Since I escaped from the cubicle nation, I’ve enjoyed a flexible lifestyle, which is just the way I like it.
But there is one constant in my daily life. As I mentioned in my earlier post, mornings are like gold to me. And wherever I am, there’s the same ritual – whether I’m at my desk, heading off to work with a client, or travelling.
I’ve been living a double life for a decade. My partner and I had the best of both worlds, a city apartment and 100 acre property in country Victoria. It had a pine forest, kangaroos, wombats, and a gorgeous garden – pure serenity. Five years later, we traded that hideaway for a house on the lake. The jaw-dropping backdrop and fluctuating moods of the lake, stole my heart.
I always had a dedicated work space, the ability to connect with others, and my work day flowed. After I started coaching people on the phone and then via Skype, the world of possibilities opened up.
Over the last couple of years, I’ve been sowing the seeds for an online business. One which will galvanise my freedom, and reach more of the kind of people I love to work with. Apart from a shift in income stream, I don’t expect there’ll be a dramatic change to my day.
I will continue to dive into my work from 8am-noon. After that time a cafe beckons, wherever I am in the world. For two opportunistic hours I could be anywhere and everywhere. I become an observer of life, and strike up conversations with both familiar and new faces. I’m engaging with my environment and the tactile side of life.
After this fix, I’m re-energised and motivated to spend a few more hours in my work space again. Wherever I lay my hat, I will always work first, then play.