In 2010, for the first time in my life I jumped on a plane with my wife to leave the country I’d always called home, Australia, for a year of exploring, living and working abroad.
Back then it was a rite of passage – something to get out of my system before returning to my great job in IT to un-pause The Game of Life.
As we planned our return to Australia however, something didn’t feel right – it didn’t feel as though we were returning “home”.
It was during this time that I first met someone living the perpetual traveller lifestyle.
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As we begin a new year many of us look at goal setting for the 12 months ahead. Whether it be health, financial, happiness or otherwise, this goal setting is often focused on the event instead of the process.
- Chris sold his business and is retiring at 30
- Matt has a 6 pack
- Theresa has a luxurious new car
- Shane rides his mountain bike like a pro
- Andy bought a million dollar mansion
- Nina made that marathon look easy
- Jack does a heck of a lot of travel
When we see successful people, we’ve been conditioned to think that they are lucky, naturally skilled, had rich parents or some other justification as to why they can succeed and we can’t. What we’re seeing is the event.
The reality however, is that there was a lengthy process involved in the lead up to these events.
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In an effort to remember when good things have been achieved, I’m keeping a log of successes and “big wins” for me each year.
Unlike most things I write, this post is for me. I find blogging to be a good way to research and in this case it’s a way for me to revisit all of the positive things that happened this year. It’s not a humblebrag. In the Instagram age, it seems as though everyone you know is doing incredible things every day while your life is on repeat. Don’t believe the hype.
Sticking to your habits of eating healthy, spending time with loved ones and hitting other personal goals may seem unimportant, but it’s not. What matters to you is all that matters.
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What would you do if money was not a concern? Travel the world? Start making music? Enrol in a painting class? Devote all of your energy to the side project you’ve been passionate about for the last 4 years?
If your bills were covered, would you go to work next Monday? Most people I know wouldn’t. But few of us have this option – don’t rock up on Monday and we’re told not to bother coming in on Tuesday. With rent to pay, bills outstanding and for some, a family to feed – losing that job seems disastrous.
If you haven’t already heard, the end of jobs is nigh. The world is now rewarding individuals willing to take a punt at starting a business and as painful as it is, punishing those that aren’t ready to adapt.
It’s claimed that 69% of Americans have less than $1000 in savings. We hear similar stats coming out of Australia, UK, Europe and elsewhere. Psychologically, would you be confident quitting your job and starting a business with less than a grand in the bank? I know I wouldn’t.
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A while back, Jess and I took a chance on a 4 week trip to Andorra. It was time to rationalize our whole living/working while travelling situation. We’d planned to get residency in Panama but after a visit there and time to think it over, it didn’t really suit what we were looking for. Andorra had long been on our shortlist as a possibility that we had to check out, so we thought we’d take a trial run to live in Andorra.
During those 4 weeks, we lived an average every day life and fell in love with the country during potentially the quietest time of year. By the end of our visit to Andorra, we had organised a bank account, signed a lease, our residency application was in progress and for the first in a long time, we were ready to put down roots. It was a massive decision, but it felt so right for so many reasons.
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