Rat Race or Life at Your Pace?

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Nice title…but do you REALLY REALLY want to get out of the rat race?

The success rate of people actually meeting their financial freedom goals is very low.  In fact, according to the new interagency report,  Older Americans 2000: Key indicators of wellbeing, only 1 % of the population is wealthy!   Shocking, but true.  And, these are the stats in a good economy!

Are you really willing to do what it takes?  So many people say they want to have a better life, be financially free or just have more money to do the things they want to do but they never DO anything about it.  The point in my blog today is about asking yourself  what you really want and what you will do to get it.  Hopefully, my story will trigger something in you to move towards getting out of the rat race and living life at your pace.

Recently, one of my Evolv team members shared that she finds it hard to make time for her side business, working at it approximately 10 hours/week after her day job.  Filled with frustration, all she wanted to do was give up.  And, it was the first month in!

I related my story to her and how I did it – working full-time as a Sales Trainer/ Recruiter for a Retail Store Group overseeing 150 employees, long hours, travel, etc., but I still managed to fit in 10 hours a week on my financial freedom plan.   With my proven system and 1st year plan, I earned enough income from my side business to invest in my first rental property.  The third year plan, was to have at least 5 properties.  I exceeded my expectations with 6 properties in 3 yrs and nine in less than 5 years.  The best part was that I paid off my entire mortgage on my personal home and doubled my net worth!  So what does it take to move towards your financial freedom goal?

Number one – Your Vision.  What do you want your life to look like?  Can you see yourself totally free from stress, living life on your terms?  Start a vision board and have it in front of you everyday.

Number two – Your Mission.  Why do you want this?  What is it that makes you wake up early to get it done?  Far too often, people want instant gratification. They give up and are not willing to wait for results to actually come to fruition.  My vision was to get out of the rat race and live off residual income, so I could work on my life plan and make a huge difference in the world.  I believe in the team concept, so I studied and embraced the network marketing model.  This industry is phenomenal because it fosters growth in people, rewards financially, creates a sense of community and moves everyone to being part of something bigger than themselves.

Number three – Your System.  How are you running your business daily, weekly, monthly (even if it is part time)?  The system is the key to you being more effective and efficient in the time frame you have to work on your business.  The system keeps you accountable to your goals and keeps your schedule organized and on track.

Good news for my new Evolv team member!  She decided to stay in the game after we did some daily/weekly coaching and worked on these 3 key factors.  She is now on the path to reaching her financial freedom goals.

BTW – I am offering FREE 30 minute coaching calls.  You don’t have to be on my Evolv team to take advantage of this FREE offer.  In fact, I  promise, you will find it very worthwhile. And, the best part, there are no strings attached nor any sales pitches!  It’s just my way of giving back.  Feel free to reach out to me at dm@www.deborahmacdonald.com

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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