We are looking for adventurous 18-30 year olds that want to create a business that will allow them the complete freedom to live out the purpose they feel that God has created them for. These are the kind of people who are looking for something more intentional and fulfilling than the American Dream.  They want to make their lives count for eternity and they know that they are more likely to do that with a business providing for them rather than spending endless hours in a sterile, grey cubicle.  

CEO Shortcut we’re aware that the world is changing and college is no longer a guarantee to a great job. We will open your eyes to the possibilities available with an online business while providing you with working models to create a business that provides the freedom to live a Kingdom advancing life.  At CEO Shortcut we will challenge you to grow deeper in your walk with the Lord while providing a pathway to a profitable business.  
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Training Curriculum

discipleship school topics
School topics Entrepreneurship


We love it when our entrepreneurs have their own business model that they want to launch or expand with our help.  Obviously, it needs to be an online business if you are going to be building it while in our program.  Some folks will be working on a business that they will be launching after the program.  

Breakfast and time with God on your own.

8:30-11:00 Worship & Prayer, Discipleship Training or Business Training depending on the day.  

11:00-12:30 Business Building Project.

12:30-1:30 Lunch prepared by our chef.  

1:30-4:00 Business building project

4:00-5:00 Personal Development Project (Write a book with our simple spoken process, Learn to code, start a vlog etc)  

6:00 Dinner prepared by our chef.  

Monday through Friday will typically be the daily schedule with the first hour of the morning often being slightly different.  Saturdays are free for adventure, elephant riding, cliff jumping, hiking or just relaxing.  Sundays there are church or house church options.  On the weekend the chef has off so you’ll need to purchase grocery items with your food allowance or eat at one of the many local restaurants.  

Typically we will hit Laos in October, Kho Samet or Phucket & Cambodia in December, and Sydney, Australia in March and Pai in April.  To keep the overall cost down we will be looking to travel on discount airlines when we can get deals.  

Very safe as far as getting robbed or mugged go.  We feel safer here than just about any city in America.  I may or may not leave my key in my vehicles and moped at all times.  🙂  It is dangerous to ride mopeds and for that reason we generally do not allow first year entrepreneurs to ride them.  

This might be the best program in the world for getting the skills you actually need to be successful running a business in 2017 and beyond. Your preparation here to lead, buy or build a business when you finish will set you up for a lifetime of kingdom focused success.  Let us know about your dreams and we’ll let you know if we think we are the best path to help you reach them.  If we aren’t, we will encourage you in a different direction.  

We love business builders!  In fact, if you are a talented person that gets along well with others you’ll probably find yourself being recruited by every entrepreneur in the program that wants to build a larger business and knows they’ll need help.  

We are independently supported and do not need to make money from the program and we live in Thailand.  You can still get a latte for $1.25 and a meal for the same.  

You are welcome to get a driver’s license for a car or truck but we do not permit entrepreneurs in our program to drive motorcycles or mopeds while part of the program.  We used to allow students to drive when we started our school until this guy, Austin,

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got hit by a dump truck.  Thankfully, he was OK but we revisited our moped policy after that in the interest of safety.  

Perfect.  If you did, there is a good chance you wouldn’t want to come to our school.  We will spend the first month of CEO Shortcut Academy going through how you are wired as well as opening you up to the possibilities of online business to see what the best match for you would be.  

For January 25th, 26th and 27th we will be heading to Pai for a time of reflection, thinking, praying and hearing from God.  From the 1st of February until the 10th we will be traveling to Sydney, Australia.    

Basketball (I play 2X a week), Ultimate Frisbee, Softball, Soccer, Futsal, Hiking, Camping, Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Street Hockey, Volleyball and of course badminton.  It’s actually such a big thing here they have their own shoes for it.  My 17 year old daughter likes to go cafe crawling because we hundreds of cafes with cheap coffee here.  Movies will set you back $3-$6 depending on the day of the week and popcorn is reasonably priced.  There are other things as well.  Google your activity and Chiang Mai and there is a chance they do it here.

The CEO Shortcut Facility

The facility that you will be staying in for the CEO Shortcut Program is the YWAM BAM House (Youth with a Mission Business as Mission House). If you are married, we have access to additional facilities as well.  Beds are provided but if you want to enjoy an afternoon nap in the trees you need to bring your own hammock.  
We are located in a gated community south of the main part of the city.  It’s less than 10 minutes to the mountains, for hiking and mountain biking, 15 minutes to the airport and 20 minutes to downtown.  
We will have a team vehicle to get around and each entrepreneur will have a bike to visit local cafes, restaurants, or to just get out and explore.  
Breakfast is on your own each day with breakfast items provided; coffee, tea, eggs, toast, fresh seasonal fruit, muesli etc.  Monday – Friday lunch and dinner will be cooked by the team chef.  Weekends are generally for exploring and the chef has off so you can either purchase things at the store with your food allowance (this is included in your course fees) or eat out.

Buddy Rathmell - Founder

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The Important Info

The Dates:  15 Sept 2020 – 16 April 2021

The Goal:  To become more like Christ while starting a business that can support you anywhere in the world.  

Fees include all resources for training, speaker payments, all meals and lodging during your stay, travel to and from various locations, visas  and all costs associated with travel (airfare, lodging) & the Nomad Summit.  Total Cost $12,000 for 7 month program.  

Not Included in cost: Airfare to and from Chiang Mai, Thailand, extra drinks and snack food, tourist things like riding elephants or visiting Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia, snorkeling, surfing or walking across the Sydney Harbor Bridge. 
We do have scholarships available for those that would like to intern on the main CEO Shortcut Consulting business instead of building their own business.  


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