Before I get into this post I’d like to send a thank you to Sean Ogle for introducing me to Ashley Unbridge, and Ashley for introducing me to my new friend in Costa Rica Mauricio Solano. If anyone is looking for anything in Manuel Antonio Mauricio is your man! You can contact him on Facebook by clicking here! He will provide you with top notch vacation planning. You should also definitely checkout Sean’s blog at www.Location180.com and Ashley’s blog at www.TheMiddleFingerProject.org.
Sinse the crew has left I’ve been spending my days running on the beach, eating at local restaurants, going to the gym and hanging out with Mauricio, and actually getting a ton of work done. I love technology, and the Internet connections are everywhere around here, so I have my Skype number set up and have been emailing and Voxing whenever I need to contact anyone. It’s amazing how much more rewarding your travel is when you don’t let your business at home stop functioning. Not to mention what I’ve started to realize is that if you create a list of mission critical tasks to get done, you can get the exact same amount of work done with a few hours on vacation as you can during an 8-10 hour day in the office. I think this is because your priorities are clear and you don’t waste time at all. Tim Ferriss talks about how to do this in his book The 4-Hour Work Week. If you ever want to have a location independent business it’s a MUST READ!!!
As I type this blog post from the beach in Manuel Antonio I’m thinking about how grateful I am to have the chance to do things like this. I know that it’s not only family and friends that have put me in this position (although they are all AWESOME!), but it’s also me taking the risk to venture into a foreign country and just see what happens. I know that might sound ridiculous for those of you who travel a lot, but I know tons of people that are too scared to travel, even though they say they’d love to do it. My response to that is get off your ass and take some chances. Stop living in your little bubble and get uncomfortable. Once you do that your world will open up and crazy opportunities will come your way.
In a few minutes I’m going to throw my fitness rings over the branch of a tree and do some muscle ups on the beach. Maybe I’ll take a pic and try to get on the main CrossFit site…
If you need help getting out of your comfort zone for travel or fitness feel free to contact me, and I’ll be happy to give you the motivation you need.
I spent my last few days in Costa Rica having a great time! I went to a bull fight, found a sub $4 breakfast that included fruit, pancakes, coffee, eggs, rice, beans, and wifi at a place called Costa Linda, worked out at Mucho Musculo, finally purchased Infusionsoft the amazing email marketing software, did a couple of amazing beach runs, and worked on my Spanish on the 3.5 hour ride to the airport with people from Argentina! Now I’m on the 2nd of my three flights back to Seattle where hopefully there will still be some good snowboarding in the Cascades.
What I’ve learned on this trip is…
* Traveling is amazing!
* I need to eat more food so I don’t lose weight.
* I have to take the time to use my Rossetta Stone and learn Spanish, or commit to a 3+ month trip to a Spanish speaking country.
* Paying for a gym pass to do heavy squats and deadlifts at least once a week is a MUST!
* Finding friends, or friends of friends that know the area and can hook you up with deals is life changing!
* Eating healthy while traveling isn’t hard, but I might have to pay a bit more for almonds.
* Paying for a hotel room instead of sleeping in the airport is totally worth it!
* And technology is absolutely amazing!!!
Now get outside and have fun by working hard!