The Face of Success

Shannons Arrive Cover Story

To us, Bill Clinton is what success looks like. Not because he’s a two-time former U.S. President who could have rested on his laurels after leaving office but instead parlayed his fame and energy into a charitable foundation that is doing tremendously good work around the world. His accomplishments certainly meet any conceivable definition of success. But our meaning is a bit more personal.

This past year Shannon has accomplished things that most freelance writers only dream about. She’s progressed to the point where editors have started approaching her with writing assignments, instead of her having to research, pitch and scrounge for every story. Financially, it was her second best year ever, notwithstanding the fact that most of her time is spent gallivanting around the world. But most impressively, she wrote the March-April 2012 cover story for Arrive Magazine (download the PDF version here) and got to interview our 42nd President for two separate publications (she also wrote a short piece on his most recent book for an industry newsletter called Shelf Awareness). It is a career highlight any journalist (and anyone really) would be proud of.

That she accomplished all of this while traveling full-time is a testament to her dedication and her excellent work. It is also a statement about the things you can make happen once you commit yourself to them.

We often get asked how people like us make money on the road. The short answer is through a lot of persistence, creativity, adaptability and good old fashioned hard work. For a longer answer, stay tuned for next week’s post, How to Create a Mobile Business.

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12 Comments on “The Face of Success”

  1. Pierotucci March 1, 2012 at 8:11 am #

    Congrats to Shannon! It’s always nice to have our successes proclaimed.

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  2. Chris H. March 1, 2012 at 9:23 am #

    That’s great, Shannon! I will be travelling on Amtrak to New Jersey and back next week. I’ll grab a few copies of Arrive for the family down here.

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  3. Natalie March 1, 2012 at 9:39 am #

    Excellent and wonderful! congratulations Shannon!

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  4. Kristina March 1, 2012 at 11:00 am #

    Such an inspiration! Congratulations to Shannon! 😉

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  5. Grant March 1, 2012 at 12:17 pm #

    Go Shannon Go!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. Beth Anne Maresca March 1, 2012 at 1:17 pm #

    That’s wonderful! Congratulations, Shannon!

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  7. Elena March 1, 2012 at 1:19 pm #

    I’m honored to have met him

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  8. Elena March 1, 2012 at 1:21 pm #

    Congrats on success and wishing you many more

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  9. Bob March 1, 2012 at 3:15 pm #

    Great article Shannon, your Aunt Sharon and I are very proud of you.

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  10. Marcia Clarke March 1, 2012 at 4:47 pm #

    Congratulations Shannon, I wish you both much success in your endeavors!

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  11. CheyenneCharlie March 1, 2012 at 9:59 pm #

    Reblogged this on cheyennecharlie.

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  12. Brian March 2, 2012 at 2:24 pm #

    Much thanks to everyone!

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