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Ordinary Sherpa: Family Adventure Coaching and Design

Aug 17, 2022

Something big happened last week (actually a few weeks ago now)  Before I get into all of the thoughts and attempt to address FAQ about this decision I just wanted to remind you that if this sounds intriguing there are a few ways you can dive much deeper into the content

  1. Subscribe to the podcast and email list 
  2. Read my book: Beyond Normal, a field guide to embrace adventure, explore the wilderness, and design an extraordinary life with kids.
  3. Come meet up with me at the RVE summit in a couple weeks in Montrose, CO.  Tickets are $99 and it’s a very casual experience to meet, connect and learn from other nomadic entrepreneurs living an adventurous lifestyle.

Why am I leaving a job I love? The simple answer is because my kids are 12, 10 and 7 and if ever there was a “right time” to take a gap year and explore the world, this is it.  This is an extremely personal decision and looking at each of the factors with your own lens and engaging in conversations with your partner/spouse/kids has been critical throughout this journey.  I will share our journey and attempt to answer both the tactical and strategic approach we have taken to get here.  I should also mention that I go into much more detail on how we got here in my book (Beyond Normal: A Field Guide to Embrace Adventure, Explore the WIlderness, and Design and Extraordinary Life with Kids).  

The top 10 questions I have been asked and I'll attempt to address in this episode:

  1. What’s the real reason you are leaving? 
  2. Why a gap year, why not a sabbatical?
  3. Couldn’t you just work part-time?   
  4. What will you do for your kids' schooling? Won’t this impact your kids education?
  5. What about your relationships with friends and family?
  6. What about health insurance?
  7. What are you going to do? Where are you going?  What will atypical day look like?  
  8. Aren’t you nervous? 
  9. What has been the hardest part? 
  10. How can you afford to do this?

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