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The Intentional Pursuit of Much less (why we bought 3 companies in lower than a 12 months)

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Over the previous few years, I’ve actually admired individuals who have ONE massive factor.

For years I watched my pal Kevin construct his singular cellular app. He was fully targeted with no staff on a single app that introduced in significant revenue (till he bought it).

I additionally have a look at associates like Kara & Nate who by relentless focus have crushed it on platforms like Youtube.

I felt envy for individuals with one main mission as a result of I noticed what can occur with focus. You might have the power to grasp that factor and do it extremely nicely.

Over the past 5-7 years Alyssa and I’ve executed the reverse of specializing in a single merchandise.

We now have:

  • made a documentary
  • began a contract videography enterprise
  • hosted a podcast
  • written books and programs
  • based a software program firm
  • labored on advertising and marketing campaigns for giant out of doors manufacturers
  • organized conferences
  • traveled
  • made Youtube movies
  • began a household

Most of this stuff we did okay.

Some issues I do know I did poorly.

Many days simply sitting down to have a look at my to-do record felt overwhelming. I’d break up my companies into separate classes. I’d write down gadgets to get executed for Campground Reserving, RVE, Heath & Alyssa weblog, or our campground property, and so forth.

The record was lengthy.

I liked this remark from our pal Abigail who we met years in the past at an RVE Summit. She shared this on Fb after we introduced we have been promoting our campground:


We positively aren’t specialists in dealing with big-ass tasks. We’re simply specialists in taking up big-ass commitments.

I’ve craved the thought of simplifying.

However it hasn’t felt like a straightforward swap to show off.

Then we bought Campground Reserving final 12 months.

And we determined to promote the campground (replace: we closed two days in the past).

And with every choice, we felt considerably lighter, like we didn’t even absolutely acknowledge the impact that piling on so many tasks had on us over time.

It sparked a dialog with Alyssa about what we wished to do subsequent now that we had lightened the load.

Her reply: journey extra. That is unsurprising. Whereas we’ve adventured loads within the US, we’ve barely scratched the floor internationally.

Journey is one thing we haven’t been capable of do as a lot since I actually began rising Campground Reserving (after which with COVID). We each miss it. In two weeks we’re flying to Italy and couldn’t be extra excited.

As we talked about what we wished to do subsequent, the subject of what we wished to do with the RV Entrepreneur group got here up.

We began RVE again in 2016 (the podcast, faculty, and annual Summit) after we had already been full-time RVing for over two years. We informed one another that we wished to host 5 RVE Summits—we hosted the fifth one within the fall. And we’d produced over 200 episodes of the podcast. We had 15 programs within the faculty.

As we talked it over, it felt like the suitable time to wrap up RVE too. The thought of eradicating one other mission from our plate felt liberating.

The wrestle was determining what to do with the convention, podcast and faculty. The group has meant a lot to us over time. We didn’t need to give up and stroll away with out a succession recreation plan.

We wished handy off RVE to somebody who was excited to develop and spend money on it.

So, final week we bought RV Entrepreneur.

The podcast and Summit and faculty will all reside on by Joshua (our new podcast host) and Andy, who purchased RVE. We all know Andy by his web site RV LIFE which is run by a group of RVers. RVing and group is what RV LIFE is all about, so when it got here time to promote, we felt this could be the right match.

Plus since RV LIFE’s massive focus is on group, there’ll nonetheless be RVE occasions.

Talking of occasions…

Will there be one other RV Entrepreneur Summit?


Picture credit score Joe Hendricks Pictures


Final 12 months Alyssa and I hosted what we mentioned was our final RVE Summit. Nonetheless, each the RV LIFE crew and Joshua are excited to proceed bringing the RVE Summit to life.

There aren’t any set dates or areas but, however you may keep tuned for future RVE Summit communication 🙂

How It Feels to Promote RV Entrepreneur

Alyssa and I’ve bought three companies in lower than a 12 months.

It’s actually been onerous letting go of three massive tasks that we’ve labored on for years.

I used to be speaking to a pal about it and he shared one thing useful he heard in a Steve Carell interview. Within the interview, Steve shared that he likes to stroll away from issues a little bit earlier than he’s prepared—like leaving The Workplace throughout season seven earlier than the present ended.

If you go away earlier than you’ve outgrown one thing and when you nonetheless adore it, you set your self up to enter the subsequent mission with out being exhausted out of your final enterprise or burned out.

I wasn’t able to let go of RVE fairly but. I nonetheless had product concepts round it, we nonetheless need to journey and begin companies. However it felt like the suitable time to stroll away and drive a recent begin.

Alyssa has been on a Shutterfly kick these days making customized reminiscence books.

Final week she made one which shared the story of RV Entrepreneur with pictures of me internet hosting the podcast and our annual RVE Summits. It made me tear up taking a look at all the superb individuals we met as a part of this group. A few of our greatest associates and folks we will likely be associates with for the remainder of our lives.

Beginning the podcast was a dream. Individuals listening was a bonus. The truth that a convention got here to life was shocking and we liked it. The quantity of individuals in our lives due to beginning this podcast, convention, and Fb group is astonishing. It’s been top-of-the-line selections we’ve ever made.

I really feel unhappy to be closing this chapter however grateful that RVE will proceed to reside on with out us on the helm.

What’s Subsequent? 

Maybe harder than promoting our companies has been combating the urge to right away exchange them with one thing new. It’s uncomfortable to reply the query of what’s subsequent with uncertainty. But, the thought of making house to dream and revel in this season of life is thrilling.

So what’s subsequent? Subsequent we fly to Italy. I bike the Tuscany Path. Alyssa’s subsequent e-book comes out in Might.

And we take a beat to spend time as a household and reset earlier than we launch the subsequent factor.

A Thank You to Our RVE Household

An train I do regularly is 5 minutes of deep respiration with visualization. As a part of that visualization, I take into consideration 3 moments of gratitude in my life. Whereas I typically take into consideration moments with Alyssa or our children, I additionally take into consideration RVE Summit. The chums we’ve made due to deciding to begin a foolish podcast have been life-changing to us.

For those who’ve taken time to share your story with me on the podcast, I can’t thanks sufficient.

For those who’ve pushed throughout the nation to spend time with us at RVE Summit, I’m extremely grateful to your vitality and your presence.

For those who’ve ever despatched us a considerate e-mail or engaged within the RVE Fb group, I’m deeply appreciative of your phrases.

Phrases by no means really feel satisfactory whenever you’re making an attempt to sum up one thing that has meant a lot. Thanks and we love you.

-Heath & Alyssa

PS We’ll proceed to weblog right here in and ship you emails by our weekly publication, so don’t suppose you’ve gotten rid of us! 🙂



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