I have a problem.
But, as some people say, it’s a good problem to have.
Some people have a really loaded bank account, and their problem is that they must watch and pay attention to make sure they don’t lose everything they have. But isn’t that a good problem to have, compared to being broke?
My problem is that I can truly work from anywhere in the world. Tomorrow, I could book a flight to Honolulu, rent a condo by the beach, and work there for the next month.
My business is truly mobile. My “staff” is composed of people from all over the world that live in different states and countries. We’re connected through the Internet.
My warehouse, from where I ship my books and products, is a third-party company, located somewhere in the midwest, where I have never been. Everything is automated.
And with a laptop and an Internet connection, I can truly continue doing what I do from anywhere.
But at the same time, and here’s the dilemma:
I love my home. In my home office I have a treadmill desk, and a big-screen iMac. My kitchen is fully equipped with healthy foods. I have my guitar, my books, my gym, my friends, my family, my city.
I can relocate anywhere I want, but then I’m working from a bare office, on a laptop. And that’s cool! But it’s not like being home.
So that’s my “problem.” I really enjoy my home, but I also enjoy traveling and skipping a few months of the harsh winter.
I’ve taken advantage of that freedom over the years. I used to spend 4-5 months of the winter in Costa Rica. And I’ve traveled to more countries than I can count. A few years ago, I travelled the world for 8 months non-stop with my ex-wife, while running my business from the road.
This freedom is really cool, but it comes at a price. The price to pay is that you will want to do EVERYTHING but won’t be able to do everything.
So you’ll have to decide what’s more important. Is staying close to your family more important than moving to a warmer place?
Is working only a few hours a day more important than building a giant business?
The beauty of the world in which we live is that everything is possible.
But the other side of the coin is the fact that with so many possibilities, we have trouble deciding and sometimes procrastinate because there are too many options to choose from. That’s the “Paradox of Choice,” which is the title of a very interesting book on this very topic.
If you value your time and your freedom, and want to live in a world of possibilities where you can work from anywhere and create a life that fits your personality, then making a living doing what you love is the way to go.
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