You speak differently when you’re talking to your mate, your parents, and your coworkers. It doesn’t change who you are or what you have to say, but it does show that you recognize the different needs of the people receiving your message.
Your mom might listen for hours, but your boss wants the info short and sweet. You can analyze things with your friends over a glass of wine or have a light-hearted conversation with your coworkers in the break room.
It’s the same for us. We want to share ideas and tactics on living closer to your dream, and we do this in a variety of ways: the 500+ articles on this site, our books, videos, Facebook, and in our weekly newsletter. Some people consume all of them because they like the way the message is reinforced. Others prefer one over the others, and that’s cool, too.
If you think each one is the same, think again. Here’s a little cheat sheet to help you get the most out of this site.
How to Get the Most Out of Married with Luggage:
- Website: You can get a new article on personal growth every week. These come in the form of how-to guides, interviews with inspiring people, or life lessons from our travels. This is what we’d call “evergreen” content that is helpful anytime. You can pop by the website and read it or sign up to have it delivered via email or RSS feed.
- Weekly email: Every Sunday morning we arrive in your inbox with a more casual letter from us, an original article inspired by what happened the previous week, updates on reader success stories, and fun extras like Warren’s recent 5-part garage decluttering video series (yes, he really cleaned out someone else’s garage just to make videos for you!). It’s a more personal connection and completely different from the blog, if you’re into that sort of thing (and we are!). Click here to get it delivered via email. Click here to read the last edition to see if it’s right for you.
- Facebook: Need a fun or inspiring start to your day? These short bites of inspiration or instruction are exactly that and include funny and beautiful photos from our travels. Click here to Like us on Facebook.
- Google+: If you’re following us here, you’ll get first notice on our live Google + Hangouts, which are video chats where you can ask questions via chat after a 20-minute lesson on some aspect of personal growth or dream achievement. This is our newest feature and one we think is going to be a big hit. Circle us on Google+ here.
- YouTube: We like making videos for you, and these 5-minute chats add to the topics of personal growth on the website. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and you’ll get videos as soon as they are uploaded along with the replay videos from our Google + Hangouts chats as soon as they become available.
- Budgeting: Is your dream long-term travel like ours? Find out how much we spend every month as well as tips for traveling on a budget at our RTW Expenses website.
The message of personal empowerment and living your dream is important, and we want easy access to the this information.
If you want to know more about a specific subject, we have books to help with that. You can find all of our books here, and you can buy them in paperback or ebook.
- Dream Save Do: An Action Plan for Dreamers
- Getting Rid of It: Eliminate the Clutter in Your Life
- Strip Off Your Fear: Slip Into Something More Confident
What’s Coming Up
- This spring we’ll be releasing our video podcast series on creating the life you want.
- Later this year we’ll be announcing our virtual retreat, and it will be an option for deeper learning and access to our help in creating your own Dream Action Plan – all from the comfort of your own home.
- We have a few other things on the agenda, like a book of relationship lessons and an on-site dreamer’s retreat in an exotic locale in 2014. (We keep dreaming bigger so you can, too.)
So take what works best for you, invest in more focused topics as you need them, and know that we are always on hand to share our experience, knowledge, and resources for creating the life you want out of the life you already have.
(Don’t worry, this reminder doesn’t replace the weekly article. Heads up for that on Friday!)