From The Desk of Andrew Smith,
Dear Aspiring Suitcase Entrepreneur,
Have you ever been sitting at your desk,
looking outside and thought to yourself,
“is this it?”
“I thought things would be different by now.”
“Things were supposed to get better from all my hard work and effort.”
That was me in 2002 just before I left my Director of Internet Marketing career at an Advertising Agency in Dallas, TX.
I remember coming into work too many times I can count.
Really early, sitting at my desk and looking at the sun coming up,
thinking I have been sitting here for too many days just letting my life go by,
completely stressed out, making good money, but not being happy. Things needed to change.
The problem though is that I quit without a plan.
I became the slave to my freelance clients.
Yeah cool I started my own business and worked on cool projects in my underwear.
I was even more stressed out, using drugs and alcohol to escape my own business. Not Good!
It sucked and was almost worse than working in corporate.
Well if you have ever had those thoughts, you are not alone my friend.
It is very common to come to these cross points in life.
This is a crucial time when you can stand up against fear and grow and change!
The good news is that I was able to actually do something about the misery.
I had the courage to pivot into the pain and fear.
But, it wasn’t easy.
I created a plan of effective action to consciously have more freedom and time while running my businesses,
So I could travel and make more positive fun memories.
Like I said before, it wasn’t always like this.
I have experienced massive struggle, burnout, depression, anxiety, adrenal fatigue, substance abuse with alcohol and drugs and all I wanted was to travel more and be more in control of my life and have more freedom.
And if you are in a similar situation,
Finding yourself wanting to travel more or have more free time to spend with your family and friends,
The first step is to identify the fear inside yourself and pivot into it
with a proactive plan!
I have created a free 90 minute presentation on how to hit the road (or the air) and gain more free time in your life and business.
See you on the beach!
PS: I created a free web class on how my wife and I traveled for one year while running our internet businesses you can watch it here.
If you want more info about me, my blog, or free training check’em out but honestly I would just watch the damn webinar to learn some stuff and then implement it so we can play a chess game and hangout on the beach!