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499: Prioritizing Happiness: The Story of Our Move to Italy

In this episode, we take you through the remarkable transformation from grueling 12-hour days in a physical business to the freedom and flexibility of the life we’ve created. Our focus wasn’t tied to a specific location but centered around creating a lifestyle that truly resonated with us.

As we embarked on this new chapter, questions started to arise. When would our pursuit of success reach its endpoint? How would we afford the lifestyle we envisioned? To be honest with you, in the relentless pursuit of financial stability to support our desired lifestyle, we found ourselves caught in a never-ending cycle, longing for more.

It was at this point that we realized the need for change. We paused, took a step back, and began evaluating what we genuinely wanted our lives to look like. From there, we embarked on a profound journey of shedding the excess and material possessions we had accumulated over time. This process allowed us to strip away the superficial and focus on what truly mattered.

Join us as we uncover the power of reevaluating priorities, letting go of societal expectations, and embracing the essence of true joy and fulfillment. Our story will inspire and provoke thought, reminding you that recognizing when “enough is enough” empowers you to initiate change and create a life that aligns with your deepest desires.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

[2:11] Why we’re here today.
[4:38] The transformation from 12 hour days in a physical business to virtual business.
[7:11] The basis of Rob’s dream of success.
[11:40] He didn’t care where he lived, he just wanted the lifestyle.
[13:34] Living in excess: When does it all end? How do you pay for it all?
[16:10] In this effort to generate the income that I felt that I needed to live the lifestyle that I thought I needed, work started to erode my life.
[20:35] What do we really want our life to look like?
[23:38] The process of stripping off all of the things we had purchased.
[26:01] When enough is enough, it’s time for a change.

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