[Day 3] Should You Start a New Business While You Travel?
Once you make the decision on what you want to do and where you want to be, it becomes a whole lot easier to make bigger decisions – like building a business – especially if you’re already on the road.
That being said, there are definitely some critical elements that you’ve got to understand before you start traveling and building your business.
First off you can absolutely start your business while traveling. The key difference between whether this is going to succeed or not is where you’re really clear on your vision for your ideal lifestyle.
In Chapter 2 of my book I talk about reclaiming your childhood dreams on what you really wanted your life to look like. If you’ve abandoned that dream as you entered adult hood then it’s time to get it back and focus on what you really want out of life and business.
In the recommended resources below my video you’ll find an inspiring video from Randy Pausch that will help you on that one – it’s a MUST watch.
The next thing to consider, and we will cover this more during this series is understanding all that comes with working from anywhere and the fun challenges you’re going to come up against.
If you’re not techie it can be more difficult, but not impossible, and I talk to this in this video.
And with the right pieces in place, you can accomplish pretty much work from anywhere in the world doing what you love – even if this is your first time branching out from the 9-5 lifestyle.
In this video, you’ll learn:
- Whether or not you need a firm, established business before you travel
- My top tips for staying disciplined and focused on the road
- What you should do as a business owner if you’re not techie
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Day 3’s Blog Challenge to accept in 3 easy steps
1. Write a response blog post to this question:
What’s your definition of freedom in business and adventure in life?
Top Tip: You can carry on from Day 2 and the work you did around clarifying what you could do if you could do anything at all.
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3. Embed the 30 Day Blog Challenge badge in your post:
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Read these resource posts to help you
Check out this post on How To Be a Big Kid and Lead The Life You Want
For inspiring stories of people who’ve followed their own path read How to Turn an Idea Into a Business
How to Increase Productivity in Your Business From Anywhere in the World
Business AND Job: Here’s How to Juggle Both by Natalie MacNeil
What’s next in the 30 Day Blog Challenge?
If you want to go above and beyond you can:
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Stay tuned for tomorrow’s blog post for Day 4 on What it really takes to be location independent.
Prompt question is What is your definition of location independence?
Round up of just some of your fab Day 3 Blog Posts
Who’s part of this challenge and what are they blogging about today?
- Tammy writes, “So freedom in business to me, as Tammi the hyper-perfectionist workaholic, is to be able to do business on a self-determined schedule.”
- Heidi likes to do things that push her limits physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. She believes adventure in life may come from any of those aspects.
- Tracey’s most recent mantra is “There is a way to live my life on my own terms and I am open myself to the solution now”
- Jessica talks about the opportunity to explore the passions she didn’t have time or energy for – travel, music, exercise, art – when she worked at a job
- Efwa wants to focus on her next dream of working with writing novels and also design and write patterns for knitting
- Curt’s definition of freedom in business is having the ability to pursue what you want when you want
- Shannon talks about personal freedom is greeting each day without an alarm clock bitching at her to get up!
- Kristy writes that freedom in business is the ability to work from a hammock and earn more than enough (and shares beautiful photos)
- On Escape Velocity Raisa writes that for her freedom is escaping pain to find the world
- Elizabeth’s definition of freedom is to be able to go to wherever, whenever I want, and still manage to make an income sufficient enough to support my lifestyle (this post includes a great camel photo too)
- Ciara believes in living life through the eyes of a child. Her definition of freedom in business is being able to do “work” that you love and enjoy doing
- Austin defines freedom as being in control of your own destiny and steering your ship into the port of your choosing
- Jade of Culture Infused shares her thoughts and beliefs as a video post
- Alicia knows she’s a wanna-be-it-all: entrepreneurial artistic humanitarian lawyer and a walking contradiction
- Dharmesh wants to create a business and lifestyle that defines me. I want to make an impact on people around me. I want to lead, be an inspiration
- Nik writes that “essentially freedom in business means that I’m empowered to live well by the work that I do”
- Penny suspects not knowing what will happen in the blank space of my schedule is the adventure.
- Kirk believes that freedom is in the eye of the beholder. It differs not just from person to person, but also for one person from one moment to the next
- To Andrea freedom in business means freedom in time, place, money and creativity
- Angela’s superb philosophy is “The less you own, the more you have.” More of freedom, adventure, and good things in life.
- Norea would like to spend half a year living overseas and use the other half to work hard. She also wants to try the adventurous lifestyle with the art of giving!
- Luxelias vision is to live life freely, discovering new cultures, ways of life, points of view, breath taking sceneries, and helping people along the way.
- Gwynne strongly believes in the idea of creating one’s own life and living on purpose.
- Efwa wants the freedom to decide when to work, and really loves the thought of spending her life and work as she decide day from day.
And there a ton more in the comments.