It’s no secret that entrepreneurialism is the great equalizer. It doesn’t matter what your degree is, your gender or ethnicity, creed or class may be. If you have a product, good, or service and know how to communicate and convey it to people who need, want, and can afford it, then you are in business. If you’ve been following my podcast, newsletter, or blog you know I like to travel and take time off. This May we went to Vegas and now we are taking September off to take our family to Disney, Clear Water, and some surprise adventures.
I’ve been self employed and an entrepreneur for 25 years but only in the past 6-7 years have I’ve been able to travel as much as I wanted to and take as much time off as I wanted to. Why? Every business I had before was dependent upon me being there, me selling, me producing, me calling back, me answering the phone, me, me, me, me… You can make a great living in a lot of different businesses, however not all of them will produce the freedom you may want.
That’s what I found in the music and insurance business. I made really good money in both, but I was tied to the office, the phone, and business. I used to joke but it was more true than I let on, “I didn’t own the business, the business owned me”. The problem with that joke was, it was true, too true!
When I took my business completely online over 8 years and started automating my processes something beautiful happened, FREEDOM. Yes sweet freedom. Now I could still make the money sales will afford anyone who is willing to work hard, but I also was able to enjoy time away from the business that automation and digital marketing brings.
One of my favorite people to listen to is Gary V. If you are in the online marketing space or listen to entrepreneurial podcast like I do then you’ve probably heard of him. He just posted a youtube video that I watched on the cruise this past week that said, “STOP PURSUING PASSIVE AND RESIDUAL INCOME.” WOW!!! Are you kidding me?!? What?!?
I went on to listen to it and I get where he’s coming from. He, like me, gets really tired of listening to these fake online guru’s that claim all you have to have is some magical pill, thrill, lotion, or potion and you never have to work again. That some how money will just start pouring in with no effort. I call this the genie in the bottle complex that so many people have, and I why it makes it easy for some of these charlatans to sell it. Now I totally get calling BS on that and I think that was his intent. HOWEVER!!! Passive and residual income is the only thing you should be working towards in whatever business you are in. If your business doesn’t have these 2 components then you are forever and ever stuck on the crazy train. Your business will go up and it will go down based on your sales performance that day. BUT if you can put a residual and passive income component into your business model then you can EVENTUALLY OVER TIME, and after HARD WORK be able to START building a business that has money coming in on a daily basis without your constant energy being poured into it.
That’s why I love my ELT Membership Package. It gives you all of the tools you need to build passive and residual income. It will allow you to take weeks off at a time and earn $7700 while out in the Caribbean on a cruise. This package is what gives me and hundreds of other entrepreneurs the tools, training, and technology they need to build a profitable online business that will create through time passive and residual income.
Let me be clear. Working for yourself and building a profitable online business is not easy, BUT IT’S WORTH IT!!! No one cares about your well being, your time, your money, your hopes and your dreams more than you do. Every-time you punch a clock, fill out a time sheet, or report to a job you are working to build someone else’s dreams. I did a training on the 5 Laws of Income Growth that if you have not seen you owe it to yourself to check out.
Start working toward a future you own today. Work like no one else today so you can live like no one else tomorrow. I sure am glad I didn’t quit years ago when I was so tempted to. Bankruptcy, almost being homeless, losing a business, and personal betrayal was the life I lived in 2007 – 2009. I was pressed but not crushed, persecuted but not abandoned, struck down, but not destroyed. Don’t give up. You Are Worth More!