Typically, when I ask single momma clients of mine what the number one thing is that is holding them back from creating a travel life that they love, they say finances!
Now, I am not saying that knowing how to finance your travel life isn’t important. It is!
However, if you can master this first step to creating a travel life you love, finances WILL come together to make your travel life a reality a whole lot sooner than you ever could have imagined.
Uncovering Your Beliefs
Whatever you believe to be true about traveling and living abroad as a single mom will define your success with it.-Amoya Shante
Let’s become more self aware of what our beliefs are around this subject.
Everyone’s travel journey is different but after connecting with multiple single moms who have successfully lived the travel lifestyle, I know the mindset it takes to NOT ONLY successfully launch but to also stay the course when you are met with obstacles. 🤼♀️
Now, when I say that they are living a successful travel life, I mean they have created a life that they love and defined success in their own way, not anyone else’s definition of success.
You get to DO the same!
Let me be clear. There will be obstacles along the way. This is a journey but with you working through the first step to creating a travel life that you love, it will be a lot easier.
It won’t always be pretty. It won’t always be easy, but IT IS WORTH IT!
Step 1: The first step to making a successful launch into the travel life is to identify your current limiting beliefs about traveling as a single mom.
What Are Limiting Beliefs?
Limiting beliefs are beliefs that hold you back in some way. They are the limiting stories you tell yourself.
These beliefs can come from your childhood, past relationships, society, and many other places.
We believe these limiting beliefs and we allow them to continually hold us back despite knowing deep down that we are meant for so much more.
We have to rewrite our stories and change the narrative.
By rewriting our stories, we create new empowered beliefs that will help propel us forward towards creating a life we love.
What Are Some Common Limiting Beliefs About Traveling As A Single Mom?
I have come across many limiting beliefs when it comes to traveling as a single mom.
Here are some of the most common:
- It is unsafe.
- It is hard.
- It is too expensive.
- The language barrier in my new country will be too challenging.
- Healthcare will not be good.
- It is irresponsible and reckless.
- My kids will hate this lifestyle and hate me for making them live it.
If you can relate to any of these statements, please do not judge yourself.
It is normal to have limiting beliefs.
Luckily, we will work on overcoming these common limiting beliefs in this post.
First, ask yourself this.
Are these limiting beliefs serving you?
If they are not serving you, why are you holding on to these beliefs?
Here are a couple of reasons why we hold onto limiting beliefs.
- It feels safe and familiar. It is your default thinking.
- It is easier to place blame on outside circumstances rather than looking at ourselves.
Own Your Sh*t
Taking full responsibility for your life is not easy but it is necessary. From this day forward make the decision to take full ownership for the state of your life.
Some of us have had more struggles than others. That is a fact but we all get to choose how we move forward with our lives.
Today, choose to take one step forward even if it is a little step.
Now, let’s flip these limiting beliefs! 🤸♀️
Let’s learn about empowered beliefs so we can reprogram our mind on a subconscious level.
The energy behind empowered beliefs is completely different than that of limiting beliefs.
Here is an example of an empowered single mom’s energy: She is excited to travel and live abroad. She is actively planning her launch and surrounding herself with people who support and uplift her. This doesn’t mean that she doesn’t have any fear but it means that she is willing to work past that fear to create a life she loves.
The beliefs that an empowered single mom might think about travel are:
I am excited to explore a new culture.
I enjoy planning my launch.
I am excited about exploring a new country.
I enjoy putting a plan in place so I can make the leap.
I am excited to put myself out there and get more clear on what I want in my life.
I am excited to create a life I love.
I will research and pick a city with good healthcare.
It will be so much fun learning a new language. I will start today getting the basics of the language down.
By eliminating expenses of things I don’t value as much as travel, I will create more more to travel with.
Traveling is as safe as walking out the door in my hometown.
You Have The Power To Create A Travel Life You Love
You have the power to transform your beliefs. Stop listening to people who fill your head with doubt, guilt, and fear and make sure to surround yourself with people who get your vision.
A powerful exercise in identifying and then changing your limiting beliefs is to list out all your current limiting beliefs about traveling as a single mom in black ink. Leave space between each belief.
In a different color, change each limiting belief into an empowered belief by writing in a different color the new empowered belief right under the limiting belief.
Now, create an entirely new list with just your empowered beliefs on it. Look at this list right when you wake up and right before bed.
This will help reprogram your mindset.
If you do this every day for 30 days, you will start to see how quickly your mindset goes from victimhood and blame to one of empowerment and excitement for every amazing opportunity coming your way!
When I set out on my own travel journey with my three daughters three and a half years ago, I did not have empowered beliefs.
I had a victim mentality and that reflected on our travels. I stayed feeling lonely and broke despite traveling the world.
It wasn’t until I hired my first coach and worked on transforming my mindset that opportunities, joy, gratitude, money, and friendships started flowing into my life with a lot less resistance than before.
I had to completely own my sh*t and drop all stories and excuses I was telling myself.
Start today. Start now. Own your life. Transform your beliefs.
You’ve Got This!💪
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