We’re going to shift gears a little bit today.
Don’t worry, we get into some tangibles today but at the end of the day it’s your mindset that helps you get through the tangibles and start implementing.
I shared a story in the episode that I got from watching a talk given by Elizabeth Gilbert (author of Eat, Pray, Love) on passion. She talked about the fact that she used to ‘preach’ (for lack of a better word) about “finding your passion”. She’d tell people to find their passion and just go do that.
Here’s the problem.
What if you don’t know what you’re passionate about?
It’s a depressing thought to think that what you’re supposed to do doesn’t exist… and that without it you won’t (or can’t) be happy.[Tweet ““Not everyone wants the million dollar goal” @IamJonPerez”]
You Get to Change Your Mind
Gone are the days of thinking you have to find one thing you enjoy doing and then you have to do that for the next 30 years. The idea that you can’t change your mind once you make a decision or start something is ludicrous. If you think about it… it’s kind of strange that our culture decides adults shouldn’t grow, evolve and want to do something new once in a while.
I truly believe we’re hard wired for change and growth.[Tweet “”If I could do this all day long, I would.” @kimdoyal”]
You Have to Make it Worth it
As Jon says, it’s “really easy to lose passion if you’re burning yourself out getting there.” We talked in great length about getting clear on what YOU want to do and why you want to do it. It’s not a luxury to create something you enjoy doing… if you’re going to take the leap and build your own business, a requirement of success is that you enjoy it.
We did a little ‘experiment’ with Jon.
We were talking about goals and how that has shifted for both of us. I used to be very driven by “goals” and would create them constantly. Yet for some reason I didn’t achieve them, even though I felt like I was SO crystal clear on what I wanted (and why I wanted it).
As soon as I let go of the old school method of creating goals (think circa 1992 and all the ‘personal development’ and business goal setting) things started flowing more for me. I didn’t feel as squeezed, I got just as much work done as before but I enjoyed the process more.
To be working full time for himself within 6 months.
Freedom. To have more time with his family, more control of what he did and how he does it. Jon talked about when he wanted to do SureFire (his business) full time and a lot of people in his personal life asked him “what are you doing? go get a job.”
As soon as he had his kids he knew his drive was freedom so he could spend more time with his family.
At the end of the day?
You get to CHOOSE.
It’s supposed to be easy.
When it’s effortless you know you’re on the right path.
Jon also dropped a HUGE nugget on figuring out your hourly rate and lifestyle. If you want to figure out how much you need to be earning to hit your monthly financial goal you need to figure out your daily goal.
But you’re going to have to listen to the episode to get that.
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