About Bradley Gauthier
On July 28th, 2011 I gave away most everything I owned, moved from my four-bedroom house, and ventured out to see the world. And having grown up on a tiny Indian Reservation in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, I have a lot to see!
I am passionate about social psychology, the environment, photography, minimalism, technology, and life experiments. I love golfing, fishing, darts, hiking, and constant learning through books, people, & life experiences. And if you want to get me really talkative, ask me about economics, cosmology, music, sports cars, business, 21st Century education, or the future of technology.
My lifetime goal is to improve the lives of as many people as possible and to make the world a better place for future generations.
Allons! Whoever you are, come travel with me!
I hope you will join me in the search for an ideal lifestyle. As I cannot, nor would not, go it alone. Instead, we can travel this path together.
So please, join me in my community… a remarkable life awaits!
A Little Background on Myself
I’m a 27-year-old serial entrepreneur in the fields of software development, education, real estate, consumer behavior, and marketing.
Most of my ventures were created over the past decade through a mixture of my youthful ignorance, creativity, and an urge to make money. But trust me, I didn’t get to where I am without a passion to improve the lives of people around me and an ability to fulfill the underserved needs of others… both matched with a shit ton of hard work!
I plan to leave a legacy through New Methods, a research center I co-founded with Greg Hartle. Our team is dedicated to confronting the challenges of modern-day life.
Our first solution release is Academy on the Go. A life-skills development platform where your smartphone, tablet, or laptop becomes the instructor. And your daily life becomes the classroom. My day to day role is of chief software architect.
The second company we constructed is an interactive app for certification exam preparation. We've built in the latest strategies of gamification and accelerated learning. But it's still in private beta. So shhh for now! We'll be disrupting the over-priced ivory towers with this one :)
Recently, I've been building a sales and customer relationship platform for ambitious entrepreneurs.
SiteBuilder.io is a direct result of experiencing countless small business owner's frustration with the over-complication of building a web presence and sales strategy in the 21st Century.
Instead, we remove the headaches of hiring shitty developers who often build an unremarkable website on bloated Wordpress.
I crafted SiteBuilder.io line by line from scratch. No Wordpress, no PHP, no bullshit plugins... only code which directly converts website window-shoppers into loyal customers.
And thus far, my customers love the platform. Which is exciting!
How I Got Here
I first became an entrepreneur in 1998 at the tender age of 12 when I created a tech-handyman company, quickly followed by launching a website design firm. And in the dot-com era business-was-a-booming!
But unfortunately in 2004 I closed the doors when I falsely followed the preconceived notions of a normal life and went to college. I graduated in 2007 with a background in business, psychology and economics. Unfortunately, having accrued over $70,000 in student loan debt, college has resulted in one of the biggest mistakes in my life.
Adding injury to insult, I further got sidetracked when I sat inside a corporate cubicle for a little over a year.
For those few years I had lost focus on what was important to me. And consequently, life was shitty.
That was, until 2008 when I quit my job, refocused my vision and created an Internet marketing firm. And again, business-was-a-booming. In turn, I launched a handful of other businesses, all extremely lucrative.
But as the years went by, and my multiple businesses became more of a job than a lifestyle, I could foresee a horrible road destined for me. And while these "jobs" weren’t in a cubicle, they still sucked the life out of me.
Our society's general definition of success is a lie. Wealth does not cause happiness... Only when we are genuinely happy, will we discover the accurate definition of success.
Therefore, I needed to search for true happiness.
Giving It All Away
As I mentioned above, after saying enough is enough, I gave away most of my worldly material possessions.
From my beloved couch to my always exciting
beer-pong ping-pong table – not to mention the multitude of clothes, appliances and other crap I had accumulated along the way – it all had to go.
My greatest skill has been to want little.
I now have very little. A few pairs of clothes, a handful of technologies, and an urge to see the world.
In essence, I am a vagabond… but with a twist. I call it a Digital Nomad lifestyle.
I am restructuring my existing businesses to become travel friendly as well as launching a couple other fun new projects.
I hope you will join me as I travel, experiment, and search for ways to improve the lives of as many people as possible.
Happiness feels great, my friend.