Ahhhh… At home freedom. Sounds great, doesn’t it? The truth of the matter is that now more than ever people are desperate for a lifestyle change, especially one that allows them to have freedom of time, finance and location. I mean, who doesn’t want more time to do what they want? Who doesn’t have dreams of one day being free of debt or being able to travel this (still beautiful) planet without worrying about financial or career restraints? I do.
Every fu**ing day.
But here’s the problem: 80% of people who have these desires for change and prosperity spend most of their time thinking about an ideal lifestyle, but if you’re constantly thinking and reading about it – when will you actually have time to do it? Here’s an example of what I’m talking about:
Everyday after work, for the last 2 years, Joe Blow comes home and turns on his computer. He goes to the money making forums to check the action on his favorite threads. He’s always the first to order the latest “cash cow” hard copy from some guru-schmuck on Amazon.
He spends at least 3 hours a night absorbing methods and reading what other people have done/are doing. He hates his job. He can’t sleep at night and for the last 2 years he’s been waiting for his time to come.
The at home freedom. It’s gotta be out there, somewhere…
I don’t want to pull your pants down, but I’m sure some of you reading this fall into Joe’s scenario quite comfortably. You’re so caught up in the “idea” of the dream that you’ve accomplished very little towards actually making it a reality.
I get emails all the time from people asking me how they should get started with this, or if I have any suggestions for that. To be honest, most of the questions I receive can and have been answered 3743 times elsewhere online, but for some reason they assume I might reveal an untold truth – which is fair enough. And almost everytime I end with the same thing, “The best advice I can give you is to just write down your goals, the steps required to achieive them, and start doing the necessary actions to complete these steps little by little. Stick with it, and before you know it you’ll be where you want to be.”
I can’t stress this enough.
You have to start DOING. Once you start DOING you have to KEEP DOING. If it isn’t working, figure out why and DO IT DIFFERENTLY. Stop thinking, start DOING and fucking stick with it! Success is inevitable.
Let’s take me for example… Back in October I was not seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. I had been out of work and struggling to make ends online for over 4 months. My bills were past due, we were eating like shit and though I made a few bucks flipping websites, it was not coming together.
I was about to sell this blog, cash out and call it a day.
9 months later, in April to be exact, I cleared almost $4000 in profit, which enabled me to pay for a nice 1 week vacation to Vancouver – in cash – with enough money in the pocket to live like royalty for a week and get drunk with the SuiteJ clan.
Still waiting for the video footage.
Back in October I was spending way too much time thinking about how I should be doing things, instead of actually doing them, making mistakes, and doing them better. I was caught up with the success of those around me, instead of enjoying my own small victories.
Anyways – I really hope you guys get what I’m saying here. Anyone can do anything. I don’t care if you have a mortgage, 7 kids, 3 husbands and a midget housecleaner who you pay in peanuts and paint chips; the real at home freedom is there for the taking. Spend less time fucking around on Twitter and more time working on your goals. If you aren’t sweating then you’re doing something wrong.
I’m not kidding!
Assess your scenario. Write shit down. Develop the steps needed to accomplish them and DO IT. Whether it’s making $100 a day passively through a network of Adsense blogs – do it! If you want to flip websites for cash and be a pyjama pimp like me – do it! There is nothing stopping you but you.
I know I’m ranting, but so what. It’s the truth and you know it.