About Sean

sean tierneyHi, I’m Sean and I’m in pursuit of a more fully self-actualized existence. Here’s what I mean by that: Abraham Maslow gave us a pyramid of fundamental human needs, the layers of which stack to the capstone of self-actualization, or “fully realizing one’s Personal Legend,” as Paolo Coelho would say. I believe though his capstone on the pyramid ends one level short of the fullest form of self-actualization which is helping others to do the same. Assisting others to ascend this pyramid is what I’m doing this time around.

Before I go any further, if you want to follow along with my journey I’d recommend requesting highly-impersonal email update below. I’m an alum of RemoteYear having been working remotely the past year traveling across 4 continents, 18 countries and 61 cities. I’m now living in Lisbon, Portugal and documenting my unfolding personal journey periodically via email with observations, reflections, epiphanies and wisdom gleaned from my travels. Sign up for that periodic email here:

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Who I am

First off I’m an open book. Here’s my Why, my Prime Directives and my 10yr plan. At my core I’m a tribe uniter. I help others come together and more fully express their natural talents working together. I’m also a teacher and help others learn tactics and strategies that create leverage and allow one to rise above the rat race. The goal is to help as many prospective entrepreneurs and charities make a transition and achieve escape velocity so that they can go on to do what they were born to do. As cheesy as it sounds, I believe that helping others to rediscover the unique gift they had as a child and contribute it to the world in a more optimal way is what I was put here to do.

IMO entrepreneurship is the ideal vessel for delivering our gift and for-profit ventures are the most effective instruments by which we can amplify our natural talents and sculpt the world around us to be more the way it ought to be. The world’s greatest challenges will be solved not by big faceless corporations but by inspired individuals liberated from day jobs and granted the means to do what they were born to do. There are frameworks I learn and teach to make this a reality.

What I do

I’m Director of Sales for Pagely and am fortunate to get to live in my favorite city in the world, Lisbon Portugal, and work remotely alongside badass people taking the world’s best platform for self-expression and making it better. I host Nomad Podcast and run the Nomad Prep online academy to help others transition to the digital nomad lifestyle. Prior to Pagely I founded a handful of startups, the most famous of which was JumpBox, Inc, a 10-year running company that domesticated open source server applications and made them more accessible to a broader audience. On the side I lead a volunteer effort called Charity Makeover to help local, resource-constrained non-profits poised to do incredible things attain financial freedom to do so. I also run the School of AC Mastery to help shepherd Infusionsoft refugees to the superior ActiveCampaign platform and I created & maintain the Nomad Bloggers aggregator site that syndicates the blog posts of digital nomads around the world. When I’m not working I write, play, listen to, and help others create music. I’ve also been zenning out on compound bow archery, flailing with kite surfing and getting bruised up learning Krav Maga. I wrote a kid’s book (PDF) way back that has sold exactly 1 copy to date :-) Occasionally I ask/answer questions on Quora. I’ve served as a mentor to startups via the SEED SPOT, CEI, EvoNexus and now Startup Lisboa and Canopy incubators. I’ve spoken at a number of conferences, the talks for which you can find on my video page. And if you’re still reading then you know I write a lot, sleep little and am notorious for run-on paragraphs.

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