It's been a month to the day, and I'm not quite over it.
The same Wednesday that used to be spent in an office, dreaming of the day where I could go off gallivanting around the world for an indefinite period of time.
This is my reality. When I started the site, I was very honest about my cluelessness about life and where I was going. I continue that same honesty and openness now as well.
Five very specific moments, which I remember vividly that have helped shape who I am. As you go on your own path, you undoubtedly will have similar moments. So here are the five moments that have changed my life more than any other over the last two years, along with some thoughts on why they are relevant to you and your goals.
Backpacked through Europe — Without the Backpack This was my first global adventure. This was a two month backpacking trip that was not only cut down to 3 weeks due to employment reasons, but it also had to be experienced with next to nothing.
The fine folks over at Air Canada had lost my bag when I arrived in Rome. It subsequently returned to my home in the U. For as angry as I was about this, it had a very profound impact on who I am and how I travel. This was the trip where I realized that I need very little to get by.
Along with that, I learned that all of these mishaps are all part of the adventure. Think about this as you go on your entrepreneurial journey.
I promise you, things will go wrong. There will be times that totally suck. I began Location to hold myself accountable for doing the things I wanted to do in my life. You want to get a project off the ground, get me involved. That said, when it comes to seeing long term projects through, I struggle a bit.
Not the least of which is persistence. To see that commission come in opened up a whole world of possibility that I knew nothing about — but I was damn sure going to learn about it. For some people this happens right away, for others it takes longer, but in the end, it will work out.
Quit My Job I still remember this day like it was yesterday. It was quite possibly the most terrifying yet exciting day of my life. I went from being terrified of the uncertainty to embracing it, and eventually turning it into an asset. I may be one of the few people who benefitted so much from the tanking economy.
Entrepreneurs see opportunity in a poor economy — many men and women have made their fortunes in such times. There will be uncertainty. Actually believed I would finish Realized what I profound impact it would have on me moving forward.
This was the one thing on my bucket list that I actually thought may never happen ok, Virgin Galactic may be a bit of a long shot as well. To know that I was seconds away from actually accomplishing something that I never thought possible, was so eye opening.
All of a sudden, my reality shifted. If I could do this, what else could I do? Go accomplish your impossible. Overcoming fears, building a blog, starting a business, and living life on your own terms.
I was able to take all of the skills that I learned and subsequently applied to my life, and pass them on to others so they can make their own dreams happen. Whether you join our community or just grab the free Arsenal ebookI promise you will get value out of it.
I know I and many others have. What is Your Most Defining Moment? These are the moments that have shaped my life more than any others. So what are your life defining moments? What do you need to do to make that happen? Thank you for following along with me on my journey, as I continue to explore just how much is possible in life.Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is one of the pioneers of the scientific study of happiness.
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Great moments, Sean. A few of mine: – The first day I picked up a basketball at my cousin’s house as a 13 year old. Little did I know that I would become obsessed with the sport, and that obsession would lead me to become a web designer (so I could create a website about my favorite team), and live in New Orleans for three years (home of my favorite team, and one legendary city).