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The Fascinating Freedom of Travel: The most Amazing Gap in Your Resume

Aktualisiert: 23. Aug. 2023

With this article we take you on a journey that will turn your understanding of success, self-actualization and adventure upside down. Based on the book "The most amazing gap in your resume: 6 years of world travel" by Nick Martin, we want to show you how a supposed gap can become a wealth of life experience and personal growth.

Nick Martin, an ordinary young man from Germany who decided to leave behind the conventional notions of success and life planning and travel the world instead. His journey began in 2009 and has taken him through more than 70 countries, 5 continents and countless adventures. What makes it so special is that he has compiled his experiences, thoughts and lessons in an exciting and inspiring book.

From dreamer to globetrotter

Right at the beginning, Martin introduces us to his previous life. He was a normal guy with a typical 9-to-5 work routine, had a stable job, a nice apartment and a car - what is commonly referred to as a "middle-class life." Yet despite all these securities, he was dissatisfied and felt trapped. The dream of traveling, the urge for adventure and independence lay dormant in him.

Martin asks an important question that you've probably asked yourself at one time or another: "Isn't there more to life than this constant hamster wheel?" The answer to that is an unequivocal yes. Martin tells how he quit his secure job, gave up his apartment and sold his beloved Audi to fulfill his dream of traveling the world.

This concept of freeing yourself from conventional shackles is a central aspect of his book. He invites you to leave your comfort zone and explore the unknown. Imagine what it would be like to start your own adventure, to realize your dreams, and in the process discover things you could never have imagined.

Travel is more than just sightseeing

But Martin makes it clear that travel is not just about visiting exotic places and taking beautiful photos for Instagram. Travel is also an inner journey. He talks about the profound insights he has gained during his travels, the encounters with different cultures and people, and the lessons he has learned.

He talks about how traveling has changed his view of life, his values and priorities. How immersing himself in other cultures and getting to know people from all over the world has broadened his horizons. How experiencing poverty, injustice, but also love, hospitality and beauty has helped him better appreciate his own life and privileges.

You could experience the same thing. Imagine standing on a mountaintop in the Andes, surrounded by breathtaking nature, and realizing how small your everyday worries and fears are compared to the infinity of the world.

The art of minimalist living

Another key theme Martin covers in his book is minimalism. He shares how he learned to live with less and experience more in the process. With only a backpack full of possessions, he traveled the world and found that material possessions are often more burden than joy.

He invites you to do the same. Think about which things you really need and which are just unnecessary ballast. It's amazing how liberating it can be to get rid of unnecessary things and focus on the essentials. You'll find that you don't need much to be happy.

The challenges and rewards of traveling alone

Traveling alone is another important aspect of Martin's book. He talks about the challenges of traveling alone, the loneliness and longing for home, but also the freedom and independence it allows.

Martin makes it clear that it is important to be able to be alone and enjoy your own company. It's about getting to know yourself better, discovering your strengths and weaknesses, and growing from them. Imagine being on your own in a strange city and realizing that you are stronger and more capable than you ever thought.

The meaning of the "horniest gap in the resume"

Ultimately, Martin's book is about going your own way and not being constrained by societal norms and expectations. He shows how his travel experiences - the "hottest gap in his resume" - have taught him more than any job or education.

He talks about the competencies and skills he has acquired during his travels: Adaptability, problem solving, communication, intercultural understanding and much more. These so-called soft skills are incredibly valuable in today's working world and are often underestimated.

So the "most amazing gap in your resume" is not really a gap, but a wealth of experiences and lessons that enrich you and make you grow. It is a testament to courage, curiosity and a sense of adventure. It's permission to be different, to make dreams come true, and to enjoy life to the fullest.

Closing words

"The most Amazing Gap in Your Resume: 6 Years of World Travel" is more than just a travelogue. It is an invitation to look at life from a different perspective, to overcome limits and to realize dreams. It shows that success and satisfaction do not always have to follow conventional paths, but that they can lie in the fulfillment of our deepest desires and passions.

Whether you're dreaming of a trip around the world yourself, or you're just curious, Martin's book will inspire you and show you that life is full of opportunities if you just have the courage to take them. And maybe you'll discover your own "hottest gap in your resume" in the process. Because in the end, it's not what's written on paper that counts, but the experiences and memories you've made.

Dream big, dare to be different, and maybe one day we'll see each other on the road of adventure. Because as Nick Martin says, "The world is a book and if you don't travel, you only read one page." Pack your bags and start your own chapter.

Click here for the book (German only): Die geilste Lücke im Lebenslauf: 6 Jahre Weltreisen

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