The truth about laptop lifestyle
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.