We officially announced two weeks ago that we are getting rid of everything and going to live for a year (+/-) in a wrapped OME Gear RV. Since then, we’ve had many conversations with family, friends, and complete strangers about this endeavor we’re undertaking.
The range of responses has been very interesting.
Most, if not all, have been incredibly happy for us. Which has certainly been appreciated and welcome.
There are two responses though, that have been intriguing to us.
The first is “we’re worried for you.”
We went to dinner last night and talked about this, trying to understand what this worry might be rooted in.
Worry comes from lack of control.
Worry comes from lack of understanding.
Worry comes from fear of the unknown.
To be an entrepreneur, you have to push through the fear.
You have to do things that may seem unconventional to someone looking in.
This is rarely easy, but it's imperative for success.
When we started with OME Gear, we knew it would involve sacrifices. We knew there’d be risks.
Had we known what we know now, in all honesty, some days we say we probably would’ve chosen differently.
But most days, we’d do it all the same.
The worry means people care. They want to ensure our safety. And, we get - and appreciate - that.
But, oftentimes, out where it’s scary is where the good stories are made.
A second response has had us talking even more...
“We’re jealous of you. We wish we could do that.”
We’ve heard this over and over from so many different people.
As we’ve been talking about this, we began wondering out loud… Are we unique? Do we have something special that others don’t have? Are we just that lucky that we can dream up something and do it?
The answer, of course, is absolutely not.
The difference is… We just do it.
We don’t ask questions.
We don’t ask permission.
We just jump.
And make sure to take it all in on the way down as we’re praying to God the parachute will open.
But also, the difference is… we have to do it.
We’re using the equity from our home sale to continue to fund our company.
We’re taking our marketing tactics back old school and peddling our wares as we go.
We, along with our absolutely incredible team, are building the OME Gear brand one mile at a time.
We recently joined an RV Entrepreneur Facebook group. If you asked us a year ago if we ever pictured ourselves as “RV’ers”, we would have laughed and said “no way, not in a million years”.
But here we are… a part of this group with 18,000 other entrepreneurs who find themselves working every day from their RV.
There is a whole other world of people out there that we never knew existed.
These people got tired of all the stuff. They came to the very real realization that life is short. They wanted to see and experience this incredible world that we get to call ours every day.
This may sound a little weird... but we didn’t choose this RV adventure.
It chose us.
This wasn’t in our plan.
Hell, we’ve never even driven an RV a day in our lives.
Is this a good choice for everyone? No. Definitely not.
But it definitely is a good one for us for the foreseeable future.
If you’ve got an itch for something different. Something new. An adventure. There is absolutely nothing stopping you.
You just have to jump.
And pray hard for your beautiful parachute to open.