HOW TO CREATE A LIFE YOU LOVE
“I refuse to believe that the point of life is to work to pay the bills.” - Camila Nakagawa
HOW TO CREATE A LIFE YOU LIFE
ADVICE FROM MTV’S, CAMILA NAKAGAWA
This past week, I had the opportunity to interview MTV’s, Camila Nakagawa on creating a life that you love.
You might know Camila from MTV’s, The Challenge!
She is a GO GETTER. Like the actual definition of a go getter. She has a never give up mentality, pushes herself everyday and excuses are NOT an option.
Today, she is traveling the world, has a bomb new website and has created this life that she is passionate about.
…and isn’t that what we are all after?
Her website is a place where people can get to know her on a deeper level. Where what she shares lasts longer and where she can inspire others to go after what they want!
She even has an AWESOME new trip to Bali coming up and you can join her!
When we were talking, she mentioned that a lot of people think that she is able to travel and live this “nomad” lifestyle because of the TV show, The Challenge, but that is a misconception.
Guys, we can’t always believe what we see. We can’t make assumptions.
WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT CAMILA
While Camila basically grew up on The Challenge, she has so much depth and quite the background. She’s actually been traveling since she was a kid because of her Father’s job. They were always on the move!
TRAVELING IS IN HER BLOOD.
She also moved to the United States from Brazil at a young age, didn’t speak English and had NO choice but to make it happen.
She joined communities, continued being the leader she always was and even sold Mary Kay lipsticks to her classmates as a kid. She was obviously destined to own her own business.
HOW SHE DID IT
THE SECRETS BEHIND HER SUCCESS
What I find to be super interesting is how she got to where she is today. You may watch her on TV or look at her Instagram and think, “she was lucky.” OR, “it’s easier for her.”
That is absolutely false.
Her mindset is her power tool that got her to where she is today! Of course she gained exposure from reality TV, but TBH - not EVERYONE from reality TV becomes a success.
It comes down to what you CHOOSE to do with that exposure.
Despite reality TV, Camila would have been a success. She goes after what she wants and part of it comes from the strong work ethic that she learned from her parents.
The way that she views and tackles obstacles is how she is getting to that next level in life.
Not everyone has a passion for travel.
Not everyone wants to make that their career.
Not everyone wants to be on reality TV.
Everyone has a different dream.
…but how do you make that dream a reality?
Today, it honestly seems as if everyone just wants to be their own boss, right?
But, do you know what it takes to be your own boss?
To create that freedom?
It’s not all sunshine and rainbows. Camila does an amazing job talking about that aspect of it as well.
THE REALITY OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Camila gave us some KILLER advice.
HERE ARE 3 STEPS FOR CREATING A LIFE THAT YOU LOVE
Write down what you love
Take your time to actually think about WHAT you actually like. You don’t need to jump right away, but understand what you enjoy doing and prioritize THAT. As Camila says, it’s the foundation to taking that next step. To be happy in your career, you need to know yourself and what you like to do.
Write down WHY you want it
Do you want it because of freedom?
Do you want it because you want to determine your own income?
Do you want it to have a better shot at supporting your family?
Understand the reasoning behind what you are doing because that will be a key to your happiness.
Test it out
Join communities. Get to know people who do what you want to do. Build relationships to learn. Start with one thing. See what you think.
You might want to turn travel into a career, but then as you travel, you realize the amount of work that comes along and it makes travel less enjoyable, you know?
If you haven’t done it yet, you don’t know and what’s the rush? Try different things that you love until you find what feels right.
Camila gave a great example:
Let’s say you LOVE to travel and want to make travel your career, ok? Then, as you travel it turns out that the amount of work kind of kills the adventure.
Keep your job! She said she knows a lot of people who work 8 am - 5 pm and then travel for fun on the weekends! They save up, plan for the weekends and have a booming travel Instagram account because this route works best for them.
Testing it out isn’t to discourage you. Testing it out is just to see if it’s a good fit. Because creating a life that you love is a COMMITMENT to yourself. Maybe what you thought would be perfect, isn’t and it’s actually something else.
How do you know?
You must test!
…but Camila shares MORE and goes into details in this episode. I mean… she gets SUPER specific as to what SHE DID to achieve this success and create this new brand!
You need to listen to this episode. If you are looking to get inspired and you are trying to turn your passion into your full time career, then this is full of value. Camila is so real, honest and when you listen to how she describes the process, it makes it SO do-able.
We are capable of more than we think. Life is too damn short to be doing something we don’t love.