Show Notes: Ep #12 European Reset
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Behind the Adventure
(From the Landis Fitness Blog) Seven years ago my husband Scott and I went through a very rough time. We suffered through the financial loss of everything we owned and almost lost our daughter to kidney disease. Just as this stressful period was coming to a close my Scott shared with me his dream to move abroad. He spoke specifically of wanting to go to Italy. It was way too soon for me. After having come through such a difficult time of unrest I actually felt like we needed to plant roots and settle in, to provide security and consistency for our children. At that time we only had 2 kids, Skyler and Allie. Allie, our youngest, was still pretty ill and I knew it was unwise for us to leave her team of doctors. Everything had been spinning out of control for so long, I just could not even fathom Scott’s desire. I thought he was crazy. Shortly after he shared his travel dream with me we had our 3rd child, Brynna, at which point traveling abroad sounded to both of us like about as much fun as having a few teeth pulled. Thoughts of travel were pushed to the back burner and left there to be forgotten… Or to simmer.
I talked to Scott, admitting to him that I felt like God was calling us abroad. He quickly got excited, his dream of travel never having left his thoughts. Once we agreed together to follow God and go abroad things started moving fast, it seemed all the doors just flew open! We made the decision to end our lease with our landlord and were happy to know that worked out well for him too. We sold most of our possessions and moved the remainder of the items we still owned into a POD. We even sold our van. The day before we left.
God has opened doors over the past 3 years which are making this trip financially possible. I hate to toot my own horn and don’t want to bore you with the details, but it would not be right if I failed to mention that I have had a lot of success with my Beachbody business. It wasn’t really something I planned for, but it has been one of the greatest blessings in my life. I started dabbling in coaching with Beachbody in 2012. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with it, but I really loved the work of encouraging and helping others. The work has always felt natural, like I was born for the position. When you work in your passion it never feels like work. Beachbody has given me the freedom of time and also the freedom of location. I literally just need a phone and wifi, which you can find all over the world. Health and nutrition may not be your passion and Beachbody may not be the business opportunity for you, but that’s OK, it doesn’t have to be. I know you’re passionate about something and I know God has given you a purpose. Find it! Live it! Even if it involves taking a few risks and making a few mistakes, once you’re living it you won’t regret it.