Last week, I told you how important it is to surround yourselves with Eagles—people who have a positive outlook on life and continue to soar.
To maximize your happiness with life, your work, your dreams, your wealth, PEOPLE are a key element. When you fall into those valleys, it’s those you love, whether family or friends, that lift you up. Therefore, strong, connected relationships are extremely valuable to you. Sadly, close friendships are becoming more rare. We let fewer and fewer people into our inner circle. Perhaps it is because we don’t feel like we have the time to be involved in others’ lives ourselves. Friendship is an investment. You can’t make a friend without being a friend.
In Dave Ramsey’s book, “More Than Enough,” he says: “A workaholic gerbil in a wheel invented the phrase “quality time.” Quantity time is what is needed to develop strong fruitful relationships. We are failing miserably in this culture by not slowing down enough to enjoy each other.” He goes on to ask “Why do you think there is an absence of sidewalks in this country? “ We have stopped visiting our neighbors.
I have never thought about it this way before, but Workampers have the ability to build their own sidewalks. Living in an RV lends itself to the old “front porch society.” Usually, much time is spent outdoors. The majority of RVers that are Workamping, live within shouting distance beside other RVers. They get together around the campfire or their “front porch;” they play cards or other board games or watch football games. They share food, good books, and experiences. They look out for each other. Together, difficulties and challenges are shared along with jokes and kidding.
If you dream of Rving and think it will be like a second honeymoon, just the two of you parked beside a stream, then you are not the typical Workamper. Only in RV ads is one camper parked beside the Grand Canyon!
Enjoying other people is almost a requisite, although there are some positions that are more remote. Workampers often form priceless friendships with folks from many states and even nations.
The beauty of Workamping is that there is often both quantity and quality time for friendships. If you haven’t felt connected in a long time, well you better get ready.
Your friend and Director of Possibilities,