Running A Business While Traveling Isn't As Easy As They Say :)
So I'm back from Thailand, and getting caught up with everything I let slide while I was on vacation. As I'm sitting here going through emails, and starting to edit content to publish this week, I'm thinking to myself, "Wow, running a business while traveling isn't as easy as the gurus make it out to be".
You've read all those headlines - "Work from a beach in Cancun". "Travel the world while your business is on autopilot!"
The truth is, it's very difficult to manage everything effectively, let alone grow, and ensure profitability for the future!
Yes, I was able to manage most of my Wealthy Affiliate tasks while on the road. Yes, I had some things scheduled to publish on my websites while I was away. But that was about it! I had to let a lot of things slide while I was on vacation.
On top of that, it was very difficult to work. Chairs were uncomfortable. Wifi was spotty. Motivation was in short supply after a long day of trekking, rafting, or bar hopping.
I had a great time in Thailand and Cambodia! However, I certainly could not run a business this way long term.
What's my point? I guess there's two bits of insight I want to share with you.
1. There's always room for improvement. Even though I'm making good money online, clearly I have a lot to do in terms of automating processes so that my business can run without me for longer periods of time.
2. When you're setting long terms goals, think about what you want your daily life to be like. It turns out, I'm not into the "travel guru" thing. I like to sit in my own house with a cup of coffee, on an ergonmic chair and a big screen iMac in a climate controlled room.
What's your ideal daily routine look like?