Want to know what you could do this holiday weekend to really drive your success? Before you quit reading I’m not suggesting you spend the weekend buried in a book or constructing a life plan. In fact I’d suggest quite the opposite.
The most important thing you can do this holiday weekend to fuel your pursuit of freedom is to live it up! Soak up some sun. Play with your friends. Do whatever it is you enjoy most.
This is what I do quarterly to sample the lifestyle I’m ultimately working towards.
I’m not saying we should be working less. I love working to add value to the world, and my current job is awesome. But I AM saying we could be living more.
One of my big motivations behind becoming a solo-preneur (business owner with no employees) is that I can work from anywhere, anytime.
I could spend a couple weeks in Colorado mountain biking in my downtime. I could go hang out with my college buddies in San Antonio. I could visit my family in east Texas for longer than 2 days. I could work from the lake (my most favorite place!).
I could take my work on the road and spend my off hours experiencing things that are currently confined to three day weekends. Wouldn’t that be awesome?
The freedom of being able to design a career around your life instead of the other way around is what I’m after.
There’s one problem though – it’s a TON of work to get to that point. I don’t have much trouble imagining how great life will be when I reach this stage, but I do have trouble staying motivated to get there. It’s the difference between being interested and committed.
Everyone is interested in a free lifestyle, but not everyone is committed to do what it takes to create it.
So as I head down to San Antonio for a long weekend with my oldest friends I’ll be soaking in what my life could be like as a solo-preneur. These weekends are always refreshing for me. Not just because of the relaxation and good times, but also because of the taste of what life could be like.
Your Job – Soak It Up
Many of us live our lives trading five days for two. If you’re interested in building a different lifestyle use this weekend to fuel the commitment it will take to get there.