Have you ever dreamt of being able to work from wherever you want, and live wherever you choose?
I know I have. I dreamt about this for quite some time.
However, things changed very quickly when I finally decided I was going to make it happen.
In 5 short months, I had sold 98% of everything I owned, and was moving to Portugal.
Here's how it happened, along with 3 valuable lessons I learned in the process.
I hope this story will help you believe in yourself and in your ability to achieve what you want in life.
How It Happened
Last year, I wished for more time to write my book and to help others through my passion for personal development and life coaching.
As a result, in early June, I wrote the goal below:
I also began repeating this affirmation at least every morning and usually many times throughout the day.
"I love what I do, and I live wherever I choose!"
My original plan to gain more time for my passion was to take a yearlong leave of absence from work.
The original announcement date was October 3rd, and the original start date was December 1st.
I then started taking action.
I completed anything I could think of that would enable me to travel.
I started by selling everything I owned. As I sold more and more items, I began feeling free and excited for the adventure that was coming my way.
I also allowed my apartment lease to expire and moved in with a friend.
I kept taking action as if I was going to travel, before I knew how I would.
During this time, I talked with several of my closest friends and coaches about my goal.
This gave me tremendous insight into how I could achieve it much easier than I had originally thought.
After 5 months of applying the strategies I teach, I announced just two days after my original goal of October 3rd, that I had been approved to work remotely.
I began working remotely on November 20th, almost two weeks before my original goal of December 1st.
The best part is I didn’t have to take a leave of absence.
Being approved to work remotely allowed me to move to a different time zone.
This gave me the extra time I wanted to work on my passion.
On November 20th, I arrived in beautiful Portugal to embark on this amazing adventure.
During my time in Europe, I travelled to Spain and visited the fantastic city of Madrid.
After spending three months in Portugal, I'm now living in Morocco where the people are extremely welcoming and the weather is amazing.
Here are 3 valuable lessons I learned in pursuing this dream.
Lesson 1 - The What Is More Important Than The How
Be more concerned about what you want, and less concerned about how you're going to achieve it.
Of course it's great to have a plan, but be flexible and let it unfold naturally as you move forward.
Lesson 2 - Share Your Idea With Others
Talk to your closest friends or anyone you trust about what you want to achieve.
Sharing your idea helps you gain clarity.
It also allows you to feel the emotions of your goal which will help you embrace it more willingly.
Most importantly, your friends can give you unique insights that may help you achieve your goal much easier than you ever thought possible.
Lesson 3 - Take The Next Logical Step
You may not see how everything will unfold, but there's a good chance you can identify a few steps that need to be completed.
As you begin to take small steps toward what you want, the next steps will become evident.
I hope this has helped inspire you to believe in your dreams.
I encourage you to believe in yourself and pursue what's most important to you.
Remember the three lessons:
Apply these lessons and you will amaze yourself at the results.
Just yesterday, one of my coaches summed it up very well.
"It's not that hard, and it sure is fun!"
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