Change the way you think about earning money, and change the way you live your life.

A dramatic title perhaps, but there is truth in the words.

Between the ages of 16 and 37 the only way I knew to earn money was through my (very long, stable, and comfortable) corporate career.

There’s nothing wrong with that, but I was unaware of how easy it was to turn up, do my job, and collect that pay cheque with no questions asked.

That all ended three and a half years ago when I left my job, and began to explore life in a different way.

I travelled, minimised my life, travelled some more, and then wrote a book about the whole adventure.  I did this to not only capture my journey but better understand it and share back what I’d learnt.  I guess this was (and is) my way of giving back.

Anyway, two months ago I was in a bit of a fluster.

I had been so focussed on writing, editing, and self-publishing my book, I gave little time to think about what I’d do once I’d finished what had developed into an eighteen month project!

I always thought I would travel more, but couldn’t pin myself down.  I looked into moving somewhere new to live, but couldn’t decide where.  And then I did a weekend of gardening for a friend.

Long story short I’m still going strong.  In fact I’m going from strength to strength.

I’m not saying this to show off, and I’m very aware this is a seasonal job and I’m in a honeymoon stage with it all, BUT, it’s made me think about how I can earn money, and in turn, how I can live my life.

The two are so instrically linked you can’t escape.  But if you change your relationship with what money is, and how you are able to earn it, then you can change your relationship with life, and how you can live it.

There is so much more I could go into here with beliefs, habits, and social conditioning, but that’s for another day.

Anyway, just a little Friday insite.

Have a great weekend.

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Amazing what a chainsaw, some vision, and 3 days of hard labour can bring 😅. Not finished yet, but such a transformation. Move over groundforce 😀. However, there’s reason I’m posting pictures of trees, bushes, and gardening. For 21 years the only way I earned any ‘real’ money was through a large corporate. There’s nothing wrong with that, but it did become a little like Monopoly….. To now be earning through the ‘sweat of my brow’ is very satisfying and very rewarding. Did I ever want to be a gardener? No, it’s just happened, and I can honestly say, for now, it’s good! Not only am I earning some cash for the next adventure, I’m running my own (mini) business, working outdoors, helping people out, and getting a kick-ass tan at the same time! But I’ve also learnt if I change the way i think about how to earn, I can change the way I think about how I want to live, because the two are intrinsically linked….and what’s that worth….. Just another #adventureinhappiness. #HappyFriday. #alwayslearnimg #changehowyouthink #changehowyoulive #rantover

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2 thoughts on “Change the way you think about earning money, and change the way you live your life.

  1. Have been doing a lot of thinking about this lately myself. I’ve been on the road with no income for 2+ years now. But the money is running out. Working on a book or two. Believing it can be done is part of the challenge (becoming an author, or anything since I haven’t worked for 2 years other than sailing around the world). Your blog is inspiring me and giving me ideas for what lies ahead. Thanks!

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    1. Hi ! Thank you for the words. Sounds like you’re on quite a journey yourself and will have plenty to write about! Good luck with it all!

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