Paid to Exist is about eliminating the separation between what you get paid to do and what you love so that you can contribute to your world and live a life of freedom.
Do you want to close the gap between getting paid handsomely and working on your own terms?
Well, it just so happens you’re in the right place. That’s our specialty.
We believe that there’s a new paradigm of work emerging that’s starting to take root in the world. At least, there’s an opportunity for it to become the new paradigm. It’s up to us to make it happen.
It’s a way of navigating guided by the intersecting goals of service, passion and freedom. And most importantly, the merging of work and play where you can no longer tell the difference between the two.
We learned the hard way that passion and purpose are the necessary fuel for a freedom based life …
Hi, we’re Dominika and Cedric, the mischievous couple who runs this site.
Let us tell you a little bit about our story, and how we landed in this corner of the Internet.
Once upon a time, we both worked what our parents and friends would describe as “perfect jobs”, in the City of London.
All was fine in our corporate lives until we started feeling kind of … empty.
The scary thing was this feeling of emptiness kept growing no matter what we tried – changing jobs, moving home, and a few more things we can’t decently share publicly ;-)
Our relationship started to feel the bite, so we really had to find the root cause and fix that thing.
Initially we thought freedom had to be the answer.
So we decided to embrace the digital nomad / internet lifestyle movement and started building some websites.
Some made some money, others sucked big time, but they all had one thing in common: we were losing interest in them after a few months.
That’s how we understood our feeling of emptiness wasn’t only due to a lack of freedom, money or even living in the wrong location.
What we needed … what we all need is passion, purpose and fulfilment.
Once you have these in your life, you become a whole awesome human being. You shine and naturally reap the rewards (such as freedom or money).
After this mindset shift, we started building “passion based freedom businesses”, rather than just “location independent websites”.
This approach really transformed our lives, and so we decided to share it by helping like-minded people do the same.
That’s about when we’ve met Jonathan, who started this blog back in 2008. Immediately it was BIG love.
We all had the same passion of helping people escape the fate of their pre-defined lives. We joined the PTE Team, and eventually naturally took over the blog when Jonathan decided to move to different ventures.
So here we are, fueled with a burning desire to help you reset your life and awaken your passionate-self so you can reclaim your freedom. Ready for the ride?
What can Paid to Exist help you with?
We want to create a safe space — a lab of sorts — for you to step out, take big risks and finally create the life you’ve imagined.
We can help you to…
- build a lifestyle business you can conduct anywhere
- make the type of income you deserve for your skills and expertise
- step into your own role of leadership and purpose
- seize a life of freedom and contribution
- cultivate amazing relationships with other world changers that will transform your life forever
- create your own niche and finally identify that “thing” you’re destined to do
- build a legacy worth remembering
We promise that we’ll never sell you false promises or opportunity schemes. We’ll always be straightforward and honest with you. This undertaking takes effort and practice because we weren’t born into a world that leads us into being paid to exist.
And this isn’t about entitlement. No one owes you anything. But you can choose to deliberately create a new way of operating in the world.
On Your Terms
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Who’s responsible for all this troublemaking?
Read below to get to know us better (and don’t hesitate to say hi; we’d love to hear from you).
Cedric, is Paid to Exist’s Co-Chief Troublemaker. When he’s not writing on the blog, he’s generally busy helping and pushing fellow corporate escapees in our private Trailblazer community. Surprisingly described by his peers as a “polar bear on LSD” when he undertook coaching training, Cedric is on a personal mission to save as many souls as possible from corporate slavery … one at a time. Will you be the next one?
Favorite hobby: Worshipping hair metal legends while hedonistically enjoying life as his French mum taught him to.
Dominika is our other Co-Head of Troublemaking. She’s usually busy flooding the Web and social media with her creativity, quirky humour and positive energy. Some of that find its roots in her long lasting love for the Beatles and her religious reject of any predefined life templates.
Favorite hobby: Running longer and faster than most men in the neighbourhood and creating awesome smoothies out ingredients no decent person would ever mix.
Jonathan started Paid to Exist back in 2008. Since then, he moved to other ventures but he left a major legacy in this community. His energy, training and numerous blog posts made a big impact on the life of thousands of people.
Favorite hobby: Conspiring with fellow world changers and doing bodyweight training in the forest.
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