Holidays Are OVER – Happy Hustling in 2013


I’m writing this from my bed, at home. The holidays were a great time and seeing family and friends was priceless. In fact, all the parties that led up to Xmas were also great but now it’s like that feeling of … Now what? As it happens it’s time to hustle hard out of the gates into 2013, that’s what… What’s the alternative? Ride the “Happy Holidays” tsunami into shore and come crashing into concrete buildings? That would be asinine, yes?

I’ve written before about working from places where you find inspiration and straight up, I’m not finding Ottawa at -20 degrees in a snowstorm very inspirational. It’s going to be a challenge to keep the head straight and nose down over the next month when everywhere you look it’s another reason to indulge in diabetic dreams or watch television that melts your mind. I miss the Osa Peninsula where I jogged in the jungle, boxed junkyard dogs at dawn and eat fresh Snapper or Dorado daily.

Suffice to say the hardest part of getting a freight train in motion is pulling it from a dead standstill with your teeth. You know how those gigantic gents on “World’s Strongest Man” do it? Yeah, like that. Once the train gets going all you need to do is wave your conductors hat while throwing coal on the fire. If you’re wise you’ll have a young ambitious upstart shoveling for you as they learn to ride the rails.

Same applies to basically anything you ever wanted to do that’s productive in life. In other words, whenever you want to swim against the current it’s going to be a task. Organization and the right frame of mind are handy but not necessary. Just swimming against that current will you get you going, you can always refine your styles as you get closer to your final destination.

With 2013 being almost here, it’s time to reaffirm your goals for the year and I urge you to THINK BIG. None of this I want to stop smoking, I want to stop having the feeding habits of a hog or just stop being a procrastinating punk. Think BIG and BOLD like life is ready to give you whatever you want, because it is. Think you’re doing well with your current income? What if you tripled it?

Think you’re in good shape? What if you stopped cheating? In my travels I’ve learned one thing as sure as the sun will rise and that’s “your life goes where your energy flows”. Get going in the direction of your choice as every success starts with a steep hill climb before a long and very cool cruise. I’m not even sure what this blog post is about anymore but I will tell you that with the whole holiday hangover fresh upon us, time to stand up and get going or find yourself seriously off track.

Over the coming days, I have some announcements to make as January is already going to be insane for yours truly. I had plans on doing very little travel this year but living in a few tropical destinations while focusing on health, wealth and happiness. Looks like the travel train is still roaring forward and as a result, time to throw some more coal on the fire and wave that conductors hat with great vigor and zeal.

Oh yeah, Happy Holidays and start hustling, 2013 is almost here and the holidays definitely over…

Tips hat,

Author: SHABL

Rob has been traveling the world and living abroad for over a decade. The goal was to stop having a boring life and it turned into something far greater. He's worked with national tourism boards and been mentioned in National Geographic. These days he lives abroad and loves business, technology, the tropical lifestyle, good food and travel.

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