A few nights ago I took an Uber back to my apartment after having drinks with friends by the beach here in Croatia.
The driver started to chat me up and asked me how I liked the country so far and how long I would be around for. I told him that I would be in Croatia for 4 weeks. He said “Wow, long vacation time!” to which I responded “I’m actually not on vacation ... kinda”.
I went on to explain that I have my own online business and that each month I travel to a new country. That I started in South America, headed over to Europe and after Croatia, I will be in South East Asia for 4 months.
He responded with “WOW, nice life! Are you rich?” with a joking, not-so joking tone.
I told him that I work with clients while travelling, and that I’m very blessed.
It got me thinking that ... I AM RICH! Rich with freedom, flexibility, experience and opportunity!
In the past 8 months, I have:
- painted a school for underprivileged kids in Uruguay
- watched people dance Tango in Argentina
- climbed a f*ckin mountain in Bolivia
- rode a bike on the world’s largest Salt Flats and also came out alive after riding a bike down Bolivia’s “Death Road”.
- hiked to Machu Picchu in Peru
- spent the day with kids from low income families at a local preschool in Cusco
- took in a very early morning sunrise at the Summer Solstice at Stonehenge
- cruised down the Thames River in London
- volunteered at a Syrian refugee centre in Serbia
- swam by a waterfall(s) and repelled down canyon walls in Croatia
And I HAVE A BUSINESS I LOVE & WORKING WITH CLIENTS AROUND THE GLOBE WHO I ADORE TO THE CORE!
The thing is, this wasn’t my reality 8 months ago. Up until then, I had a decade long career and was working as a Marketing Director in the consumer events industry.
I felt an emptiness in my life, and although I had achieved a level of traditional “success”, I realized that I had a DESIRE for more.
I felt I was being called to something much bigger. I wanted more freedom and flexibility, to travel the world, have a global experience and to allow myself the space to call it in.
So I made a DECISION to quit. Yes, I quit my comfortable 6-figure salary corporate job, with great people, benefits and generous vacation time to dedicate myself to my business and travel the world.
It was scary as HELL. There were times I questioned my sanity, and why I would take such a risk. I cried .. and cried .. and cried some more. BUT, I can honestly say, it’s one of the BEST decisions I have ever made for myself.
I choose and created this life for myself!
And how about you? Where have you been stuck in INDECISION? Where have you not allowed yourself to get in touch with what you really want and DESIRE for your life?
Do you want to work from anywhere? Have the freedom and flexibility you crave? Hand in your resignation? Spend more time with your kids? Take as much vacation time as you want?
I would love to hear from you!
Head over to the Ambitious Female Entrepreneurs Facebook community, and let us know what you are desiring for your life and business!
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