Sylvie McCracken is a former Hollywood celebrity assistant turned full time entrepreneur currently living in Abu Dhabi with her husband and 3 kids. She writes about treating and preventing health conditions with real food and natural remedies. Sylvie talks with Andrew about running her business overseas and why she moved to Abu Dhabi.
[1:20] The last Passport to Freedom event will be hosted from January 14th-16th.
[7:20] We’re here to live the life of our dreams.
[12:00] At the Passport to Freedom event, Andrew will be talking about three residency programs.
[16:25] The speakers will be people who are doing exactly what you want to be doing.
[18:00] Why do you really need an offshore company?
[19:30] Don’t do it just because someone else told you to.
[21:55] How did Sylvia get started?
[23:30] Does traveling with a family make you more focused in your business?
[26:20] Why did Sylvie and her family leave the US?
[30:55] Why move to Abu Dhabi?
[31:45] Sylvie talks about Middle Eastern culture and common myths.
[35:30] How has Sylvia planted her flags?
[37:40] Was it difficult for Sylvia to get residency for the entire family?
[39:40] Sylvie believes the black market exchange could happen in North America.
[41:00] Biggest challenges? Efficiency.
[42:50] Is Abu Dhabi a first world place to live?
The Lighting Round:
[45:45] One business – Staffing company.
[47:15] One country – US/Argentina
[47:55] One book – The Big Leap.
[48:15] One tool – Trello
[50:35] What’s Andrew’s favorite exotic food?
[55:35] Don’t copy the thought leader. Make decisions that are right for you.
Mentioned In This Episode:
The Big Leap by Hendricks Gay, PhD.