The Art of Doing

The World Traveler: How Josh Valentin Found His Road

Josh Valentin @theworldtraveler has been to six continents & seen every Wonder of the World.

“I grew up in East New York during one of the worst crime epidemics to ever hit the United States. Crack, gangs, murder. I remember playing 3-second-hold football on the street and seeing the planes taking off from JFK. Planes. I wished I was on them. I didn’t care where they were flying to. Anywhere would have been better than the ghetto. That sparked my desire to see the world. In college, where I was recruited to play football, I grabbed the opportunity to major in Merchant Marine studies and international trade. I figured with those degrees I could go a lot of places. As a cadet, and later as a Merchant Marine boat captain, I sailed all around the world. At 24, I had a new goal to travel full time and work for myself. I left my secure career. The risk paid off. I run my own company now, remotely. I live between NYC and the Bahamas with my wife and 3 children and I’ve traveled to 6 continents and every Wonder of the World.”

Find Your Road is a NEW SERIES we’re excited to share with you, based on our upcoming book. The book is filled with stories and strategies on how to find work you love that pays the bills. Visit us @Camille_Sweeney on IG to see more and share with the community there (in the comments) how you found your road.