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What If French Bureaucracy Isn’t a “Problem”?

By Allisonlounes @parisunraveled

So, this week, I sent you this GREAT video series I made (and then posted, partially, in the wrong order. Thanks, Mercury!) about how to solve the "problems" of French bureaucracy by making sure you ask good questions, and how to make sure the advice you get is good and applies to you.

And, I still think it's good, important advice. Because, well, it's important to get accurate information.

But why is that?

Not because if we 'do something wrong' we'll risk 'getting in trouble.'

That's how I think about it sometimes, but that's not really right. And I don't think it serves any of us to think about it that way.

So, what if we looked at French bureaucracy - instead of being an obstacle in our path - as a set of tools that we use to build your dream, together?

What if we start by creating your dream, and looking at how we can make that happen?

How would that be different?

Then, we build your dream on solid ground.

We avoid the self-sabotage of holding your breath and *hoping* things work out.

We avoid the problems that keep you small and that keep you from reaching for your dream... because you're afraid of what will happen if you become too visible. If you're not longer willing to fly under the radar.

Safe upon the solid rock the ugly houses stand:
Come and see my shining palace, built upon the sand.

- "Second Fig", Edna St. Vincent Millay

I'd love to be the one to help you figure out your dream of living in France, to support you as you create your new life and adjust to living here, and hand you the tools to make your dream a reality.

If you're ready to work towards your dream life in France (whether you're contemplating a move or you're already here and want to stop floundering and make things happen), I've got 5 spots open for the month of August to support you.

Fill this out, tell me your dream, and we can see if my support is a good fit for you:

PS. If you missed the video series, here are the titles and links to watch!

I do hope you'll take the time to go watch these videos, especially if your move is imminent.

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