Dreams Around The World – The Online Home of Dan Johnston

Time For A New Approach

I’m Dan. I’m a former entrepreneur turned freelancer turned author and coach. I value freedom and experiences over money and things and I believe we’re all capable of designing our own lives.

So far mine has included living in 7 countries, publishing 12 books, and working hard to achieve my dream of being time and location independent. Along the way I’ve shared my experiences and helped 1000s of people start designing their own lives as well.

I write about psychology, personal development, life design, and anything else I think you’ll find useful and inspiring. I do my best to be uplifting, funny, entertaining, and at least 96% guru free.

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What You’ll Find Here

Free Training Courses

The problem paid products it that you need to promote them. Do interviews, give speeches etc. Then you become “The x guy”, where x is whatever your product is about. Most of the time I don’t want to become “The x guy”, so I end up making “paid quality” content and just giving it away for free.


The Podcast

Tired of listening to gurus butter each other up before promoting all over you? You wont find any of that on The Dan Johnston Show.
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In Person Events

Need an excuse to surround yourself with inspiring people in exotic locations? Now you have one. Tell me more…


Life Design

Learn the philosophy that helped me become Location Independent, live in 6 countries and publish 12 books before I turned 30. Subscribe here.

Where Do YOU Want To Live?

Using The Life Design Approach™ I've lived in Costa Rica, New York, Berlin, Italy, Barcelona and Prague. Now it's your turn. 



I’m not going to lie, I’m a lot better at writing books and making videos than consistently writing articles…but if you’re curious, you can read some of the archives here. Check Out Past Articles.

Free Video Training

Learn the best way to work for yourself and have the freedom to live how, and where, you want from someone who has been doing it since 2012. Watch Now.


“It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.”Gabriel García Márquez



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Not Sure What To Do Next?

Rules Are Cool

As E. L. James taught us, sometimes a little discipline can lead to a lot of pleasure.

Read The Rules

Those who follow the rules are rewarded with infinite freedom.

Discipline Me!

Discover Life Design

What happens when we reverse the equation and live according to what we want?

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Click below and find out more about how you can learn and use Life Design.

I Want To Paint!