Everything I am striving for leads me to location independence. What is location independence to me?
Location independence is being able to grab my bag and drive or fly wherever I want to go at anytime. It means if I want to attend an event I can just book the ticket and it won’t affect my work schedule. It means my job remains the same, regardless of what city, state, or country I live in.
Location independence is freedom. I have had glimpses of it all my life when I walk down a street in a new place, when I pack a bag and sit in the airport, when I land in a new city and start exploring. I feel it when I ride my bike on a trail or go to a new pool to swim laps. It’s a strong sense of calm and reflection and peace that I don’t feel anywhere else.
Part of it is being alone, but it also includes meeting new people and meeting old friends that have moved away. I know people in all the places I travel to so I never feel alone.
So how does my current business fit in with location independence? I can stream my workouts anytime anywhere. I have my superfood and protein shake in little packets and take them on the go. I have a small cooler of my healthy foods. I stay in places that have community kitchens or visit friends and cook my food.
My daily routine involves waking early to exercise and start my day off right. Then I send messages, emails, set phone appointments and team calls. I schedule posts on social media ahead of time and update my ads and marketing. In the afternoons, I explore nearby national parks or kayak on a lake or go sight-see with the people I have met in my location.
A couple evenings a week I devote to phone calls with clients and customers. I record videos and send email campaigns. If I am somewhere long term I can get into a more intense work rhythm. If I am somewhere short term I can go into maintenance mode.
But I can take this all a step further. In my ideal lifestyle, I have a couple or 3 hours a day of work for my business, then I am off exploring a new place, or learning something new like playing the piano, studying calligraphy, or practicing Spanish.
What location am I picturing at the moment? Lake Tahoe. It’s my current dream to venture and explore this area while being location independent. The trip is nearing, I just have to make sure my business routine is ready.
This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 9