Imagine creating a life you don’t need to escape from… One that’s driven by your passions, shaped by your desires, full of freedom: not only in what you do or where you go, but how and when you do it. The chance to work from anywhere in the world, to take control of how much you earn, to travel more than you would have ever otherwise imagined and to have the opportunity to spend that all-important quality time with loved ones: so that you don’t have to miss out of any of their special moments and they can be part of yours too. A life shaped by YOU. Sounds too good to be true right? Only it’s far more attainable than you may think.
Founded by Self-Made Entrepreneur Ella Stearn, ‘A World Within Reach’ is here to motivate, support and inspire you. To not only show you what’s possible, but to guide you through shaping your life the way you want it to be. It’s no fairytale. And we’re not necessarily saying it’s straightforward or simple. But if you really want it: it is possible. I promise you.
Our mission to help you on that journey of turning what was once a dream into your new reality… Are you ready for the transformation? ✨
Hey! My names Ell, and I’m an Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker & (Part-Time) Digital Nomad- running my business and blogging my experiences; all whilst traveling the world. Ever since I was a little girl, I had big dreams of the kind of person I wanted to be and the life I wanted to create. I didn’t always have the confidence or know exactly where I was going, but I always knew I wanted to work for myself, experience as much as I possibly could and live a life that really inspires me. One where I wake up every day feeling excited (even if it IS a Monday!) and earn a living doing something I genuinely love… As cliche as it may sound!
Born in the city, but growing up in a small countryside town, I was really lucky to have such a happy & loving childhood, with a big brother I absolutely idolised and parents who were honestly the most incredible role-models. My Dad set up his first business when we were just kids, starting from nothing, and working from the ground up to and give us the brightest future he possibly could. My Mum: well, she’s the most selfless, caring & kind-hearted woman you will ever meet. So I guess I ended up being kind-of a mix of both… Or aspiring to be anyway! (If I could be even a touch on them, I would feel very proud indeed.) I definitely learnt early on to always work hard and be the best person you can be; whether everyone else is doing the same or not, it’s about focusing on what’s important to you.
As I headed through my teens, life took a turn for the worst. You can read my story here ‘From Broken Teen To Business Woman: How I Turned My Life Around’ but I was determined to not let anything hold me back, or stop me from being all that I believed I could be. Through travel, entrepreneurship and personal development, I pushed through the hard times and eventually came out the other side; not only getting my life back on track, but heading in a new direction that felt so right for me. Living, learning, growing, that’s what it’s all about! And I constantly strive to push out of my comfort zone and do all the mad-crazy ideas I have because the way I see it:
Not everything will work, not every journey will always be easy; but risking is better than regretting and life is far too short to let fear stand in the way of what you want to do, be or have.
To date, I have visited 37 different countries, across 5 different continents, exploring hundreds of towns and cities within that. I’ve also set up a number of entrepreneurial ventures (with my first one starting at just 14!); grown a successful online business working all over the UK; developed a strong investment portfolio, with stocks, shares and property investment, setting myself up for long-term financial freedom… All whilst heading out across the globe! Aside from this, I also have the most gigantic bucket-list you will probably ever see; packed with experiences, destinations, personal achievements and -most importantly- ways in which I can help people. Because supporting others and giving back is definitely one of the biggest things that drives me. Over the past 5 years I’ve raised thousands for local & national charities, written a self-help book for teenagers, crowdfunded to get free copies of my books into schools & children’s homes across the country and done countless free talks to support and inspire. I’ve also successfully developed & ran mental health & trauma campaigns, and always try to get involved in as many non-profit initiatives as I can. This has all been achieved by just my early 20’s (yep, sometimes I look back and wonder how I’ve managed to do so much in such a short space of time too!) but I am so incredibly passionate about, well… LIFE! I always push to make the most of every moment and I like to think it pays off.
Now I don’t share all of this with you to try to brag or impress you. (Nor do I think I’m ‘gods gift’- far from it!) But I do believe there are no limits to what we can achieve and I’d love to help you see how much is actually possible if you really put your mind to it. I want to show you that there is absolutely nothing stopping you from creating the same levels of happiness and fulfilment in your life (AND MORE!) and it doesn’t have to be so far into the future that it just seems out of reach. No matter where you come from or what place you may be in right now- everyone has the power to shape their life the way they want it to be. You are capable of so much more than you may even know or believe right now. Trust me. All those dreams, those aspirations, that lifestyle, that great big bucket-list: it is possible, and so much more attainable than you may think.
I’m still just at the beginning of my journey and story, but as I continue to follow my dreams, I would love you to join me in pursuing yours too. Because that’s what makes this space special: a network and hub of positive people, going after what they really want; away from any hate, judgements or negativity. Through travel, entrepreneurship and inspiring stories, we will show you that this really is a world within reach…
Where to go from here? Well have a look around! See what you can find. We break the site down into Travel, Entrepreneurship, a personal section for life updates over at Step Into My World and let’s not forget our brand new Digital Nomad Guide which ties everything together to help you not only set up a winning new business, but one that enables you to have the freedom and flexibility to give you the lifestyle you’ve always wanted and most definitely deserve. Let today be the day that changes your life forever ✨
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