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I live the dream lifestyle. iStock_000003910602SmallI have complete control over my time and income and am no longer reliant on a nine to five job and don’t have to answer to a manager. I’m my own boss and get to take time away from my work to be with my family. I’m also lucky enough that my passion is my business, so I love what I do.

This could be you too. I’m a big proponent of the idea that people should take control of their lives and not become a slave to a desk job they don’t enjoy. With the right mindset, anyone can live the life they want, with ultimate freedom of time and money and by working less and earning more.

I changed my mindset, and you can too.

I Recognized a Change was Essential

First, you can’t make a change until you recognize that you need one. If you feel like your job is holding you back from reaching your fullest potential as a professional or that you are so busy with your career that you never have enough time for your family, you know you need to make a change.

That “changing moment” came for me when I realized I wanted to spend more time with my family. I realized that to do that I needed to start my own business and take control of my time and money.

Recognizing that the way things are isn’t working is essential. If you skip this step, you’ll be tempted to give up before you see results and before you have a chance to live that lifestyle you long for.

I Believed there is More to Life

Once you know you need to make a change, you need to believe that you can live a more fulfilling life. Believe that there is more than the job you have outgrown and that it is possible to start your own business, one that has a leveraging component to it, like network marketing, so you can have the ultimate balance between your career and your personal life.

Just to go back to the ‘changing moment’. Unfortunately, it took a tragedy to knock some sense into me and get me to change to my mindset. It was so easy to live in the rat race – and not realize that our treadmill double career path was taking a huge toll on our life. We were both stressed out with moving every couple of years due to my husband’s work as an air force pilot, my demanding career, buying and selling houses in each city and trying to raise a family. All that to say, it made me focus on how much more there is to life.

So, when you believe there’s more to life, you will spark a fire within that gives you ambition and the determination you need. My motto is ‘your future can’t wait, do it now!’

I Approached my Passion Strategically

While your new business and lifestyle will give you more freedom, it will take work to get there. You need to approach your business strategically so it will become a reliable source of income. You need to have a plan for how you will launch your business, market your services and grow so you can increase your income over time.

When I started my business, I did so with purpose. I knew what I wanted to accomplish and what value I could provide for my clients. I also started with a plan for growth and marketing, so I was productive from day one.

Now, as a business coach, I help all kinds of people start businesses with strategic business plans. A plan is essential if you want to start making money right away and lay the foundation for a business that will continue to grow and become more lucrative.

I Set Goals that make me Stretch

Goals are absolutely essential if you want to achieve your dream lifestyle. It’s not enough just to hope things play out the way you want or try different strategies haphazardly. If you do this, you’ll soon find yourself frustrated and ready to give up.

With good goals, you know what you need to strive for to make your dream a reality. Your goals act as a sort of roadmap that leads you to success. But, that’s only the beginning.

I find I’m more successful when my goals make me stretch. When I set goals, I set them a little higher and I strive for results a little sooner. I don’t set impossible goals that I’m never able to achieve, but I set goals that make me work harder for bigger results.

This approach has helped my business grow substantially, and it’s a habit I’ll always stick to as I continue to fulfill my dreams and make my freedom lifestyle a reality.

If you’re interested in learning more about how you can make your dream lifestyle happen, contact me. I would love to sit down with you to formulate a plan that will give you freedom of time and money.

In the meantime, if you’d like my free e-book, 7 Secrets to Your Dream Lifestyle, click here.