Few years back, I HATED waking up early.
My alarm would go off, I’d roll out of bed, grab my phone, and then debate hitting snooze for “another 5 minutes.”
Which, more often than not, I did.
But 5 minutes would turn into 10.
10 minutes would turn into 20.
20 would turn into an hour.
And then before I knew it, it was 7:30am — a whole TWO AND A HALF HOURS LATER THAN I PLANNED.
The struggle was most definitely real.
And it persisted that way for a very long time…
With bouts of intermittent success in-between.
When you see someone doing something you’ve always wanted to do, how do you respond?
Do you become envious?
Do you become excited?
Does it motivate you to go out and do it for yourself?
Or do you close yourself off and get agitated and annoyed?
The reason I ask is because your response here makes all the difference.
In fact, your response is what dictates if you’ll ever be able to do it, too.
What do I mean by that?
Well, there are two ways you can look at this situation.
You can look through the lens of LACK.
I owe you a follow-up from my last article — I know.
Last we spoke, I told you that you probably couldn’t move to Costa Rica. But I also told you that you probably could.
… that is, if you did something very, very important first.
So, what is it?
Well, here’s the thing.
If you want to come to Costa Rica long-term…
And make money while you’re here so you can sustain your life…
AND provide for yourself and your family so you all don’t end up stranded in a Central American jungle…
You need to earn…
Since our move to Costa Rica, people have been hitting us up wondering how they can do it, too.
They’re curious how they can “make it work.”
In other words, if they don’t have enough savings in place to get up and go for months at a time…
Is there a way for them to make a living here?
Is there a way for them to work?
The short answer to that question is no… but also yes.
Let me explain.
To my knowledge, you can’t just come to Costa Rica and work. The country has done a very good…
For most, there’s a lot to get done in a day.
No doubt about that.
And when you’re juggling your kids, your pets, your relationships, and trying to squeeze in your hobbies, too…
It can be damn-near impossible to get everything done.
At least in the way you’d like to.
So what’s the solution?
How do you make time for everything?
How do you leave no stone unturned so you can give quality time and attention to each important area of your life?
The answer? You create more time in your day.
“How the heck do you do that?”
Alright, so the cat’s outta the bag.
My family done packed up our life and moved to Costa Rica.
Well, for the next 90 days, anyway.
We sold everything we owned.
Crossed our i’s and dotted our t’s.
And are now living the high-life pasty as ol’ hell.
Why’d we do it?
Well, first of all, WHY NOT?
Do we really need a reason to move to paradise?
No, we don’t.
But to humor you, here are some of the other reasons:
Wow, am I ever tired.
But you know what? I’m loving every minute of it.
Why? Because I’m moving FORWARD.
I’m moving AHEAD.
I’m doing everything in my power to GO AFTER IT and MAKE THINGS HAPPEN.
And you should, too.
It doesn’t matter what you want.
A better career.
The perfect relationship.
A dream home in another part of the world.
If you want it…
GO OUT AND GET IT.
Make it happen.
Do everything you can every single day to turn that dream into REALITY.
Because you know what?
If YOU don’t do it, no one else will.
Let it be known.
Today is the day our lives will change forever.
And I don’t mean that as a cliché.
Far, far from it, actually.
No, TODAY is the day our adventure begins.
The culmination of our preparation and our planning.
To say I’m excited is an understatement.
And to say I’m afraid is flat-out wrong.
I’m not afraid of this anymore.
I’m not trepidatious of it, either.
I’m leaning in fully, with the full support of my family behind me.
Nothing can stop us.
And yes, we’re fucking amazing.
I know this doesn’t make…
When looking for a partner, find someone who will:
There’s something liberating about “burning the boats behind you.”
Leaving yourself with no means of escape or retreat.
Having no way to go back on a decision you’ve already made.
You force yourself to go forward.
You force yourself to move ahead.
You force yourself to face your fears because, behind you, there isn’t anything left.
No plan B.
Your only option is what’s in front of you.
And that’s important.
Why? Because oftentimes, if you can escape, YOU WILL escape.
If you can go back, YOU WILL go back.
If you can change your mind, YOU WILL…