How One Moment Can Change Everything!
There's something pivotal that happened to me this past weekend and it revolves around the picture (below).
First of all, to fill you in on this picture, this is a pastel chalk drawing that my daughter who, let me remind you, is 5 1/2 years old, did in her very first art class.
Proud mama? Yes.
But I'm not just showing off her seemingly innate talent for art at such a young age. (Because that's pretty freaking good, don't you think?)
No, that piece of art actually opened a door for me in understanding what is truly important...and what isn't.
What is important? Following your bliss.
What isn't important? All the crap that you don't want to be doing with your life right now...which you're probably doing right now!
Did You Know...
You're Probably on the Wrong Path in Your Life?
I spend every waking hour making sure my daughter is well prepared for her many years of adulthood ahead of her from financial stability to education to being street smart to understanding how to rely on herself (instead of a man) and everything in between.
I think in a seminar one time I mentioned that my main goal was to provide financial stability for my daughter (and yes, even spoil her) because of a couple of different reasons:
1) I had nothing growing up and now, to this day, I have "issues" feeling like I deserve anything. Yes, even still! Those doubts never go away no matter how successful you become, unfortunately. (You can take the girl out of the south side of Chicago but you can't take the south side of Chicago out of the girl.) So, I want her to not only believe but to know (without any doubt) that she deserves whatever she wants in life. That will go a long way for her.
2) I want her to have the ability to follow her dreams. I mentioned in a seminar to my students that none of us really know why we're here until we get rolling with some type of momentum, age a little, grow wise (or not), and live a little. I also mentioned that, even though I spoil my daughter and have tried my best to make things easy for her, maybe it's so she can spend her life creating watercolor paintings by the sea...or whatever she wants to do.
Little did I know that I truly had a little artist on my hands.
I have this beautiful little spirit that decided to come to me when I though I had a purpose...and realized that I didn't have a life at all before she arrived.
My job is to help guide her.
And I would be a complete liar if I told her that it was okay to waste her life away doing something that she hates...for money.
But telling somebody something is different than demonstratingsomething to someone. People can only believe you when you show that you are walking the walk instead of just talking about it.
This is why I divorced her deadbeat father. I couldn't realistically tell the girl to become independent and that it's unacceptable to schlep a deadbeat guy around through life when that's exactly what I was doing with her dad.
So, gone he went.
Now we're at a new crossroads because I have a disparity I must balance for both her and myself.
I love writing. But I also love being an entrepreneur which includes training/teaching people awesome life-changing stuff.
So...what does one do?
I don't know. I'll let you know when I fully figure it out.
Here's what I'd like to do:
1) Spend more time with my daughter while working fewer hours; practice the 80/20 Rule (doing the 20% that gets my my 80% in results instead of the other way around).
2) Pursue certain dreams that I've had on the back burner for a couple of decades already. (Time really does fly, doesn't it?)
The good news: I can do both because I've created the Aggressive Income that I need to do whatever the hell I want to do without being "tied down" anymore.
But...enough about me. Let's talk about you!
You probably haven't felt like you've been on the "right path" for some time now and it's time for you to make some critical decisions!
Time to change all that.
No, it's not going to be as simple as winning $100 million in the lottery and sailing off into the sunset. Although I really do wish that was the case.
But it'll be just as good, if not better, because you earned it.
What's the plan to get you on the "right path"?
Well, first of all, I don't know what your "right path" is. But finding it (and ultimately walking down it) is a whole hell of a lot easier when you're not worried about paying bills and putting food on the table.
Especially when you'll only need to "work" about 20 hours a week to do all that.
The rest of the time can be figuring out what you want to do "when you grow up."
This is what I'm already doing now. I'm not working my full schedule anymore and I'm "cracking down" on all my dreams that I thought evaded me when it turns out...I've been evading my dreams.
And it's a lot easier to pursue your bliss and dreams when you have boatloads of money coming in while working part time.
This is the key of what I'll be talking about at my Underground Secret Event on March 7th and 8th in Los Angeles.
Basically, in a nutshell, how to finally become free.
Free of a sh** job. Free of a sh** life.
Free to live the life you want on your terms without an alarm clock, without freeway traffic, without co-workers that make you fantasize about committing homicide (or maybe you did that on the freeway on your way to work), and without ever having to worry about making another mortgage payment on time again.
That's what I call "free," ladies and gentlemen!
See you at the top!