Author Archives: Brandon Pearce



Brandon Pearce

Brandon is a location independent entrepreneur, musician, traveler, worldschooling father, and the principal author of this blog. He's all about reaching his potential and enjoying life to the fullest in every moment while inspiring others to do the same.

Best of Both Worlds
in Bali, Family, Indonesia, Personal, Travel

Best of Both Worlds

We love many things about Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. We love the inspiring scenery and near-perfect weather, healthy and affordable food of almost any cuisine, an earth-conscious community of entrepreneurs and activists, affordable household help, amazing massages for $6-15/hour, and the genuine smiles of laid-back locals. It’s a relaxed and thoughtful way of life that we’ve come to appreciate. But there are a few things we miss....

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29 May 2014
The Why of Happiness
in Entrepreneurship, Personal, Productivity, Spirituality

The Why of Happiness

Despite having stated that I no longer offer business consulting, I occasionally get emails asking me if I can make an exception. Sometimes I’ll write back asking what they hope to get out of consulting, and it usually turns out they want advice on what they should do, or instructions for how they should do it. One of the reasons I stopped offering consulting is that...

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08 May 2014
What Do I Know?
in Personal, Spirituality

What Do I Know?

Jennifer and I sometimes get asked what we believe about life’s “big questions”, like our views on death, God, and the purpose of life. Are there “core truths” we believe in, that provide us comfort or guidance on these issues? Or do we reject all belief and wander through life aimlessly? These questions usually come from people who not only believe their own answers to...

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19 Apr 2014
7 Books for Spiritual Awakening
in Personal, Spirituality

7 Books for Spiritual Awakening

Throughout history, thousands of books have been written to inspire spiritual awakening, or enlightenment. While experiencing this state is completely different from studying it, I enjoy learning from others’ perspectives and experiences with it, as it tends to fuel my own growth. Here are some books that have been helpful for me in expanding my awareness of things as they are, and of who I...

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17 Apr 2014
Photo by Josh Bender
in Australia

A Weekend in Perth Australia

Just a three-hour plane ride south of Bali lies Perth, Australia, where almost 2 million people live in mostly suburban housing surrounded by a dry desert-like landscape that reminds me a lot of Salt Lake City where I grew up, except with beaches instead of mountains. We needed a quick visa run this time, and chose to visit some friends in Perth, who we met...

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14 Apr 2014
Why I Can’t Leave the Church Alone
in Personal, Spirituality

Why I Can’t Leave the Church Alone

It’s been almost four years since my family and I decided to leave the LDS (Mormon) church, and almost three years since I published my document about Why I Left the Mormon Church. This letter has since been read by tens of thousands of people, and still prompts almost weekly emails from readers, mostly people thanking me for the comfort and courage it provided them on...

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31 Mar 2014
Do you want a portable piano?
in Entrepreneurship, Music

Do you want a portable piano?

It’s exciting to see the progress on the Groove digital piano I’ve been working on for the past several months. The first prototype should be finished very soon! We decided not to make it fold after all, but it will separate neatly into three sections that can fit inside carry-on luggage. The prototype was pieced together from existing keyboard parts and the case is bigger...

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11 Mar 2014
Sri Lanka and More
in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka and More

Can you believe it’s been over two months since our last blog post? The past two months, we’ve felt busier than we have in years, and the time has flown by. It’s been good and productive, but also exhausting. The house we’re remodeling is coming along, but is taking a lot of time and energy and money. We’re looking forward to moving in, although it...

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19 Feb 2014
Cambodian Sunrise
in Cambodia, Travel

Cambodian Sunrise

When we booked our tickets to Siem Reap, Cambodia, we had no idea that we’d end up arriving the day before some friends of ours would be leaving. We first met Denny & Rachelle in Costa Rica, we visited them again in the Philippines, and now by chance, through a post we almost missed on Facebook, we found ourselves enjoying a few meals together in...

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01 Dec 2013
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