Steve Ruggiero is a digital nomad who came all the way to Chiang Mai to discover and begin a career online. He’s not the typical nomad we meet. He served in the army for 10 years, trained in becoming a store manager, and became an actor in Chicago. He’s been on different paths, but now found his place in Chiang Mai building a business online.
On this episode, Steve recalls his journey on why he came to Chiang Mai and what made him decide to stay. He shares the devastating death of a good mentor, Rob Forbey Jr. Both Steve and Johnny share their experiences in the digital world where they learn new stuff and improve themselves. Listen to this episode and find out how to level up your life, not just as digital nomads but as people in general.
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Episode 187 Show Notes
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Rob Fortney Jr.'s Episode: TLAB Episode 137
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01:07 – Steve’s background
10:39 – Why he came to Chiang Mai?
11:51 – How he got into Amazon FBA?
15:25 – The start of his nomad journey in Thailand
16:56 – The benefits of taking a marketing course
21:36 – Their first FBA project in Chiang Mai
23:00 – Who is Rob Fortney Jr.?
25:44 – The story behind Rob’s death
32:10 – Traffic regulations in Chiang Mai
34:24 – Johnny’s accident
43:07 – Tribute to Rob Fortney Jr.
45:48 – Just start!
50:23 – The process of taking life to the next level
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