We strongly believe, “Hard choices, easy life. Easy Choices, Hard life.” If you accept your current situation in life as it is and never challenge the status quo, you will never reach your full potential. For example, prior to starting Roamaroo, we were working normal 9-5 jobs, grinding on that corporate hustle.
We knew that we wanted more in life, but we didn’t know how to achieve it.
The transition to entrepreneurship required many hard choices for us to achieve what we innately knew was possible. While our life looks glamorous (and it is at times), it wasn’t easy. Our journey to success was filled with sleepless nights, anxiety, disagreements, and a lot of trial and error. In fact, Scott struggled for almost a year with nightmares about why we were doing this, continuously thinking
“I should go back to my old job,” “this will never work,” and asking the question, “what am I doing?” on a regular basis.
We both felt the strong pressure from society to conform to norms and stick with a 9-5 job complete with a consistent paycheck and benefits. To us, this was the “safe” route. But we realized that the salaries we were accepting in our corporate jobs were at the expense of our dreams. We had a greater calling to inspire the world that we had continuously silenced in order to be socially accepted. We had been stifling our inner entrepreneurs and it was time for them to come out into the world and play.
When we realized that we were control of our own destinies, we put our dreams first. As entrepreneurs, work doesn’t start at 9 and it doesn’t end at 5. In fact, sometimes it never stops. In the corporate world, it’s easy to get used to the world telling you what to do, but don’t EVER forget to ask yourself,
what do I want to do? What problems do I want to solve in this world?
As an entrepreneur, the onus is on you and that can be scary. If you screw up, it’s your life that you’re screwing up. That pressure can be overwhelming and stop you in your tracks before you even get started. But remember – hard choices, easy life. Easy choices, hard life. We chose to invest in our ourselves, our visions, and our dreams and we’ve never looked back.
Yes, this is the podcast that started it all. One day, after listening to this, Collette came home from work and was ready to travel the world. 2 weeks later our 7 month trip was planned and 4 weeks after that we boarded our first flight to Rio.
“Are you working or just keeping busy?”
So often in life we find ourselves “keeping busy” and not really working. In this book you’ll understand the importance of efficient work over movement. This cult classic book is great for anyone! While the name is a little misleading, (you’ll find out that you still have to “work”) It’s a great mind expanding book to help you re-evaluate all the big questions in life. This book will help anyone use his or her time more effectively and generate energy towards achieving life goals.
Journaling or keeping a diary is one of the top habits that successful people engage in. Journaling allows you to focus your mind, gain control of your happiness, and build mental clarity. Scott started the 5-minute journal in 2015 and still does it to this day. He starts each day with this simple 5-min process that includes answering the following questions.