Tomorrow my family starts a new adventure. Over the past two weeks, we have packed up everything we own and gave it away, stored it in a storage unit or fit it into our little Honda CRV. We have moved out of our little apartment in San Diego and are hitting the road.
What’s next? Runyan Road Trip 2015. Tomorrow we start the journey of driving around the US visiting friends and family.
Here’s the key…..WHILE WORKING!
We have received so many questions about our road trip that I thought I would answer them here. I also want to document this too because it is just too exciting not to remember this abnormal moment in our lives forever.
What made you decide to either sell or pack up everything and hit the road?
We were always planning to drive to Minnesota for the month of August to spent time with family. Then, less than a month ago, my brother was in town and randomly threw out the idea that we should swing by Des Moines, Iowa on the way back and stay with him. He really wanted some help fixing his house up, so it was kind of a win-win for everyone. John, my husband, and I talked about it a lot because our rental agreement was month to month since our apartments were going to be converted to (VERY HIGHLY priced) condos over the next few months. So we knew we were going to have to move anyways.
Then, we realized since over the last year we have both quit our jobs to work on our business, that we truly are our own employers. We designed a location independent virtual business that allows us to work from wherever there is wifi. We always dreamed of being able to travel and work so why not now? What was holding us back?
So I asked myself the three most important questions I always ask myself when I am faced with a scary goal and life decisions:
1) What is the best that can happen?
2) What is the worst that can happen?
3) Is it worth it to go all in?
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How does your business allow you to work from the road?
All of my business meetings and coaching calls are done over the phone or through Skype. My students can access my courses and training from anywhere they have wifi and I can record the courses and trainings on my laptop. I used to do lots of speaking events, but since I had my daughter, my marketing is almost exclusively done through social media and free webinars.
One of the big things we will be working hard on and launching on the road will be our Love Your Career Formula 2.0 program. We are completely redoing every single video, worksheet and lesson to make it unbelievably amazing. My dream is that being on the road and seeing new places will help me create an even better product for you. Getting outside the norm for me and seeing the beauty of nature has always given me such great ideas in the past. I am really excited about how this road trip will influence the success of the program launch and the quality of the product as well.
How are you going to travel and work with your one-year-old daughter?