Tidus Coleman wants to better humanity through sustainability, identity building, and travel. He’s an entrepreneur, globetrotter, and military intelligence based in Washington, D.C. whose focus in life is to find ways to help spread empathy around the world by inspiring and enabling people to build meaningful global communities.
Tidus shared his experience building community around the world, along with the Top 4 Ways to Grow Your Network Abroad (Right Now, Right Where You Are) in this interview with The Traveler’s Mindset.
1. Be proactive: use Google Hangout, Skype and Zoom to chat with friends abroad and maintain friendships with people in other countries. You’ll probably stay up to date on international news too!
2. If you don’t have friends in other countries, make them! The world is literally at your fingertips. Join an international group on Facebook, or reach out to someone in your industry via LinkedIn. No matter where you live, you can always meet international people online.
3. Live an adventure through the books you read (or listen to…)! There’s so much out there, from every country in the world. Why not dive in?
4. Check out events at your city’s local university or Internations group. You can usually see talks by international speakers or participate in ‘global’ events for free — even if you’re not a student anymore.
Listen to the end to hear Tidus’s #1 way to get over the fear of meeting new people and working your way into more international communities!
Tidus’ ultimate aim is to help produce a world of coexistence, not exclusion. From experiences at international conferences, he’s noticed that a new sense of global identity (openness) is developing within our generation, and he is doing everything he can to speed this transformation. Learn more at tiduscoleman.com.
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