Do you want a new life? Or, a bigger, more upscale American Dream?
I used to work with mega-bestselling author Robert Allen. He’s the original “Nothing Down” real estate investing guru. When people paid thousands to join his “Enlightened Wealth” program and learn about marketing they got me. The objective of the program was teaching people to create residual income.
Back in the day, I attended many Robert Allen seminars. People excited to break through and create wealth showed up. Some even succeeded.
Over the years I asked attendees what they wanted to create. Many had great ideas for charitable organizations to help others they wanted to develop. That was the enlightened part.
Most wanted a bigger, more luxurious version of The American Dream. Which is okay, but not an excellent adventure in my book.
Few wanted to change their day-to-day existence. Creating wealth requires shifting brain grooves, getting out of your comfort zone and taking certain action steps.
Building an excellent adventure is about shifting life grooves. Shifting life grooves is about taking action and re-designing your lifestyle. Maybe you get up at the same time of day. You still eat three meals a day (loosely!) and work in time for exercise. You’re still married to the same person (or not!) and have the same kids. However, you may not live in the same house, or, a house at all.
You could be like Mark, I wrote about him earlier this week, and wander around in an RV for awhile. You might:
• Live in an apartment in Athens for a few months
• Take lessons and learn to speak Greek
• Set up an import/export website selling local items
• Come home for Thanksgiving and Christmas
• Live in a beach condo with wifi in Costa Rica after the holidays
• Keep your import/export business growing online
• Discover the wonders of cooking Costa Rican cuisine
The American Dream doesn’t usually allow these choices. Because, “the dream” for most people means you’re paying so much for the house, cars and everything that goes with it – your flexibility to shift life grooves is hampered.
The possibilities are endless. Open your mind and your heart to the idea your life can truly look however you want. Now, you’re getting the hang of living your life as an excellent adventure.