Every one of us has a different perception of the dream life.
Personally, (although I've never been there before) western Lombok (Indonesia), neighboring Bali — is high up on my list of places to visit.
I was reading the August 2012 edition of ISLANDS magazine (page 33), when I read the following piece that really got me thinking:
Lombok, Indonesia — Starting Over
Scott Coffey's hilltop villa in western Lombok has his view of Bali that's so ridiculous I can't move my eyes or my legs. The question from a sitting position is, do I want this place (Lombok) or that one (Bali)?
I already live in Bali. My wife and I made the long jump from California four years ago.
But now, two kids heavier, we're thinking of taking a hop over to Lombok. That's why I'm here at Scott's, staring at a glowering silhouette of Mount Agung, the volcano over on my home island.
"You really think it's better here on Lombok?" I ask, not sure what kind of answer I'm hoping for.
"Bali just feels like DisneyLand to me," Scott says. "It's a great place to party, but Lombok is a great place to live."
My face feels as if it's been smacked. His words sting a little, but they also wake me up. So, why doesn't anyone live here? The sky darkens and stars steal the show. I still haven't moved. The view of my home island (what was it called again?) is gone.
Lights appear on the beach below us. Swimming pools and decorative ponds. This is Qunci Villa, the boutique hotel Scott opened in Lombok back in 2003 after "retiring" from a successful Asian finance career.
"This is just a hobby," he says. "The American in me has a fear of being idle."
I'm not retired, nor do I fear idle hands. I moved to Indonesia to infuse some adventure into my life, but now I find myself comfortably adapted to Third World scooter traffic and a rice-paddy pace of life. It's too easy.
But Lombok is different. Maybe it's what I wanted in the first place. Here I find horse carts instead of cars. Some villages are unreachable by road. There's a rugged, pioneering thrill.
That article snippet touched me, so I wanted to share it with you.
The upside of having a virtual business that completely lives "in the cloud" is obvious. It gives us the ability and freedom to live anywhere in the world.
… whether that's New York, Maui, San Diego, Lombok in Indonesia or wherever.
That's our reality now … but it definitely wasn't always like that for Steve and I (more about us later).
Sadly though, for a lot of people ("wantrepreneurs"), they just never quite get there. And most never ever will. Not in a million years. That's for damn sure.
Their mindset is all wrong.
Their focus is misguided.
Their attitude is flawed.
The end result is a cocktail of mistakes that pretty much guarantee they'll never achieve the level of freedom that would allow them to live their dream.
You being here, reading this webpage, can only mean one thing…
That you're prob'ly not one of the majority that are doomed to never quite make it online.
You're after answers.
You're seeking a solution that you've not yet found.
We think you're in the right place.
Smart move for getting this far.
Now Let me tell you about a story of two Internet marketers…
But first a question.
How come two different internet marketers can have the same opportunities, intelligence, ability, and both work at their online businesses for the same amount of time.
… yet one remains working for "the boss". Confused and lost. Stuck buying shiny object after shiny object — that never seems to change their situation.
… while the other one ends up quitting their job and living their dream lifestyle?