Leaving the corporate world and travelling with intention with Anna Lundberg

Anna left on a 3 month adventure and it turned into a means of questioning many aspects of her life which eventually inspired change in her life.

About Anna

Anna Lundberg is the founder of One Step Outside, where she helps people around the world build businesses and create a lifestyle that allows them an unimagined sense of freedom, flexibility and fulfilment. Since leaving her corporate job in 2013, she's now reimagining what success looks like and she's passionate about inspiring and supporting others to do the same.

Her lust for travel all started with a sabbatical. Anna was between roles in her corporate job and her boss granted her a three-month break so that she could travel across South America. Halfway through that trip, Anna quit her job completely. For the next couple of years she took on consulting projects and travel between contracts. Once she realised that this was essentially just more of the same type of work, just for different companies, she 'quit' again and became fully nomadic as she trained to be a coach and built her business. Finally, she went 'back' to London, where she is now creating a base and opportunity to travel while feeling grounded and having more of a sense of belonging.

Whatever you are doing, do it intentionally.
— Anna Lundberg

In the episode...

  • Anna went to South and Central America cruising around the Galapagos, trekking the inca trail and many more adventures after she quit her job.

  • Anna did a little bit of consulting work before quitting and becoming nomadic.

  • Anna went paddle boarding down the Mississippi but let her intuition and events in her life guide her on her journeys.

  • Was confronted with a terrifying incident where her travel partner had a gun pulled on her.

  • The importance of getting out of your comfort zone whilst also being safe on your travels.

  • Settling back home was great as she was able to reconnect with her family and friends whilst also meeting her partner. Her internal challenge was the way she thought she would be perceived as an adventurer when she just was settling back into her routine lifestyle.

  • Many friends had started families and were moving in a different direction.

  • Now she is trying to find the balance between adventure, lifestyle and her career.

  • Reading lots of blogs, books and self analysis to assist her to find her way upon returning home.

  • Getting out of her bubble on her first 3 month trip put many things into perspective.

  • Anna used her inspiration from her travels to blogging, coach training and pondering her career.

  • 3 things Anna have learned from travel.

    • Travel to step out of your bubble.

    • Be open to the growth and learning that travel can bring.

    • Travel with intention and for the right reasons.

  • Advise for others returning home: Trust your intuition, being curious, knowing there is no right answers and dont look outside yourself for the answers.

Travel, I think, is the best way to grow and to meet new people an to shift your mindset on things. It just gets you out of that comfort zone.
— Anna Lundberg


Abby Lewtas

Hi I'm Abby, Adventurer, Life coach, Speaker and Blogger.

After a successful sporting career I now love sharing what I have learned from my adventures and traveling the world.

I believe in turning into your adventurous life through your intuition and the little nudges from the universe.

Lets share the adventure. xo