiences
I have had many unbelievable experiences while living in exotic places all over the world. Some good and some bad, but I wouldn’t trade them for the world. I have been put in a cell, interrogated for hours, and kicked out of Barbados for something I didn’t do, became friends with a designer drug manufacturing multimillionaire in Acapulco and went to parties at his mansion, and was paid to live in a luxurious penthouse apartment by my model ex-girlfriend in Madrid. Those are the ones that I can write about.
Biggest Surprise along the Way
How hard it is to be tax compliant as an international entrepreneur.
In this episode
- What it means to be a third-culture kid
- Why he wouldn’t recommend joining the military
- How he ended up studying in Madrid
- Why it’s important to diversify your money across currency and markets
- PT Theory and Flag Theory
- Why people renounce their U.S. citizenship and the pros and cons
- Why he prefers to look at things in a positive way instead of from a place of fear
- What it means to be “borderless”
- And so much more
Resources we talked about
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