Was sourcing accommodation in our preferred Norther Region of Costa Rica and came across one home which showed this quote – “Live your dream – don’t dream your life.” How very true!
This evening I explained to Gregory we were having a meeting of the Loud Smiles International Board of Directors and he was invited as one of the board members. He asked me what a board of directors was. I explained these are typically the people who have a say in the direction the company is taking – they are there to discuss and agree on action, timing and overall method. We would be discussing our plans for Costa Rica and we need his input. He is excited and wanted to know what we would be discussing and what to bring.
I mentioned I had gone online today to look at places we may rent and even sent an email to the rental group to inquire as to pet-friendly locations. He nodded and smiled saying of course they have to allow dogs – Mya must be with us I second that motion!
The great news is the location we are looking around has a good number of furnished homes to rent. The views are all magnificent. I am truly realizing that what is important is not what I have placed value on. I’ve always known family is important but now that we have a time frame, I see everything differently.
I used to be a shopaholic. Actually I still probably am, I just have something else to focus on which steers me clear from shopping for things. Every since the foot came down and we gave ourselves the definitive date, my shopping “self-talk” is quite different. The wonderful thing about someone who likes to shop is they can pretty well talk themselves into anything, rationalizing any purchase. Recently, I find myself asking whether I really need to have this right now or is it more of a ‘nice-to-have’? Is this something I don’t already have anything even remotely similar? Will I be packing it up to take it with us to Costa Rica? If the answer is not an emphatic ‘yes’ to all of the above 3 questions, I keep walking. It’s been quite liberating.
So – by changing how I look at things – now everything needs to be immediately useful, uniquely required and important enough to be taken with us when we relocate….everything I see at the store looks so completely different. AMAZING! When looking at possible accommodation there, it is completely different to how I would look at accommodation here. I AM BLESSED!
I realize we must look at our board of directors differently too. We will be adding depth to our meeting tomorrow – inviting 5 others to fill the red chairs above. People who have a wealth of experience. They don’t pull any punches – telling us the rock solid truth, even when we may not want to hear it. They will not only help us attain our vision but will keep us on track. They are our Virtual Mastermind.