We live in the best time to do what we love for a living, follow our dreams and have the ultimate freedom.
More and more people are realizing that all this can be earned by creating and running a lifestyle business.
It all begins by not being satisfied with the life you live, and thinking that maybe there’s a more meaningful, productive and enjoyable way to spend your days than to be stuck in a corporate job for 8 hours, 5 days a week. All that, just to wait for the workday to be over, for the weekend to come, and – eventually – for your vacation (which still can’t be enjoyed knowing you’re going back to the 9-to-5 prison).
It’s Time To Get Out Of The Cubicle.
Long gone is the time when the only known way to enter the adult world successfully was to get good grades at school so that you can get a good job in the industry after that, and – ultimately – to have all the time and money once you retire.
That’s the lie the system is selling you, and it goes together with being accepted by society for living this way, and having the illusion of security.
But there’s nothing safe about working for someone else, living by someone else’s expectations, and wasting the most promising years of your life.
However, people are opening their eyes for the truth and deciding to take a path of their own, knowing that even if it doesn’t work, they’ll try something else. Because the biggest risk is not taking any risks.
The good news is that the number of small businesses today is bigger than the number of big ones, and they even employ more people. Such inspiring statistics!
So, What Is A Lifestyle Business Exactly?
That means building a small business based on passion, putting in the hard work yourself in the beginning to get it off the ground, employing enough people or automating the process to an extent where you’ll need to work less and have more free time, which will then be spent living your life to the fullest.
Other characteristics of this type of business are that it provides an income that’s just enough so that you can live the way you want, gives you the freedom to be anywhere in the world and still make money, and lets you spend time with family, scale the business if you want to, or just take a vacation whenever you feel like.
The world is full of success stories that should inspire you to take action and start building your lifestyle business today.
James Schramko, the owner of Superfast Business, by building a team to handle the day to day activity within his business. Has successfully structured his days to revolve around the tides so that he can surf each day and only spends few hours a few days a week working in his business on the tasks he enjoys.
Another reason to want to build a lifestyle business is if you’re a parent who wants to spend time with his children, and do that not just at home. Some couples have decided to work remotely so that they can travel the world and even homeschool their kids along the way.
Dale Beaumont is the creator of Business Blueprint and when Dale became a father he decided to start travelling with his young family. Following the formula, two months work one month adventure, Dale with his wife Katherine and two boys have now travelled to over 60 countries.
If you’re looking for inspiration and a step-by-step plan on how to design your lifestyle this way, grab ‘The 4-Hour Workweek’. Tim Ferriss’ book, and so many others out there, have helped to show people that a lifestyle business is not a fantasy. That they actually do exist and are not beyond the reach of the average person.
What do you think? And what’s your definition of lifestyle business?