The Dream is Free, But The Hustle is Sold Separately

You’ve got dreams of making money online, traveling the world, and doing what you want. The reality is my friend. The dream is free, but the hustle is sold separately.

Like you, I used to sit in my room dreaming of running my own online business. On my way to work, I’d imagine what Romania was like.

However, as I clocked into my job I woke up from my dream. The sound of the punch card represented coming back to reality.

And my reality was working with people just as miserable as me. Only I was the one person looking for a way out.

They were happy with their paychecks, health insurance, and dental. For me though, I wanted more.

There had to be more to life than coming in at the same time every Monday to Friday week after week.

I lived like this for what felt like an eternity.

What got me through was constantly thinking about the next step. Getting to the point where I’d spend every waking second plotting how to become the person I wanted to be and how I could be free.

But that’s a story for another day as times have changed.

4 years later I’ve finally “arrived” at this freedom I so desperately wanted. With the ability to book a flight anywhere.

Making my money from the internet and spending my time however I desire with like-minded people.

As I am writing this to you, I’m in the country of Qatar. Next I will either go to Europe or fly out to Asia.

You see, I dreamed of making money online for years. All the way back to high school and when I dropped out of University.

I hoped I’d find something and finally change my life. Trying everything from eBay, selling comic books, to a bunch of other things.

Once I started working full-time I continued looking for a way. Trying different things without much luck.

Until I decided to quit my job and force myself to find a solution.

Now I’d be lying if I said I just woke up the next morning and everything changed for me.

The truth is, it was gradual and took lots of time. Much longer than most would wait for.

I spent days looking at my bank account not knowing what I was going to do next week.

Then out of nowhere an opportunity would appear from thin air. All of a sudden I’d have enough money for another week or so.

But those days are behind me.

Now it’s your turn to pull yourself out of your current position. To do so, you’re going to need to stop being a dreamer like I was for so long.

Because the Gods honest truth is dreams are just that, dreams. Meaning as long as you sit around dreaming, you won’t be living.

You need a plan and you need to take action on it.

1) You’ve Got to Earn Money Remotely

You ain’t going to get very far if you’re traveling with income tied to any one geographical location.

Sure, you can save up your money and fund your travels with that. But it’s only gonna last you so long.

Eventually you’ll have to call up a friend to pay for a ticket back to wherever you are now and start over.

So since you’re still sitting here with your current life, you may as well prepare for a permanent retirement from the “real world” once and for all. And you will accomplish this by earning your money remotely.

By doing this, you will be able to keep the money coming in no matter where you are in the world.

More importantly you won’t have to live like a backpacking bum on $650 a month living out of hostels.

That’s no way to live for someone such as yourself. You’re going to be living in your own apartment. Getting the full benefit of living abroad while earning dollars and pounds.

2) Install The Right Mindset From the Get Go

Without the right mindset, you’re going to forever be chasing the ups and downs of life. Some days you’ll be happy. Other days you’ll be sad.

Blah blah blah.

If you’re serious about living the so called life of your dreams, it comes down to controlling your mind.

You do this by understanding the mind needs something to focus on. Without something to focus on, you won’t get anywhere productive.

Giving your mind something such as building your income, getting in shape, or heck learning a new language is a better recipe for happiness than sitting around reading motivational quotes all day.

It’s when you give your mind something to work on, that you find the peace so many can’t seem to find.

And you also finally take control of your mind.

3) Give It Time

Whether it’s 6 months from now or 4 years from now, it starts with your decision right this moment.

The rest will come in time for you once you have the right mindset and you’ve got income coming in remotely.

Well that’s it for today my friend. Next let’s go to Dubai where you and I can discuss what to expect on your first travels abroad.

Until next time.

Your friend,

Dylan Madden

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About Dylan Madden

My name is Dylan Madden. I write articles for the person looking for more out of life. Who knows they can be better, but needs a little guidance and motivation. I work online while traveling the world. And live a life where I can do do whatever I want. If that interests you, welcome to Calm and Collected.

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  1. Dylan is back! Thanks for this post. I’ll be free this year. What’s been your favorite country so far?

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