Have you ever stopped and taken a moment to think “Why do you work?”. Probably.
But have you gone further then “well I have bills to pay, family to feed, and a car to fuel.”?
I used to work because I had to.
I had no plan with my job except work more, work hard and see where it will take me. My friends and family told me “keep working hard and you will be successful!”. My boss said “great work today!” and every day. Talked about the future and learning new tasks with new responsibilities, but it kept getting put off. Until I realized that I had done it all wrong.
I didn’t work for myself, I worked for others.
Now I work, because I want to!
I’m still at the same job, and have taken up another.
How is it possible that I want to work now and what changed?
Because I’ve realized what work can do for you, if you give it your all. Now I’m eager to work even though at times a 12 hour shift might be a bit much, I still put out 100% energy and focus. Whenever I feel it slip, I take a calming breath and remind myself that I’ve lost focus. That I’m thinking of the future (“I want out and do something else”) and that’s fine. I Just take a deep calm breath and come back to this present moment. And it’s suddenly already better. I feel more calm, more focused and at ease. What changed a breath ago?
I was thinking of the past or the future.
- Think back last time you were really stressed, what was your reason for stress?
- Was it because you haven’t taken the necessary steps towards your problem or desire?
- Have you tried to fix it and haven’t had enough persistence to see your gains yet?
Once you know why you are stressed, make a plan and build a habit to resolve it. Keep doing it. Now you don’t have to worry about your stress, because given enough time you will resolve it and it will disappear.
And then you can be in the moment and solely focus on this single task you are doing right now. Feel that razor sharp focus to only think of this one task you want to complete and the joy it brings. You will increase your capacity to work more calmly, get more things done and feel more at peace with yourself.
How do you make money doing what you love?
You position yourself to earn money doing what you love.
Some have come a long way to position them self for that transition and can do it easily. While others need a bit more work to do. Don’t feel discouraged, feel joy and gratitude! Because now you are on your path to achieve your desire.
How do you position yourself for success?
- Work calmly at your job
- Save at least 10%
- Go to the gym three times a week
- Take care of your family
- Work after hours on your desire
Make a business plan and don’t worry on making money from day one. Given enough time as you produce great work and content, it will be rewarded. Make some money along the way. Sell some of your work on craigs list or to friends. Find others like minded people and see what they are doing to make money. The money you’ve saved up, will help you when you are about to transition from part time to full time working with your desire.
For example I know that by the habit of saving at least 10% of my income for future business plans or investing, given time it will become a substantial amount of money. If you manage to save $150 dollars a month, in six months you have $900 dollars! That could be one months buffer to work full time on your desire. Or if you have managed to get some money along the way, maybe three months or more to cover living expenses and food.
and once you regularly save 10%, you will magically find other ways to cut spending or create more earnings. It gets easier to increase that to 20%, then 25% and then perhaps 30% or more!
Your mindset shifts and see all kinds of solutions to what was at first a huge deal, but now it’s simple.
Two years ago I was seriously considering going into consumer debt to buy a new laptop. I wanted that instant gratification without having to work for it. In the end I told myself “No, I will buy it when I can afford it.” This month I save an equal amount I previously couldn’t afford two years ago and earlier this year I bought my laptop in cash. -Johan
Hit the gym three times a week!
It will help you focus on your family, desire and job. You will build a stronger mind and body. By putting your body under stress by lifting heavy weights it releases many chemicals and hormones in your body.
Your mind improves: With better focus, calmer attitude, being able to handle stress easier, more assertive, gain more confidence and become happier.
Your body gets stronger: You get better posture, develop better body control, better balance, build muscle, increase your testosterone and increase your sex appeal.
Beware at first it might be really fun! And then become tedious with little gains to show for your hard work. Just persist and keep working because what you perceive now as your reality is false. You are working on skills that take a lot of time to develop. And to make a living on your desire you often have to learn multiple skills at once that you never thought about before. It’s though, but it’s worth it! Because once your starting to put all the small things together, new habits and different skills you’ve learned, you’ll start to see huge results and massive success over a short period of time.
And when you have gotten this far you start to look over the trees and see the whole forest. You are now apart of a small minority of people that live an awesome life and about to make a living on your desire.
You will reach it given enough time.