Part of heading into the wild is about being prepared. This not only relates to the having the essentials such as healthy drinking water, shelter from the elements, food, protection and hygiene, but also includes taking care of ‘urban’ life and the daily operations. For us, it included selling off our non-essential stuff.
Warning: if you have attachment issues, this part of the process will be a challenge!
After we made the decision to minimize our life and rid ourselves of materialism as much as we could, we began to understand just how consumed society had become with ‘stuff’. Cars, homes, decorations, sports, convenience items, vanity and anything affiliated with status or power. The world was blind to its own creation of being attached to stuff; an attachment they would surely give rise to suffering at some point.
Therefore, selling off our stuff for a greater return was, well, almost easy. I mean, we knew that things would be okay. We were not worried about getting rid of things, as we had a plan to hold an estate sale for our household items and a plan to sell our business equipment. Part of this plan was selling the gym business and all of its equipment!
Our hopes for the gym was to sell it to someone local who had a similar vision and energy towards training others, primarily because we had definitely impacted hundreds in a positive light through health and wellness. It was important for us who created a safe-space for so many to be able to carry forward that space even after we were gone. We also wanted to share our dream with others who simply needed an opportunity or an open door to make the leap. Our values as a couple were foundational in ensuring they were carried forward.
Unfortunately, the options were very limited within our community and the ones we did trust, their ability to take over fell through.
Always have a plan B!!!
The next step was Plan B, or selling the equipment off piece by piece.
Before opening the purchase to the public, which included a seagull swarm of opportunistic gym owners, we decided to take this adventure up a notch and offer our equipment to our paying and loyal clients first. We wanted to support those who had given us support on our journey.
WOW! The results were so overwhelmingly positive, in 8 hours, we had sold over 1/3 of our equipment at asking price! This not only provided the additional income for our move, but it allowed us to share with our tribe the very equipment they had been using now for over 4 years. There would be many a gym going into hundreds of garages and homes around the community unveiling the truth if the seeds we had planted!
As a final energy and event in support of our adventure, a simple connection opened up an opportunity and one gentleman who came into our gym to purchase the Muay Thai bags walked away purchasing every single piece of equipment we had left, as well as taking the gym space!
You can call it divine intervention or blessings, but the fact that energy is energy and the energy was in our favor.
In a week’s time, every bell and ball, every plate and bar, rower and bike all had a new owner! The gym was completely sold off at the price we were asking and it all went to those individuals who were in some way a connected part of our successes and our journey.
The success of the individual is achieved through the support of the tribe; the success of the tribe is achieved through the support of the individual. A symbiotic relationship that can never be undone. Not as long as the support is held in tact! From the day we opened our doors out of our own garage…
to this final moment where we said goodbye to the brick and mortar structure known as Two Tribes Primal Fitness…
we found the support never waned.
As we move towards our next phase in building Two Tribes Primal Living and heading off-grid, which is closing down our TV business and getting rid of our non-essential personal belongings, office equipment and materialistic items, the hope is we receive as much support.
But for now, we have so much gratitude driving the energy, launching us into our next phase of transformation. The count down is underway.
Next up, selling off our day to day life! The estate sale.