06 Oct Passive Airbnb turned 5 years old last month!
Wow. 5 years just freaking flew by. I wrote, built, and managed contractors.
Man, that was a lot of work.
5 years- half a decade. It has a different ring to it. Half a decade.
My mission for starting Passive Airbnb was to provide good information on hosting and starting a business. I didn’t arrive at this mission organically – it was through trial and errors and undoubtedly through my own efforts. I learned to take calculated risks ( I wish more schools would teach this skill earlier in K-12).
I think I accomplished all of that.
My realization for the next 5 years hit me in the face. Do I have what it takes in me for another 5 years? I want PA to have another 5 years but I don’t think I have it in me to actively manage and grow my blog (energy and time).
What’s the future of Passive Airbnb?
So, what’s does the next 5 years look like for Passive Airbnb?
Well, here is what I’m thinking now.
I’ll scale back drastically, write a blog post here and there, and really turn it into a passive business venture. This means, I won’t be answering emails weekly and only respond when I want to.
I might hire a virtual assistance again but doubtful because I don’t like managing people.
My reflection of the last 5 years.
I think of life as stages. Some stages were requirements like going to school…And I’m ready for the next stage as I go search deep within myself . I want to find play that seems like work to someone else and care deeply about. I also realized that I can be overly driven and ambitious (maybe a little insecure) which could distract me from my inner core.
I’d like to think that after traveling for the better part of the last 4 years- I’ve arrived at some kind of conclusion. Direction.
While I have no idea what this path will lead me but I know it’ll be my focus for the next 5 years.
It’d be a great honor for me to know that my blog has helped over a MILLION people in their journey on starting a Passive Airbnb business.
When I find the next thing, I’ll be sure to let you all know.
And I shall leave a quote: “Sometimes you need to go into the darkness to find light.”
Take care all.