Have you been waiting your whole life to live the life, and do the things you really want out of life?
Well I’ve got news for you, if that’s what you’re doing, you’re never going to get there.
A lack of urgency leads to complacency and a comfortable life, much like the one I describe here.
So what do you have to do if you want to live out the life of your dreams?
Start. Right. Now
When people sign up for my email list, the first thing I ask them is “describe in detail what your perfect day looks like”. At least once a day, I get someone that responds, and says “I don’t know, I’ve never really thought about it.”
You’ve never thought about it!?!
You’ve never day dreamed about diving in the Maldives, or simply waking up without an alarm clock? If you don’t at least have an idea of what you want to do with your days, then you’ll never be totally happy with your life.
Everything I advocate and teach you on this site will not make you a millionaire. However, it will give you something much more important: time.
If you don’t have a plan for what to do with the time you gain through building a lifestyle business, then you’ll be just as unhappy (and probably more so) than you are right now.
So like I said, how do you start getting closer to the life you want? You start now.
What Does This Look Like?
If you’ve been following me for awhile you know that I have a bit of an affinity for the finer things in life. I joke that due to my affinity for warm climates, golf, and the occasional scotch and cigar, I’m a 70 year old man stuck in 27 year old’s body.
No matter, my dream life involves a lot of travel, golf, and the ability to stay at 5 star hotels and eat at 5 star restaurants.
This isn’t a pipe dream. However, if I wasn’t constantly taking action on doing these things it might feel that way.
Let’s say you want to stay at 5 star hotels and resorts every time you travel, what should you be doing now? Going to 5 star hotels and resorts.
Just because you can’t stay there doesn’t mean you can’t still get much of the same enjoyment. Go have a Bud Light during happy hour in their fanciest bar. Find a nice place on the property with wifi and do your work from there. Get to know some of the employees.
By doing this on a regular basis your constantly reminding yourself that you do belong there, and that this is a goal of yours. If you never go, it will never seem real. By making a habit of going to establishments like this on a regular basis you’re training your subconscious to believe you should be there.
This works with everything.
Do you just want to spend more time with your family and new born at home? At least once a month, just stay home and work. Even if you have to take a vacation or sick day to do it. Stay home, and do your work from there. Start training yourself to believe this is the rule, rather than the exception.
Like traveling? Head out to the closest airport and work from there for a day. It sounds ridiculous, but by constantly immersing yourself in aspects of your dream life, you’re reaffirming the fact that it’s important to you.
Who Is Living the Life You Want?
Do you know someone living out the things you want to do? Spend more time with them, get to know them better. I can’t stress the importance of having a good community to help you towards your goals .
“Just doing it” is how you physically prepare to live your perfect life. However, having a solid community of people to turn to is how you’re going to prepare mentally and emotionally.
Assuming you have similar goals to me, the mental side of things is way more difficult than anything else. I owe this blog more than you know for allowing me to build a supportive community.
If you go back through the posts on this site before October 2009, I was clearly clueless about what I was doing, or rather, clueless about how to get where I was going. The comments on those posts were extremely valuable in making me feel as though I wasn’t alone.
Looking back the best thing I did for myself was integrating myself into the right community and having a couple go to people to look to for support.
When Was the Last Time…
…you lived out any aspect of your perfect day? My guess is it’s been a while. Make a vow to change that this week. Do at least one part of your perfect day:
- Wake up without an alarm
- Spend all day with your family
- Find a veranda and go have coffee on it (a lot of people include this in their perfect day emails!)
- Cook a big dinner with the people close to you
- Work on your small business
Whatever it is start doing more of it on a regular basis. The reality is that while yes, many of the responses I get involve travel, most are simply full of things you could do on a normal Saturday. So start now.
Now, I’ve gotta ask. What does your perfect day look like?
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