If you desire to work less than 40 hours a week yet still make a significant contribution to the world (and make good money) does that mean you’re just in it for the money?
So says a big player in the coaching and online business field in a recent blog post.
I read her words and was pretty shocked.
She said the lifestyle business/work less deal is a “lie.”
She then went on to give examples of 6 successful people who work their asses off all in the name of their craft and contribution to the world. Five of those examples were men.
With all due respect to the successful woman who wrote this piece, I disagree with her opinion.
Here’s why …
When I left my well-paid corporate life it had nothing to do with the money and everything to do with me losing myself in working too much in an environment that wasn’t for me. Thoughts about work occupied too much space in my brain. I had anxiety pretty much every day, sometimes escalating to panic attacks.
It had become unhealthy and unsustainable to live that way.
I didn’t have children yet but knew I wanted them. I also knew that I couldn’t be the kind of mother I wanted to be while working 40 hours a week. Too many hours of work for me is like too many drinks of alcohol.
It’s toxic to my system.
I know this about myself.
I simply wanted another kind of life where I can design my schedule MY way, giving time to my family AND my work AND my soul AND to hobbies that have NOTHING to do with my work.
When I started my business, I decided to build it that way from the start. And still today I’ve stuck to my original concept working 3 – 4 days a week while my 2 sons are in school and my daughter is in daycare.
My business generates a healthy six figures in revenue and is growing every year.
The message that you have to work SO much just to qualify as a “success” is dangerous for women – especially mothers – who can’t and don’t want to work this way.
I can’t tell you the number of women who have come to me with admissions that they’ve tried to work as hard as some of the “gurus” tell them they have to only to wind up sick, tired and broken.
Do you really think that working yourself into the ground is worth it?
You are enough.
You can create a beautiful, powerful body of work while still desiring to work 15, 20 or 30 hours a week. And if you want to work more than that or less than that? That’s okay too.
YOU GET TO CHOOSE.
And you’re still a good person either way.
That’s why I love this field of online business SO much. You can design it to YOUR liking.
You simply need to know what you’re doing so that the hours you ARE spending working ON and IN your business are spent wisely.
When I start coaching my clients, we look there first … because usually they are wasting a lot of precious energy.
I give my crew a foundation of systems and sacred self-care. Once this is in place, you can skyrocket to sustainable success.
How confident are you in your 2015 plan?
Do you have one?
Tired of “trying” to grow your business and platform all by yourself?
“Do or do not. There is no try.”
It’s time to commit to being ALL IN in your biz.
I’ve built my business on a foundation of freedom, fun, flexibility, soulful marketing and rock-solid systems that allow me to make more (impact, money, art) while working less.
I’m proud of this!
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I’ve seen what happens when women invest at levels that, quite frankly, scare them.
They STEP UP like you wouldn’t believe.
They transform right before my eyes.
Simply: they become who they are meant to be.
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It would be my honor to help you grow.
PS – I won’t be working with private clients outside of the Business Adventure School in 2015. I’m being called to write another book, teach on a larger scale, optimize what I’ve already created in my biz, and simply ENJOY my life and family. Honestly, it feels SO good to have made this decision as I feel so FREE and FOCUSED.
Check out what we’ve created for you in this 12-month deep-dive, game-changing mastermind and biz training experience. It’s such a powerful place to be! You’ll get results. It’s that simple. (FYI – There are 4 remaining spots in the program with 1:1 access to me.)
P.P.S. Yes, it’s normal to feel scared when deciding to go ALL IN. It’s part of the deal of being ALIVE.