042: Executive Leaves It All Behind To Travel The World – Matt Javit

Matt Javit Interviewed by Mikkel Thorup on The Expat Money Show

Matt Javit and his wife Nikki left their high paying Executive jobs in the USA to pursue their love of travelling the world and learning what it’s like to be true entrepreneurs. Listen in to hear Matt talk about what it took to finally make the leap of faith and trust that everything they had planned for over the year was the right decision. It’s been a year and a half of constant travel and Matt Javit has a lot to discuss.


Leaves it all Behind to Travel the World

Matt Javit and Mikkel Thorup discuss what life looks like when you have a great job, lots of family and friends and you decide to do what most people would say is crazy. Some would say, “how could you leave your great job? You won’t earn any money, how are you ever going to survive?” Matt shares that those closest to him were extremely supportive, which really was fantastic to hear. Those questions and more are part of this fantastic interview with Matt Javit.


Things to do Before Moving Overseas

Matt Javit and Mikkel Thorup really dig deep and discuss all of the things to do before moving overseas. It wasn’t a simple pack up and go. They own a home full of furniture; had 2 cars; jobs; friends…well, they had to plan ahead. An exit plan was in order and because everyone is different a well thought out plan was crucial. Matt discusses his exit plan and all the things to do before moving overseas.


Next Came the Guide to Moving Abroad

Matt Javit along with his wife Nikki set out the guide to moving abroad. What had to happen for them to make a seamless transition. Where would they go? For how long? Matt talks about how he bought their first one-way ticket to South America…and then their second one-way ticket to Europe. It all started to come together. Matt had to tell his boss…what a great story this is!


Tips for Living Abroad

Mikkel and Matt Javit laugh about the lessons they have both learned because of living overseas and their tips for living abroad. They both agree that life is never the same once you leave your safe job, a safe home, and safe friends. Your mind will never be the same. If you have ever wanted to leave your life behind, in this interview you’ll get fantastic tips for living abroad.


Topics we Discuss in Depth

  • How to Make friends while you’re overseas
  • How you can live the life you’ve always dreamed of
  • Earning an income and what has to happen for that to be a reality
  • Challenges you face living abroad
  • Documenting your adventures
  • Matts goals
  • Mind expansion!


Re-Entry into the Corporate World

A year and a half has passed since leaving Indianapolis, Indiana. Will Matt and Nikki be able to step back into their old jobs? Will they want to after being so independent and free?


Where can we find Matt Javit

Matt has a successful podcast himself called: PassportJoy  

Go to his website www.PassportJoy.com and you can see his blogs about their world travels and listen in to hear his podcast!


Matt Javit’s Secret to Success

Realize that you deserve it! Once you really understand that, your life will never be the same. You can change your life and from there, anything is possible.


Final Thoughts

What a fantastic interview I had with Matt. A real honest, down to earth guy. We laughed a lot because we have both have had similar experiences while learning the lessons of life. Matts tips for living abroad and things to do before moving overseas will be so helpful to you, my listeners. I know you’ll all enjoy this episode a ton.

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About The Host, Mikkel Thorup

Mikkel Thorup; the host of The Expat Money Show, has 20+ years in continual travel around the world, visiting more than 100 countries including Colombia, North Korea, Zimbabwe and Iran.

His goal now is to help Expats just like you to generate additional streams of income, eliminate your tax bill, and take advantage of offshore structures so you can travel the world freely and never have to worry about money again.

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  1. […] In Ep 042: Matt Javit left his executive job to travel the world.  You can be any age when you realize you want something different.  Listen in to hear from Matt Javit. […]

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