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#7 How To Deal With ‘What Others Might Think Of You’ When You’re Stepping Outside The Box


#7 How To Deal With ‘What Others Might Think Of You’ When You’re Stepping Outside The Box

8 Things That Are Holding You Back From Making The Move

It’s daunting, the idea of upping and leaving it all behind. It seems like an impossibility sometimes, and at others, it seems as easy as just getting on a plane. I have been there, and I don’t want to belittle the struggles that you face when thinking about starting a location independent life with your family. But I want to get down to the nitty-gritty. What is REALLY holding you back from making the move?

#1 Fear

Be honest with yourself. When you unwrap the layers of excuses what really lies deep down beneath is fear. Fear of the unknown. Fear that you will fail. Fear of loneliness, of being far from loved ones, homesickness and leaving it all behind. Fear of breaking the mould, of stepping out of your comfort zone and going against the grain. The fear is real, sit with it for a while. But you need to trust in yourself to be able to be bigger than the fear.

#2 Procrastination

Oh, all hail the Queens of Procrastination. I have been there, I know how easy it is, to have great plans and ideas but spend hours wasting away thinking about doing it, but the most you do to achieve your dream is scroll from one amazing travel destination photo to the next. Dreaming of a different life but doing nothing to achieve it. It’s time to convert dreams to reality.

#3 Not having a plan

Sometimes when we have a million things to think about and organise it all just seems like so much that we give up. We just stop. We cannot see the light through the fog in our minds. The best solution is a plan. But where to start? That’s what I am here for, I am here to make your life easier. Keep scrolling.

#4 Excuses

‘Next year, I will be in a better place financially.’ “ My kid has just started a new routine, I don’t want to mess with it.’  “When I am earning…. much more money I will leave.’ ‘ My parents are old’. ‘ All our friends are here’. The list goes on, and on, and on.

Here’s the thing. Excuses are easy to come up with. But that is all they are, they are excuses. But if you have a genuine reason not to do it I am all ears. The only thing I know is that there is a solution to every problem.

#5 Listening To Other People’s Opinions

We spend our whole lives conforming to what other people want or think is best. Starting with our parents, and then later our friends, school, society, partners and even the government. Other people have fears, jealousy and anxieties that are not your own.

When you listen to other people, you are also listening to all their history and all the anxiety from people in their lives. You have to stop.

You have to listen to your heart, only you know what you are capable of.

#6 Homesickness

It can be hard in the beginning. But you really do get used to new places and new people sooner than you can imagine.

Perhaps, the love of your home town never fades, but the space in your mind you reserve for thinking about home will get replaced with new memories and new experiences.

The hardest part about leaving is not actually being homesick, it is that soon you will make new connections to new places. When you leave those places, you will miss them too.

So wherever you go in the world from this point forward you will never truly be at home, because you will miss the weather from one place, the food from another and the people from another. (Seriously, this a real thing, but also a #firstworldproblem)

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#7 Money

The forbidden topic.

So, here’s the thing. Money is abundant, I know, don’t hate me. Stick with it. The thing is, it is, there is an abundant amount of money in the world, you just have to access it.

Accessing and earning money doesn’t have to be limited to a 9-5 job. As abundant as there is money in the world there are also an abundant amount of ways of earning it.

It’s just about opening your mind and believing in yourself and your capabilities.

#8 Cultural differences

Culture shock is a real thing. Going on a plane and within the space of a few hours to be able to switch from one culture to the next is actually kind of insane. But thanks to technology we can do it. But don’t expect your mind and your body to react as quickly. They will take a few days, weeks or even months to get accustomed to a new culture.

The reality is, sometimes you can live somewhere for years, and you still get shocked by certain cultural nuances. But this is all part of the experience, it is part of growing as a person. Being in a new culture is the best way of finding out what you are about as a person, what is important to you and what your limits are.

Final Thoughts

Fear and anxiety are real problems, they are real experiences. But they are not impossible to overcome. Like any problem in life, all problems have a solution. You just need to have the right tools in your toolbox to overcome that problem.

If you have a leak in your drain, and you don’t have the tools to fix it you call an expert plumber.

An emotional crisis is no different. If you are looking to become location independent but one or more of these reasons above is holding you back, then don’t hesitate to look for support.

I am here for exactly that purpose. To help you and guide you to living your Best Freedom Life. I have the tools in my toolbox (more than 1 actually: personal development & mindset, lifestyle design, and how to run a freedom business that you can scale!) to give you solutions to all of the problems listed here and many more.

Don’t hold back on your best life my friend. Drop me a message below or on social media (You can find me on Insta right here!) if you want to be on the waiting list for my course Create your Best Location Independent Life, because it will launch again later this year!

In the meantime, download my FREE Starter Kit to create your best life and/or my FREE Guide with business mistakes I don’t want you to make right here and get inspired to taking the first steps to your Freedom Life!

xx Ilse
Location Free Mom Boss
@ The Freedompreneur Coach


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