I’m giving my dream of living the laptop lifestyle a go!
What does this mean?
To me the laptop lifestyle means….
Being able to run my business from anywhere in the world and being location independent.
Being able to run my LIFE AND BUSINESS completely on MY TERMS. Which I’ve always strived to do, but I’ve been getting even clearer on what I want my business and life to look like and the work I want to do and who I want to work with.
This is about designing my Perfect Day every day – 7 days a week. It’s time to ramp things up and decide on MY RULES and stick to them. Or not of course. This is ultimately about FREEDOM
I hope you will join me on my journey over the next few weeks! Hey, who knows….maybe even MONTHS! Let’s see what happens! Right now I’ve got a one-way ticket to Spain and then…..I’m going to play it by ear.
My perfect day/week looks like this right now;
Work 4/5 hours a day (from 8am – midday/1pm ish), 4 days a week and then, well, do as I please in the rest of the time! Seeing as I’ll be away in other cities this will be exploring and having adventures. I’ve been so used to working every day, 7 days a week for most of the time, it’s going to be interesting to see if I can take my foot off the pedal. I’ve been training for years as a Productivity Ninja and I think I’m almost a black belt (though there’s always room for improvement!) 😉
I’m going to be vlogging as I go – so be sure to subscribe to my youtube channel ….. I’ve had one brief practice using iMovie, so expect my videos to be rough and ready. Then again, perfection ain’t my thing. Producing stuff and getting OUT THERE is my thing.
I’m going to take you inside my business and show you exactly how I am spending my time working on what and giving you a break down. I want to prove to myself (and anyone else who is interested!) that it IS possible to run a business part time AND have time for other things.
I’ll also be taking you out and about with me whilst I do those OTHER THINGS! Whatever they end up being!
This day has felt such a LONG TIME coming.
All year I’ve had the 1st of September in my mind as a start date. In fact, I decided it on New Years Eve. Now, I nearly brought it forward to 6th August as I was getting impatient and there was no reason not to go then UNTIL the opportunity to go on an amazing business course came up which was being held tomorrow – Fri 29th August. So, I thought I’d leave the country on Saturday the 30th UNTIL I had the opportunity to continue on the amazing business course on the 30th and 31st. I had already booked my flight, but I couldn’t miss this course, so I changed the date again. Now I’m heading to Spain on the 1st September – the date I had in mind all along. It’s funny how things work out like that, isn’t it?!
So yeah! 3 days intensive course/conference working DEEP on my business in London… This will be mindset stuff, getting rid of limiting self-beliefs and telling them where to go, plus getting really hands-on and practical and setting up my business in a way that WORKS perfectly for me, is completely on MY TERMS and doing everything that I absolutely LOVE (which is pretty much how it is, but there’s still room to get even clearer on that) and working on my systems and strategies and the ‘inner workings’. I’ll be working on my marketing plan for the rest of the year, setting dates, and deciding on what action to take, that kind of thing. Plus I’ll be in a room with some seriously driven women – I always thought I was driven and ambitious, but this is going to be taking it up 100 notches!
BRING IT ON.
You MUST invent the time on getting the right training with the right people.
I wish I had known the importance of this when I started working for myself 7 years ago. God, did I figure it all out the hard way!
I was also stubborn and didn’t like asking for help; this is such a thing as being TOO independent. But of course, just as important, you have to learn from the RIGHT PERSON. And they don’t come along every day.
I’m use to being a LEADER, so it’s not a natural position for me to feel like I’m FOLLOWING someone.
When you chose the person you want to learn from (and you really should make that a priority as you will absolutely get further, faster) then make sure they are a PERFECT MATCH for you. Ideally someone who is where you want to be in business and life. They needn’t actually be that much further ahead, but they should definitely be further along the road than you are. Make sure you actually LIKE AND RESPECT them! Doh – I know! But don’t waste the time of someone who you think has the right ‘strategies’ and ‘know how’ if you don’t like them – that’s just creating a negative experience for both of you. FORGET THAT! And make sure you pick someone who doesn’t place limitations on your goals and ambitions – no one has the right to tell you what can and can’t be done or when – that will only slow you down. Some brief off the cuff tips on finding the right person to supper you as you go for YOUR GOALS in work and life!
I’m speeding through the UK countryside right now. I’m READY for London and what that will bring and I’m ready to go for MY GOALS and to live my life exactly the way I want to, doing what I love and helping other awesome people do the same.
What does your ideal life and work look like?
What would you be doing every day?
How would you spend your time?
WHO would you spend your time with?
Guess what? You get to decide. You really do. You have the final say in EVERYTHING that’s to do with your life. You just have to chose.
If you want to follow my laptop experiment and seeing inside my business and how it’s run PLUS all the other stuff that I’ll be getting up to then I’d LOVE you as my virtual travelling companion! Subscribe to my youtube channel so you don’t miss a thing! 🙂