Are you one of millions, slogging to work each day – rain or shine? Do you put in eight hours a day, forty hours a week, fifty weeks out of the year? Are you sick of it?
Many folks are simply fed up with the 9 to 5 grind and are looking for a way out. And there’s hope! You don’t have to be a millionaire to start building the life you’re dreaming of. Lifestyle design is the little-known, and often misunderstood cure for the traditional career.
Lifestyle design is often touted (somewhat foolishly) as an opportunity to live a rock star lifestyle. The true concept, however, is much more down-to-earth. You may not be interested in jet-setting or living some lavish lifestyle. Lifestyle design is more than that. It’s about living the life you want to live, and having the freedom to pursue your true passions.
But is it worth taking the leap? You have to pay the bills, care for your family, and put food on the table. Why take the risk?
1. Earning Potential
In a traditional job, your income is capped by either your salary or your hourly wage. No matter how hard you work, or how many hours you put in, your income is always limited by your set salary or wages. By breaking out of that 9 to 5 job, you unleash massive earning potential. You can work smarter, rather than longer, and make much more money than you would have imagined possible.
2. Healthy Lifestyle
Sitting locked behind a computer screen every day is absolutely detrimental to your health. From back problems to nerve and muscle deterioration to eye strain, the traditional 9 to 5 will take years off your life. Rather than spending your healthiest years stuck behind a desk, lifestyle design can set you free to spend those years pursuing your dreams and passions while you have the energy to enjoy them.
3. The Retirement Scam
So many folks struggle along day after day, holding out for that golden ticket of retirement. The sad truth is that very few people can ever afford to stop working altogether. Rather than spending your golden years enjoying your passions and chasing those delayed dreams, you may end up struggling in a low-income job just to keep soul and body together. Even corporate retirement packages are dwindling, and many have been left with little to nothing after a 30-year career. By escaping the 9 to 5 you can start today experiencing the world, chasing your dreams, and living your passions.
Get off the treadmill
This might seem like a silly fantasy, almost too good to be true. The fact is, lifestyle design is workable and realistic – and more and more people are making it happen. There are some simple steps that you can take to start living that life today:
- Learn to communicate. Communication skills are key to achieving freedom from the 9-5. Communication is the most vital skill in today’s economy, and will provide a broad spectrum of business opportunities if you can do it effectively. Focus on being a “professional communicator.”
- Risk it. It’s scary to leave the security of a 9-5. With no “guaranteed” paycheck, the leap to go freelance, or to set up a new business can seem like a foolish risk. Realize, though, that taking the leap allows you to take your future into your own hands. If there is potential for a large reward, a large risk is worth it.
- Go Mobile. If you want the freedom to travel, you’ll need a mobile business platform – a collection of tools that are needed to run your business. It’s the technology and business management necessary to keep your business running from anywhere.
- Outsource. You don’t necessarily have to be making a product to have a business. There is likely already someone offering whatever it is you want to sell – all you need to do is connect with them. Be the one who connects the consumer with the producer.
Start today! Develop the skills, take the steps, and make your plans. You CAN escape the drudgery of a 9-5. You CAN achieve freedom. The question is, how much do you want it?