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EPISODE SLICE #46: Working Abroad As A Diamond Seller, A Bollywood Actor + More

It was 2008. The recession was starting to kick in full-force. Ben Kaplan decided to move to the small island of Saint Thomas, a U.S. territory, for a couple months. His time there was difficult, as he coped with the monsoon season, living in the ghetto, witnessing poverty, and trying to leave the country with more money than he started. And guess what? He did it. How? By doing some very unconventional things, like selling diamonds and collecting leftover food from timeshare residents.

But wait, there’s more. He has properly lived as a “temporary resident” in seven different countries, all with the goal of leaving the country with more money than he started. He’s on the show to talk about just a few of the crazy experiences he has had while working abroad. Here are some more highlights of the episode slice.

  • His experience working as a model in Panama 
  • How he landed a job as a waiter on the beaches of Tel Aviv, Israel with very little knowledge of Hebrew
  • This is a must -listen: How he got a job as a personal trainer at a nice gym in Mumbai, India and then got a job in the Bollywood industry as an actor on one of the biggest serials in India! He also worked with Shahrukh Kahn, one of the most influential actors in India. 
  • How he became an announcer at the Maccabiah Games (Jewish Olympics)
  • How optimism, positivity, and persistence played a big role in getting all the jobs that he acquired overseas

Here are some pics of his time abroad

Ben as a waiter in Tel Aviv, Israel

Ben as a waiter in Tel Aviv, Israel

Ben on set of a Bollywood show

Ben on set of a Bollywood show

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  • Aryn Hill

    Another great vlog! This really inspires me since I was thinking of doing some modeling work on the side when I go to China to teach English.

    • http://atlassliced.com Alexa Hart

      Aryn – You can definitely find modeling and acting work in China. Good luck! Btw, Atlas Sliced is a also a podcast in case you want to listen audio-only :) When are you headed to China?

  • Matt

    I hosted a radio show with Ben in college; he’s a savvy, smart, and enterprising guy.

    • http://atlassliced.com Alexa Hart

      Ha, that’s awesome! Agreed, he is a go-getting, savvy guy.