We’re Mish and Rob, and in March 2012 we left our jobs in the UK with the aim of Making It Anywhere.
Our definition of “Making It Anywhere”? Living wherever we want, doing work we love, and experimenting to find what works for us instead of just accepting what’s “normal”.
In the last four years, we’ve based ourselves in 20 different cities, pared down our possessions to 8.5kg each, and met more fascinating people than we can count.
It’s fair to say that we didn’t really know what we were getting into… but now that we’re here, we wouldn’t change a thing.
THIS ISN’T ONE OF THOSE “NOW WE DO YOGA ON THE BEACH 10 HOURS A DAY AND WE’RE SO MUCH MORE FULFILLED” STORIES.
Not that there’s anything wrong with that – it’s just not for us. We’re not opting out of “real life”… we’re just bending it to better fit our needs.
So although some people probably think we’re on some kind of extended gap year, we’re actually working harder than ever. We want to build real businesses, be able to afford to live anywhere, and never have it feel like work.
It hasn’t been easy. At all. But we’re getting there…
YES, WE MAKE MONEY. NO, IT’S NOT FROM “HOW TO BE A DIGITAL NOMAD” COACHING.
We spend a lot of time in each other’s businesses, too: there’s nothing like a fresh perspective and a new pair of eyes to help us improve.
IT’S NOT REALLY ALL ABOUT THE TRAVEL.
We love exploring new places, but we’re not doing this so we can tick off a list of “101 temples you must see before you die”. Most of the time, wherever we are, we’re just sitting in front of our laptops.
For us, the benefit of being mobile is that it pushes us down a different path in lots of different ways. It’s made us ditch most of our possessions, structure our businesses to be location-agnostic, learn to adapt quickly to all different situations, and prioritise making friends based on shared values rather than accidents of location.
Once you question something as basic as the idea of having a permanent home, you start thinking about what else can be done differently too. “Freedom” is a cheesy word, but it’s important – and there’s a lot of it available to you once you start looking for it.
WHAT’S THIS ALL ABOUT, THEN?
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Mish & Rob
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