Let’s take a second to start with the basics.
What does it actually mean to be location independent?
It’s a term that has been moving around for a few years as we notice work dynamics changing and more people being able to escape the traditional office culture, being location independent is more and more common.
With people being able to earn a living from anywhere in the world, as long as they have internet access and a laptop, it allows for endless possibilities. Location independence doesn’t mean that you have to be moving from country to country every month, but it does mean that you have a sense of freedom and choice in where you call “home.”
As this movement is on the rise, many people are trying to decide if being location independent is the right fit for them. Here are three ways to know that you’re ready to start the journey.
You Care More About Experiences Than Material Things
We’ve been noticing a trend that more and more, people are focusing less on what they own and more on what experiences they’re having. While some of our society focuses on having a fancy car, big house and all of the latest technology, there are many people out there who would rather invest their money and energy into having unforgettable experiences.
People who are willing to be location independent are open and willing to live with less stuff and get rid of the unnecessary to live a more mobile lifestyle. So whether it’s moving to a new country for a year or backpacking through South America for three months, the time and devotion is shifted towards dedicating their money to travel and new experiences versus having more material objects.
You’re Willing To Be Patient With The Process
For most people, becoming 100% location independent is a process that often takes time getting used to. Of course, there are some hardships like leaving friends, family and your comfort zone behind but there are also endless benefits. If you’re willing to be patient with your process towards being able to live and work from wherever you want, then it might be the perfect next step for you.
It takes time to try out different things and places to see where the perfect fit is but when you have the right systems in place, you’ll be able to handle your new lifestyle with ease.
You Want To Live A Life That You’re Proud Of
This might be one of the most important ways to know that you’re ready to be location independent. Some people might strive to be location independent so that they can be like the people always sharing the perfect shot of a drink on the beach with their laptop but it’s more than that. Being location independent means that you’re able to create a life with a sense of freedom that you’re proud of. It means that you’re able to focus on the things that bring you joy and you’re willing to learn a lot about yourself in the process.
Have you ever thought about being location independent? We’d love to hear from you!