I am Alex, a 30 year old kitesurfing, technology loving, free spirited guy! Not too long ago I realised that I am spending too much time doing the things I don’t actually want to do. This mainly consisted of owning a time hungry business and dreaming of what I wanted to be doing rather than doing it!
You see my belief was that if I could earn enough money and grow my business to a point where it had well trained staff who would be able to run the company with little input from me, I would be a free man! What is a free man? Well to me freedom is being able to do what I want when I want. What do I want to do and when? Well, I want to kitesurf, travel, socialise, snowboard, laugh, love, run, ride, eat, drink, dance, make fires on the beach, sleep and relax and I want to do it now. I knew this a while back, but still, I was stuck in some sort of synthesised paradox where I must work my little ass off first…
Have you ever heard the Mexican Fisherman story? Read it here!
I had heard this story before, but in all honesty, it didn’t do much for me as I was still in “millionaire mode” – the story only really resonated with me Christmas Eve 2016. I was sitting with my girlfriend Marcela talking about life. My brother, Ted came into the conversation and I all of a sudden realised that he was doing just what he wanted to be doing – he was being the Mexican Fisherman, while I was being the American (western) Businessman! But, still I had this feeling like it was too late for me, I had responsibilities, I didn’t have enough money, I was too old etc etc… The only way I managed to overcome these negative barriers was to simply ask myself a question. “If I was 40 looking back on my 30 year old self, what would I say?”
Needless to say, I made a decision to leave the UK to live in a van and travel Europe 🙂 I will be posting my travels, adventures, mistakes, tips, fails and wins on this blog, so please follow if you want to see more!
This was me before I decided the rat race wasn’t for me.
And me now
With my girlfriend, Marcela