As I experiment and play with different ways of connecting online, I am signing up for some podcast interviews. Originally the main intention was to spread the word more about The Ultimate System for Fab Videos, Finally Done, my program to teach female entrepreneurs who are the face of their business to create and leverage smart phone videos.
It quickly became apparent that there was quite a bit of interest in how I am building not just my company, but also this slow travel lifestyle. That makes me happy because years ago, when work was in one silo and "time off" (aka life) was in another, I felt like my persona was split.
I have never been good at pretending, and I didn't want to be one person at work and a different one outside of that role. I hated the feeling that I was living for the weekend.
Later, when I worked flex time, that fit my personality better, but the conundrum flip flopped. Work felt better, but with kids in school and a spouse that worked a traditional schedule, I felt like our family was chained to a M-F march.
When I turned my life upside down and shook it out 4 years ago to embark on the field trip of my dreams, one of my goals was to get to the point where all of my activities were aligned into one joy-full life. After this podcast, I thought about it and realized that goal sort of snuck up on me - I'm happy to report that I have arrived.
That doesn't mean I love every second of every day. That expectation is, of course, unrealistic and a formula for disappointment.
Like everyone, I still struggle with attachments to the way I think things should be, and sometimes resent Life when She doesn't cooperate. So, there are still some very "hard" days, but travel is a great teacher to broaden your perspective on hard work, risk, and struggle.
Seeing more of the world has shown me that simply because of where I was born, and to whom, I am incredibly fortunate and have no margin for feeling sorry for myself.
To the contrary, I feel like its my job to push even harder on the possibilities. To even have the choice to take on the risk to live and work this way and set the stage to achieve wider impact is nothing short of a miracle.
I haven't perfected the panning process, but I am finding gold in disappointments, boredom, hard things, uncertainty, being uncomfortable, money worries, stuff I suck at, and failing big time.
Thursday I was honored to be invited to speak on Louis di Bianco's Change Your Story, Change Your Life podcast. He is a walking library of book references about entrepreneurship, risk taking, and futurecasting. I could have talked with him all day!
In this podcast we talk about how I started on this journey, insights along the way, and basic steps to exploring the idea of slow travel, even before you make the leap.
Click HERE to listen.
"You’ll be engaged, entertained, perhaps even encouraged to live your own adventure as you listen to Kala. Here are a few nuggets from today’s podcast:
Thanks Louis! : ) Here is a link to the interview:
Be sure to check out the rest of his podcasts, too!
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