Sarah Peterson

Bio

Sarah Peterson is an entrepreneur, traveller, and writer from Vancouver, BC Canada. She is the author of Unsettle.org, where she helps people stop settling for "okay" lives and careers and start acting on their ideas.

3 Ways To Quit Your Job And Travel The World Without Going Broke

By Sarah Peterson
Have you ever wished you could afford to travel more? Maybe you’ve dreamed of spending spring in the south of France or Christmas in London. Or if you’re like me, you’ve craved learning Spanish in Argentina or trekking Machu Picchu in Peru. You’ve…

3 Ways To Achieve A Goal Without Spending All Your Time On It

By Sarah Peterson
In January, I took a huge risk. I submitted notice to leave my contract because I was going on a one-way trip to Europe. After doing so, I began to methodically remove every single source of income I had. I sold my personal finance blog, which was a…

The Power Of Small Steps: How To Start When Starting Feels Impossible

By Sarah Peterson
It was summertime in the early 1970s. An English teacher and laundry worker, who was barely earning enough money to feed his family, had an idea for a story. After letting the idea stew in his head for a while, the man wrote three pages of the…

How To Keep Life's Molehills From Turning Into Mountains

By Sarah Peterson
The reason successful people seem to be successful in all areas of their lives is the same reason vehicles don’t run if there’s a part missing in the engine. The various areas of our lives don’t exist in a vacuum. Like a car leaking oil, if one area…

Create Success: 5 Proven Steps To Achieving Your Business Goals Now

By Sarah Peterson
You know the feeling: You’re motivated, excited and focused as you work toward your dream. Then, life happens. The initial excitement you felt fades away. You want more traffic for your blog or website, but it becomes harder and harder to make…

This Is The One Thing All Successful People Have In Common

By Sarah Peterson
In Tokyo, Jiro Ono owns a small sushi restaurant called Sukiyabashi Jiro, which is located inside of a subway station. Jiro's sushi restaurant is extremely popular. His prices are high; his restaurant and menu are small, and he has ample opportunity…

4 Secrets To Living Your Best Life When You Outgrow Your Comfort Zone

By Sarah Peterson
Bob and Bubbles were our turtles. I was 7, and I thought they were the coolest pets ever. My brother loved the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," and I suspected our ownership of these reptiles was related to this. I remember taking them out to the…

How To Build A Successful Online Business With One Simple Hack

By Sarah Peterson
Can I tell you a secret? Sometimes, I wake up demotivated. Sometimes, I'm uninspired, busy or just really tired. It's easy to think that if only I had more time, more energy and more resources, maybe I'd be further ahead or things would be…

What It's Really Like To Ride The Roller Coaster Of Entrepreneurship

By Sarah Peterson
I met Jason when I was 18. My friends and I were underage, and in exchange for a ride to a mutual acquaintance's party, he agreed to buy us liquor. I would say the rest is history, but it's not. Jason was and is my best friend, even through the…

Dreaming Of Entrepreneurship But Don't Have An Idea? Here's Where To Start

By Sarah Peterson
You want to start a side business or become a solopreneur, but you don't know what you're interested in. You want to "follow your passions," but you can't figure out what you're passionate about. Sure, you have interests, but you fear if you start a…

4 Questions You Should Ask Yourself To Discover Your Deepest Passion

By Sarah Peterson
You want to find work you love. You want to know you're making an impact. You want to feel excited about what you're doing. But, the problem is, you don't know what type of work that should be. And, you don't want to do what everybody else is…

Solopreneur: 8 Ways To Stay Motivated When Working For Yourself

By Sarah Peterson
It was fall 2014, and I was stuck. You may be able to relate. When you're building something – a business, a blog, a website – you're constantly learning and taking in information, and all of that information can easily become overwhelming. I wanted…

26 Perils Of Wisdom I've Learned About Following Your Passion

By Sarah Peterson
It was 1989. The cold was bitter and record-breaking. Just days before, a freak snowstorm ravaged the valley. Six people died because of that snowstorm, and the cold increased the death toll by another two. But, I wasn't waiting for anything. I…

8 Ways To Quit Your Day Job To Pursue Your Entrepreneurial Dream

By Sarah Peterson
I don’t know when the shift happened. I went from thinking I could never quit my job, to sitting down with my boss and confidently informing her that I would be traveling, and therefore, would be ending my contract. Prior to that moment, I didn’t…

No Excuses: The Power Of Unsettling, Risk Taking And Dream Chasing

By Sarah Peterson
Have you ever thought it would be easier to start doing work you love, if only there were fewer things holding you back? Maybe you’ve thought it would be easier if you didn’t have kids. You could afford to unsettle if you didn’t have a mortgage. Or,…

16 Quick And Painless Actions To Take To Help Start Your Business

By Sarah Peterson
You want to start a lifestyle business to achieve freedom and flexibility, but you're at a loss. You think you don't know where to start, so instead of making progress, you continue to remain stagnant. The truth is, every moment that passes is lost…

10 Things You Can Do Right Now To Discover What You're Good At

By Sarah Peterson
Can I tell you a secret? For a long time, I believed there was nothing I was specifically good at doing. Sure, I knew I liked to read and that I was okay with a pen, but I didn’t have confidence in my ability to be better than most people at it. It…

Do This One Thing Every Day To Guarantee Success And Do Work You Love

By Sarah Peterson
Guaranteed success. That's the dream, isn't it? Waking up every morning to do work you love? It sounds like this is a right held exclusively by people who came out of the womb with a trophy case pre-stocked with shiny plaques and medals, but what if…

Don't Be A Wantrepreneur: 6 Pitfalls Of Starting Your Own Business

By Sarah Peterson
You want your business to succeed. I get it. Who doesn't want to see a business — into which a person dedicates blood, sweat and tears — blossom? But, just so you know, 80 percent of businesses fail within their first years. That statistic is…