Enjoy What You Do – Living The Dream! Hand Me The Remote Please
Enjoy What You Do – Living The Dream! I see many people leaving lucrative positions in order to personally, Live the Dream. People are opting out of complacency they find within the confines, of corporate American. They are moving away from the fast-paced lifestyle of city dwelling and migrating to the rural areas of the country. To say they are taking a hit in their salary range would be an understatement. So why are they doing it?
Peace of mind
Having the big bucks doesn’t necessarily help you much when all you want to do is be out on the bike trails, riding downhill, or rafting someplace like the Colorado River during the peak months. There are only so many years that a body can put up with being a corporate zombie – before you check out mentally, physically, and emotionally. Not everyone makes it out alive.
It is time – time to pick up your lifetime remote control. The remote that will change your life channel. I would not want you to miss the biggest adventure of your lifetime. Buy lots of extra batteries, because the adventure is looking good, and tastes sweet when you are already near the edge of your life.
Change that channel before you go over that edge! It is not about starting over; it is more about putting your life on a different channel. A channel that has you as the star of your own life.
Whether you are in big business, government, a non-profit, education, private enterprise, or a simple homemaker, do not miss life.
You need to purchase an extra set of batteries for your lifetime remote controls.
Oh the Health with It All
Many lifetime channel surfers are being told to hang it up by their doctors. The stress, the complex lifestyles have robbed many of their youth and vitality. Being told to hang it up and settle down – that is not an easy task for many. Nevertheless, there are some upsides to this process of growing older. I like to think of it more as a second opportunity to grow up again.
Just think, you get to wake up when you want, wear faded jeans and tee shirts to work, and there is no one to question you when you camp out in the wilderness for two weeks or longer. Besides, your cell phones will not work there anyway. They can call all they want – but I would not promise anyone more than a smoke signal in return. Your life – your channel.
Moving to an area where all people do for a living is work in recreation – that is Living the Dream. Sure, I would love to star on my own channel. I have a remote too. I have begun to channel surf to find those locations that allow me to be me, stress-free, and happy. I am taking my own advice. I like my job now. Four 10 hour days, and a long sweet weekend. A group of down to earth people, and new memories.
The Cost of Living
The cost of living is high – we all know that. You can spend all your time making bank, and never experience life. The cost of changing your channel and surfing away to a new life can be priceless because you get to be free. Free to breathe without fear, or worry. You get the opportunity to let go of those moments that cause your heart to race and blood to pound in your head (in a negative way). Change your channel; change it to one that has people on it that have never known a corporate office. All they may have known in their lifetime is how to dig in the dirt, drive a truck, guide a jeep tour to the top of a mountain, or surfing in some far off country where no one goes. These new interactions will force you to learn to come up with better conversation topics. I learned a new topic this month, “Farming Dirt”. You move dirt from one pile to another, and mix it until it is the right combination, then ship it.
I know that not everyone can pull off this lifestyle change, but at least you could incorporate some new channels. Channels that have interesting topics that you like, and that make you feel worthwhile and fulfilled in your life.
Change the Channel
Pick up the remote and look at it. If you want too, you can claim that picking up that remote is a start if you like. When you are brave enough, and feeling bold, start pushing buttons. You are changing your life.
Your life – Your channel