Today I am finding myself sitting by the ocean as I’m typing.Â Instead of sweltering in the Arizona sun, I am enjoying San Diego’s cooler, breezy summer weather.Â I’m not on vacation.Â I just realized sometime last week that I didn’t have to endure 110 degree temperatures if I didn’t want to.Â What’s the point of having a mobile business if I never take advantage of being able to work from anywhere with an Internet connection?
And yet, I’d never gone anywhere else to simply work, just as I would from home.Â Sure, I traveled to go to conferences and workshops … but just to get the heck out of town, taking my regular client and class load with me?Â Quite frankly, I never thought spending the money on airfare and hotel would be worth it, just for the change of scenery.
I was wrong.
Now that I’m sitting here, endless possibilities have suddenly opened up … and I’ve been here for exactly three hours!Â A single walk on the beach while talking to a client, and my outlook on life has changed.
Leaves turning in New England in October?Â I want to be there!
Fireside on a snowy mountaintop in the winter?Â Yes, sign me up.
The crazy part is that I’ve had this mobility available to me for about a year now … and never really bothered to explore all the possibilities it offered.
We all have untapped possibilities in our lives – things we could do and explore, if only we dared overcome the inertia of doing what we’ve always done.Â We talk ourselves out of what’s possible, because it seems impractical, or perhaps not the most reasonable choice.Â Why spend the time, money and effort on going to San Diego when I could simply work from home?
Because, whenever we do something new, we are transformed.
What have you always wanted to do, but held off because it just wasn’t practical?
What have you told yourself could wait – until the kids are out of school, until after your sister’s wedding, until your business has grown a bit?
Possibility lurks in every corner of our lives, ready for us to bring forth something new and different – to try it on for size and see if it fits.Â Whether that possibility is a trip or a craft project or a business venture, it holds transformational power.Â Explore a new possibility, and you will experience yourself in a different way.
What possibility can you step into?