Expand Your Choices With This Mindset

I sold everything off and hit the road exploring the United States with my wife and 3 kids. We have seen many of the national parks, landed on a glacier in Alaska and have lived in cities all across the country getting to know locals and exploring the diversity of mountains, wilderness and cities.

Life is a giant countdown to that certainty of death. Every day, we are dying towards our due date. And somehow, it’s easy and enticing to stay in our comfort zones and routines which make our adventure and personal growth muscles atrophy.

I work with clients all over the world and my own location is constantly changing. We find new houses to live in on AirBnB and I fly out, speak and meet with business coaching clients all over.

Sure, that can sound stressful for some people, but I love the ability to expand my choices. I can work with anyone, anywhere, anytime any way I want. I get to choose continually and it keeps the adventure of work and life fresh.

It does take a mindset towards freedom and leadership. Others can tell you what you need to be doing – go buy a home, build an office, hire employees, get into debt, have endless meetings, etc. But if you step back and think about what really matters, I think you might design a different life altogether. Your workflow and the people you connect with can have much more intentionality.

You have all the technology and opportunity to build whatever you want today for very little money. You can increase your own choices. There’s no reason to be stuck. Maybe it’s comfort or tradition, but if you expanded your choices by taking one step towards more freedom, the opportunities are endless.

I’m going for a hike later today after I do a bit of work in this wonderful coffee shop in the mountains. It’s a white sheet of paper and I plan on drawing on it to create something amazing for me, my clients and my family.

What could you get free from in your life?

Published by Don Dalrymple

I partner with founders and entrepreneurs in startup businesses. I write and consult on strategy, systems, team building and growing revenue.

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