The World Needs You, All of You.

My dream is see my generation stop waiting for someone else to save us, and instead, become the leaders you're meant to be. The world doesn’t need more "leaders" who flash their laptop lifestyle, brag how much money they make or talk about authenticity in a post written by a social media manager. 
The world needs people who are REAL and who CARE.
The worlds needs people who understand that money is a divine energy and it’s meant to support your Epic Work. 
The world needs people who are so connected to their purpose that they are POTENT. Unstoppable. 
Tribe, the world needs YOU - those of us who want to create a meaningful life…to actually CREATE it. Because in the creation of your own life, you will touch millions more. 

I want to live in a world where my generation refuses to be chained to desks, jobs, countries, finances, relationships, paperwork or anything that does not serve their soul. 

I want to live a world where it’s normal for us to be world travellers, because we know: understanding our brothers and sisters who share this planet is the fastest way to peace and expansion.

I want to live in a world where millions of millennials create empires of good, courageously lead conscious businesses and pave the way for new systems - ones that honour Mother Earth and humanity.

I want to live in a world where millenials KNOW: we don’t need to stay in job for the paycheque. We will be abundantly supported when we stop tiptoeing around our passion and DIVE in fully. For those called to heal cracks in humanity like poverty, climate change and LGBT rights, I want to live in a world where YOU have billions of dollars to do build world-changing organizations.


I want to live in a world where young women don’t go to the gym to get a bikini body, but because it makes our minds sharper, our creativity unrivalled and our vibes on fleek.

I want to live in a world where soul-sucking old way businesses die naturally, because conscious leaders refuse to show to work in places that align with our values. We don't need to tear down the old systems. We are building our own with our legion of lightworkers. 

I want to live in a world where my generation is AWAKE to our innate power to create and we put 100% of our life energy into the things that lights us up. Because this energy of love and joy heals everything.

I want to live in a world where you never have to feel alone in the decision to chart your own path, because you have a tribe of soul family around the world who believe in you and support you, no matter what.

THIS IS THE WORLD I WANT TO LIVE IN. This is the vision in my heart. This is what fuels me everyday. This world might not be for everyone, but if it’s for you too, you feel it. 👊🏼Tribe, will you build this world with me? 

Nature Tells Us Her Secrets.

Even as I'm in the suburbs these days, I wander to the places and the spaces where I can feel free. Nature is the ultimate healer. 
I run my toes through her grass and my fingers through her leaves. 
I breathe in her sweet scent. I put my ear to her body and tell her, "I'm listening."
Just.
Like. 
That. ⚡️
She exhales and reveals all her secrets to me. Not all at once, but gradually. The more I am open to receiving, the more she reveals. Her forces more potent than any strategy man could conjure up.


I find my way deeper and deeper into her Heart. The muddy waters of the mind settle and I can see straight through to the other side. She envelopes me and shows me visions.
Just keep walking, she beacons. Be not distracted by people who wave their fancy badges and flashy logos. Follow my whisper above all. The world will no longer be moved by people who are cookie cutter polished and perfect. There's already enough of those in your dimension. They served their purpose. 
That is not your destiny.


The world will be MOVED by people who are raw, real and human AF. The world will be moved by people who dare to venture on journeys beyond what the west has seen. The world will be moved by people who are honest, even when it's not safe. 
People who take care of people. 
People who LOVE more than they talk. 
The next wave will be led by those who are brave enough to listen to my whispers now, while the path is still fresh and not trodden. 

She asks me, are you coming? 
This is what it means to be at the front lines of your generation. 
Uncertainty? Sure. 
A radical life? Every freakin day. 
My heart answers, HELLZ YES. I'M IN. 

Dear Wild Heart, I'm proud of you.

DEAR EXPLORER/Rebel/Adventurer/Creator/Conscious Entrepreneur, 


I want you to know that I'm proud of you. I'm proud of you for having the courage to follow the heart. When no one else will give you reassurance that you're doing the right thing - leaving behind conventional routes to do you own thang - I do. When those who are supposed to love you the most don't get you, I do. I know it takes helluva lotta courage to do your own thing when the easy route says just take the paycheque, get a condo and pretend owning 30 white collared shirts will you happy. I'm proud of you for figuring out what does make you happy and having the courage to pursue it.


DEAR WILD HEART, you with the spirit that longs to be free and the heart that yearns to bring your beautiful visions to life. I'm proud of you for being different and OWNING it. I'm proud of you for all the times you picked yourself back up from a rough patch and kept going.


Even when those who are supposed to love you most doubt you, I believe in you and your dreams. I don't think you'll make it. I KNOW it. You are part of a small section of humanity who will ever take care of their lives and actually live their FULL potential. For that, I am so proud to know you and be on the same team as you. I love for exactly who are you - your quirks, your discipline, your reckless abandon, your free spirit. You don't have to change a thing for anyone. Never forget this.


I want you to know that you DO have what it takes. Every setback and, every limiting belief you conquer will make you stronger. You have wealth worth more than any paycheque could buy and strength more potent than the benefits and job security you gave up. You are destined to inspire millions as you share your gifts with the world. You are exactly the leader our world needs right now.


Keep going. Keep going, for it gets better. It gets easier. It gets wayyyy more dope and fun. The pastures do get greener and the oceans bluer. 
I see you. I know you. I love you and appreciate you so much. I got your back. 


Infinite Love, 
Anita 💛

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Life Lessons on My Last Day Of Being 25.

Today is my last day of being 25. This has been the most epic year of my life and it's just the beginning. In October 2015, I found myself thinking about how I'm turning 25 next year in 2016. "I haven't accomplished anything! I've tried so hard to make something of my life and what do I have to show for it?!" I was sitting in my parent's house, spending hours a day on my laptop.  Yea, I'd built out the little corner of light on the Internet that is www.anitawinglee.com, and my social media via Instagram & Periscope, but I still felt like it wasn't enough.

I knew I could do more. So I made a decision: I'm going to make this year - my 25th on planet Earth - different from any other.  I'm going to make it REALLY count.

On Dec 29, 2015, I packed up my life into 1 suitcase, 1 backpack and 1 handbag and left everything behind. My heart wide open and soul on fire, I ventured out to challenge myself. I dedicated the year to answering this question: WHAT WOULD HAPPEN if we didn't worry about money and careers and work up everyday asking, HOW CAN I SERVE? I called it #ProjectSoulFam. I've lost count but the last time I counted, I've been to 30+ cities and 6 countries this year. The locations and travel are just the tip of the iceberg compared to the depth of what I learned about human potential and what we're capable of when we tap in.

As I look ahead, I want to treading the mapless terrain. To let go all need for life to follow some path and embrace the ecstasy of just being alive and let life unfold. 
To live in a perpetual state of being mind blown at life. 


To slow down within. I can still be in action but to feel the settled mess within myself. I have my whole life to explore the wonders of Mother Earth. There is no rush. I know I'm not dying for a couple of decades and I want to savour every twist and turn. 
To love more. To care about people more. 


To treasure my friendships. I decided a long time ago that I want to be the kind of person who can say "I love you" to anymore. Now I'm learning what that actually entails. To be the alchemist who embrace all of humanity in my soul and creates art from it with my life.

To LIVE. to embody the wisdom that I'm not to "make a living". I here to LIVE and give.
To own my greatness and my destiny. I know I will touch billions of lives in my lifetime. To live with such clarity that I can do it all. 

So many people have helped me along in this journey (you know who you are 💛). I'm grateful. 🙏 Thank you to my tribe for all the encouragement along the ways. Here's to many more years of adventuring together! 

I'd rather basking in the whole process VS. chase quick success.

What this world needs from us is not more people who are chasing false success and trying to sound good. What this world needs is people who are real, raw and human. People who aren't trying to fake it to look good. People who care more about heart than numbers.


I've been taking a little break from social media because I realized that in order to make things that are deeply meaningful, I need to dive deeper. Some lessons are just for my soul to chew and digest right now so that what flows out is pure and clear. I've still got tons of stunning photos from Paris that I want to share, but I'll do it when the time feels right. 😉


I don't believe in rushing things anymore. For those of us called to create things in the world, what we are making is too important to dilute. Take your time to collect the right ingredients and bake the cake soulfully. When the cake's ready to be shared on a bigger scale, you know. And it'll be a lot better than a half-assed cake where every 30 seconds you were trying to post in my Instagram stories (guilty).


I'd rather be real, than perfect. I'd rather create 2 powerful, deeply meaningful things in 2017, than 5 glossy, patched, fake-feeling things. I'd rather love you, this tribe, with all my heart, instead of have 1 million meaningless likes.


Saying no to the "shoulds" is just as important as saying YES to your soul.
📷: Sunset cruise on the Seine River. It was freezing cold, but so fricken beautiful. I don't even have words. This picture says it all. 💛

I made it to Paris!

The other night I was showing my soul sis @saraharlen how to map out our 10 year plans. Most of the time I've very forward thinking and it's easy to dream up some castle in the sky to build with my life. This night, however, my mind was blank. I felt like I didn't want to demand anything of the universe. I just wanted to be grateful that I'm already living my dreams. As long as I milk all the joy and precious moments from my current life, then I know that the future will be bright too. Life responds to who you are being, not what you ask for.


Be in awe of life and she will give you plenty more to be in awe of. Use what you've got to create something beautiful and she will give you more to create with. An iPhone can be used to snap photos and send texts to 5 people or you can use it to send love to 5 million people. The only difference is the size of your vision.


Before I was ever running into the middle of the Champs-Élysées in Paris to get the perfect pic for you on Insta, I made the most of life in Toronto, Canada taking pictures at the lake from the dog park.


Life is your movie and you don't have to be an extra or just an actor. You get to be the director, producer, costume designer and everything in between. Sending you cosmic hugs from Paris. 💛

How to know if you're destined to travel the world

Some people don't have the travel gene, but if you're reading this, there's a good chance that you were born an explorer.

Do you know the story I first got hooked on traveling? In case you don't before, here's what happened (and even if you have, if I have a juicy new detail to share)! 

I was teaching English in the rolling hills of Italy, living with host families and eating heaps of authentic Italian pizza. I didn't bring a watch, which was silly because I had to manage kids running around all day, but thankfully my host mom lent me one. 

I was struck by the message on it! All the numbers on the watch face were jumbled and around the edge was written, "You don't live in a nine to five world."

Now, this is when I was in university and had no idea that I actually would not live in a 9 to 5 world.  

It was an omen. 

I had to give the watch back, but the message stuck with me. What if i'm not meant to live in the 9 to 5 world?!

Recently, a follower of mine heard this story, found this watch online, bought it and mailed it to me. By some epic miracle, this watch has come found it's way back to, 5 years later!!

It was surreal to hold it in my hand. 

This is how I know that our How To Travel The World Full-Time free workshop on Sunday, November 27 is meant to be. And you're here because you're meant to be.

Make sure to save the date in your calendar: 10am PST / 1pm EST / 5pm GMT on Nov. 27 (or use worldtimebuddy.com to figure out your local time.) It's best if you can join us live but just in case you can't, there will be a video recording send to you, available for a limited time after the airdate.


In just one hour (+ Q&A time), you'll know my exact steps to traveling the world for 2017:

  • How much it actually costs to travel around the world (it's a lot less than you think.)
  • Top ways turn your unique gifts and skills into income and get paid
  • Behind the scenes of how I become a full-time world traveler.
  • and much more! 

Click here to save your spot for the free training.


If you can't wait that long... I've got you covered! Here's my latest travel vlog from Birmingham, UK. I show you a glimpse into my life of travel, how I work (without an office), stay fit and other shenanigans.

 

Keep loving, sharing and being awesome. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being part of my life and this tribe.

 

Is it Safe to Travel Alone as a Female?!

Hi Epic Souls,

Since I left Canada at the end of December, my experiences have ignited my passion for travel even more. After spending three months in Hawaii, I feel very blessing and grateful that I get to do what I do. I often get asked if it's safe to travel alone as a 20-something female. Here are some of my insights on traveling solo:

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Why We Crave Travel

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After traveling to 25+ countries and meeting hundreds of people who work jobs but don't want to, I know that travel is the Call of the Soul.

It is the voice inside that tells us there is a different way. It is the call inside that beckons you to date to think differently about how life "works". What if you're NOT supposed to trade time for money? What if you're just supposed to create amazing, epic, passion-filled things and let the universe provide for you?

The craving to travel is your soul pushing you to see beyond your current paradigm.

Working in job is paradigm.
Taking siestas in the middle of the day is a paradigm.
Building a business is a paradigm.
Living as a digital nomad is a paradigm.

When I travel, I am reminded of how there is no inherently right or wrong way to live. However, there is a way where you soul will thrive the most. Our job is to find it and flourish in it.

 

Once & For All: Do I have rich parents who pay for my travels?

"You must have millionaire parents who pay for your travels."
I get this comment A LOT on Periscope and I know that underneath it are some BIG assumptions.

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My parents raised me to be independent and since I started traveling 5 years ago, I found my own ways to fund my trips. My parents have never paid for any of my trips. I always worked jobs or found creative ways to fund my trips. Lets break it down:

ASSUMPTION: Travel is a luxury and for the rich.

1. I made a conscious choice that I wanted to live more simply and but meaningfully. for me, that included travel. I prioritize deep, meaningful experiences over accumulating stuff. I would rather spend my time doing things I love, even if this means making less money in the beginning, but get to enjoy every day

ASSUMPTION: I can't do what I love AND travel. I have to do what's "practical."

2. I focus on developing my passions and then offering to help others with my passions & skills. As a result I've landed jobs that paid for or enabled my travels. I always think of what services I could offer to help someone else and it leads to amazing conversations and opportunities to help companies abroad. For example, one of my fav trips was doing social media for scuba diving shop where I got free accommodations and over $1500 worth of diving for free.

Travel is often a BYPRODUCT of choosing to pursue my passion. My best advice is to try this theory out for yourself. I promise that if you put your passion first, it will pay off in the long run.

ASSUMPTION: I don't have enough money to travel.

This one is easy. All we have to do is do the math. It's actually cheaper for me to travel than it would be for me get a traditional job and stay in Canada. For the average person living in a first-world country, if you choose to save more and spend less, you would easily have enough money to travel for several months.

If you want to learn more from on how to fund your travel (or even get PAID to do it!), be sure to check out the Paradise Pack!

I'm honored be one of their 2016 guest travel experts. It's a world-class bundle from over 20 veteran travelers, $2500 worth of resources and available for only $197!

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It happens once a year and it's only available for another two days until 11:59 PST on Monday, June 6th!

Infinite Love,
Anita x

What I've learned from traveling for 5 months. Part 2

This is part two of my blog series on what I’ve learned from my past 5 months of living Project:SoulFam - a year long vision quest to find out what it really means to live your highest purpose.  

This journey has literally taken me around the world and back. I’ve slept on 30 different couches, homes, air mattresses, tents hotels and hostels - all donated or supported by people who believed in this mission and wanted to support it.  I’ve been to 8 states in America and 6 countries. I’ve traveled by foot, bike, cars, plane and trains.

Click here to read Part 1.

5. We all have so much to give!

I spent the last 18 weeks living out of one suitcase and one backpack. This could be a curse or a burden. I can’t count the number of times that I thought, “if only I had that ______ that I’ve left in Canada.” It’s mind boggling to think about all of the yoga pants, sweaters, accessories, purses… (I think you get it) that I left behind in Canada. I jumpstarted my journey by auctioning off all of my favorite books and raising $1200 for refugee relief.

If you are reading this, the truth is that you are wealthier than 90% of the world’s population. When we shift our focus away from ‘what new gadget do I need’ to ‘how can I help someone today’, we realize just how abundant we are. We all have time, energy, passion and enthusiasm that we can give.

6. Practice minimalism to make life more meaningful.

My good friend Amanda Hathorn of GetALifeAtSea.com is a huge advocate of minimalism and living with her for two weeks, we started the #MinsGame. The idea of this game, started by The Minimalists, is that everyday of the month you get rid of more things. Starting with the 1st, you get rid of 1 item. On the 2nd, you get rid of two items. On the 3rd, you get rid of three items. By the end of the month, you will have thrown out, donated or sold 500 items!

Even though everything I currently own fits into suitcase, I still had excess things to carry around. The beauty of this game is that it challenges you to stop accumulating and figure out what really makes you happy.  However, minimalism is not just about throwing stuff out, it’s about keeping only the things that you light you up in your life.  Freeing yourself from the excess and you’ll create more freedom in your mind.

7. Find people who help you grow.

Now for a big lesson in relationships.  Over the last 18 weeks I stayed in the homes of over 15 families and couples and saw the insides of their homes.  I learned a lot from seeing the differences between couples and how they interacted. I met couples that emanated deep, pure love and other couples that seemed like there were just living together to make ends meet.  I’m seen being a relationship out of fear can end up creating a cage for yourself. It’s best to take time to grow yourself first then latching onto a partner and then getting divorced in a few years.

8. Money flows where good goes.

If you are doing something good in the world, there is no shortage of money or support for your efforts. You just have to start asking and start doing. From my free meditation workshops, to my refugee work, to my online content, I’ve seen that people want to give and support people who are doing good things. Even when I have things for sale, people will donate money instead of buying something.  This shows me that they don’t even want a product. They just want to support a good soul. When you are doing things genuinely and transparently, people want to support you. We just have to be brave enough to be the first person and step up to ask.


If this inspires you, sign up for Funded & Flow. I’m breaking all the rules and releasing my online program on a Give What Feels Good basis (you set the price!). Click here to learn more and be inspired to embark on your own great adventure.

 

The Moment Everything Comes Together + FREE gift!

On the other side of your leap of faith is a miracle. People think that they'll fall flat on their face but In my experience, everytime I take a leap of faith. something incredible beyond-words happens. 

We did it again.

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Even with my experiences, it still took a lot of faith and courage for me to release my Funded & Flow course on a "give what feels good" basis. I had no idea if it would go totally bust and ruin my "online business" forever.

However, this has totally changed everything. We raised over $1000 and 40 new people joined the program! But I never did it for the money. Messages that I received like why I believe in so much:

"Thank you for letting genuine people like myself a chance of donating what we can. I am currently a single mother but I share my love and what I can give with my family friends and community what I can.

This is proof that when we tap into our flow and follow our inspiration fearlessly, we create miracles for ourselves and others.

How did I finally decide to release my course on a 'Give What Feels Good' basis? 

I asked myself, "what does it take to be the best version of your self? Your boldest, bravest, brightest self?" and I listened for the answer.

Over the years, I've found that what we are looking for is often right underneath our noses. It's just that we have so much chatter in the mind that we can decipher which voice to listen to.  Anytime I'm feeling stuck, I stop and look around, instead of plowing through the struggle.

This process of asking, listening and leaping has brought me some of the coolest experiences and people ever.

And that’s why I’m super excited to share with you a totally free guide from Jason Moore and Travis Sherry, the co­founders of the Paradise Pack.

They interviewed 10 people who are making money online in 10 different ways and broke down their entire process for being successful. I was recently featured on Jason's Podcast, Zero to Travel and we talked about different ways to crowdfund your travels.

As a solo travelers for the much of the last 5 years, I know the power of travel to unlock your potential and this guide covers it all.

10 people. 10 ways they've made a living money to travel the world.  Real­ life examples, details and stats. 

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I trust that free guide will give you more insights to live a life where you also take many leaps of faith. Enjoy!

Infinite Love,
Anita xx

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