Internet Marketing fits round my life. A lot of marketers seem to operate the other way around though.
I’m not saying they’re wrong – I’m the wrong person to judge anyone else about any aspect of their life. But is there a real difference between a million in the bank and ten million in terms of lifestyle?
Maybe there is – It all depends on what you want.
I think enjoying my life and my family before I’m wobbling round on a walking stick with various bags, tubes and bottles attached to my ageing body should be a priority. ‘Do it while you can’ is a bit of a motto for me!
Then again my idea of fun might not be the same as yours.
Here’s what I’ve just been doing….
Now Scotland is hardly Barbados, espcecially in late September / early October but I try to get afloat at every possible chance so I was happy as a pig in muck as my Gran used to say (although she didn’t say muck!)
The big hairy thing checking the rigging is me, and although I might look as though I’m praying in the next pic
…I’m actually trying to ignore the Germans in the next mooring who had just arrived on the biggest, loudest and ugliest motor cruiser you’ve ever seen.
And while most marketers show you pictures of their sports cars and luxury cruisers in the Med……I’m more than happy with a simple 6.30am breakfast before casting off.
In the last few days the wind dropped
So it was time to return to Internet Marketing. I’m still pretty amazed when I come back from a holiday because I recognise that I should be feeling that horrible ‘back to the grind’ feeling that most people get on return from a break, in fact if we’re honest, most people feel the same way from Sunday lunchtime onwards knowing they’ll be back at work on Monday.
Smug me eh?
It’s NOT like that. I could work much harder than I do, but if I’d brought in 13 million already this year like one of the top US marketers, would you feel that you could even come to close to my earnings?
Exactly – but following your dream – and one of my main ones is sailing – can be far more accessible than you think once you’ve got more time. Unfortunately this is something you have to do for yourself because your boss is never ever, in a MILLION YEARS going to give you as much time for yourself as you want, need or deserve.
The other thing you need is more money than your employment will happily give you. And you need to set that figure yourself – not your employer.
And what about other internet marketers?
Well can you replicate the earnings of some of these people when they’re working 16 hours a day on their business full-time, employ staff and spend thousands a year on Adsense or hiring copywriters?
What you need is a lazy marketer who works three days a week tops 🙂
Seriously – you need acheivable goals. Setting out to earn a million in a year is possible, but when you’ve got a family, bills, debts and a full-time job? That’s a hell of a task.
On the other hand an achievable goal of a couple of thousand in income a monthly and quitting your job is VERY achievable – it really is – and at the end of this post I’ll be telling you how we can help.
I’ve just been cruising the lochs and islands of the Scottish Highlands. I could have been on a beach in 40 degree heat for 3 weeks if that was my thing.
Next week we’re all off to wood hut in Sherwood Forest for a few days. It’s not as basic as it sounds – there’s a hot tub included!
These types of ‘minibreaks’breaks happen very frequently because that’s the lifestyle I’ve chosen – we take a lot of time off, whether it’s in the UK or abroad because we want to. And my lifestyle wouldn’t change much if you dumped 100 million on my desk tomorrow morning.
My IM business is portable, as is my family so we can up and off at a moment’s notice. Again this is a choice. Your ideal lifestyle will probably be different, but that’s the beauty of freedom.
The breaks I’ve mentioned above however were well deserved because we’ve just finished putting the finishing touches to something that I think is the most important thing we’ve ever released.
I won’t be giving you any details for another week or two – sorry – because some things have yet to be decided upon.
We want this to be totally accessible to everyone who needs it….
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So start thinking about your ideal lifestyle..
Sailing is one of my main ‘things’ at the moment. If time and money weren’t an issue for you – what would yours be?
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