they cover a lot of ground but I one of the most basic things that they do is use this 5 step d.r.e.a.m. method:
D - Decide what you want to change
R- Research the course you want to take
E- Evaluate how feasible your goals are
A - take action
M - Maintain your dream
i know the word "DREAM" might sounds a little cheesy but it`s really been helpful to me to think about these steps.
Something else they`ve taught me that my parents always tried to but I never really understood it until now is how important it is to look ahead and be proactive about making decisions - big and small. because there are consequences for the actions we take and the actions we don`t take, and ultimately you`re the only one who is responsible for your happiness so if you`re lucky enough to know what you want to do (in my case, be my own boss someday soon!) you should definitely go for it. but not blindly - take the time to really do the research so you can be confident you`re taking the right course to your goal. That`s totally how I ended up here - they suggested I should get involved in small business forums, to help find a community and see what other people like me are up to, how they`re going about starting businesses and also so that I can see I`m not alone in my concerns and fears.
There is also a personal component to what they`re doing, since they are living, breathing examples of what they`re preaching, you know what I mean?
they really are living the dream (as a married couple no less!), and it`s very cool! They spend half the year in the Caribbean and half the year in Vermont. They`re happy people and i believe their willingness to change up their lives to pursue their passions has a lot to do with that. they never say it`s easy, in fact they`re very open about how much work it is to live what you love, but it also seems totally worth it.
anyhow I would like to write more but it`s time to go to bed!