Erin and her family set off on an extended trip in 2012. She said herself it was purely selfish and that they wanted to do it before her toddlers grew up too much, but it has changed their lives completely and now in 2014 they are still on the road and living an amazing nomadic lifestyle.
Erin is a Travel Blogger
Up and Coming in the next year
More travelling round Europe
keeping options open to allow them to consider house sits and other interesting opportunities
It’s easy to put off our dreams by thinking we should be happy with what we have or worse that we aren’t worth it and the time should be spent on others. This might well work in the short term but long term, if your dream is really what you want, then it may just lead to regret.
Write down why you are worth it. Remind yourself of why you are striving to achieve your dreams and that it is worth doing so!
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Simon felt that when he used freelancers on many of the start ups he’d had in the past that they got a bit of a rubbish deal from the marketplaces that were out there already. His aim for his new site, Cherished Ideas, is to give freelancers more money in their pocket and a much better deal which will in turn benefit everyone! We also talk about his career as a pilot, why it’s not as glamorous as it might seem at first and what life has in store for him.
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Cherished Ideas is a platform for freelancers to bid for work and advertise their services that they have to offer!
Up and Coming in the next year
a business that has been automated to allow him to enjoy the changes that are coming in his life
It would be really easy for me to say that once you have a plan formulated for your dreams, whether they are business related or more towards the leisure end of the spectrum, that you have nothing left to do but implement it.
That *can* be the case, and I do know that having that rock solid plan at the start is going to completely help you get momentum and get going, but there is one thing that might get to off track and feel like you’re failing and I don’t want you to feel that way.
Sometimes as we go along, we have great ideas and we are so excited to get started we throw ourselves completely in at the deep end. Which is great at first, it’s exhilarating to be doing what we want and to be making progress. But then sometimes we get a bit tired. It’s hard to keep treading water in at the deep end of the swimming pool and it’s hard to do that in life too. But what do you do? Move to shallow waters and fail? Or keep going until you might burn out?
Well, to put this in context, I have felt like this myself very recently. As many of you know I host a podcast and it was being broadcast 3 times per week. I love podcasting, it’s making me do things I never knew I could do before and I wanted to capitalise on my feelings. I’d initially planned to do a show twice a week and then I upped it fairly soon after starting – I wanted to interview more people and I had a huge list of people to feature. Which all went well and I was ahead of myself until I used up most of my ‘banked’ interviews while I was away on holiday. Then a cancellation here and there and all of a sudden I was struggling to keep on schedule and have time to fit it all in. I wasn’t tired, I still loved it, but I was starting to feel like it was taking over and I wasn’t moving forward with my other goals and my dream overall. I decided last week I was going to go back to 2 shows a week, I’m back on top of it all and still having time to do everything else.
So what has this to do with your dreams then?
Well, if you noticed, a word that I don’t like crept in back there. Fail. By moving to 2 shows a week I could have felt like I’d failed. By trying anything that is on your plan and realising it’s not working and fiddling with it you could feel like you’ve failed. You haven’t. I haven’t.
What I have done is fiddled and made it work for me. I have re-evaluated what’s important and what needs to be focused on.
That is not failing. By planning, taking action and deciding it’s not for you, that is not failure. It’s GREAT!
So I want to encourage you all to have your plan, but do NOT in any way feel like you’ve not succeeded if you do not follow it to the letter. Life is fluid, we are constantly learning, changing and evolving. By taking action and responding to how that works or doesn’t work, you can never be considered a failure.