Question: How do I transform my life from 9-5 to traveling the world?
I just received the following comment the other day and I loved it so much that I had to share it. There are so many people who dream, wish, hope, and pray for great things in their life. For most, that is all they will ever do. One of my readers has reached that point in her life where she has made the choice to step up and ask the first questions of HOW DO I DO IT? Tony Robbins talks about most people have to get sick and tired of being sick and tired before they are willing to step into their life and do something about their situation. I say, the pain of an unsatisfactory life is much worse then the pain anyone will go through striving to achieve their dreams. So kuddos to you my readers who step into your life. Here is my readers comment and my response in there entirety and remember to live your dreams with passion.
Reflecting and Choices by ThruJimsEyes
The Concierge Queen said 2 days ago:
okay…let me say that if there is nothing else in this world that I do…traveling the world is IT…but how do you make the transition from “my life” full of 9 to 5 and 1 kid..a husband and a household to run…we are not struggling — just getting comfortable…married 1.5 months and now looking ahead at how we want to live. He is a military brat and has been around the world and I am…well..I’ve only been out of the states once and that was our honeymoon 3 weeks ago in Jamaica and Grand Cayman and I thought…just for a second that I had died and gone to heaven…I am a NatGEO and Travel Channel junkie and there is nothing that I want more than to show my daughter all that the world has to offer…there is so much left to explore and if I could spend each day of my life exploring some place new…catching some random sunset off the coast of some random beach just b/c I am in the right place at the right time…or eating something that I know for the rest of my life that I will always come back to this same place for b/c no where else in the world could ever make it the same…or even touching some ancient stone that has been around since time began and pondering the thought that maybe myself and one other human being from thousands of years ago has touched and made a connection with it…my life is full of wishing…and I am working to play the Genie in the bottle…I want so much to see all that I can and share that joy with those I love…I envy you your comfortable seat in front of that quaint cafe…and personally…I would never get tired of that view…awesome post…I’ll be following your words…S.
Aloha Concierge Queen,
First off, thank you so much for your comment. I always love to hear from my fellow travelers (or wannabe travelers). To make the transition from “your life” to living “the life of your dreams” the first thing you have to think about is: How much is your need or desire to travel? Do you need to travel 3, 6, or more months each year? Do you need to live a whole year in a different country? Where is your need level? (Define your dream).
Before you even answer that question you have to ask yourself do you believe anything is possible? If not, your first step is to read “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill. Also listen to “The Strangest Secret” by Earl Nightingale every day for the next 30 days. Also watch the movie “The Secret.” On second thought, even if you do already believe anything is possible do those anyway. It will put you in the right mindset to make it happen.
Next, you have to determine what your true desire is? To be truly successful you must follow your passions. So, ask yourself, “What would I do if I knew I could not fail?” Write out your answer in detail. Take as much time as you need and keep redefining your dreams. Vague dreams yields vague results. My wife is working on a course designed to help people to find their true passion in life. She should have it posted on her website within the next few week: LeiseTalks.com.
Third, read the book “The 4-Hour Work Week” by Tim Ferris. Then read it again and again and again. This book is literally the blueprint to monetizing your passions and setting yourselves up in a successful business to be mobile and live anywhere or everywhere in the world.
I look forward to hearing about your progress. Keep us posted. From the beautiful Island of Hawai’i is say mahalo and aloha.
Thank you, Jim for your words…I do my best to try and put all of my dreams forward…I absolutely believe that anything is possible! I’m a writer — and a fantasy writer at that so I at all times know that if I can concieve it…it can happen…I think that there is nothing worse than not doing what makes you happy — your post ignited a conversation between my husband and I, and we’ve made a vow to keep travel as the forefront of our life…going forward..we have decided that the things that we want most that we know will change our lives and the lives of our children forever are the things that are important…I mean it’s more than taking your kids to Disney or on some random vacation — it’s much more…and we plan to open that door — Thank you for motivating us to move on our dreams — and more so for opening my eyes and confirming that it’s ok to wish and dream and explore and that it starts with one person taking their life into their own hands and being amazed at what happens next…S. — I will take a look at those suggestions! Thx!
I look forward to hearing about all your progress and journeys along the way. Take care!
You as well!