The truth about laptop lifestyle

Last Update: February 28, 2016

Hey WA.

As some of you know I am spending 4 months traveling this year. The adventure began 2 days after I returned to Montreal from the epic Las Vegas Wealthy Affiliate Super Conference.

I love traveling and discovering new places. The "laptop lifestyle" allows m to do so. Thank You Kyle, Carson, WA, many members here and I thank myself for the effort I put into the online business to achieve this (btw, traveling smart is really not expensive, I probably spend less than I normally do at home).

I decided to write this particular post from a beautiful and still somehow not too-touristy island of Lipe in Thailand (Koh Lipe). Just look at that view:

Looks pretty nice, right? Food is amazing, water is pure, weather is great, you get the point. However, there is pretty much no internet here.

I thought I would love being a beach bum for the rest of my life, just relaxing, snorkeling and drinking a cold beer while enjoying the sunset. I was wrong.

The first 2 days were fine but the rest of the week I felt useless. I even felt a little guilty because i couldn't get any work done.

We often here about the "laptop lifestyle" where we're promised to work 1 hour per week and make millions (and unfortunately some people fall for that, I know I did a while ago) but such thing doesn't exist. You need to constantly take action, you need to move forward, you need to learn and grow.

Even though I can easily afford this lifestyle for a while, I realize that I dislike it. I actually LOVE what I do for a living hence I love working. When I do NOTHING for a week I know something is really wrong. Sure we all deserve a vacation but at this point work feels like a vacation.

I am sorry for this rant. I hope this quick post helps some of the members here set better goals (and achieve them). I hope some of you will sit down and start thinking very hard about what you would want to do for the rest of your life, with passion. Then do that.

Creating an income is very possible for every single person here but it will take hard work and some mind-shifting. Do what you love, the success will come as a by-product of that.

I am now in Bangkok and I enjoying having internet access and having a chance to get work done. That's the real laptop lifestyle in my opinion.

Peace,


Alex

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kumar1992 Premium
Hearing things like this is always what's keep me going. Thank you for sharing this, man!
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AlexSol Premium
I am happy to hear that ;)
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DLansing Premium
Great post Alex! I'm in total agreement with you. 1 week of doing nothing but lounging in the beach did make me feel so unproductive and waste my time. I did just that last year in Mabul Island, in Semporna Malaysia. I felt like I should have brought my laptop along lol!
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AlexSol Premium
Yeah man :) Although my girlfriend who's a beginner vlogger got her laptop full of salt water when we got splashed by quite a few big waves on a speed boat (the only way to get to the island). Everyone got soaking wet including the luggage... #thatIslandLife lol
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DLansing Premium
Oops.... I hope you guys laptop is ok man!
Welcome back to the city where Internet line is in abundance hehe
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BoldChanges Premium
Great post and thought-ptovokimg as well. I do agree that if your work is your passion, you really don't need much of a vacation.
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AlexSol Premium
Totally. The problem is that sometimes it takes a while to fully understand your reasons and set your real goals.
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rfriedly Premium
Awesome encouragement thank you I look forward to the day that will be my office moving around enjoying life and writing and building more followers thank you again
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AlexSol Premium
I think this is achievable for all WA members ;)
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rfriedly Premium
Thanks again
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nudge1969 Premium
At lease by working hard, you now have the option of working the hours you want, when you want and where you want. Cheers
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AlexSol Premium
I think that was my goal from the very beginning although I didn't realize it back when I started :)
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