I started my business for one reason:
To feel good.
I started my business because it was the quickest path to defining my own daily, monthly, and yearly schedule.
I started my business because it was the best outlet for my creativity -- to no longer be shackled by a micro-managing manager who corrected the way I wrote post-it notes (no joke).
I started my business because I couldn't find a ready-made career that would house my passions, so I made one up.
When I started my business, I thought I was cheating death -- the 9-5 working-for-someone-else death that suffocated most people I know.
I knew the first two years of business would be tough.
I knew that I'd have to sacrifice some of that freedom of schedule so I could take my first clients.
I knew that I'd work my fair share of 12-hour days.
I figured that if I spent two years focused only on my business, my entire life would fall into place.
I'd have lots of money, so...
My relationships would be ideal (As though suddenly I wouldn't get pissed off about dirty dishes).
I'd eat the healthiest green algae-infused foods and show up to 8:00 am yoga classes.
And of course I'd buy fresh flowers at the market every single week.
As it turns out, there's a fuzzy line between "loving what you do" and "becoming a grumpy workaholic".
I started on the happy side of that line...but a few months ago I woke up on the other side.
To be fair...
I think that becoming a workaholic is an inevitable part of the life of an entrepreneur.
Don't beat yourself up about it if you're on that side of the line with me.
It's your responsibility to recognize when you've lost your original spark-- when it's time to feed your non-business-related life, which when nourished, makes it possible to double your income and function at a 4-Hour Work Week level of productivity.
I don't know about you, but I'm not good at that stuff on my own.
I'm more of a businessy workaholic who will work until my eyeballs burn out if I can't think of anything more enticing to do.
And recently, my friend (and entrepreneur) Kylie Patchett has been my go-to guru.
(My eyeballs thank her).
She's constantly reminding me that by taking care of myself, I WILL ACTUALLY MAKE MORE MONEY.
And I want to share some of that good juju with you.
Stop. Close your eyes. Visualize your ideal life.
Where are you?
What are you doing?
How do you spend your day?
How do you feel?
What do you eat?
What's your work day like?
What do you do that's luxurious?
Your answers to these questions are what Kylie would call DESTINATION DELICIOUS.
It's the holistic vision of your entire ideal life-- not just the money-making part of your life. The whol shebang!
It's your family, your soul, your relationships, your environment, your state of mind, your inner peace, your nutrition.
It's all the things you mean to do, are waiting to do "when the time is right".
The time is right now.
Kylie has created a program aptly called DESTINATION DELICIOUS to teach you how to live your ideal daily life right now.
You might want to know that...
- For the first 48 hours, Kylie is giving away some rad swag that includes...
- 2 full scholarships to the program
- 2 half scholarships to the program
- an iPad...seriously.
Lots of love,