As business owners, especially working in a service-related industry, we sometimes forget to stop a minute and think about what WE want, and what WE need. How did we get away from that?? You may have heard this from me before, my guiding philosophy in business is this: The true purpose of business is to fund and facilitate your ideal lifestyle. In keeping with that, I’m launching my series on Ideals…. Lifestyle, Business, and making them happen.
I spent many years working in the corporate world, working hard to improve the businesses of those who employed me. Handing over X number of hours/week depending on my job description to people who were willing to pay for those hours. The benefit to the company, and the benefit to me, didn’t go beyond trading time for money.
Then I woke up.
What if I could work when I want, where I want, doing what I want –
and use that to facilitate a truly rewarding life outside of work?
So I made it happen.
You live in a world that allows you to truly choose how your work life looks and how your personal life looks. But as a society we have it backwards – it’s all about finding the job, then we build our lives around it! Huh? FIRST define your Ideal Lifestyle, THEN build your business to facilitate that lifestyle. Sound foreign? It did to me at first, I’m so glad I forced myself to think outside the box!
Stay tuned, we’ll be talking more about YOUR Ideal Lifestyle in the coming weeks.