Yeah, I’m talking to you. The guy (or girl) sitting in your comfy office, with your sexy 401k plan and that fat raise you’ll be getting in July now that the economy is picking up again.
Perhaps from time to time you’ve thought about how great it would be to be working from a beach on a Tahitian island?
Maybe you just want to sit at home in nothing but your boxers and spend a whole day without having to shower.
Yeah, you aren’t cut out for this life.
While working from your laptop on a beach with a cute little umbrella drink in hand, may seem like a dream come true, did you stop to think about the heat that comes along with working in a tropical paradise? How about the mosquitoes and the sand that sticks to every inch of your sweaty body? What about the fact that the glare off your screen is so bad that not even your fake Ray Ban’s are dark enough to allow you to get any work done? But at least you have a blazingly fast 128k internet connection; not even quick enough to download your favorite You Tube videos.
Nah, you aren’t cut out for the reality of the location independent entrepreneur’s life.
But what about the freedom to not have to show up at your office Monday through Friday at 7:30 am?
Oh right that. Yeah that’s awesome. To go from working a comfortable 40 hours a week to 60 or more? What about the fact that you can’t enjoy an evening out with friends because there are so many pressing projects that are consistently on the forefront of your brain. And weekends? HA, who needs weekends! I hope you don’t like those.
Like I said, you aren’t cut out for the location independent entrepreneur’s lifestyle.
But wait, what about the freedom to travel where ever you want, whenever the feeling hits? Oh yeah that’s pretty great. But did you stop to think for a minute that while you are building your business you will be broke? Burning through savings and racking up credit card debt just to scrape by. Being able to travel is nice, you know, except for when you can’t afford a plane ticket. But hey at least you can put “entrepreneur” on that business card of yours!
Keep your desk job, this life ain’t for you.
And how could we forget the best part? The prospect to sell it all and become a millionaire in the process!
That surely makes everything worth it! Lucky for you 97% of all businesses fail in the first five years (and 58% of all statistics are made up on the spot). Ok well maybe you won’t become a millionaire, but at least you’ll be able to make enough to get by. Right? Well, how much are you making now? What would you deem a “livable salary”? Once you factor in taxes, loans, health insurance and the cost of all of those plane tickets to support your jet set life, you can’t have to make that much to get by.
Keep the cushy desk job, this isn’t the life for you…
…Or is it?
Why would anyone want this life? The answer is simple: Freedom. Take the control of your life out of your employers hands and put it back in your own.
Questions will be answered. Uncertainty overcome. The life of your dreams enabled.
Well, that is, if you are cut out for it.