11th June 2021
How many times do you sit on a Sunday evening contemplating the week ahead and feel that pit of dread in your stomach at the thought of another week rolling in towards you. The same old crap to deal with, moaning clients, staff issues and not enough time to sort things. You feel trapped in a relentless cycle of all work and no play.
But what if I told you that you can change all that? One of my clients has done just that. He and his wife had a dream. A few years ago now they decided that they both were fed up of working and where they lived. They wanted to move to the coast and run a holiday let. They had no experience, but they went off and did their home work and checked into it in detail, and then they set themselves a goal of when they wanted to move. It wasn’t easy, they had to sell their lovely house that they had renovated together, they gave up good incomes and family that lived close by and they moved to the Llyn Peninsula in North Wales.
They bought an old two bed cottage with a barn attached in 1 acre of land, it had no heating, no gas, and is halfway up a hillside off narrow country roads.
We all thought they were a bit mad and had “bitten off more than they could chew”.
But it was their dream, and now 3 years later they are gradually getting the house and the barn ready to welcome their first guests next year. They have overcome massive hurdles with local planners and had to work part time to cover their costs, but they have this amazing cottage with views of Snowdonia in the distance and can see the sea on either side. They grow all their own veg and have spare to sell, they keep chickens and have created a tranquil escape from their old lives.
Yes, they work 3 days a week but it’s in a lovely location and they get to spend 4 days a week working on the project or relaxing.
They go for walks on the beach, kayaking and swimming in the sea and are much happier and healthier than they were before.
They achieved this because they set themselves a clear goal and they worked together to achieve it. If you would like to look into your life and what you want it to look like, then why not call me and have a coffee?
I’ll give you an hour of my time for free and we can see what your dream is and if I can help you transform your business so you too can realise your dream.
What have you got to lose? Book a call with me and see if I can help you find the right balance for you and your business.
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