TTE013: NYC Rat Race, Living in a Car, Finding Lifes Spark and Taking Action with Digital Nomad Anthony Rigogliosi

Today’s guest is Anthony Rigogliosi. We’ve met a couple of times before and always ended up having deep conversations about the big questions of life. I was really keen to have him on the show and so he came and visited me. He tells us about his fascinating and inspiring story from being a manager and living the unfulfilled life in the rat race to become a digital Nomad living in Chiang Mai. Things started to fall apart when his ex girlfriend cheated on him which drove him towards alcohol as a pain killer. Soon he realized and reflected on his situation and took action. He was living in his car, in a wall mart parking lot to finish his studies and then took a big step towards a better life. He flew out to Asia where he cycled across Thailand, Laos ,Cambodia and Vietnam. During that time he had countless local interactions and finally found his spark. To not spoil it I leave it like this and you will understand when you listen to him. After turning off the mic we kept talking for another 3 hours and WE wished we would’ve recorded it. We definitely need to go for a second episode to really dive into what excites US the most. Deep thoughts and the big questions of life. Nevertheless it’s been a great chat and I hope you enjoy it.


Anthony Rigogliosi



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