So you’ve been contemplating packing your bags and grabbing a one way flight but something’s holding you back.
You’ll lose your stable job you say, you’ll miss your friends and family, you feel guilty that you want to live your life the way you choose to, but what if you run out of money? What if you can’t find a job? What if something happens whilst your travelling solo and your half way across the world? What will you do? What if I never want to come back? What then? Oh wait my friends think I’m crazy to wanting to pack my bags and leave?
You know what this is?
This is fear owning your ass and stopping you from creating & experiencing the life you love.
And you know what you have to do?
Get a few tequila shots down you and book that one way flight, because on the other side of fear, is what we call, life.
You’re completely right though, all of the above can happen, and in all honesty, most of those things will happen. But those experiences, they shape you.
I ended up in Australia, had an amazing time hot air ballooning, quadding in the outback, sipping champagne at sunset by Ayres Rock, road-tripping across Aus, and a few weeks later, I had $100 in my bank and no job. I had left the UK with around £3000 to get me started and the first part of the trip was to have a holiday and enjoy it and tick somethings off the bucketlist, and so I did.
I managed to get a temp job at a coconut factory through the hostel I was staying at that helped keep me afloat, I almost had to come home buying a flight on a credit card, but guess what happened?
I got a job last minute.
It was in a place called Dingo, could it get any more aussie? I had $50 to my name by the time I got to Dingo, that first week, I ate the free meal we got at the roadhouse for lunch and brought a box of cereal and noodles and lived off that. It was awesome to get that first pay check art the end of the first week!
This job paid me $28 an hour, I did night shifts for 6 months straight, earned nearly $5000 a month, spent my mornings walking by wild kangaroos and experiencing the most insane sunrises and sunsets, and saved so much money it funded the rest of the trip to Bali, Thailand, Tokyo, Hong Kong, NYC and got me back home.
Had I panicked and booked a flight as soon as the bank balance reduced after have an amazing time, would I have had a story to tell? Heck no!
And so the question is, will you let fear control you and stop you from experiencing & living life? Will you let it stop you from walking away from that job you hate? Do you want to experience life on the other side of fear? Are you ready to really live and meet your potential and be in the genius zone? Are you ready for mind bending experiances? Are you ready to meet people that are more in line with your vision and soul purpose? Will you take a chance on the universe and YOURSELF and let it guide you? Either way, the choice is yours and time will pass anyway….
Comment below I’d love to hear more about where you are at, what’s holding you back or more importantly, where’s your next adventure taking you?!
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