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Back in 2014, after years of living in a traditional 2,000-square-foot house, I began to tire of the upkeep.
A full cleaning took hours.
Yard work was eating up weekends.
This was not how Melissa and I wanted to spend our time.
I know, I know, first-world problems.
But deep down I knew this white-picket-fence lifestyle wasn’t for me but I was too busy “keeping up with the Joneses.”
If this was the successful template of life, I wasn’t interested.
After a lot of research, soul-searching, and discussions, we realized that we both wanted to live more minimally.
Basically, we wanted to live life on our terms.
Those “terms” resulted in us selling our home (and most of its contents!) and building a 240-square-foot tiny house on wheels. Yup, like you see on TV.
There she is! 👉👉👉 Isn’t she the cutest??
We got to design our own little place and it’s suited our needs perfectly.
Downsizing so significantly and living simply was daunting to say the least.
I mean, where would we even begin?
I don’t know about you but I can easily get overwhelmed by the “how” which then makes me wanna hang out in the excitement of the “what.”
And sure, while ideas can be really exciting, that energy is fleeting. If you want it to stick around you gotta take action.
So I created a way to take all the big ideas in my head and turn them into concrete action steps.
To help prevent the magnitude of our vision from stopping me in my tracks, I crafted a roadmap to keep us focused and drive home the “one-step-at-a-time” approach.
While we had some serious ups and downs during our build (that’s the understatement of the century!) having these specific plans to refer back to kept us going.
We eventually finished the tiny house build and enjoyed the incredible freedom that came with it.
Especially during the pandemic.
For two years, we didn’t have to worry about a mortgage payment or hefty utility bills, which was a godsend when the world stopped.
And while we ultimately decided to pass our home along to some other eager nomads, the fulfillment of our BHAG will forever represent that what we may have thought impossible was, in fact, doable when properly reverse engineered.
And while we do own a traditional home once again, it’s less than half the size of our former one so the freedom remains!
You see, when you start pursuing big goals, you can never know exactly where it will lead you. Yes, your vision will give you an idea, but so much more magic unfolds as you progress.
Whatever your BHAG is, you too will have obstacles and hurdles along the way, but I bet you’ll more often come across some incredibly pleasant surprises.
You don’t have to live in a tiny house to feel the freedom we did. But you do have to break out of procrastination paralysis and get moving on your dreams.
Which is what motivated me to create my self-study digital course, Design Your Dream Life.
In this program, I share my vision and roadmap creation process so you too can know exactly how to take off from the starting block and stay in the race for the duration.
Even if you don’t know what your vision is just yet (I cover that in Lesson 1).
🥳 And for the first time EVER, I’ll be guiding all students (past and present) through this self-study program to help you complete each module, answer any questions you have along the way, and nudge you whenever needed. 🥳
After all, we don’t want this course to become clutter in your inbox.
So, if you’re ready to scrap this “someday” BS and make some real changes in your life, I hope you’ll check it out.
The “live” version of this course, happening in our private Facebook group, starts Monday, March 27th.
This is an awesome, super-affordable way to get some coaching from me as you work through this course that I am so very proud of.