What I figured out was it wasn’t about becoming super rich, it was about achieving your dream lifestyle.
My corporate career allowed me to manage a digital marketing agency in London and also work with award winning global agencies such as WPP. Some of the clients I worked with were the hardworking small business owners, some were millionaires (or in one case, billionaire). It’s no secret that money makes the world go around, but money doesn’t drive our passions. The stuff that we love to do for free are what drives our passions. In my life, there were always three passions that always stood out for me.
I used to be a track and field athlete in my younger days and I now enjoy going to the gym. My goal was always to get a Brad Pitt six pack from Troy.
I always wanted to travel the world and explore new cultures. Having the chance to be immersed in a new culture and learn a new language.
I love to do business marketing. My forte is in digital marketing (and I was an SEO specialist when I was working in my corporate career), however I have always loved the notion of building campaigns that attract customers and that allows them to buy into the brand.
There are so many tasty dishes in this world. Expect to see mouth-watering cuisines.
How much do we need to actually live the lifestyle that we want?
This depends on the type of lifestyle you want to achieve. In my line of work, I was regularly engaging with web entrepreneurs like travel bloggers who were making a full-time income while they were on the road. In some cases, they were earning more than the rest of us working full-time jobs in London. When I would see the activities they would do, the places they would stay and the readership that they would have, I would be in awe. Here I was in London managing a business that was making ten times more than what these guys were making, yet they seemed to be living the dream life while we were looking forward to our 4 weeks of holidays a year. I felt like there had to be a better way. And that is where the cash flow management came into play.
It seemed that the average backpacking blogger could survive in South East Asia on as little as $1000USD a month. ($12,000USD a year). After leaving my job and backpacking around South East Asia with my wife for 3 months in 2014-2015, I figured that we could enjoy full-time travel on as little as $2000 USD per month. Saying this, it is a basic lifestyle. The more you earn, the more pampering you can give yourself. With this in mind, I’ve set a target for both my wife and I to earn at least $2000 each month from the Lollivia Living brand. (This includes our videos, social media channels and website). Whatever success we learn, we are going to share it with you and we will encourage you to join us on our journey.
Our first stop was in Ubud, Bali.