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Hi, I’m Elaina and I want to help you live life on your terms, find a career you love, and travel as often as you want. These are the best years of your life and you deserve to be FREE! 

 

I’ve lived, worked, and traveled to more than 60 countries, including some pretty off-the-beaten path destinations like Mongolia, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Paraguay. I lived out of a suitcase as a full-time nomad for 5.5 years, ever since leaving my management consulting gig in New York in 2013. You can read my full story here. I’m now living my dream, settled in Bali, Indonesia, fully independent and working happily on projects that support my deepest passion! 

 

What makes my story unique is that I’ve traveled AND built a professional career, working for companies like IBM and Uber over the years. I’ve also spent long stretches of time freelancing and traveling adventurously through South America, Asia, and Africa. I now make my living helping others break out of ordinary living and get clear on their mission in life. I get paid to help people MANIFEST THEIR DREAMS like I did — how cool is that?  

 

I write about self-development, digital nomadism, charting unconventional life paths, finding jobs overseas, pursuing long-term travel, and living purposefully in a fast-paced, confusing world. There’s simply no one-size-fits-all model for creating a life you love. I’ve always done things a bit differently and I think there are SO many feasible ways for people to live “off the beaten path”. I hope my blog lets you see what’s both possible and practical.  

 

I started this blog because I want to help you find an exciting career, travel the world, break the norms, and develop yourself both personally and professionally. Drop me a line at elaina@lifebefore30.com or apply to work with me directly! 

How To Face The Practical Challenges Of Leading An Awakened Life

Posted on December 7th, 2018

 

The hard part about waking up and knowing deeply that you’re called to something big and important is also knowing that you need time to figure it out.

 

Yet society strives to manipulate and program your time in such a way that you have no time to figure it out, no time to turn off all the noise and fear and confusion and just hear yourself think.

 

It’s not an accident, because you’re deeply intelligent and intuitive and once you hear yourself (or your Self I should say) think, you’ll see truth. And then almost everywhere in mass consciousness, you’ll see untruth.

 

You’ll also begin to see the glimmers of what is right, what is true, what is love — and you’ll begin to act accordingly. Your inner compass will be reactivated and you’ll navigate through life again, in integrity and with joy.

 

The practical part of the puzzle then, is finding the time you need to reactive that truth compass from within — and then guarding that time and space with every resource (time, money, and energy) you have. How do you literally finance and make sure you’re able to afford this time to think, given the structure of the matrix as it currently is?

 

I’ve come up against this challenge with every single person I’ve worked with for over 5 years as I’ve helped awakened ones from around the world be supported by their true calling.

 

While it does look different for everyone, there’s one very easy formula that applies across the board.

 

That formula is simply an effortful reshuffling of your priorities to be in line with the core value of your higher Self. The supreme value is the one you now realize cannot be compromised, which may be something like connection, community, love, satisfaction, service, contribution, health, justice, purpose, or joy.

 

Once you’re clear on your central value, an amazing thing happens. Your life will naturally (and you’ll prod it along in the right direction) reorganize itself to finance this declared priority.

 

The other values that were once there, perhaps values of mass consciousness like looking good, fitting in, having nice things, living in the right house and neighborhood, staying “on track,” networking, raising your social status, and defending your social status no longer receive funding.

 

“Funding” something means money, but it also means your attention, energy, and time — investment of any kind.

 

Once you get clear on what your purpose is, you’ll stop at nothing to make it happen. (Until then, your purpose is to figure it out.)

 

That’s how you know you’ve found the thing that your soul is calling you to do, the core value of your higher Self. You’ll leave that exhausting 9 to 8 job and wait tables if you have to. You’ll do a farm job overseas that gives you the space to think. You’ll sell your cryptocurrency and fund a room in an ashram until your book is done.

 

The myriad ways of putting your nose to the grindstone and getting “it” done will appear. Once your compass is set in a new direction, the resources arise — from within you and from the world (which I sometimes call “magic money”) — to support you.

 

You’re already experiencing this truth, naturally financing and planning your life around your current set of priorities, or lack thereof.

 

Once the veil of falsehood and confusion drops, your values shift so that you no longer need to worry about how to pay for the house, the car, the clothes, the expensive image. Once your priorities are re-aligned, your material needs and wants will be reduced, and you will naturally consolidate and put to good use your most important resources: your time, energy, and attention. You’re different now. You’re smarter now. And you’ll discover new ways to make it in the material world.

 

If your priority becomes nourishing the highest and happiest version of your true Self, everything else will fall into place around that instead. And you’ll experience the magic of being provided for, awakened one.

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Hi, I’m Elaina and I want to help you live life on your terms, find a career you love, and travel as often as you want. These are the best years of your life and you deserve to be FREE! 

 

I’ve lived, worked, and traveled to more than 60 countries, including some pretty off-the-beaten path destinations like Mongolia, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Paraguay. I lived out of a suitcase as a full-time nomad for 5.5 years, ever since leaving my management consulting gig in New York in 2013. You can read my full story here. I’m now living my dream, settled in Bali, Indonesia, fully independent and working happily on projects that support my deepest passion! 

 

What makes my story unique is that I’ve traveled AND built a professional career, working for companies like IBM and Uber over the years. I’ve also spent long stretches of time freelancing and traveling adventurously through South America, Asia, and Africa. I now make my living helping others break out of ordinary living and get clear on their mission in life. I get paid to help people MANIFEST THEIR DREAMS like I did — how cool is that?  

 

I write about self-development, digital nomadism, charting unconventional life paths, finding jobs overseas, pursuing long-term travel, and living purposefully in a fast-paced, confusing world. There’s simply no one-size-fits-all model for creating a life you love. I’ve always done things a bit differently and I think there are SO many feasible ways for people to live “off the beaten path”. I hope my blog lets you see what’s both possible and practical.  

 

I started this blog because I want to help you find an exciting career, travel the world, break the norms, and develop yourself both personally and professionally. Drop me a line at elaina@lifebefore30.com or apply to work with me directly! 

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I work with extraordinary, brave, and self-inquiring souls who are ready to do the inner work required to launch them into the next huge chapter of their life. I work with people who are willing and ready to wake up and become more alive and aligned than ever before! 

 

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