Over the past 3 years, I have:
- Worked remotely from over 12 countries
- Gotten laid off from my corporate job during a global pandemic
- Published a best-selling book and started my own business
All of these things have taught me a tremendous amount about what matters in life, and what doesn’t.
These are my new 3 rules for life:
1. Create your own definition of success
There is no singular definition of success – you get to define what success means to you. Not the version your friends, family, or colleagues have – but the one that most resonates with what really matters to you. As much as your loved ones want to give you advice based on what they think is best for you, it’s still based on their experiences and how they see the world. Their perspectives and priorities may or may not align with yours.
2. Share your goals with your champions
You’re more likely to achieve your goals when you have the support of people that are aligned with your current values and dreams. When you have people you can count on for encouragement, it multiplies the mental, emotional, and creative resources available to you. And, you’re more likely to persevere in the face of setbacks when you have this kind of support from others. If you don’t have champions in your life, find them.
3. Change is hard. Stagnation is harder.
It’s not easy to overcome the fear of change, but the alternative — denying yourself of the incredible potential of your life out of fear and reverting back to old, unfulfilling, pressure-driven ways of working and living — is not what you survived a global pandemic for. You deserve to feel the sense of fulfillment that comes from fully developing and employing your abilities, character, and potential.
What’s a lesson you’ve learned over the past couple of years and a new life rule you’d like to live by?
If you’re looking to create your own definition of success in your life and work, then you need to read my book, Remotivation: The Remote Worker’s Ultimate Guide to Life-Changing Fulfillment.