I got asked a question today by Nattily Sission “what is my definition of location independence?”
Well I feel that I have two answers to her question.
1. Is based on self reliance.
2. Is based on thriving where ever I am.
Part one: To put it simply we are already location independent.
I want to point out is that anyone that is looking at a travelling lifestyle, or location independent one, can already do that and probably already has, they Just call it a holiday.
Yay you have location independence.
People are already location independent they just don’t realise it.
All they need is to realise is that once you decide on something you can make it happen. If you want to go travelling, do it, just put a plan in place and make it happen.
However, the flip side to this is most people feel trapped and don’t want to think about breaking free, through fear of what might happen.
People (especially in the western world) don’t realise how free they actually are. But fear keeps them bound to their jobs and in their towns and cities.
If you look at the big picture of your life and in a factual (not fearful) way, you realise that you are alive and that you have overcome every obstacle life has thrown at you. You have adapted and overcome all your issues up until now. That’s a pretty cool achievement.
I’m hoping your feeling a bit more optimistic about yourself. Do you feel more free? Do you feel you can go anywhere and do anything? I hope so! Because whether you believe it or not you can do it.
So to summarise that motivational rant: If you feel self reliant you can do or go anywhere and survive. So I am already location independent.
Part two: is about thriving not surviving. I could go to Australia tomorrow and get a job that I barely survive at. But I want to go and do what I want to do, from where ever I want.
I think this is a more effective question. What does it mean to me, to do what I love, from where ever I am? Now we are getting somewhere.
What it means to me is to have fun at whatever I’m doing, whilst making a great living and helping others to do the same. My goal in life is to make people feel powerful in themselves. I can do that by blogging or talking to them face to face. So as far as my life goal is concerned I’m global already by having this blog.
However, I want to travel more. I want to see it all and do it all. So this is where my challenges come in. I want to start earning money from my blogging and other activities so that I can travel the world doing what I love. This is personal freedom and location freedom, internal and external, the whole package.
So to answer Nattily’s question. My definition of location independence is, having the attitude and abilities to thrive from where ever I am in the world.
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