You know, I’m sick of it! Sick. Sick. Sick!
I am sick of all those coaches out there who say that success is a 6-figure income. Never mind that many of those coaches promising to help you grow a 6-figure, or even7-figure business are not making a 6-figure annual income. That suggests their methods will not deliver the high-income dream they promise. But my Cherry Bomb today is not about their phony methods, it’s about that 6-figure goal.
Sure, money can be a way to get that life, but – trust me – it’s not the ONLY way.
It’s not that I’m anti-money. (Believe me, I am surely not!) I think that smart business leaders should be making that kind of money. (And I can tell you one thing these smart business leaders have in common is a plan!)
But when money is the main goal for a lifestyle entrepreneur, I’ve seen many people move further away from the life they wanted, because they get caught up in the pursuit of money for its own sake. (After all, the goal of a lifestyle entrepreneur is to have a LIFE!)
Remember, many of those business owners boasting hundreds of thousands of dollars income every year, are really talking about their gross revenue not their net income. After they have paid their staff, and all their other business costs, they don’t have that much money left. And many have 6-figure debts to deal with, because they borrowed so much chasing the dream of easy money. If you are drowning in debt, you are not free to live the life you want.
I know some 6-figure + business owners who work more than 60, 70 or even 80 hours a week. Is that really freedom? Are you really in control of your life, or have you become a slave to money?
Many of us started our businesses in order to have more control. We want the freedom to not work so hard and to dictate our own hours of operation. We want the flexibility to incorporate what we love in our lives – whether it’s travel, more time with family, etc.
I’ve created my business in a way to create my own freedom lifestyle:
- I work only about 25-27 hours a week
- I get to take off time for many vacations with my family.
- I am there for my girls when they get on the bus for school and off the bus at day’s end.
- I run a completely debt-free business. I don’t use credit cards to finance anything in my business.
Of course, this is MY lifestyle which works for me right now. When my circumstances change (like the girls getting older), then I can revamp my business to accommodate my new choices in freedom.
Do you know what your goal in business is? Remember, money is never the ultimate goal, it is just one tool to help get to that goal. If you don’t know your goal you are more likely to be unhappy in your business.
And if you are looking for as better pathway to freedom and success in your business and life, I am proud to announce that will host my first (ever) live experience next year. Why do I call it an “experience”, not just an event? Because I promise you this is different than the typical live event. Business CHARM School is a workshop, not a ‘pitchfest’. You will come out of it with workable plans and programs that will boost your business, not a list of things you should buy.
You will learn from me how to:
- create your business around your lifestyle goals
- become debt free in your business in 5 steps
- plan your marketing in advanced for the best results
- and much, much more
In a little while, I’ll be announcing all the details.
However, I’m a planner by nature. (I mean, I am announcing my event a year out – how many people do you know do that?!?) So I like rewarding people who plan too. That’s why if you get on my priority list at http://BusinessCharmSchool.com, I’ll make sure you’ll get exclusive discounts to the experience, more opportunities to interact with me before and after the event, and additional bonuses along the way. So visit http://BusinessCharmSchool.com and check out the fun video (for a chuckle) and sign up today.