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Jan 28, 2019 07:39:14

Baggage

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Brandon Wilson

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When I didn't used to travel a lot, I was terrible at packing. It was like it was my first time packing every time I did it. I packed way more than I needed, often with the end result of at least one checked bag. And I still forgot things that I needed.

When I started traveling more as a consultant, I completely changed the way that I pack. I only pack what I need, and I have it down to a science now. No more checked bag unless I'm staying longer than a week somewhere. 

The difference is when you are used to traveling, you can anticipate what you will need based on where you are going. 

When you don't know where you are going, you bring things you don't need.

When you have a purpose and vision for your life, you know what it takes to get there. You get rid of the baggage that is holding you back because you know where you are going. When you don't have that purpose and vision, you will be carrying unnecessary baggage with you.

As @RealNegotiator pointed out in his post, it's about finding your why.

Take some time to consider your plan for life. What do you really want? Why do you want it? Think about what you need to pack in your life to get there. Leave the rest of your baggage behind.

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    @brandonwilson Love this analogy. Got any that will help me determine that destination? :)

    esjael avatar esjael | Jan 28, 2019 08:49:45
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      @esjael Well that is probably another post on its own. DM me on Instagram @Lobacrow so we can chat.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jan 28, 2019 10:01:24
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      @brandonwilson I'm one of the few who doesn't actually have an active Instagram, maybe it's about time I stuck my toes back in...

      esjael avatar esjael | Jan 28, 2019 10:46:03
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      @esjael Your next move will tell me how bad you want to determine that destination.....

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jan 29, 2019 06:55:50
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    @brandonwilson
    Good metaphor for life. Pack only the essentials when you know your destination.

    Mark Armstrong avatar Mark Armstrong | Jan 28, 2019 10:02:35
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      @RealNegotiator I had a feeling you'd like that one.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jan 28, 2019 08:35:58
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    @brandonwilson - Well said. Its awesome how you started with baggage and morphed into something deeper.
    I liked the Why post by Real Negotiater too. It's a powerful concept.

    Keni avatar Keni | Jan 28, 2019 09:53:49
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      @brandonwilson @keni
      Thanks @keni. Glad you enjoyed WHY.

      Mark Armstrong avatar Mark Armstrong | Jan 28, 2019 10:03:51
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      @keni Thank you! I appreciate it.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jan 28, 2019 08:35:28
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