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Mar 2, 2018

I met Jamie at a Meetup in November 2015. He was a corporate lawyer-turned-restauranteur who was fresh off a Costa Rican sabbatical with his family and I had recently made the decision to quit practicing law and do...well, something else. While I wasn't sure what I was going to do just yet, my wife and I knew we wanted to do something that would eventually allow us to be location independent and we had recently put Costa Rica on our shortlist of potential countries for a first move. I took this chance lunchtime encounter as a not-so-subtle hint from the Universe that I was on the right track.

Today, you can find Jamie commuting to Pittsburgh as the Vice President and General Counsel of Montauk Energy, a renewable energy company that converts methane gas from landfills into renewable energy.

A supporter of the podcast since day one, I'm delighted to finally have Jamie on the show. Enjoy!

Key moments from this episode:

8:07  Where his entrepreneurial mindset was forged
21:00  How pro bono work led him to quit his corporate law job and open an Ethiopian restaurant
35:32 — How he made the decision to stop being a lawyer and take a different path
38:47 — Making lifestyle compromises to bring his vision to life
42:30 — Selling the restaurant and taking a family sabbatical in Costa Rica
52:50 — Finding his way back into the corporate world

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Resources Mentioned:

The Power of Habit - Charles Duhigg 

The Shadow Lounge (Sadly Closed)

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