I won’t be too verbose today. But in the spirit of Independence Day, I wanted to revisit the premise of this blog, which is to strive to get more out of life.
For many successful professionals, once they hit a certain salary point in their careers, it is no longer just about money. In other words, incremental financial reward doesn’t add incrementally as much to their happiness and state of well being. Rather, such professionals start to crave the freedom, flexibility and ability to spend more time with their loved ones and live life on their own terms.
This is also the biggest reason why many entrepreneurs choose to go the internet route. They do this to create a lifestyle that fits their own goals and objectives, not those of someone else such as an employer. This is what is popularly referred to as lifestyle design – to be able to work and live life according to one’s own terms.
There are many rich people in this world, but how many of them have the time to do what they want to do? Many are tied down by shiny golden hand cuffs, while others simply can’t let go because ridiculously large bills have to be paid.
Although I am not advocating quitting your job, establishing a foundation to become job optional at some point, or at least not rely so much on just your job has several benefits which directly impact your physical and emotional well being. This is particularly more critical if you hate what you currently do.
What are YOU doing to work toward your freedom? Have you started contemplating a side business yet that can take you to where you want to be in life? Remember that as you do so to design your business around the lifestyle that you imagine for yourself and your family.
We don’t live to work, we work to live. So doing the right things that support that idealogy feels right to me.
Remember, you don’t have to quit your job to accomplish this. Many have been able to achieve their ideal work and lifestyle combination, including myself, by establishing side gigs while working full time. The important thing is that you get started and continue make gradual progress over time.
What are you doing today to position yourself for the future? If you are one of the few fortunate ones that is perfectly happy and content already and love what you do, congratulations to you and I hope that you continue to feel that way, and may your job always be as secure as it can be, and that you may always be able to do the things you want to do inside and outside the office.
If you are in the United States, belated Happy 4th of July to you and yours! If you are not, enjoy the rest of your week and have a wonderful weekend ahead.Previous: $5,963.41 – My Biggest Google Adsense Earning Check + State of Niche Websites