Is your dream to experience this vast and incredible world. Or is it not? These questions are irrelevant in fact, as this could mean a variety of things.
I’m going to give you some insight on a very real and amazing opportunity. I remember finishing school and, quite frankly, not having a clue as to which career path I should choose. I was hopelessly overwhelmed at the prospect of choosing this “thing I had to do, path I should choose, for the rest of my life!” EEEK (little did I know that my teeny-tiny world was about to expand in incredible ways.)
I have a close friend that was in a similar position and while I can’t tell you the reasons for his decision or where he found the information, he found and joined a similar organisation in Oyster Yachts and eventually became, and currently is the captain of Eric Clapton’s yacht!
Choosing this path gave him the opportunities of earning, learning, teambuilding and even becoming part of a family that he may never have had. His success story is not unique to many in today’s world.
So many people that I’ve met along the road have found the most incredible and inspirational ways to work and travel.
And it’s not as though opportunities like these only lean toward young people with some vague eagerness or even keen interest to travel the world.
No, they are learning highly sought after skills that are in demand. Learning a trade even with little or no experience needed at all.
Oyster Yachts, in my own words, are reaching out to the people who may not feel a belonging, or maybe not even that…?
This target market is designed to uplift people who have a keen eye for precision and like to work in a multiskilled team reaching and achieving deadlines.
First a little bit of advice. If all travel-friendly jobs were easy to get, everyone would have one! Many of these professions require passion, specialized training, time commitment, and talent. For those that don’t, the pay isn’t always great.
There is no clicking of fingers and all of a sudden instantly earn lots of money traveling. That includes any job you may lean towards
Honestly, becoming a location independent person takes not just years of hard work and sacrifice behind the scenes — something too many people maybe naively ignore. This should be highlighted! And expressed clearly.
That said, it’s not impossible, as you can see, to work and travel either. The person mentioned above has invested their time to learn how to make these jobs work for him — which means you can do the same if you make it a priority.
We all have the same days and nights and amount of hours in them. How will you spend yours? Or should I elaborate a little? This is a life changing experience. I don’t think that friend of mine ever expected to get to where he is today.
Few jobs value family, team building, a real sense of care and encouragement… and last but not least learning, earning and – my favorite – being that you are able to do this while having fun.
“Oyster is a British brand that has been building the world’s finest bluewater sailing yachts since 1973. Today we are experiencing strong demand and growth, which means a bright future for our people, and a need for more to join us on the journey.
From 50 to 125 foot, our yachts are hand-crafted from exceptional materials by the industry’s most skilled craftsmen and women. Oyster owners have sailed over 20 million blue water miles and 90 circumnavigations of the globe in safety, comfort and luxury.”
I still think about the epic decision my friend made to travel the world. He built a fine future while slowly learning new languages and insights into different ways of life.
This is far more than just an opportunity to work aboard a boat…. There is the very real opportunity of turning passions into profession, of being a part of something greater, feeling purpose and adding value.