A lot has changed in my life since the beginning of 2013. I’ve also experienced quite a few new and exciting things. The year began with a full-time freelance position at a multi-billion dollar corporation and ended with a four-week, cross country road trip. Here’s a recap of the changes and new experiences in my life during 2013.
“Hard work is painful when life is devoid of purpose. But when you live for something greater than yourself and the gratification of your own ego, then hard work becomes a labor of love.”
- Steve Pavlina
With so many people promoting “lifestyle design”, like AppSumo and the obvious Tim Ferris, I’m continuously shocked to see how many people are still settling for whatever job they happen to have. People get “stuck” for many reasons including being afraid their passion isn’t profitable or as socially acceptable as a “real job”, nervous about lack of security, or they think it is too hard to quite their job and work for themselves.
Begin Your Passion Driven Lifestyle AND Keep Your Clients Happy
It can be intimidating to transition into a Passion Driven Lifestyle (PDL) even as a freelancer. Whether you’re coding the next snapchat or having a photo shoot to catch the next Kate Upton, clients can be just as demanding as being tied to a desk for 40 hours a week.
I Did It, Now It Is Your Turn: A Challenge to Travel
I decided to write A Beard Across America to help inspire and motivate people to look at something “impossible” or that might be labeled as “a once in a lifetime opportunity” as something they can actually achieve.
Tacoma, Washington: Part 2 - Bowling, Sushi Revolution and A Gun Wielding Hippy
The drive back to Tacoma from Seattle was slightly bittersweet. On one hand, I was pulling into the final city of my trip meaning I had successfully completed my first dreamline, plus I had a few more days to hang out with my brother. On the other hand, I was hungover from the night before and my four week journey was almost to an end.
Bartosz Solowiej explains how him and his family took off from the fast paced life of being a Silicon Valley Entrepreneur and Software Designer in this video clip.
Him and his family of 7 are following their dreams and traveling across America. While on the road, they’ve started their own business, Twin Flames Surf and their own adventure video blog, Very Interesting Family.
To help support Bartosz and his family’s journey, visit their online store or to vicariously join their travels, visit their video blog.
Seattle, Washington: Pike Place, Belltown and “The Smoke Room”
Seattle was a town my brother and I were both unfamiliar with. Although he was more familiar than I was. Living roughly 50 minutes away, he had visited there a few times with his family, but not in the manner we planned to.