You know for quite a while now I have been doing the same thing day after day. Yes I do have the freedom to work from a coffee shop or Panera, I am my own boss, I can decide that I’m not doing anything on a given day, etc. I should be happy right? Don’t get me wrong this past year has been one of the best in a while, but I want more. I am often getting burnt out quicker and quicker and the escapes that helped remedy this before are not as effective. So what should I do?
I know that a change in my life is needed. Again I would like to reiterate that I am very happy, but it just feels like something is missing. I know that I want to experience new things, meet new people and see things many people will never see in their lifetime. This is not the easiest thing to do, but I do have a plan. I realized on my last trip that I was extremely motivated to get work done so I could go on some type of adventure. I realize this needs to happen more often. Running an online business means that I can be location independent. So I plan on traveling…a lot, but there are some things that I need to do to reach that goal.
Make More Money
This of course is the big one for many people. This has really been a turn-around year for ThinkComputers and I have added many new features to the site and we are adding new things to bring more people to the site each month. Although we have had some setbacks things are still going very well, I just need to stay on top of it. I also have 2 new idea’s for business that I hope to start in the coming months, hopefully before I go away for CES. These will provide another source of income, which will help me get to where I want to be financially.
For the most part I do 80% of the work for ThinkComputers. I am doing almost all of the reviews, I do all of the news posts, I maintain the forums, I do all of the marketing and PR. ThinkComputers is a full time job! If I wanted to travel right now it would be impossible for ThinkComputers to function. So I need to streamline ThinkComputers so I am managing it, not doing everything. This means finding more reviewers, news posters and much more. I am going to make a big effort and getting a full staff on board so I can have run the site effectively.
I have set many goals that I have not accomplished, simply because I did not stay focused. I got off track and did not have a set goal in mind. I know that my lease on my apartment is up in August 2013. That means that by then I want to have the means to travel and not have my business suffer. This is the goal I am going to be working towards each day, week and month. I really need to step it up if I want to make this a reality.
As time goes on I will update the blog with how things are going and possible travel plans. This is the first time in a while that I am really working towards a solid goal and it feels good.