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If you’re at the beginning of your journey to become location independent, and you’re considering how to achieve that – perhaps through freelance work, or setting up your own business – you're already aware that having the right mindset is absolutely crucial. Today’s guest will provide you with some inspiration on that front. 

Four years ago, 57 year old Steve Appleton left his career in real estate development, retraining online to become a drop shipping entrepreneur and a digital nomad. Now his ecommerce store – reallygoodebikes.com is netting $4,000 a month, a figure which Steve can comfortably live off in Mexico.In addition to talking about how his business model works, Steve gives his thoughts on why it's important to be clear about purpose and open to change as we get older, and developing the right entrepreneurial mindset to succeed.

This is a wide ranging discussion. In the interview we talk about:

01.38 - Introduction to Steve and his ecommerce site, www.reallygoodebikes.com
02.40 - What dropshipping is and how it works 
05.15 - How and why Steve left his career in real estate four years ago to become a digital entrepreneur
06.28 - How he took courses on entrepreneurship, software as a service and dropshipping before starting his ecommerce store www.reallygoodebikes.com
12.05 - Who his target audience is, and how he manages each purchase
13.30 - Why dropshipping isn't the best business model for making a passive income
14.55 - Why it's important to think like a business owner, and to delegate 
16.29 - How the store is doing and whether Steve is reaching his goals
18.11 - Why Steve decided to become location independent
20.50 - Why being an entrepreneur is about mindset, more than anything else
22.00 - Why it's important to be of value and to help others 
25.00 - Why getting started is the most important thing
25.40 - Steve's advice for other new entrepreneurs who are just starting out 

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Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year.

Thanks for listening and I’ll see you in Episode 7.

Samantha

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