If You’re Wondering Exactly “how” To Make Money With Your Passions, Then Start With “WHY”…
Every day, entrepreneurs contact me and ask me how I did it, and why I’m so lucky that I generate income online, simply by doing what I love… and even in my sleep. (Yeah I know, that still sounds nuts to me too…)
It even makes me giggle with joy that I don’t have to wake up to an alarm clock or be tied down to a job or business, but sh*t, it wasn’t always like that. I struggled with all of this before someone taught me this stuff…
After a few years though, now people actually hit me up and ask me to help them take their business to the next level… and if they’re serious and coachable, I’m excited to show them “how”, because I LOVE this stuff, but it doesn’t ever start with the ‘how’…
WHY You Must Know Your WHY
It wasn’t always easy for me. I grew up poor. I’ve had every job. I was always “busy”, working for someone else, feeling stuck building up other people’s businesses.
I would wake up to an alarm clock every morning, leaving to “work” in the dark. Usually people would be super excited to be loading up the snowmobiles and take them up into the mountains, but for me, the more books I read, the more burned out I got, as a pro snowboarder, making millions for someone else.
I didn’t mind it at first, because I was young and had energy, and didn’t know the importance of being more present in my kids’ formative years, but when I started to grow mentally, I started to feel like a slave to it.
I felt guilty that I would leave to work before my kids were even awake, and get home after they were already in bed, and even if I got home when they were awake, I was too tired to really play around with them and get real quality time.
I was doing what many other parents think they have to do. Many fathers support their kids, but not actually there, present with their kids as much as they would love to be.
I personally believe this is why many kids get in trouble and have issues, and why I ended up getting in a ton trouble as a kid too.
So, I was looking for solutions. I had mentors that used to say catchy phrases like “you must know your WHY” and “the how doesn’t matter”, but I never understood the importance of knowing the deeper meaning of that phrase, and how it should be powerful enough to move you into action.
Then one day, my daughter was crying as I was leaving out the front door. She didn’t want me to leave, but I had to go to work anyway. That morning I snapped. Enough was enough.
That month everything changed. I made the change. I went to another self development transformational seminar, and I got ultra clear on my Core Values.
Once you get crystal clear on your Core Values, and they are connected into your subconscious, anchored with the actions you must take every day, you will be self-motivated to form daily habits that will get you to your goals.
The bigger your “why” and the stronger your passions are, the more action you will take to find solutions and make it happen.
I also then found out that if you help any busy business owner discover a faster way to get what they really want, (usually it’s to get UN-BUSY faster), they will shift focus, (if their WHY is strong enough).
Is Your Why Strong Enough? (What would you DIE for?)
If your WHY is strong enough, you will do even the most uncomfortable things, (that you previously procrastinated on) to figure out HOW you’ll get to your goals.
For me, it was extremely uncomfortable to learn learn online marketing and branding, using the internet. I was just a snowboarder. I would tell myself stories/excuses/lies like “I’m no good with the computer” and “I’m not a good salesman, and I don’t like sales”.
However, my “why” was huge. My kids and my freedom are the most important thing in my life, so in order to have freedom and free time to be around my kids, I had to find a way, and come of of my comfort zone to learn “how” to generate 24-hour streaming income.
I had to make money while I slept, so that when I wake up, I don’t have to work as much… I needed to find a way to be around my kids while they were AWAKE, not asleep! I also needed more time for my other passions and experiencing life.
3 Key First Steps To Making Money Online With Your Passions
1. Start With Your WHY:
One of the biggest initial mistakes most people make is asking “how” to make money online. The “how” comes later, so forget that right now…
It is important to NOT start with the “how“, because if you do, you may never even start, because you’ll just keep telling yourself “I just don’t know how or what to do”.
I would not have had the motivation to learn something new, (“the how”), if I wasn’t clear on WHY I must find the way.
They say there are 2 most important times in your life:
(1) – When you are born, and (2) – When you finally find out WHY you were born…
What are your passions?
(If you have a “why” that will make you cry, write it down and put it on your mirror in the bathroom.)
If you don’t even know where you wanna go or what you want to do, how are you ever even gonna get there?
People spend their time and money on what they VALUE. So if you get clear on what you (most) value, then you will FIND A WAY. You will invest your time and money into making it happen! Which brings you to…
2. Then, WHAT:
If you’re not absolutely all the way clear on #1, then you must go back and get clear first. Make a dream board. Look at it every day. If it’s your kids, then you’re not going to let them down, are you? You’ll do whatever it takes.
THEN, you must figure out NOT what you want to be, but what do you want your lifestyle to be like, so that you have the time freedom to do what you want to do, and get to that ‘why’.
Ok.. after you’re clear with your WHY, then comes the WHAT:
What/which BUSINESS VEHICLE(S) can you use that will allow you to have the specific lifestyle you’re looking for?
For every next level of freedom, there will be another level of “de-programming” you’ll need.
One of the hardest things about getting free from financial slavery, is that we are programmed for the “normal” linear income, (where trade your time for a wage or salary).
Again, you must be careful what you’re going to invest your time into. Most people invest their time getting good at a skill, (something linear, meaning if you stop working, you stop getting paid), that will keep you busy, trading your time for money, so you never have any time for what’s most important in your life.
Most employees and small business owners aren’t aware they are slaves to money. This is why professionals burn out, become exhausted, and feel like slaves to their business practices.
Most of the time, they don’t own their business, it owns THEM. They simply bought themselves a job.
So if you really stop to think and interrupt the pattern:
It’s not what you wanna BE, (doctor, lawyer, personal trainer, etc.) – it’s what do you want your lifestyle to be LIKE!
What if you lose your arm, would your family have the rug pulled out from under them? What if you die, would the money keep rolling in? Is it leveraged? Are you going to be tied down to a certain building, city, or area because of your linear work?
Now that I’m aware, it’s about getting “free”. I can now build a business from anywhere in the world with a cellphone and a laptop now, and choose when I want to work.
So, WHAT business vehicles can you use to get you FREE?
3. Then, HOW:
The HOW is the easiest part, by far.
Many of today’s business vehicles, (franchises, mini franchises, or online businesses), have proven systems that any high school dropout can follow. Literally, ANYONE can do it. Anyone can be taught the “how” pretty quickly. And the simpler it is, the quicker you can achieve freedom.
A bank will even give you a loan on a franchise, (McDonald’s, Starbucks, etc.) because they know they’re gonna get their money back – it’s a proven system!
Simple systems are key because eventually the system is building your business, not YOU running your business, being the system!
This is the only way to truly duplicate yourself, which creates a lifestyle of time freedom, because anyone else can take your place and follow the system when you’re NOT working!
So, it’s not the money we are looking for – it’s the quality of life, being able to do the things that are most valuable to us, and most agree, TIME is more valuable than money. So your “why” is more important than your “how”, because the “how” is the simple part!
It’s Never Too Late To Decide You Can Learn “HOW” To Make Money With Your Passions
Growing up, I watched my mom go through 7 different careers in 30 years after college. She was passionate about a few arenas, but even those didn’t work.
We lived month-to-month. Each time she got very good at a linear skill that kept her busy, trading her priceless time for money. She didn’t have a system running her business. She WAS the system.
If she would have invested 5-7 years into getting skilled with a proven system, then she would have been able to teach someone else the system and truly duplicate herself for leveraged income and time freedom.
This is the key for next level living. Check out an example of a business of information that spreads around the world HERE, so you can make money while you sleep too.
The Power Of The Internet
One of the things about the internet is, once you put the content out there, it’s there for life. This can mean 24 hour income.
People can read or watch content 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. They also buy 24-7. On the other side of the world, they are waking up while we are still sleeping.
Many E-commerce businesses are open in other countries as well as the U.S. This gives us the chance to connect consumers with the products they’re looking for, and collecting commissions for doing so.
Think of Amazon.com, how do they get paid? They connect the consumer with what they’re looking for. Same as Google. With information, they do the same thing.
Don’t Just Work Hard. Work Smart
I know your parents probably told you to “work hard”, like mine did. I’m here to challenge those beliefs.
I don’t believe in simply working hard, 40-50 hours/week for 40 years. They told us, “work hard until your 65, and THEN get to travel the world and be with family! This was old information from the Industrial Age.
The Information Age
Today, if you’re good at spreading information in the Information Age, you can make a TON of 24-7 recurring income, working smart instead of hard.
You can be with family, travel the world, working only part time, and really LIVE, instead of simply “exist”.
You can create this with your own professional online business or blog site. You can create it working with international businesses that drop ship all around the world, so you don’t have to hold inventory or invest and house the products.
Would it be worth it to learn how to do that? It’s actually very simple. Not easy, but simple. But are you willing? How strong is your WHY?
Now, if you’re not programmed to say “no” before you even KNOW what you’re saying “no” to, and you’re open-minded and self-motivated to build an extraordinary lifestyle in your spare time… then click HERE to watch a free Why, What, and How video from my friend Tim…
…And if you want to discover the system that taught me how to generate more leads and multiple streams of income online for my businesses, CLICK HERE on “YES, I want to know how you did it, so I can do it too!”
Here’s to your journey! Leave me a comment and let me know how it’s going…
The World Is Yours, M!