Is A Portable Lifestyle Business For You

The answer is yes if your primary goal is to create a business that allows you to earn enough money to sustain your desired lifestyle. Perhaps you’ll be able to earn a bit more or even scale it to great heights, but that’s not the primary goal.

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Before you start dreaming of days on the beach with your toes in the sand, you need to be confident that you can build a sustainable business primarily based on your own skills, experience, effort, network, and style.

We are becoming an increasingly transient society. According to the 2007 US Census data, the average American moves 11.7 times over the course of their life. In 2009, I left my corporate job to create a portable lifestyle business. Smart move! We ended up moving six times in 14 years, and I also had a baby along the way. I leveraged my corporate experience to begin marketing strategy consulting, and that evolved into life coaching ex-pat spouses. The flexibility and experiences my coaching business has provided me is more rewarding than the corporate salary I walked away from.

If all of this sounds intriguing, here are a few things to think about. Note your thoughts and ideas as you read along and add to them over time. You will be amazed at what may come to mind once you put the thought out there.

1. Idea — What problem can you solve?

Visualize the lifestyle you want. How would you like to spend your days? How do you want your life to look and feel? What activities make you happy? Think about others whose lives you admire. Allow yourself to daydream a bit. With this lifestyle in mind, think about a problem you could solve for others?

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