A lot of people ask me about this path to financial freedom and how to follow your passions. They see how happy I am and say I’m lucky to live this lifestyle.
It is absolutely amazing to be an entrepreneur and own your own time. However so many people want things but they’re not willing to work towards those things.
My ability to chill on Monday morning at 11am is because I work the entire weekend. I work from 8am-8pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
What people don’t understand is you get rewarded in public for what you practice and sacrifice in private.
If you’re working hard every day from morning to evening then you get to the point where you get to enjoy having Monday morning off for a few hours.
But if we live expecting everything around us to change all the time then we’re constantly controlled by external forces.
There’s no confidence in that. Self-confidence comes from your ability to acknowledge, reward and recognise yourself.
If your life isn’t where you want it to be it’s your fault.
If it is where you want it to be it’s also your fault.
When you have undying persistence and determination nothing can stop you.
Think about a baby. A baby first learns to crawl before they walk. How many parents have you heard say, “Listen Jimmy you’ve tried this walking thing three times already. You’re embarrassing yourself. Don’t try walking it’s not for you.” What parent would say that?
What they say is, “Jimmy keep trying you’re almost there. I’m proud of you.” With that ongoing encouragement the baby tries and eventually walks.
I’m invested in a lot of opportunities and I’m not sure if all will work out. However persevering through obstacles builds strength and courage you never knew you had. You gain insight.
That’s what life is about for me. It’s not always about the money.
It’s about who I become as a person.
If you don’t like something, either make a change in your behaviour, your perception or how you approach it.
Keep on changing the game.
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