This year, how many times did you say to yourself “I don’t have time”, or say to your loved ones, “I’m too busy”?
Think: How did you get into that situation?
I remember constantly telling everyone, “Damn. I don’t have time to hang out this week” and I’m “busy busy busy”, making that money! (Too busy to get any quality time with friends and family). I needed to break that subconscious pattern before another year passes by!
Have you said that at all to your loved ones or friends recently? Most likely, you thought it or even said it today or yesterday, when you were daydreaming, wishing you were experiencing the world, traveling with your friends or family!
When I was running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off, between my job and home life, or trying to build my businesses, I would consistently make excuses to everyone.
A few years quickly passed by as I missed what I believe are the most important years of my kids’ lives – (Ages 2-8) – and I finally got tired of being “busy”. Enough was enough.
I was painfully frustrated and began exploring ideas on how to achieve this whole “financial freedom” thing that is talked about in all the wealth and business books I was reading. The truth is that it financial freedom is a “catchy phrase” for most, and it is quite elusive for 98% of people.
A wealthy mentor of mine finally sat me down and started to ask me questions…
He asked me point blank, “didn’t you just say you value your freedom and want to be around your kids, and you want to have more time for traveling, and friends and family?”
I said, “yep”.
He then asked, “Ok, but you’re going to continue putting all of your time into what you’ve been doing, even though it’s keeping you away from the things that matter most to you?”
I didn’t say anything…
Then the real one, “Ok, now what kind of person would that be – who puts 100% of their spare time into things that take up all of their free time, but won’t put any time into something that will eventually get them FREE?
“Not a very smart one”, I admitted.
This is precisely why it is paramount to listen to sharp people that have the results you want in your life. This mentor of mine is always present with his family, traveling the world, joyful, and impacting the world to leave it a better place. I wanted a life like his…
So how to do it:
Here’s 5 Things I’ve Learned To Break The Subconscious Patterns (And Reality) Of “I’m So Busy”
- Teach-ability Index:
You must be teach-able and admit that you’re not where you want to be, to be able to break your old patterns, so you can GROW new patterns. You must learn what you didn’t know before, and you must grow into the person you’ve never BEEN before, to get what you’ve never had before!
- Watch Out For Being “Too Smart For Your Own Good”:
Being “smarter than everyone” can actually harm you and your income if you are a professional. It is very hard to learn anything new if you already “know it all”!
On top of that, as small business owners, we tend to have the “if you want it done right, you gotta do it yourself” mentality. Many times, we don’t trust anyone else to do the job “just right”. We all think we’re so smart…. but only at first! Sooner or later we realize that the more skilled we become, the less we are able to duplicate ourselves to put someone in our place in case we don’t feel like working that day. Once we can let go and trust people to do their job or follow a system, we can eventually create ourselves some time freedom. Think franchising and duplication – which brings us to…
- Have A SYSTEM Running Your Business: – (Not YOU running the business):
Have you ever seen the wealthy people working hard indoors, building the businesses by themselves?
Think McDonald’s. They didn’t make the best burgers – They made the best system!
They made it extremely simple, where any high school dropout can run the building, as long as they follow the manuel/system. This way, we can have people in place that are trained to follow a system and know what to do, even when we’re not there, so we no longer have to be there holding their hands! This means we are able to duplicate our efforts, for leveraged, residual income. McDonald’s owner is actually dead now, but his legacy lives on, and his family still collects the checks! You want to live a legacy? This is how powerful a system can be!
- Build A TEAM:
When you have built a team that can follow a system, you will have leveraged, recurring income. The term “self-made millionaire” was never true, or even possible. Nobody has ever made a million dollars by themselves. They would not have the time. Anyone who tries it, dies trying, because that is what’s called LINEAR income. Linear income means, if you stop working, you stop getting paid. You will work forever in a linear equation, because you are collecting 100% of only ONE person’s efforts – your own – instead of having leverage. Now, if you have a team, and you’re collecting 5% of 100 people’s efforts, well now you have leverage in business – meaning leveraged time, effort, and income.
- Think Five Years Out:
Are you 100% satisfied with what you’re doing currently? What do you want your life to be like?
If you keep doing what you’re doing for the next 4-5 years, are you going to be in a place of financial or time freedom?
If what you are doing currently isn’t working as great as you thought it would, but you don’t change these language patterns of “I’m so busy”, (and start putting time into something that will get you UN-busy), nothing will change. You will still end up without an abundance of money or time next year, and your situation will most likely even get worse. The year after that will also be the same or worse, unless you make a serious change in your decisions, habits, and patterns, and where you invest your time.So:
What is important to you?
Your health? Freedom? Money? Abundance? Giving Back? Impacting the world and making a difference?
If you said yes to any of these, would it be ok if I showed you a proven plan, where you could work SMART for the next 4-5 years,
following a step-by-step system that will put you in a place of financial (and TIME) freedom – would you be open to taking an educated look?
If the answer is a “maybe” or a yes, click to watch my “Make Money While You Sleep” webinar. It may just blow your mind and be the major paradigm shift you needed to create change. Remember, the best way to predict your future is to CREATE it!
Much Love, talk soon,
The World Is Yours, M!