A while ago we asked the Ibiza Inside community a few questions about what is holding you back, and what your doubts are about your Ibiza move. We’ve received loads of comments that were really useful to create content and modules to help you better.
The fear of returning back home
Number 1 by far was the fear of not making it in Ibiza and the need to go back home because you did not make it. Ibiza is a dynamic place that is changing rapidly. House prices are rising fast, and the rich and famous are now finding their way to Ibiza. It is absolutely not cheap and easy to live in Ibiza.
We have to be honest with you. That fear is so real. We know a lot of people who had to go back because they could not make ends meet in Ibiza. Now, the question is… is it because of Ibiza? Or could it be lack of preparation and the ability to pivot? Let’s talk a little bit about both concepts here.
You need to prepare if you’d like to move to Ibiza. You need to know your numbers, and save at least 25.000 Euros to survive the first year. You need to get your hands dirty and make actual connections with the people here to find a job or to set up your business.
Book a flight if you’d like to purchase a property on Ibiza. Don’t think that you are going to find anything from behind a computer screen.
Then there is the concept of pivoting. When you meet resistance or something is not working as you planned, don’t just give up and say it does not work.
What we hear a lot is that people are saying Ibiza has changed. She has lost her spirit. Well guys, wake up. The world is constantly changing. Fifty years ago people sent letters to each other, now we can use a device that is called a phone.
Adjust your course, do things slightly differently until you find the winning formula. Pivot when you need to and you will get it right at some point.
Is it easy to live in Ibiza? The answer is absolutely not. You need to prepare well just like you would prepare if you were moving to any other place in the world.
When you hit a stone wall don’t give up but pivot. Change direction and keep on moving forward towards your goal.
Moving to Ibiza is not the same as your holiday. You need to work hard, take action stay hungry and foolish. Prepare well:
- Set goals
- Know your finances
- Save Money
- Learn Spanish
- Be kind to others
- Give first before you ask
- Be yourself
There are many examples of people like us who are actually living here. We make it work because we prepared well, took action, stayed true to ourselves and we believed in it..We are two ordinary people who truly believe that we’re capable of extraordinary things. Now it’s your turn.
Stop dreaming and take action. We believe in you. Now you just have to believe in yourself. When you have questions just drop us a line in the comment box below.