Screw it, let’s do it!

By Torsten


November 18, 2016

I’m glad I just read Richard Branson’s book “Screw it, let’s do it”. That man faced way bigger challenges than the ones I’m currently struggling with and he made it through all of them.

What a legend.

At the same time I’m reading “the ONE thing”. Both books are incredibly powerful and helped me a lot during those last few days.

Which brings me to the point I am at right now. Basically I’m pretty screwed. The way I planned to move ahead with the business structure didn’t work out. At all.. Now I’ve to come up with a complete new plan and write off the losses.

What losses? Well, I didn’t get a bank account in Hong Kong for my company, which means the company itself is pretty useless. And all the money it took to register and apply for accounts is burned.

But that’s not even the worst news of today. My proposed partnership with our tour operator was refused. Thus, I’ve to come up with a new plan for the structure. My idea was to let them be operator AND travel agent. But they rather just stay tour operator and want me to act as agent.

Just that I don’t have a clue about getting a travel agent license. Not even mentioning that I don’t have a functioning business anyways.

So the only alternative I see at the moment, is a US LLC. Wyoming doesn’t require travel agents to have a license and thus I could work it out that way.

It’s interesting. I’ve been quite anxious and stressed those last days. Waking up everyday with a knot in my stomach. But now that I finally got the news and it’s the worst case, I don’t feel bad anymore. I feel as if I just found a new challenge. That’s it. Giving up is not an option. Nomad Convoy is going to happen. No matter if I make a profit at the and or not, but I will stand to my word.

It’s a test. Life is testing me. How bad do I want it? I guess you know the answer.

And never forget. Enjoy the ride. Live in the moment. Remind yourself to make every second count. The hard is what makes it fun. If it was easy, everyone would do it.

So what’s next.

I’ve to fly to the US to open a bank account. Once that’s done I can accept payments and sell the tickets.

It’s so dumb. I mean, I literally don’t know where to put the money. I’ve a product that people want but my hands are tied. Bureaucracy at it’s best.

Otherwise things are good out here in Kenya. I feel home. And I really enjoy being around our team, mama Dolfine and the children again. Life is pole pole. We are building the kitchen in the dome home. The final part. It’s exciting. And we managed to get our kids health insured which is quite amazing. There is lots happening in Kisumu and I started networking. Really impressive. During the time I spent here I stayed under the radar and just focused on work. This time is different. Our team, especially the girls, made some great friends and I started to meet really interesting people with priceless information.

It’s all about knowing the right people, isn’t it.

I leave it for now. Still lots to talk about but let’s keep that for another post.

Talk soon,


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