This site has been created in the purpose of encouraging, empowering, and inspiring others to grow into their truest potential.
Hi, I'm Tal - entrepreneur, traveler, coach, and financial independence enthusiast.
You're in the right place if you want to explore more about:
- Designing your life
- Achieving big goals
- Discovering your purpose
- Creating more Freedom
- Making a difference
My story is being written from many perspectives and enriched by the people and places I encounter along the way.
It might sound cliche but I see myself as a citizen of the world, living, working, and traveling in over 50 countries across six continents.
In 1996, aged 21, I embarked on a long motorcycle trip in Australia & immediately fell in love with this remote, vast and spectacular corner of the world. I went back to my home country to pursue a bachelor's degree but the memory of that epic trip never left me.
In early 2003, after several years working in the high-tech world and feeling there was something missing, I decided to change direction and follow a lifelong dream of mine: living and studing in Australia.
In late 2005, being inspired from the sheer enjoyment that came from pursuing my Australian dream, I made a conscious decision to pursue every big dream I have ever had. I started a long life goals list and gave myself 10 years to be completely finished with this project.
In 2009, after six blissful years in Melbourne, Australia, I sold everything I had, packed a small backpack, and left on a one way ticket to Nepal. This trip turned to be a fateful encounter, eventually leading me to leave my stable job, become an online entrepreneur, and travel and live abroad in various countries for more than than 6 years.
Ever since I remember myself I was intrigued with the endless possibilities of self-expression. I simply see life as a playground to express our deepest desires and experiment with the perceived limits of the physical world.
Looking at my life, I have come to realize that my life is not just one linear continuous journey but more as a recollection of different journeys and experiences.
I've learnt that it is definitely not all about the destination, but more about the journey. And the greater the challenge, the more satisfying it is.
Since my move to Australia, being inspired from the satisfaction and sense of achievement that came from pursing my Australian dream, I found myself constantly seeking new challenges, overextending myself in all aspects of life, ultimately resulting in very happy and fulfilling journeys.
Here are a few:
Reading through this list can falsely lead you to believe that my life was all rosy. Trust me, I had my share of struggles as well.
In fact, if I were to make a list of all my disappointments, I’d never get to the end
My main point is that we have an incredible chance here on this planet, to create beautiful things, a real opportunity to live life to its fullest. But we can only accomplish this if we push ourselves far beyond our comfort zones, face our greatest fears, and take the risks involved in pursuing that which we truly want.
That's what really gets me excited, what motivate me to create, to coach, to share.
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I love your emails and I've read the ebook, which is amazing! Chevonne Jones
I've beginning to find myself waiting impatiently for your posts. Thanks, Tal
Thank you for your sincere, motivational and encouraging emails/posts. Rudolph
Your way of approaching goals seemed much more pragmatic than other programs that I’ve looked into... I’m spending time answering some of your questions and they are helpful. Colette Aubry
"I love reading your emails!" Andrea
Your Dream. This Year.
After years of experimentation with different types of goal setting processes, I've come up with a simple 4 step system which enabled me to achieve all my major dreams in the last decade or so.
Originally, I was going to share it as a blog post, but instead, and due to its length (30+ pages), I decided to put everything into an eBook called Design Your Dream Year.
To get my eBook for FREE, simply enter your email address in the box below and press "GET IT!" - You'll receive it right away by email.
"A friend introduced me into your work. I read all the books you send us and wrote my Dream Year Plan, so looking forward and encouraged to lead my life in the way i wanted. Keep up the great work and share with us:). Thank you so much for being such a great inspiration to me. P.S also i start my Quit Facebook Addiction Plan, and it is working." Naraa
"Your plan is an inspiration and entered my life just when I needed it most. Many thanks." Ann
..I have struggled for 2 years with being able to focus on what i really WANT and to commit it to paper, but with help from your workbook i am beginning to really think about what has held me back from making my Network Marketing business a success... I am still working on all the above, just wanted to say thanks! Philip Brown
"Thank you for the free e-book and for the website. I found it on one of my "low days" when all I want is to give up and complain a bit more. And it surely saved me a bit." Mateusz
Recent Interviews & Praise
- The Daily Interview - From $34,000 in Debt to Traveling the World
- Gone with the Wynns - Make money and Travel
- Jet Set Citizen - RTW traveller and long-term expat
- Launch Yourself Podcast - From $34,000 to financial freedom
- Carrie Hensley - Soul-Full Sundays: Tal Gur
- Lash World Tour - Travel Interview
- Cathy Taughinbaugh - Overcome Facebook Addiction
- Bex Grennan - At the Core Of It All is Freedom
- The Small Business Express Podcast- Don't Let Your Business Get In The Way Of Your Life
Thanks for having this blog! I only discovered it very recently (as in about one week ago) but I spend already hours on it reading your articles and following your links. And I love it. In fact when I think about it, there is always one of your pages open in my browser. Pieter Haers
I’ve recently found your website through Perfecting Parenthood and I figured I’d check it out. I have since read your e-book (it’s fantastic!!!) and your other articles. You ask great questions and you write in a thoughtful, beautiful and moving way. Regina Grinberg
I am all inspired by your work, book, website. Wow, I am so glad I found you on internet. I have started working and also monitoring my goals once a week.. Pushpakar
I’m really enjoying discovering your work. Our CEO referenced a blog entry “Happiness First”, which resonated with me as it did for him, and I’ve since read several other of your pieces which were super interesting and inspiring... I appreciate the work you are putting out there- it’s valuable stuff and I’m hopeful you’ll continue touching lives. Alex Magur, Vice President, Hughes Marino
What an inspiration you are and a great writer! Your site has great "human-ness" and reflects what many of us go through so intimately that it feels lonely. Thank you for sharing. Sophie Tseung
Thank you, really. What you're doing is really great and kudos to you for that.
Khogulan Mohan Kumar
Thank you for being out there wherever you are now. I appreciate where you have taken your life, and where you have let it take you. Angela Rosenquist
I was sitting down really stuck as to how to create my life goals and 101 things i wanted to do in my life. and i googled it. your webiste came up and i read through your list of goals. its just so inspiring!!! i have been referring to it a lot in trying to formulate my goals... just wanted to say you are really inspiring and thank you for sharing all this. Bhavisha
Wow, I'm so proud of you and I have a feeling deeply that may be I can do same with my life too..your story and others story really inspiring, I downloaded your book, started my planning, still more to go to complete..Naraa
"You are a great support to begin with.. I have made several attempts to take my dreams off the ground and I hope some day soon it will be a reality with strong support like you."Subhash
"I just consider myself very luck to come across your blog. Your website inspired me. I am not sure how to start and where to begin but I will get there. Thank you so much." Hiyan
"One night, being so frustrated, I encountered your site and...I was delighted! You inspire me so much... our messages will help me through my path. May all the joy and happiness be with you." Paria, Iran
Reading your blog today was very inspirational, thank you again for your gift. I plan to get back on track and try to find my passion... This is going to sound like a broken record, thank you, your words have moved me!" Eve Hernandez
Thank you for all the information. I am really learning a lot and feel more and more contempt because I'm working towards what I want... The information I got from you helped me to set goals in spite of us waiting, The section about habits help a lot and monitoring everything it helps me stay motivated... I just want to thank you. Karin Hubbard
Thank you for all the effort it must have taken to produce 'The Great Bucket List' and 'Design Your Dream Year'. Both of your books have been really inspirational to me, and I am slowly working my way through them. Natalie Bell
Your latest email strongly spoke to me!...You've helped me get back on track. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Joan Marie
Everyday I check my email waiting for your emails. I have been reading them for 2 years almost. From the bottom of my heart, I would like to thank you for sharing your incredible life journey with us. Hiyen Chreif
Nice, Tal. Very informative and you give some good strategies to put to immediate use. Bardia Rezaei
Comprehensive and holistic, yet simple and easily understood. Thanks! Renae Sever
That was a great, no wait, fantastic article Tal! Thanx. I need to change up my morning ritual for sure!! Iva Ursano
Your 100 Life Goals List is the very first work of yours I'd laid eyes on. I wholeheartedly admire your ambition first of all; these goals are really fantastic. But what I like even more than your ambitious personality is your dedication and willfulness... So I just wanted to say I'm a big fan of yours and you are quite the inspiration for working towards broadening my spiritual horizons. Stay brilliant! Omar A. Baqi
I love your messages. Great job! Nathan Fairchild
Thank you for your work. I resonate with your philosophy and love the way you express yourself Yulia B.
I have just started back reading the emails from you and will continue to do so regularly. Thank you for being a source of motivation for me. I am on the path to becoming a motivational speaker and taking notes from successful persons such as yourself is something to be thankful for. LaToyia McCurdy
I did some research and you inspired me - your life and your goals/goal attainment inspired me... I am in awe of your accomplishments and your driven nature. Tanya S.
You're motivational emails are helping me get on the right track with my life. I am finally starting to pursue the life i've always wanted to live... Ben W.
...The goal setting process has made my life a lot easier as I am able to put my goals down under their headings. Louise Adams
I truly needed this right now, so I'm getting ready to read it and reflect... Blessings always. Burcie Martin