Building your business around your lifestyle
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Today I want to cover some insights on why you should build your bu-si-ness around the lifestyle you WANT. Businesspeople are usually busy, but if your business is a reflection of who you are, you save a lot of work-life balance issues. Work will still feel like work, but the difference is that you enjoy the bu-si-ness of it. Work is part of life, just as rest and play are, so we better think about how we want to integrate this aspect in a fulfilling and enjoyable way. When work is something you look up against in the morning, then this should be a sign to start thinking about other ways to earn a living. Imagine yourself looking upon this mountain of work everyday, until the day you die, without feeling the eagerness and thrive to face the challenge, you will be doomed before you reach your pension plan. Without feeling the drive to climb a mountain, we fail in climbing it, and plateau in our lives. Mediocrity is born out of this ignorance of our passions, and to overcome this we need to know against which wall to put our ladders. The ladder, in and of itself, is not that important, it is the wall that matters. Many people argue that it is impossible to become an artist, a writer, a dancer, without dying in trying. People who try are far away ahead of those we never try a thing. In trying lays accomplishment, and this is the first step to organize an income around your desired lifestyle, by simply trying. I argue that it are not the resources that pull the trigger, but your passion and intensity in which you want to do the thing you love. The passion principle can be applied in any occupation. If you feel passion in the sheer joy of doing the thing itself, you can repeat it without much effort. Doing the thing itself gives you the nourishment you need to keep on doing it and incrementally increases your skills and abilities, until a point in which mastery is in sight. This is why building your business around your lifestyle is such a powerful principle. The lifestyle that truly makes you happy is like the foundations of a house. Without the foundation the house will crumble, the foundation, however, will never perish. Your lifestyle is the continuous factor in your being. What you do on a daily basis, makes up your whole future. Therefore, we have to forget about setting goals, but start to think in creating habits.
If your habit is painting, paint. If it is exercising, exercise. There will come a point in which you reach the threshold of exponential returns. The point in which all your hard work pays of by the result of your generosity. The true artist of society knows that his or hers giving will eventually be answered with gratitude, gifts and exchange. Therefore, we have to adopt a long term vision in what our contribution will be for the greater whole of our society. When this vision is known, it is simple matter of working towards it and making it happen.
I just wrote this short story real quickly to get you started in thinking about your life task, work and general vision. If you have any questions with finding out more about yourself, your interest or passions, feel welcome to fill in the form below. The only one who truly know is yourself, but maybe I can help you in being a mirror for self-knowledge.