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Remember WHY you downsize

Before you can life a location independent lifestyle, you have to downsize your life.

When we made the decision to live in an RV and travel the United States, we knew what that would mean. Overall, we were choosing to live more simply and focus on experiences and people over things.

But before we could make it happen, we had some serious downsizing to do. My partner had household items she brought when she moved in with me, and I had accumulated my own when I first bought my apartment.

Together, we had enough stuff that filled an 800 square foot apartment as well as a garage I rented for the complex for ADDITIONAL storage.

Not only were we paying over $1,000 in rent for the apartment, we were paying for a garage to store more stuff we only occasionally used!

Enough was enough.

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unsplash-logoGlenn Carstens-Peters

Starting a blog has exploded in recent years as one of the best ways to build an online business and make money online. And why not?

It’s no surprise that this business model has gained popularity over the years with bloggers like Pat Flynn and Michelle Schroeder-Gardner pulling in $100K month-over-month. They even publicly share their successes to prove that it’s possible.

While bloggers often publish their successes online via income reports, it doesn’t always give you a clear picture of how much WORK is entailed in achieving this kind of success

Though I’m sure they would be the first to share that running a successful blog is a job.

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Why we decided to live in an RV

Becca (left) and Sarah (right) purchasing their first RV

The Tiny Living and Minimalist Movements

Over the past few years, the tiny living and minimalist movement has gained traction. This also applies to those who live in their RV like myself. It still amazes me how many people act surprised at the notion that I live in an RV. The next question is almost always “What made you decide to do that?”

According to the RV Industry Association, over 1 million Americans live in RVs today.

Seems unbelievable right?

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unsplash-logoBram Naus

Job seeking can be exhausting, stressful, and time-consuming.

You pour so much effort into putting yourself out there and wonder whether half of what you do is worth it.

You revise your resume once, twice, fifty times over, and still don’t hear anything back.

It’s enough to drive you crazy.

But most people scramble to try and change every little detail if they don’t get a phone call within a day.

In an effort to save time, I’ve even copied my resume word-for-word and pasted it into multiple career listing websites across the web.

This is a horrible idea.

Do you know what happens? If an employer is actually interested by looking at your profile and then asks for your resume, what are they going to receive that’s any different from your profile?

How can you stand out online without spilling all your beans?

Not to mention the THOUSANDS of recruiters that call for jobs that don’t match anything you’re looking for.

In this article, I want to show you what you should put on your online profiles that will differ from your resume and help you stand out while providing value separate from your deliverables.

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unsplash-logoSara Kurfeß

Today, there are millions of apps to download from mobile app stores. We have the world at our fingertips and an abundance of distractions to fill our time.

I remember when the first iPhone was released. I was so excited to discover applications that added even more functionality. I thought I was living in Star Trek.

Over the years, I’ve gone through many cycles of installing and deleting apps. I was overwhelmed and felt a conviction to delete things I wasn’t using. It’s especially convicting when you realize you’ve been scrolling through Instagram for HOURS. 😬

Applications exist to help you in your life, not consume it.

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