We were in our bedroom in the wee hours, getting ready to start the week, when my husband said out of the blue:
“I want to go to Thailand for my birthday.”
In my head I was thinking, “Are you mad, it is January, and we just had Christmas vacation. I have to work!”
I replied cautiously, “Oh? Honey, I have client commitments.”
He replied confidently, “Isn’t that why you run a location independent business?”
If you want to know how this conversation ended, here is what it looked like outside as I recorded the podcast I am sharing with you today:
The truth is having a location independent business is not all about working from the beach.
This is actual footage of me working the last two days before our trip:
I know. Not pretty.
With all things, though there are two sides of the coin.
For me, personally, a portable business is central to the life that I want to live. One where I have flexibility and control of how and where I spend my time, so that I can be the kind of coach, mother and spouse that I want to be.
A location independent business may mean a lot of things:
- Working from one location during the school year, then taking it with you during the kids’ summer holidays.
- Creating a client base that moves with you, instead of constantly having to start from scratch at each new location.
- Being able to take an extended vacation once a year and not have it impact your revenue
No matter what portability would suit your lifestyle this episode of Expat Happy Hour is for you.
In honor of the nearly 5 years I have been running my business from Switzerland, Burkina Faso, the USA, Thailand, South Africa, and more, here are 5 Top Rules for Launching a Portable Business.
In this special episode, you will discover:
- The not-so-sexy side of running a portable business
- Two aspects of planning that are critical to your success and happiness
- The one skill you need to learn that involves your loved ones
- What will hold you back from actually cherishing this experience
Don’t miss these 5 Top Rules for Launching a Portable Business. It may be just what you need to get started.
Here is to flexibility
P.s. If you want to learn more about how to go from zero idea to a portable business, tell me more here. I will put you on a special waiting list to learn more.