Here’s a statement I get a lot, something to this effect:
“I want to get out of debt and create passive income so I can put 100% of my focus on my passions and interests. I have lots of things in my life that I want to do and accomplish.”
Do you know what the problem is here? I call it “means-to-an-end” living.
And unfortunately many people live this way with a “means-to-an-end” living: “I’m going to work 30 years at a job or business I hate so that one day I can make a lot of money so I can do what I want.”
I’m sorry… but WHAT?!
In fact, you can focus on your passions or interests, and the other things you want to do in life without being rich. If you wait to be rich before you do this, you might wait your whole life. You’ll be too old to do them by then.
So don’t wait. You don’t have to be perfectly, financially free to do what you love to do.
Pursue your goals the way you can do it right now. Enjoy it in the way you can enjoy it right now.
Go through your life knowing you only have one life to live!
Make time and create a system that works to follow your goals and your passions — two days a week, two to three hours a day. Do what you love to do. Do it now. Don’t wait for anything! You may not be able to do it perfectly. You may not be able to do it in just the exact style you want to do it in, but it’s a start.
Here’s an exercise for you to get started…. all you need is a pen and paper:
1. Make a list of 5 things you’ve always wanted to do…
Don’t just list out five things you think would be “neat.”
I mean things that make you feel like, “Yeah, that’d be so cool!” — things that make you smile and feel good when you imagine doing them.
2. Write down why you can’t, shouldn’t, or would never do the things you’ve always said you wanted to do…
Write them down and then read them back to yourself ALOUD. Are those reasons and excuses as ridiculous as you know them to be?
If you decide to be a professional athlete but you’re in your mid-life — it’s not impossible — but perhaps maybe that’s a good reason not to pursue that idea. But if your reason for not starting a business is because you fear how that will impact your family life and time… well, that’s just fear and outdated beliefs holding you back.
3. Then for every reason why you “can’t,” write down at least one reason why you can pursue what you want.
Clarity is power. All you need is one reason to know why you can pursue what you really want in life, and therefore why you should.
Your why is your reason. Once you can motivate yourself, and keep your focus on the one thing you really want in life, you still have a chance to make a dent.
4. Pick three of your “wants” and start doing them!
Start learning what you need to learn. Do some research. Talk to people who are doing what you want and are really good at it! Get coaching or take a course. There are definable steps that even the most successful people in the world use to accomplish their goals and dreams.
One of those wants is going to be the one thing you’ll focus most of your waking time on because you’re passionate about it and it’s going to make you your main money. That’s the way to live!
I went through this awakening myself. After 30 plus years in business I can tell you there is not one path to success, but there are definite ways to make sure you get on the right path.
After years of experimenting, I’ve boiled my process down for getting exactly what you want in your life to only 7 simple steps — 7 steps that you can use over and over again to achieve your ultimate life. And I personally walk you through these steps on my free web class, The Ultimate Life Makeover, which airs August 16th – August 23rd.
To register, click here or simply select a date and time that works best for you below. See you there!
For Your Freedom,