At the time of writing this, my husband is waiting anxiously at the airport for his flight back home. He’s been gone for three weeks and is finally ready to settle back into the routine he left behind at the beginning of the month.
Last night, as he was getting packed and ready to leave, he said, “How did I get all of this stuff to fit when I came out here?” And it got me thinking…
… First, this is why I LOVE RVing
… But second, what if hotels had vacuum-sealed bags that could help solve the problem of feeling like the organization you had at the start of your trip has gone out the window and not it’s shove-and-roll time? Now *that* would be an empathy-driven approach to running a business.
This whole conversation and rabbit hole of thought led me to a different idea — what does success really look like in business?
Is it the nights booked out in a hotel room, the number of people on your list, the number of students in your membership, or the number of followers you have on social media? Or is it something far deeper? The way you serve, the way you’re remembered, the way people talk about you when you’re not in the room (now that’s authentic branding)?
People have different ways of defining success. Digital nomads, especially.
Not too long ago, success looked like this:
➡️ How many hours you worked each week
➡️ How many people you had working “below you”
➡️ How many appointments you had on your calendar
➡️ How many times you arrived before the boss and left after the boss
Today’s world has shifted. How we do business has shifted, which has also changed how we define success. Now, digital nomads, in particular, often look at success in terms of:
🔥 How many trips you’re able to take in a calendar year while still bringing in at least $5,000 per month
🔥 How many sales do you make from the campground without being stuck inside your rig
🔥 How many people you’ve met, collaborations you’ve engaged in, or connections that have brought you on new podcasts
🔥 We think less in terms of hustle-driven numbers and more in terms of life-giving time.
In short, I believe that success for digital nomads is defined more by how few hours are wasted in this crazy beautiful and crazy short life.
It’s about being in control of your life rather than being controlled by all the shoulds we impose on ourselves thanks to the programming we were brought up with.
It’s about being clear on what we want our life to look like and equally clear on who we want to serve. (The how comes later and is always evolving).
It’s about knowing that when our time comes, we can look back without regret and with a whole lot of memories that bring us smiles.
Getting to this point isn’t hard, but it does require a framework. I believe so passionately in helping others achieve a life less wasted that I’m running a free week-long challenge from February 13 – 17.
This isn’t your typical challenge where you must glue yourself to the computer screen while I talk at you for an hour every day. This challenge will be delivered straight to your inbox so that you can listen and dream on your morning walk, over your first cup of coffee, or while you lounge in your camp chair in the afternoon.
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