Howdy, A:R Nation!
I wanted to share with you something super insightful I picked up from a recent coaching call.
Although the call was about affiliate marketing, this question was of agnostic application.
We got to discussing why each one of us is building this online business, because we all have reasons why we do stuff.
The coach took a step back and asked us, "are we building a lifestyle around our business, or are we building a business around our lifestyle?"
It was a profound question to me.
People who are working jobs tell the brick-and-mortar or service-based business owner, "you're lucky. You have the freedom to do what you want, when you want."
The business owner tells the online e-com business owner, "you're lucky. You have the freedom to do what you want, when you want."
The e-com business owner tells the course creator, "you're lucky. You have the freedom to do what you want, when you want."
In all these cases, regardless of the structure of the business, many business owners live in this world where they have to build a lifestyle around their business.
I know that's a fact for me.
Clients wanting 24/7 access. Having to drop everything I'm doing to appear for an Emergency Order to Show Cause. Not taking risks in my video marketing because of a law license to maintain.
I've had to build my lifestyle around my business, and that stops now.
Have you ever thought about the things you've got going on in your life? Are they built around your lifestyle, or have you had to craft your lifestyle around those things?
It's hard to make choices in full service of our lifestyle if we've never given it thought.
I'm giving you the space to do so here.
What would your ideal day look like? This is the Adulthood:Revisited podcast.
I dunno about y'all, but in the last few years I've been trying to figure who I am.
I've asked myself who am I as a person, as a man, as a partner in relationship, who am I in business.
I wonder if who I am is really who I want to be
If not, when did it change, and what can I do to tap into who I really want to be.
If you've asked yourself questions like these, then I invite you to join me on this journey, Adulthood: Revisited.