Hvorfor det er så viktig å sette seg mål

Uten mål kommer man ingen sted…SURPRISE!!! 😉

Det er som å sette seg inn i bilen og ikke vite hvor man skal kjøre – da vil du kjøre for alltid… Eller, nesten enda verre: du vil ende opp på et random sted i det bilen går tom for bensin (hehe, just been there, done that..)

Sånn er det med andre ting også: med livet, jobb, skole, ferier, hva du ønsker å gjøre, hva du ønsker å oppnå og hvem du ønsker å være. Hvordan forventer du å komme noe sted om du ikke selv veit hvor du vil??

Jeg har vell egentlig alltid satt noen mål, sånn som de fleste, men starta egentlig for første gang å skjønne hvor viktig det faktisk er da jeg var ferdig på skolen. Da var liksom de karakter målene over: det å nå et konkret snitt for å komme inn der jeg ville på vgs, eller da jeg først starta å jobbe: mål om å spare nok penger for å dra på syden ferie sommeren etter.
Etter vgs, og det obligatoriske som bare alle gjøre, så ble alt liksom mye friere, og målet ble neste automatisk bare ”det vanlige” – ingen som ba meg om å sette mål utifra mine drømmer og hva jeg egentlig ønska. Nå handla det om å få utdanning, finne jobb, kjøpe hus, bil, hytte osv. Ingenting i veien med det – men, det er jo så mye mer man kan gjøre, man må bare sette mål å være konkret på hva man vil!!

Hvilket liv vil du egentlig ha? Hvordan skal hverdagene dine se ut? Ukene dine? Året ditt?
Jeg hadde aldri tenkt på å sette så konkrete mål ifht livet mitt. Føltes litt som at livet bare kom, og ble som det ble, bare go with the flow, liksom. Og det gjør det – om du ikke setter mål og bestemmer deg for hva du skal gjøre og ha 😉

Ved flere tilfeldigheter (hvis du tror på tilfeldigheter) så ble jeg mer og mer oppmerksom, og lærte mer og mer om det å sette EGNE mål. Og har blitt utrolig klar over dette og konkret! Hvorfor??
Fordi jeg gang på gang ser at det fungerer, det er bare snakk om tid.
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Fikk bare lyst å dele dette akkurat nå, fordi jeg akkurat har fått ut fingern, og gjort noe som har stått på lista mi i flere år: Starte å hoppe fallskjerm, og få fallskjerm lisens!
Jeg er noen få hopp unna å ha det i boks, og jeg bare elsker det!! Har vært så utrolig kult, utfordrende og masse nytt å lære. Pushe grenser og bevise for meg selv at jeg kan!
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Nå er drømmen er å ta med hoppinga inn i den livsstilen jeg allerede har, som også starta som et mål for 6-7 år siden: kunne jobbe og reise! Nå er det: jobbe, reise og HOPPE!!
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Så sett mål!! Vit hva du vil ha, vær konkret, sett dato og tid på målet ditt. Tro på det, tro på at DU kan gjøre det, bestem deg – ha en plan på hvordan – og det er bare snakk om tid før du er der!!

Ingen mål er urealistiske, det er TIDEN for å nå målet som er urealistisk 😉 – Berit

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Everyday Reminders

Vi blir konstant bombadert med inntrykk ifht hva vi bør gjøre, hvordan vi bør se ut, hva du trenger å kjøpe/eie for å være happy og hva du bør bruke tia di på – gjøre mer av, og gjøre mindre av. Et jag etter det “perfekte”, der man aldri blir fornøyd med noe som helst.

Når man sitter midt oppi det her, i en travel hverdag, kan det være vanskelig å huske de tingene som faktisk betyr noe, man nesten glemmer å tenke selv og ender opp med å bare følge strømmen.

Atter en gang, så har reising hatt en positivt effekt for meg og hjulpet meg veldig ifht akkurat dette. Dratt meg ut av denne A4-robot tilværelsen.. Det er helt magisk å komme seg ut av dette, koble av, koble ut – og drite i det andre mener du skal gjøre og være – og finne tilbake til: Hva er det egentlig JEG vil? Hva er viktig for meg? Hvilke verdier vil jeg ha? Hva er det som egentlig betyr noe?

For noen måneder siden satt jeg under en palme, stakk tærne mine ned i sanden og følte en utrolig fredfylt, takknemlig og god energi inni meg, og lovte meg selv: jeg skal ALDRI tilbake til det jaget, jeg skal aldri la det påvirke meg igjen.

Så sitter jeg her nå, er innom Norge entur igjen, og dette er nesten litt skremmende – til tross for hvor klar jeg er over mine egne tanker og hvordan jeg lar “støy” påvirke meg, så tar jeg meg selv i å bli påvirket. Jeg sitter her og har plutselig en egen LISTE med TING jeg “trenger å kjøpe”…

Jeg dømmer ingen som elsker shopping, oppussing, fine smykker, vesker, biler og materialistiske ting – det er sånn samfunnet vårt er – men jeg personlig ønsker ikke å la det være det som er viktigst for meg. Jeg ønsker ikke å ha det i fokus, og ønsker aldri igjen å ha noen “følelser” connecta til ting. Eller ei liste med ting jeg trenger å kjøpe – jeg har alt jeg trenger! Kall meg gjerne sær, haha, men sånn er det.

Så, jeg har måtte bestemme meg igjen, og det er en bestemmelse som må tas hver dag: JEG SKAL IKKE la andre eller samfunnet påvirke meg, jeg veit hva jeg vil, hvem jeg er og hvem jeg ønsker å være – og for å enklere holde meg connecta til det, ble jeg for litt siden inspirert til å lage en “Everyday Reminders plakat”. Selv om jeg ikke duger til å tegne, og sikkert kunne funnet noe bedre og finere på nett for å printe ut å henge på veggen, så ble min reminder sånn, og den har jeg satt opp så jeg ser den hver dag…
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Hvis du hadde kobla av, kobla ut – og alle andres meninger og greier ikke hadde påvirka deg – hva er det da egentlig du vil? Hva er du takknemlig for, og hva er det som virkelig gjør deg happy? Hva vil du ha mer av i livet ditt?
Skriv det ned! Lag en plakat! Så du alltid har en påminnelse på hva som er viktig for deg – så kan resten bare være :) Berit

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Merry Christmas from Vietnam!

Just want to wish you all a Merry Christmas !! Hope you’re enjoying yourself with friends and family, stressing down from the everyday life, and all the other things you “should have done”. Forget all the things you just HAVE to do, live in the moment and enjoy the people around you :)

I’m currently hanging around in Vietnam – not much xmas feeling for me, but I’m enjoying life, drinking a lot of Mango shakes and making plans for 2017 ! It will be a great year, with some great trips comming up to parts of the world I havn’t been yet, some awesome business plans and also new ideas/thoughts for this blog/site. Stay tuned <3 Berit
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Better late then never…

It takes time to change habits and I’m really working on getting this site up going! Last weekend I wrote that I was going to blog ATLEAST once a week (every Sunday) and more if I have time. So, even if it’s late, here is an update from my last travel experience in SE Asia!
15216224_10157825375180164_1198641975_oSiem Reap & Angkor Wat, Cambodia – Most people travel to Siem Reap because of Angkor Wat. For me it was the opposite. Poor/no planning and a spontaneous choice was the reason I suddenly found myself in Siem Reap. And Thanks to social media and some traveller-friends I realised: ANGKOR WAT IS ONLY 15 MIN AWAY FROM ME! haha15271726_10157825374425164_546816685_o
Apart from Angkor Wat, there’s not much to do in Siem Reap. If you’re a “normal” traveller you won’t need more then a few days there + a few days to see the temples.15216131_10157825374305164_792145894_oYou can book a guided tour in advanced/from your hotel, but if you’re the type of person waking up in the morning thinking “today I wanna go to the temples” (like me..) you can super easily go to Angkor Wat with a Tuk-tuk – just walk out on the road and wait for it 😉
We paid $20 (you can probably get it cheaper) for a guy to take us from temple to temple, and he waited for us and drove us the whole day. This was genius, as the area is HUGE! A good idea could also be to hire bikes and bike around (we were going to do it but I guess the laziness took us… NEXT TIME!)
15205825_10157825374910164_1435215917_oIf you want to know more about the story of Angkor Wat you can hire a guide when you arrive the temple ($14? – Check his/her english first!!..so you don’t end up with a guid you can’t understand.. talking of experience here, hehe). The ticket itself to access all the temples was $20 (1 day) or $40 (2 days).

You buy the ticket/entrance pass on the way the way to the temples, your driver/guide will take you to the information center where you can get it (And yes, they take the photo for you, no need to bring any – just show up & smile… like me:P… )15205692_10157825533510164_505247651_oWhen I first heard about Angkor Wat I thought it was just one temple, but it’s actually a huge temple complex!! And all the temples are amazing and very different/unique. Really impressive – how it’s build and preserved, and was super cool to walk around, and inside the temples while woundering about how it was back then and how they did it! Really worth a visit, I can promise it will be totally different from any place or temple you have ever seen before! – Berit
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“What do you like so much about Southeast Asia?”

Okeeei – don’t know how many times I’ve got this question recently. The last year, I’ve ended up “living” in Southeast Asia for over 6 months in total (..still counting!), in 6 different countries, (going to be 7 next wednesday ;)) AND I LOVE IT. And for all of you who’s asking WHY? Here you go!

13 reasons I keep hanging around this Paradise!

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  1. NO alarms, NO stress

    You wake up when you wake up. Usually because the sun rises or the rooster crows. Waking up naturally is unbelievably AWESOME and provides an absolutely fantastic start to the day. No stress


  2. You’re never late for anything
    If you were born 10 minutes too late ( or like me, 1 hour too late) – you would LOVE this place! Myself, I’m always super optimistic with time, and therefor I’m always running late! AND YES, I hear you, it’s disrespectful… – that’s why I live here! 😉 I guess this goes together with the one above: NO alarms, NO stress – when you’re meeting someone at 4pm, is more 4:30-45… so: never late for anything!!


  3. You can party in thongs…
    This should have been the top 1 reason on this list!!!! haha – I love my havaianas – and here, I never have to take them off! No dresscode when you’re going out for beers! Big + !!!!!!!


  4. Non materialistic – Happier life :)
    I’m just so tired of society when it comes to the pressure and focus on having the finest and most expensive things. They feed your brain with: you need to have this jeans, and that car, this brand, and the right shoes etc to be happy! We forget what really matters, and from my own experience – you reach a different type of happiness when you realise: THINGS ARE THINGS!!!!! They are dead, and in 10 years from now you will not remember and talk about your cool, new Iphone 7 that you had back in 2016 – you will remember and talk about the people, the experiences and everything you DID! not the stuff you HAD

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  5. The People, culture and experience
    I love how the people here are so open, helpful and friendly. They talk to you (even if some of them speak little or no english) like you are a friend or even a family member. The culture is so relaxed and casual, and to learn and experience this just gives you a different perspective on the way you live, and life in general!


  6. Cheap awesome food – healthy!
    You get cheap, awesome and healthy food! I have never taken care of myself, my body and health like I’m doing in Asia. Fresh fruit & veggies – AND they are naturally grown! love it, and so does my body and brain.15126218_10157792971630164_15255550_o
  7. Cheap beer
    I’m not going to lie. I eat healthy so I can drink as much beer as I want. haha I love beer… Cambodia: 50cent… (my body and brain: not so much.. :P)


  8. …AND – you can get it when YOU want!
    Food, drinks, clothes, massage, girls, guys… drugs… haha jokiiing! 😛 ANYWAY, you get my point. You can get what you want, when YOU want it.15133679_10157793664280164_797828738_o
  9. Nature
    Beautiful beaches, montains, islands, villages and hidden, nice spots to explore! You NEVER run out of places to see, and all of them are different and unique in their own way!15152423_10157793664710164_1478312562_o
  10. Cats and dogs everywhere
    This is super convenient for me! I really miss having a pet, but when I travel as much as I do it’s almost impossible (nothing is impossible but would be a lot of stress, and take a lot of planing.. and I’m not a fan of any of them.. :P) SO – I love all the dogs and cats hanging around so I can pretend it’s mine for an hour or so. And they love me aswell… when I pet them..15145250_10157793664400164_1025486149_o
  11. Climate
    I hate to freeze. When I get cold my body HURTS, and my brain stops working! haha – BIG PROBLEM!!!!! I hate to get up in the morning, scrape ice off the car windshield and get chilblains because of it..
    So, this is simply perfect! I don’t mind rain, as long as it’s warm and I can walk out and get breakfast in just t-shirt and shorts..15134030_10157792972065164_622672338_o
  12. You learn to FEEL grateful!
    To be honest, I havn’t really FELT grateful until I visited Sout-east Asia for the first time November 2015. My life was good before, it always have been – don’t get me wrong – but the last year, my life has turned from good to great! And I’m  100% sure it’s because my mindset has changed. I’ve started to appreciate all the things that really matters in life, I have realised how lucky I am for having: my family, friends, health, my work and all the opportuinities I have in my life. Southeast Asia, the culture, the people, their way of living has really teached me something! I feel different and I have a different perspective. If I could, I would pass this feeling and perspective on to every single person I meet – but, it’s something you have to see, feel and experience yourself..


  13. Safety first!15184046_10157793663635164_1662918364_oKidding.No safety :P…

    ….GET IT ? (Except the last point!) Have you already been to Southeast Asia? Would love to hear from you! Feel free to leave a comment about your experience!!! And if you havn’t been yet, it’s about time 😉 !!– Berit

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All you need to stay in Asia for 5 months

November 2015 I travelled to Asia to be a guest in my friend’s wedding. The plan was to stay a few weeks extra after the wedding, maybe for a month. I therefore packed a VERY small bag to bring with me, and left the rest of my baggage in Sydney.
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I fell inlove with Asia. The cultures, the vibes, the food, the weather… EVERYTHING! Working online has given me the freedom to work from anywhere in the world as long as I have wifi – and that’s how a 1 month trip with a small backpack to Asia, turned into a 5 months stay instead…
Most people I met along the way, specially girls, asked: How have you managed to travel with that small backpack for so long? What do you have in there??? HOW MANY BIKINIS? haha..

So, here comes the post: All you need to stay in Asia for 5 months (OR LONGER!)

Clothes:
– Underwear
– 1 bikini
– 2 shorts
– 10 tops & tshirts
– 3 dresses (yup, I had my wedding dress in there aswell;))
– 2 skirts
– 1 pants
– 1 jacket
(You get quite a few different outfits of this actually! And for those of you who are tired of the struggles of “What should I wear?? I have NOTHING to wear!!” when going out – this is the solution. Trust me, been a pleasure to get dressed – “either this one, or this one..” lol ;))

For work:
– Ipad with keyboard
– Schedule/ideabook
– Postits (I can’t live without them ;))

Other stuff:
– Toiletries & makeup
– Music speaker
– Headset
– Charger
– Sunglasses
– Passport, insurance cards/papers, extra creditcards +++
– 1 pair of shoes (CONVERSE <3)
– Flipflops
– A Sarong for the beach (use towels from your hotel)
+ A Small Hand Bag for money and phone+

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Thats it!
For those who have known me for a while, and know how I used to be, probably think this is a lie. Just a few years back I would probably have packed 15 pairs of high heals and 20 different dresses just for a weekend trip.. And back then, if someone told me I would do this, and live like this – I wouldn’t believe it.
BUT It’s the most fantastic and fun thing I’ve done, so easy and simple! It has been so insanely AWESOME to be free from all the STUFF that doesn’t really matter anyway.. So when I came back to Sydney and picked up my baggage, I actually went through all my stuff and sent almost everything home, back to Norway to my parents.
I love this lifestyle and think it’s something everyone should experience. Just to feel how awesome it is not being attached to materialistics at all – Berit

 

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Back to Timtams and Vegemite – I’m Down Under!

I’m back in Australia!
I’ve been in Asia for 5 months, so it was awesome to get back to Oz to catch up with friends that I havn’t seen for so long! I’m currently in Brisbane.

image Such a beautiful day. I’ve been to Brisbane twice before, but havn’t really seen much of the city as it has just been short visits. But really nice to walk along the riverside, and relax at “the beach”.
imageBrisbane By night – View from Kangaroo Point. Stunning!
imageThis weekend we drow down to Byron Bay for one night. Byron Bay is just a 1,5-2 hours drive down from Brisbane. If you go, I recommend you to go to the Lighthouse Lookout, and watch the sunset from there. It’s beautiful! And there is a big chance you will spot dolphins or/and whales from the beach or from the Lighthouse.
Great place to relax, and also to have fun after the sun goes down! Good vibes and nice people!
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Love these pictures of my friends in the sunset <3 Byron Bay is Awesome. – Berit

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I just arrived…

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When I first started this blog, I desided it would only be a blog to share my thoughts and ideas when it comes to mindset and business. But I have changed my mind :)

The REASON I started my online business in the first place, and ended up starting this blog, is my passion for travelling and my burning desire to be free. It’s a huge part of my life, so it feels right to share that on this blog aswell.

So I’m going to start to share more from my journey. Travel pictures, how I work, the good times, but also the challenges of being an entrepreneur – working for my goals and dreams.
Believe it or not – but it’s terifying for me to open up like this – it’s SO FAR OUT of my comfortzone… If someone told me 5 years ago I would sit here today, writing a blog…. No way..
But, I’m going to push my limits and do this anyway, to hopefully inspire some of you to go after what you want, and live your dream aswell..

And, I just arrived Koh Lipe, Thailand.
– Berit

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