First I guess I might need to explain what an “AHA” means. It is the opposite of a “DUH” which means you know what to do and when you hear it mentioned again somewhere you go “DUH” .. I knew I was supposed to do that .. and when I did it I actually got good results but for some reason I stopped.
It amazes me when I have a DUH or see many of my coaching and consulting clients have one.. BUt let’s move on for the purposes of this post and talk about the opposite of a “DUH” which is an “AHA”
“AHA” is a revelation… Like a baby taking those first steps or uttering those first words. When you get an “AHA” real breakthroughs happen for you and your business. Of course there are really only 2 ways to have an “AHA” First is to discover it by being open to new ideas while trying to find solutions to your everyday problems and you then just stumble upon it.The other way is to learn about it and then implement it.
Sounds simple — BUT STOP- How many times do you “learn” something but never implement it? Probably alot I am guessing if you are like most people. So an immediate “take away” here is to always implement and do it quickly..
SO WHAT WAS MY BIG LIFE CHANGING “AHA”? AND WHAT CAN YOU LEARN FROM IT?
For over 30 of my 44 years I worked hard… and I mean really hard. Mostly 7 days a week and 12-14 hours a day. I always designed my personal life around what was happening in my business. As an example I usually only took small 2-3 day vacations and only once or twice a year. Didn’t think I had time for relaxation and certainly no time for exercise or just “hanging out”
I missed being able to watch my 2 kids grow up in their early years. MAN — it hurts just writing all this stuff down. I was burnt out and mostly lived in a constant state of grumpiness. In my mind I justified all of this by saying I am working really hard for my family , to be a good provider, so my kids can have more than I had, so my wife can have nice things… Do you feel that way?
During all of this I had dreams of having the great lifestyle that the money I would earn could provide. I figured I would save enough and then one day when I was old I would just retire and relax. But do you know what the reality is? Most people retire poor meaning they can’t really retire. Go to any grocery store these days or even McDonalds and you will see these ” reitrees ” in their late 60′s 70′s and even 80′s still working. Doing menial, low paying jobs because they HAVE TO !
The other scenario I see are those who really can retire financially but cannot enjoy it due to their physical issues.. No GOLF ! No Travel ! just getting around is an issue and the money doesn’t change the situation!
HERE IS WHAT I DISCOVERED !
You might want to stop right here and brace yourself. It certainly took me a while to embrace and finally implenet this ! READY????
_______________> YOU CAN DESIGN YOUR IDEAL LIFE AND MAKE YOUR BUSINESS WORK TOO <___________
Don’t know how you feel about this but it was a HUGE SHIFT for me. In fact it really changed everything for me mentally and finacially. When I finally I realized I could control my life and not be a ping pong ball that was controlled by my work I became happy.. No Not at first because I didn’t really believe it.
I saw other successful people leading “ideal lifestyles” I invested in Dan Kennedy’s Renegade Millionaire system and read everything I could get my hands on that related to money and wealth. I knew it could be done but didn’t think I could do it.
Remember as a mortgage banker I was taught you need to be accessible 24/7/365/ .. that you were only as good as your last deal. That working evenings and weekends was normal.. etc.etc.
Thru many of the marketing ideas I learned from Dan Kennedy and Bill Glazer I was able to put my marketing on auto -pilot and even create several multi- million dollar businesses that I could run from remote places and that didn’t require my daily involvement.
RESULT: I became a better father, a better husband, a much much happier guy and of course I became a multi – millionaire.
For those of you who don’t me I am not telling you things to boast.. Just not my style .. Nor have i ever felt the need to impress anyone. In fact I really couldn’t give a flying )#$($&* what anyone thinks of me. The reason for mentioning it all is to let you know that it can ( and should) be done.
YOU CAN BUILD YOUR IDEAL LIFESTYLE AND CREATE YOUR BUSINESS TO ACCOMODATE IT !
To Your Next 12 Months,
PS- If you would like to hear my “phenomenon” story go to http://www.brian.in12months.com
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