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How Andrew James Ditched The 9-5 to Travel the World

Entrepreneur Andrew James found his calling while studying abroad in Australia. After meeting an entrepreneur who was living Andrew’s dream life, he decided to drop out of college, leave behind the 9-5, and start his own business

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He found success in affiliate marketing, ultimately starting his own company that connects affiliates with the highest quality products, Oasis. He now travels the world thanks to the freedom his career affords him.

What’s an important lesson you’ve learned along this journey?

No one reacted well to me saying I was dropping out of college to live in Australia and learn about entrepreneurship. They thought I was crazy. I spent a lot of time with my mentor in Australia working through that. He taught me that if you want results, you can’t listen to people who don’t have what you want. I really started paying attention to who I was listening to and who I was taking advice from, which pushed me to develop a more positive mindset about my choices and my future.

What accomplishments are you most proud of?

Beyond the numbers, I’m extremely proud of where my company is. It’s not just about money. I’m proud that we built a company where everyone wins. Oasis is all about helping people succeed by connecting them to high-quality products. We make money when they make money. We succeed when they succeed. I’m happy to know that we’re created a strong win-win setup.

What advice would you give to someone who wants to do what you’ve done?

Find a way to add value to humanity, and find a way for that value to come back to you to help you accomplish your goals. It all comes down to asking the right questions. Instead of saying “How do I make money?” say “How can I accomplish my goals while helping others?” Be sure to follow Andrew on Instagram.

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