Adventurous Entrepreneurship: “Geeking Out” on Mexico, Surfing, Wellness and Launching a New Blog with Doug Grootveld

My wife and I have a lot of people to thank for opening our eyes to a whole different way of living.

When we first took our sabbatical to Mexico back in 2009, dozens of people inspired us with stories of location independence and adventurous lifestyles.

Doug Grootveld and his wife Alison are two people at the top of that list. Doug and Alison have been spending winters in Mexico for the past 8 years. They’re not rich or retired or Internet moguls; they simply admitted what they wanted from life and figured out a way to make it happen.

That attitude rubbed off on us in a big way and we haven’t looked back since.

Doug is a certified acupuncturist and self-confessed “wellness geek.” He just launched a new blog called Wellness Renegade that I’m excited about because it combines Doug’s talent for healing people with his adventurous attitude towards living.

I captured this interview with Doug to share his inspiring story with you and ask him about the process of launching his new blog (especially because he’s a “non-techie” person, like many of you).

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Doug’s a modest guy, but make no mistake: he has a lot to share about living well and chasing dreams. I’ve learned a lot from Doug over the past couple of years and I hope you’ll check out the interview. It’s well worth the 20 minutes.

Learn more about Doug and his unique approach to health and wellness over at Wellness Renegade. He’s new to blogging and social media, so follow him on Twitter and say hello as well.

Questions for Doug or me? We’re happy to talk about Mexico, blogging, wellness, surfing or anything else. Just ask below in the comments!

I'm Corbett Barr, founder of Fizzle and Palapa and co-host of The Fizzle Show. This is where I write about building businesses, living the good life, and doing work that matters. More about me »

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