“The secret to happiness is freedom & the secret to freedom is COURAGE!”
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you may know that a few years ago I was having a hard time in my J.O.B. I was struggling with the lack of freedom I was given. The lack of trust. I was struggling because they kept cutting my income but wanting more work/results from me to make up for them removing some accounts. I found myself resentful, angry, sad, depressed, and more than anything I had really started to doubt my own worth and abilities.
Now for anyone that knows me, this is huge, because I have always had a healthy self-esteem, and my whole world was being rocked. I struggled through it for a few years, thinking I could work myself through the feelings, and most importantly, I didn’t want to allow someone else to control my life, or who I was. Turns out, after I spent some time trying to figure it out, that I WAS in control of my life and that’s when I decided I was going to take a new path and that path was leaving there!
It has been a little over a year now since I left…and to be 100% honest with you, there have been times when the grass wasn’t greener on the other side. What I mean by that is I had to take a big pay cut (which meant less shopping for me), I am working with my amazing husband (at first a little challenging), I had to learn a complete new way of life, new business, new ways of approaching clients, I launched a podcast and ended that same podcast, and so many more lessons…
Here’s what I have learned – I cherish the freedom that my new role has given me. I AM the boss, so I workout every morning and feel amazing about my health and my body. I am able to go on vacation and not worry at all about work, because we have a team fo people that take care of the day to day stuff for us while we travel – and I LOVE TO TRAVEL! I have spent so much more time with my kids – before Canyon left on his mission I was able to be with him a lot, shopping for the things he needed, bonding, and just loving on him. Reiken and Jack get their lunch made every day (because I’m not so drained at the end of the day that I forget), I have been able to volunteer at my kids schools, I am able to be there when they need me and I feel like I am the present Mum I always wanted to be.
The most important lesson that I have learned is that I love to be able to control what I do, when I do it and how much money I make. I have found that a home/work balance is something that is vital in my life, and even though I thought I had it before…I didn’t!
Owning your own business can be stressful, but it is also really freeing – especially when you can create streams of passive income! So that’s what I wanted to talk about today…how to create passive income and why it is the future.
As Brandon and I navigate our business which I love with all my heart because I know we are truly helping people become the best versions of themselves, we have seen a lot of people that have created the life that checks off every one of those questions I asked above…
Of course I had to do some research and find out how I could do the same…so that’s what I did.
I know what you’re probably thinking “if it sounds too good to be true it probably is”…well, let me tell you, you’re not alone – I have had those thoughts my entire life because I have seen people get involved with schemes, businesses and ideas that have required a lot of effort with little to no pay off…The difference here is that I KNOW people that have made this work – and they make it work every day.
I have always considered myself a smart business woman. I have never been afraid to try new things. I have never been afraid of falling because I know I’ll pick myself up. But I have also never really taken risks that have jeopardized my lifestyle or my family, so I would never expect anyone else to do that. That’s why I realized that if I want to have the balance and freedom I really want in my life comes from taking a chance on something that can provide a RESIDUAL income for me…doesn’t mean I don’t have to work, just means that I want to have the security of knowing that I can take vacations and spend time with my family without guilt.
Ultimately I want to be a HUMAN BEING instead of a HUMAN DOING…
Are you with me?
You’re going to want to check in over the next few weeks to see what I am doing to create that residual income…
Want to find out what working hard for YOUR dreams could look like (I’ll give you a clue, the work you put in determines your success)…just click the picture below!