Wanderlust (n) a strong desire to travel
It was not very long ago that we could barely afford a family vacation.
I remember planning 1 or 2 night weekend getaways when my oldest was a baby because frankly, that was all we couldn’t afford. When my direct sales business began to grow and I realized I could make as little or as much as I worked hard for, travel became a family priority.
It started with me. As a kiddo, my grandmother worked for American Airlines, in a time when you would dress up in your Sunday best including tights or hose and heels and sit around the airport waiting to fly standby for rates like $12 to Hawaii.
I was fortunate to travel a lot as a kid and that ingrained the wanderlust gene into my blood.
When I had kids of my own I quickly discovered how important those few days away from the mundane were to us as a family. Listen, I know traveling with little kids can be hard…we did a 24 hour ROAD TRIP to Virginia when our twins were 7 months old (meaning their “older” siblings were a respective 20 months and 4) While I don’t miss the days of lugging strollers, pack n plays, rock n plays and bottles cross country I am grateful that we did it then and have those memories to look back on!
There is a distinct difference between a FAMILY TRIP and a VACATION.
I tend to think the first ones are riddled with small humans, snacks, meltdowns, naps and a few moments of losing your shit, even in Disney World. The latter tend to be child free. Both are incredibly important to who we are as parents and as a family.
So HOW do we travel so much as a family of six?
Well first of all our income from my Perfectly Posh business is definitely the difference maker. When we were living mainly off my husbands income from the Army National Guard and my part time work as a dance teacher, there was no way we were heading to Disney.
You can definitely travel on a budget, and our military benefits tend to help us save money BUT our income from our business is the KEY. If you are looking for a simple (not easy) way to make extra money to take your own family vacations, find a company and product you are passionate about it and hustle. We hear over and over again in this industry that just $500 a month in extra income is a LIFECHANGER and I believe that’s absolutely true! You can make $500 month in MOST companies just by sharing the products, without ever getting into the nitty gritty of building a team or otherwise. Stash your sales money away and be SMART about how much you invest into growing your business. Use that money to treat your family to a yearly vacation and I promise they will start to get behind those hours you spent “working”
Secondly, we have time freedom thanks to Direct Sales. How many parents can work from their laptop or their phone and still bring in a 6 figure income? I don’t know the statistics on that, because well, math, but I would wager most people who work full time are not able to take multiple, long, vacations per year simply due to work obligations. Our Posh business allows me to take our business on the road when needed, and to leave it at home when that is more important too. The flexibility you gain in a business like this is truly incredible. It’s not always easy, in fact my kids are probably wreaking havoc on my house as I type this BUT dang, it’s worth it. When we get to treat our kids to camping, or a week at the beach or Christmas at Disney, the hard work and the sacrifices we have made to build this business definitely seem worth it.
Why do we pack up our family of six multiple times a year for “family trips”? We do it because we love it. Our family motto is Adventure, said with a big smile. I will never forget running from a restaurant over the water in Galveston, Texas as a tornado force storm was hitting the coast on day one of a family trip. We got SOAKED…like SOAKED where you can barely peel your clothes off and you have mascara running all over your face and you are literally holding onto your children for dear life in case they get caught by hurricane force winds and get sent sailing overboard the pier. We ran to the car and as we slammed the doors shut, I reminded the kids…hey Adventure right? Jackson was 4 at the time and he sobbed out, I HATE THIS ADVENTURE. It’s not always easy, it’s not always fun, sometimes you hate the adventure but the memories are priceless.
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