Overcoming Adversity Changed My Mindset

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I can say now, after going through much adversity and changing my mindset, I’m where I want to be in my life – working from home and having the flexibility and freedom that I was looking for in a dream lifestyle. Overcoming adversity in my life, changed my mindset for the good!  

This could be you, too.  With the right mindset, you can live the life you want, with ultimate freedom of time, money, and the choice to do what you want, when you want. 

Change Has To Happen

You have to first recognize that your current state of affairs just isn’t working.  If you skip this step, you’ll be tempted to give up before you see results and have a chance to live that lifestyle you long for.

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 or that you are so busy with your career that you never have enough time for your family, you need to make a change.

That pivotal moment came for me when I realized I wanted to spend more time with my family. I knew that to do that, I would need to start my own business and take control of my time and money.

Unfortunately, It Took A Tragedy To Knock Sense Into Me

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 lives. We were both stressed out with moving every couple of years due to my husband’s work as an air force pilot, buying and selling houses in each city, my demanding career, and trying to raise a family. 

But then, the worst thing happened.  As I was about to give birth to our 2nd child, complications developed and we lost our baby girl.  This was the most devastating time in my life, with many years of grieving.  When I look at things now, I’m grateful that I was able to deal with that level of adversity, because now I can help others with their difficulties. 

Believe There Is More

The adversity that I faced, made me focus on how much more there is to life.  If you know you need to make a change, you need to believe that you can lead 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. 

That is exactly why I chose a business that has a leveraging component to it, like network marketing, that I built on the side of my day job.  It gave me the ultimate flexibility and freedom to live life on my terms. 

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!’

Start With A Strategy

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 for it to become a reliable, residual type of income. 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.

Set Goals That Make You Reach

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 to try different strategies haphazardly. If you do this, you’ll soon find yourself frustrated and ready to give up.

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

I find I’m more successful when my goals make me reach.  When I set goals, I set them a little higher and strive for results a little sooner. I don’t set impossible goals, but I set goals that make me work harder for bigger results. This approach has helped my business grow to record highs, 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.


About the author 

Deborah MacDonald

After almost 25 years as an entrepreneur, I continue to grow my business, my passive income streams and my wealth. And now I mentor others on their wealth journeys by teaching them how to fund their own freedom lifestyle.

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