Steve Jobs Inspires Orlando Couple to Achieve Location Independence

Share Article LLC reveals how a quote by Steve Jobs inspired its founders to quit their 9 to 5 jobs, travel the world indefinitely, and launch a new business.

Today LLC founders, Adam Dudley and Heather Stearns, revealed that it was a quote excerpted from a 2005 commencement speech given by Steve Jobs at Stanford University that inspired them to quit their 9 to 5 jobs, sell nearly all of their "stuff," and begin a lifestyle focused on location independence and long-term world travel.

In 2008, Adam and Heather lost everything in The Recession when their cafe crashed and burned with the rest of the economy.

Towards the end of 2010--not yet fully recovered and energized by a vacation to San Francisco and Napa Valley--they began to consider what they could do to get a fresh start. Travel was at the top of their list of things they wanted to do more often. So they began reading books about how to live a long-term travel lifestyle. One of those books was Tim Ferriss' The 4-Hour Workweek.

In that book is a quote by Steve Jobs that says:

"For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and ask myself: “if today was the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something… Almost everything–all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure–these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose." - Steve Jobs, college dropout and CEO of Apple Computer

"It was that last sentence--'Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.'--that really resonated with us." Adam said. "It was the catalyst for our big move."

"We printed that last sentence on index cards and carried it around with us in our wallets. But it was in our hearts as well." Heather said.

Using that quote as motivation, they quit their 9 to 5 jobs and began traveling indefinitely. First they lived at the beach for two months in Sarasota, Florida. Then they lived in Berlin, Germany for three months with a one month break in between. Their next stop after a short stay in hometown Orlando, Florida is Austin, Texas or New Orleans, Louisiana. And early next year they intend to venture even further to Thailand.

They have also turned their lifestyle into a business called (

Adam and Heather are available for interviews, speaking engagements, guest blog posts, inquiries from tourism boards, and press trips.

About LLC

It is the only travel blog, publishing and training company for achievement-centered adults that want to get free and go travel supported by a real business that is sustainable and does something meaningful, with less fear, anxiety, lost time and money. The founders, Adam Dudley and Heather Stearns, launched the company after they suffered a catastrophic business loss during The Recession and chose a new way of living focused on location independence. Interested persons are encouraged to download a complimentary copy of Adam and Heather's "Getting Free Manifesto" at

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