Do you want to have a downloaded
First of all, I need to explain what I mean by downloaded lifestyle. I have a part time job as a career coach. I meet people every day that would do anything for a job. They only focus on getting a job so they can pay their bills and don´t give a second thought of what it would do to their lives. They just think that if they have a job, everything will work out. Most of the times it does...but they will have to pay a high price. If you have been unemployed for a long time or just got out of school and it is time to start to work, you are in for a BIG surprise. It is an entirely new culture you are stepping into. The culture is called 9-5, job first...life second!
I try to prepare them.
But I can see in their eyes they don´t believe or understand me.
Three months later.... I am picking up the pieces! Burned out, stressed, tired and poor next to no social life... and I pick up the pieces over and over again.
I talk to them about alternative options. Other ways to make an income, to make a career where they don´t have to compromise the same way. Some understand and some don´t.
I sometimes wish I was in their shoes. Getting the opportunity to make new choices of career with the knowledge that I have today.
I often talk about having a lifestyle where the job or the income that you get is a PART of your lifestyle. What if you are able to make your life exactly they way you want it and STILL make money?
I am still amazed at the fact that people's lives are controlled in the having or not having a job.
Instead, I would like the lifestyle to control the having or not having a job.
So instead of having a 9-5
It is mostly called being a digital nomad. It describes a person who works online from anywhere in the world and has a knack for combining work and play. Some digital nomads have a love for traveling while others (as for me) just want to be able to live with the family and be present even more. I am more for combining work and play :)
And as a digital
The change in my lifestyle has been enormous and I only work as a digital nomad one day a week...for now :)
Like I say when people ask me why I do it one day a week: Every journey starts with one step and I just took my first step!
What will be your first step?
What action will you take towards a downloaded lifestyle?