The Sun doesn't shine like this every day.
When it does and I am working from home, then I set up my 'office' from the steps near Blackrock Diving tower in Salthill, Galway where I am lucky enough to live.
It wasn't always that way of course. Just a few years ago I was getting the Central Line train from Epping (where I was living at the time) and getting off at Bank Station in the 'City' of London.
Anybody who is familiar with the London Underground doesn't need me to tell them how uncomfortable these journeys can be, especially at the time the 9-5's need to be marshalled in and out of the offices. It just so happens that the Central Line is about the most uncomfortable of all. In the summer, you won't find a Sauna anywhere in London to match it!
Sometime after that job I worked adjacent to Heathrow Airport. I found a place to live 6-7 miles from the Airport, which isn't far - except if you have any awareness of the traffic that can build up around that area, especially at the time...you guessed it.
Is this all negative?
Not at all. These experiences and more like it only strengthened my resolve to find another way of putting food on the table. Tempting though it was to take off in VW Camper around Europe, three teenagers not yet of working age ensured that a decent income was still requiired.
I had started a small business when I was 19. I was very niaive but managed to get 4 years out of it until I couldn't afford not to work for somebody else again.
What did stay with me from that experiece however, was a sense of freedom to determine direction. Ultimately the business didnt work as I wanted, but that feeling never left me.
In the process of getting my life together, I developed a desire to become a better person. I spent some time on 'Project Me' which by the way is still very much a work in progress. Part of the resolution that I have made has been to create a lifestyle that works for me and those closest to me, but also one doesn't impact negatively on anybody else and that I can be at ease with.
I had read the books, watched the videos and listened to the podcasts to help get the principles in place and even started preaching some of it myself. Still the component that was missing was practicing what I preached.
Creating The Opportunity - Personal Development + Business Growth
I found a route to take that is consistent with my core beliefs and that desire to grow. There was nothing else to do but to embrace it. Adventure can start in an instant and that's what happened with me when I came across first class training to set up my own online business. A few decades on from my last business and with a whole new skill set required, but every bit as exciting.
My online business has become the place where my beliefs and desires converge. I found mentors that just so happen share my World view and my journey has taken a very positive step towards being able to help and advise others take a similar journey out of 9-5 and own their destiny.
It has made me evangelical about spreading the word that such opportunities exist. If I can do it...
My name is Vincent Wood and my online business is Allure Naturally