Lessons From The Camino: #1

 

 

 

 

 

I am somewhere in Northern Spain right now in an ‘albergue’, or hostel that caters to Pilgrims

who are making the journey by either foot, bicycle, or horseback to Santiago De Compostela. Some are on a spiritual journey, some for the adventure, many are in some kind of life transition and still others just need a break from the usual stresses of ‘regular’ life at home.

I am less than a week into this 40-day trek and already there are lessons to be learned.
Each day we wake up early, put our few items into our backpack, and start walking just before dawn to the next pueblo, or town. Usually, we arrive in the early afternoon to claim a bed in the albergue, shower, wash the clothes we’d been wearing and hang them to dry in the sun before finding some food and perhaps a glass of wine.

It feels good to have risen early and achieved the days task; walking to our destination so early with the remainder of the day to explore, rest, and journal.

Simple really. But something I will take home with me when I finish here.

It’s a no-brainer, I know. But there are so many distractions and ‘noise’ vying for our attention every day that sometimes we can feel like the only ‘end’ to the demands of our day is when our heads hit the pillow.

So…. in terms of your business, don’t spend the day wandering down various ‘trails’ never having a destination. Rather, look at your goals for the day; your ‘map’ and decide where and when you will stop for the day. Or at least at what time your day will end. And then… end it! Use the rest of your afternoon to nurture your relationships, play with the kids, or start that book you’ve been wanting to read.

Your life will be enriched.

Buen Camino!!

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What’s Your Exit Plan?

When it comes to your career, your job, do you have an exit plan?  A plan to be able to retire, travel and live comfortably and debt-free?

I didn’t.  And it freaked me out.

I floated through this life, self-employed, just paying the bills, accruing debt, living beyond my means for more than 40 years before I realized “holy crap! How will I retire in 15 – 20 years?”

I knew something had to change.

I got a State job and thought I’d hit the jackpot; health benefits and a retirement plan.  It’s the sort of job that we are conditioned to believe will guarantee those comfortable ‘golden years’.  Problem was; I didn’t start that job until I was 47 years old and the benefits offered were now.. ‘meh’… compared to if I had started the same job in the mid-80’s.  Those early State workers were the last to reap the benefits of a pretty decent retirement plan

But I digress…

I didn’t want to work 20 more years at a job I wasn’t really passionate about to get a menial fixed income and 25% medical coverage.  And, there’s no guarantee that there would be any money left by the time I retire!  Then where would I be?

 

However, that was only half the problem.

I was also feeling unfulfilled.  My children were grown so the stay-at-home-mom chapter of my life had ended and I was feeling restless.

There were so many things I want to see, and do, and experience!

I was missing ‘fun’ in my life.

Any of this sounding familiar?

What I know is this: Technology has advanced so incredibly fast in the last 10 years and continues at a dizzying rate.   A quote from Industry Tap, an online magazine that covers the latest developments in a wide-range of industries says this:

“In the United States, estimates are that 6% of US jobs will be gone by 2021 to robots and that the chances of losing a job to a robot is 50% over the next 20 years. According to Equipment World which reports on the construction equipment industry, 500,000 construction jobs will be replaced by artificial intelligence and robots by 2020.”

(Have you seen “Sophia”?  Crazy life-like robot woman..)

I don’t want to put 10 more years into that job, gambling on a retirement that may, or may not, be there when I need it.  Nor do I want to spend my precious time where I’m not fulfilled or living out my purpose only to be told in a few years that my job has been made ‘redundant’ by technology.  And my job was such that I believe it is possible now, but the wheels of government turn slowly and it’ll be a few years before they implement that sort of technology….. or will it?

Anyway, after nearly 2 years of trying to work and build my online business, I made the decision to quit that state job to become an entrepreneur and build my own online business.

I don’t have it down perfect yet.. hell, I’m not even profitable yet!  But I’m already successful.  Do you know why?

Because “Success” is not about money.  Not to me, anyway.  I’m working my butt off every day trying to build this business and I’m doing it with a joyful heart!  Regardless of how much financial success I’ve YET experienced, I am actually living the life I had dreamed of and I know that the “financial” success will come.   In the meantime, I’m waking up every day with no alarm, excited to get to work, not answering to anyone but myself, no commute, and I know that every day is getting me closer to my financial goals…

 

I mean, come on!  What’s not to love?

I have a finite amount of money to get started and a wall against my back, which I figured is a good way to be motivated every day to do my level best.

I’ve got a new lease on life and I no longer feel trapped or restless or stuck because I’m creating my future and designing my own life.

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Jillana Raye