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Unintended Benefits

by Jason on September 24, 2010

I’m always amazed at how life unfolds right before my eyes.  Callie and I have been here for three weeks now in Taipei, and we’ve realized some unexpected side benefits from moving here.

We have ended up experiencing freedom like we’ve never felt it before.  In Vancouver, Callie had a job.  I was building my coaching business.  We had a decent amount of expenses and a few homes to look after.  There was a subtle feeling that money always had to be earned to keep up with the cost of living.

Here, neither Callie or I have a job, nor do we need one.  Callie and I both thought we would be teaching English over here in a classroom, but we have since thought otherwise.  The decision to get a job teaching English was based mostly from our past programming that we needed a job to survive.

After a few weeks of being here, we noticed some creations in our reality.  Cost of living is about $1,000 a month, while still living quite comfortably.  We just sold one of our homes, leaving us with a bit of reserves.  I’m already earning quite a bit more in my coaching each month than any bills we have. It suddenly both dawned on us that we had absolutely no need and not even the slightest iota to even be worried about money or getting a job, even if we had no income for the next two years.  We were shocked that our programming could still have power over us and still run us even when our outside circumstances dictated so completely to the contrary.

Well, Callie and I will not be teaching English at any school here.  The benefits for us have been that we have opened up a brand new space for us to create whatever we want, with absolutely no worries about money or anything else that could hinder us.  We know we have nothing holding us back, nothing hindering us, nothing tugging at us and not much to look after.

In the past few weeks I’ve been more focused on my coaching than ever before.  Callie is finally able to work on the businesses she wants, including assisting with Anjali Hill Seminars and building an English tutoring business here.  Even more, we have the space, the time and the money to travel whenever and wherever we want.

But I do want to say that there’s nothing special about our circumstances.  Our circumstances were similar to many other people’s in North America before we moved here.  We experienced a lot of restriction in our lives.  But at some point we just consciously chose to live our lives how we wanted to and we went for it.  You have the power to do the same, if you’re not already doing so.

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winnielee chuus October 10, 2010 at 10:19 am

I love your example here and look forward to hearing all about your successes in Taiwan. Can’t wait to come for a visit. 🙂


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