Day 3340 – A Book That Changed My Mindset On Business (And Travel) Completely – The 4-Hour Workweek – Read A New Book Month Day 2

I first read The 4-Hour Workweek* back in the summer of 2014. I wrote a post about how it was the catalyst to me eventually closing my photography business, funny enough, three years ago today.

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As I was reading through The Third Door, The 4-Hour Workweek came up a few times. I have heard from countless other folks, whether through an in-person conversation, a social media post, an article, or a book, that this book has had a profound effect on them. If so many people are saying this, honestly, why haven’t you read this yet?

It completely changed how I viewed work, income, and truly, what it costs for my dream life to be a reality. I recommend this book* to anyone who is looking to change in their business or life. I talk about how it changed my view on travel in another post on my travel blog, so you can view my thoughts there.

The links to the book on Amazon are affiliate links. As a reminder, an affiliate link is one that if you click and purchase the book (or something else) I’ll receive a small percentage at no additional cost to you. I ruthlessly only share products, services, books, etc, that I have personally used and only recommend what I think is useful and valuable. I’ve marked all affiliate links in this post with this little guy –> *

Have you read this? What was your experience?

Check out all of my 2018 Read A New Book Month recommendations.

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Day 3332 – A Very Happy Birthday To NPS! – With A Few Pics Of My Favorite Parks

I absolutely love our national parks. We’ve visited so many and I’m so thankful for the work that goes into maintaining them and providing so much value to travelers from around the globe. I can’t wait until I can say “I have visited them all!”

Here’s a few from our absolute favorites around the country.

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Day 3320 – Seeing John Williams Live – or – Major Bucket List Item Done

After months of planning and thinking about it – I have seen John Williams, live and in person. I can now say that I have heard the Star Wars theme song played by its composer. That is a really awesome thing to say. I can’t wait to print out the pictures as a reminder that you can set a goal and make it happen.

It was a whirlwind trip, for sure, and I’ll write more about all the specifics later, but for today, let me share about the concert itself.

We arrive a bit later than we planned because we made a number of stops and got caught in really bad traffic. But we still found a decent spot, after moving a few times.

I loved the layout of this venue. The inside was really neat and open, and the grounds were huge. The photo above doesn’t do the distance justice. We were maybe in the front 20% of the lawn.

Oh man, it was a rainy night! We had ponchos and they really helped to keep us dry, but at times it was almost torrential and you can’t really not get wet with only ponchos.

It was hard to get a good night photo, but I love how it looks like he’s a projection on the right screen.

All in all, it was a wonderful evening, and one that I will remember always. If you’re ever up in the Lenox area, try and catch a show at Tanglewood/Koussevitzky Music Shed.

Have you ever been?

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Day 3319 – Letting Go Of (Or Delaying) Big Travel Plans

Right now, I’m on a trip that was supposed to be a lot more epic than it was, at least distance and location-wise. We’ve had plans to see John Williams in concert all summer. The concert took place on the west side of Massachusetts. We thought we were so close to the northern states, we could knock out the four we were missing (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts). As the concert approached, we still hadn’t decided what we would do and we didn’t come to a final decision until Tuesday beforehand. As much as we wanted to, and could have fit it all in, we realized we’d be way too rushed and wouldn’t get to really enjoy ourselves.

What made this hard was that we went back and forth a few times. At first, we thought, we can go! I even reached out to friends who lived in the northern states. But that same day, it was clear that it would be too much. Fast forward to Tuesday, when we thought, well, maybe we could due to a change in our real estate investing business….but it would be a long time out of town. While I was really looking forward to seeing those states, my immediate reaction was relief. It took the stress of super planning out, and freed me up to think about the things I really wanted to see. But I now have an outline of a future trip when we can give it the time it deserves.

I think a big travel muscle to grow is your patience and being ok with a change of plans.

Have you ever had to let go of or delay travel plans you were really looking forward to?

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Day 3318 – Play In The Sand Day!

I am such a big fan of the beach and sand and the ocean. While it’s doubtful I’ll get to play in the sand today, I wanted to share some of my favorite photos from my adventures in the sand.

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