Amazing Story of One Man’s Transformation From Toilet Cleaner to Full-Time Content Creator in Iceland

See how one guy left Australia with nothing but a dream and arrived in Iceland to a job cleaning toilets, but persisted and became a full-time content creator and photo tour guide with more than 700,000 followers.

It's the stuff of dreams, isn't it? You leave your humdrum existence in your rather ordinary hometown for an exotic, spectacular location, and within a year, you've built up an amazing body of work and laid the foundation for setting up a full-time life as a content creator. For most of us, it never actually eventuates as our mind's eye sees it, usually for a multitude of reasons. It might be family commitments, visa issues, student loans, or some other pesky obstacle that ruins the fantasy. For me, I was always happy with the job I had and never felt the urge to take a giant leap of faith into the unknown, even though I dreamed of it daily.

But one man who did take that leap is Benjamin Hardman, an Australian now living in Iceland and living the life many of us fantasize about. In this great video brought to you by Chris Hau, he talks with Hardman and asks him exactly how he went from studying finance in Australia to full-time content creator in Iceland, with a job as a toilet cleaner in between. It's a fascinating story and full of many life lessons, so I don't want to spoil it for you by revealing too much. Hardman's work is sensational, so I urge you to give the video a look, and consider that dreams can become reality if you're willing to make the sacrifices. What are your thoughts?

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Iain Stanley is an Associate Professor teaching photography and composition in Japan. Fstoppers is where he writes about photography, but he's also a 5x Top Writer on Medium, where he writes about his expat (mis)adventures in Japan and other things not related to photography. To view his writing, click the link above.

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