Welcome, everyone, to our totally kick-ass, brand new section called Beyond The 9-5, where we talk to people from all over the world who are taking a relatively novel and very much rare path.
Tim Ferris calls them The New Rich, “those who abandon the deferred-life plan and create luxury lifestyles in the present using the currency of the New Rich: time and mobility”.
We’ll be talking to people who work from wherever they want as business owners, entrepreneurs, freelancers, digital nomads, parents and even employees.
It is our hope that this section will show you that:
1. the perfect work-life balance does exist – you just need to know how to arrange your life that way;
2. you can truly be, do and have anything you really want, and finally,
3. you can live a blissful life following your passion (you don’t need to ignore it and study something sensible because “it doesn’t pay the bills”!).
If you’re looking for inspiration or examples so that you too can paint your life in the colours of your own choosing, then follow this series.
Every Wednesday, I’ll be featuring one person who has successfully eschewed the daily grind and now lives on his or her own terms.
We’re super excited to get this series going and share these inspiring people with you.
We hope you enjoy them!
What lies beyond the 9-5?
What lies beyond the 9-5 is simple freedom – the ability to live your life the way you choose to live it instead of at the behest of a manager who doesn’t care about your hopes and dreams and yet controls not only your money but also your time.
Want to work from home in your pyjamas? Check.
Dreaming of waking up to the sound of waves crashing against a tropical island? Check.
Don’t want to leave your current company but you’re fed up with the commute? Check.
Looking forward to spending more time with your little ones instead of waking up early and then shuttling them off to nursery or daycare? Check.
Living beyond the 9-5 means having total control, freedom, mobility and power.
Words that speak of a work-life balance that is completely yours to create. The kind that seems too good to be true, a pie-in-the-sky promise that not even the ultra-rich can get. After all, we’ve all heard of that multi-millionaire who is without family and friends because he spends most of his life working.
But that’s not really what we want, is it?
We want the freedom that living beyond the 9-5 can bring.
What we want is to be able to go when and where we want to go, do whatever we want to do when we want to do it and wherever we want to do it without worrying about how we’re going to fund it.
That’s the dream.
And for many of us, it remains a dream until the day we retire.
But now that the idea of a steady job and paycheck has flown out the window (you know, the kind of job that’s yours until the day you die), shouldn’t we start questioning this deferred life plan as a matter of urgency?
Is it really a good idea to spend 40 years of our lives trading our time for money, deferring what we truly want in life, in the hope that we’ll have time and energy later on in life to cram everything in?
Fortunately, the advent of the digital age has swept most obstacles away and now we have the opportunity to create the blissful life we all deserve.
If you are even remotely interested in living beyond the 9-5 and joining the ranks of the New Rich, if you dream of a better work-life balance that allows you to spend time with the people and things you love, then tune in. Follow this series.
And learn from the experiences of men and women who have already gone down the path that is calling to you now.
A brand new adventure awaits you.
Want to be featured in the Beyond The 9-5 Series?
If you’re interested in sharing your story or you know someone whose life is perfect for this series, then please get in touch.
You could inspire others and help them chart a new path, freeing them from the constraints of the daily grind and opening a future of untold possibilities.
They say that success leaves clues and your story could be the vital piece to someone’s puzzle.
Imagine being able to dramatically transform another person’s life for the better simply by telling your story.
What are you waiting for?
Get in touch now.
How do I get in touch?
Although we’re available on social media, the best way to contact us about being featured in this series is by email.
We look forward to speaking with you.