When we set out to create this "dream life" that we're now living, we didn't really know what we were doing. For us, it was a bit like jumping off of a cliff. Sure, we were fairly evolved guys with good heads on our shoulders, but – with only modest savings – we left our jobs and leaned into a healthy dose of uncertainty.
It was thrilling.
It was scary.
So, with our only promise to each other being that we wouldn't careen into recklessness, we let the transformation begin. It started with heavy travel, volunteering, and self examination. We needed to sort things out.
It was a success.
Now, it's been 10 years of living the No Vacation Required dream life that we set out to build!
The "how" of it all is what we get asked about more than anything. How did we know we were ready to take the leap? How did we eschew the easy route and get on purpose? How did we overcome the gravitational pull of quick fixes to cultivate a sustainable dream life?
Years ago, we started this website as a way to chronicle our story and to provide inspiration for people yearning to create their own versions of an NVR lifestyle. Our desire to share our story has been bolstered by the fact that most change agents (and a large chunk of the self-help industry, in general) motivate fulfillment seekers by perpetuating the fear-based, profit-fueling message proclaiming: You're not good enough. this is a message that keeps you looking outside of yourself for satisfaction and validation.
We're here to dismantle that myth. Why? Because the truth is: You are good enough.
If our professional careers and living this NVR lifestyle have taught us anything, it's that true fulfillment – your own version of a NVR life – comes from within. The more you know yourself and the more you access what you're all about, the better able you are to put your finger on what you're meant to be doing in life.
The end result = FULFILLMENT
Now, a decade into this lifestyle, we're in the mastery phase, and we want to share tools with you. The links below (when active) will lead you to thoughts, ideas, and questions that will, hopefully, inspire the change you seek.
Bring all of you. Be dynamic.
Believe in something. Be aware.
Figure out YOU. Be yourself.
Seek wisdom not answers. Be curious.
Live with vision. Be aspirational.