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• 50 Limited Edition Paperback Copies • Ebook (PDF, ePUB, MOBI) • Digital file of all original sketches in book • Recognized as a Supporter in the printed Limited Edition • Postcard from around the world! Handwritten note from Jacqueline from her collection of cards gathered during her travels. • Invitation to a private AMA webinar with Jacqueline and Carl to talk about the creative process behind the book • Keynote address or hands-on workshop by Jacqueline guiding your team on how to engineer the curiosity, passion, and awe many of us feel while traveling on a daily basis – no passport required.
Like most of us, Jacqueline Jensen once believed travel was the answer to a richer and more meaningful life. Travel, as it turns out, is not the answer. Instead, the answer lies in living life every day with the mindset of a world traveler.
After talking to thousands of people across six continents who were convinced Jacqueline was living their dream life, Jacqueline started to see a theme: It wasn’t about the travel.
In Travel Isn't The Answer: Live With a Sense of Curiosity, Passion, and Awe Anywhere and Everywhere, Jacqueline guides readers to engineer the curiosity, passion, and awe many of us feel while traveling on a daily basis from anywhere and everywhere – no passport required.
This is not a travel manifesto.
Travel Isn't The Answer guides readers through life changing moments while living as a digital nomad and dissects how these moments shed light on universal truths that everyone can experience – even while staying put.
When Jacqueline started seeing her familiar hometown through the same lens she would view any exciting new city, her experience changed in an instant.
Jacqueline realized that a change of country – or continent – isn’t what a person needed to live their dream life. Travel Isn't The Answer is a vulnerable dive into cutting loose beliefs that hold us back, venturing courageously into the unknown, and experimenting with radical shake-ups so we live with purpose at our center and adventure as our guiding path.
The book includes a foreword and original sketches by Carl Richards, New York Times Sketch Guy columnist.
In Travel Isn't The Answer: Live With a Sense of Curiosity, Passion, and Awe Anywhere and Everywhere weaves together Jacqueline’s most impactful moments around the world, explores why our brains are wired to love new experiences, and details powerful principles to engineer radical shake-ups. Each chapter has a central theme with lessons and concepts that can be applied to a reader's lives directly. This book stretches readers to rewire their brains to view day-to-day life in a new, inspired way.
Introduction: Travel Isn’t The Answer In the introduction, the reader will be introduced to Jacqueline and learn more about how the idea for the book came to be. It’s time to shake up the idea Jacqueline heard from thousands of people around the world – travel isn’t the answer to living an awe inspired, passion fueled, and curiosity driven life. People can engineer this life – anywhere and everywhere.
The numbers tell the story: Of the 323 million United States citizens, a mere 30% have passports. Compare that percentage with Canada's 60% and the United Kingdom's 75%.
Americans are affluent, outsource jobs, buy imported goods, and at the same time, we’re nervous and scared to break out of our norm.
We’re a society where work is valued over balance – and we dub it American exceptionalism. Teenagers strive in high school to attend a great university just to leave that university worried about how soon they can pay off their massive debt. Then, a sought-after, demanding career kicks in.
The United States is practically the only developed country in the world that doesn't require companies to give their workers time off. In countries like Germany, Greece, and Italy, workers are guaranteed a month of time away from the office.
In the United States, we stand alone in giving workers absolutely zero guaranteed time off.
Our focus on hard work and career chasing doesn’t leave much room for a gap year, much less a balanced everyday lifestyle where values like curiosity, passion, and awe are at the top of the list.
Yet, while we have adapted to a life where hard work is placed squarely at the center, some of us also claim intense wanderlust – a deep-held dream always humming in the background. We descended from risk-takers who were welcomed by the Statue of Liberty and renegades who ventured out West. We follow travel bloggers on social media as they explore places we yearn to visit. A majority of millennials (70 percent) say the desire to travel is a primary reason to work, second only to paying for basic necessities. Some of us even claim to have the travel gene.
What if this strong desire to travel is actually a disguise for something we can engineer ourselves? What if the thing we thought travel could solve is something we can create anywhere and everywhere?
Jacqueline Jensen is a former venture-backed tech startup founder, an international speaker and workshop host, and a digital nomad. After spending her mid-twenties as a founder and COO of a startup backed by Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, Jacqueline sold her belongings and became a full-time world traveler, working remotely across 6 continents.
Jacqueline enjoys writing and speaking about the entrepreneurial journey, cultivating grassroots leadership, and building strong communities. Her writing has appeared in places online like Tech.co, NASDAQ, and PR Daily. Jacqueline has presented to cozy audiences of 50 and main stage to bigger crowds of 7,000 at events like TEDx, SXSW, Youth Congress on Information Technology in Manila, and UP Global’s startup series.
Her TEDx talk, "Playing nicely with fellow entrepreneurs pays off," can be viewed here:
Interests: travel, yoga, entrepreneurism, startups, learning to code.
Jacqueline Jensen has been invited by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices to speak about her book topic at Sales Convention 2018 in San Antonio, TX on 6 March 2018.
Jacqueline will share why Travel Isn't The Answer in a 60-minute presentation to all companies and agents in attendance.
As a tech nerd at heart, Jacqueline is always excited to brace new online platforms. Her favorite place online to connect with others is on Twitter at @JackieMJensen where she has 33,000 followers. She is also a frequent writer on Medium with an audience of 7,800.
Promotional efforts for this book include guest writing on blogs, podcast interviews, and cross-promotional efforts with Carl Richards, New York Times Sketch Guy columnist.
In May 2017, Jacqueline filmed a Skillshare course at Skillshare’s NYC studio. The class, focused on the power of visual communication, attracted over 2,000 students in its first 30 days.
December 2012 Las Vegas, Nevada TEDx "Playing nicely with fellow entrepreneurs pays off" Audience: 100 in person, posted to TEDx YouTube channel afterward
August 2013 Las Vegas, Nevada SXSW V2V (SXSW secondary conference) "#UPGlobalLIVE" panelist featuring founders and startup ecosystem leaders Audience: 250
May 2015 Las Vegas, Nevada Web Summit's "Collision" Conference Stage emcee for start-up pitch competition Audience: 2,500
March 2016 Austin, Texas SXSW "Startup Hubs Outside the Valley: Southeast Asia" panel moderator featuring founders and startup ecosystem leaders Audience: 200
June 2016 Reno, Nevada Public Relations Society of America Topic: visual storytelling Audience: 250
September 2016 Manila, Philippines Youth Congress on Information Technology Topic: visual storytelling Audience: 7,000, main stage talk
October 2017 Barcelona, Spain 7in7 Digital Nomad Conference "TaaS: A Deep Dive into the Innovation and Challenges of Travel as a Service" panel moderator Audience: 100
October 2017 Podgorica, Montengro Digitalizuj.me Monthly Speaker Series Fireside chat guest Audience: 75
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