I have a confession to make…
I have some fears about growing my business so big and so fast that it gets out of control AND/OR I set myself up for a life I end up hating or not being able to manage…
Does that sound familiar to you?
I have lots of people around me who are really amazing business owners – they have created multi-million dollar empires and are doing well. They have nice houses, drive nice cars, live nice lives and give back in many different ways and that is GREAT!
And honestly, I learn so much from these friends – they challenge my paradigm extraordinarily and that is so important.
But when I look at them, I am always asking myself – is that what I want too?
And to be honest, sometimes the answer is NO.
It’s not that I don’t want the trimmings that come with success, or that I am not willing to work hard, smart and learn, it’s just there is always a price and whether I am willing to pay that price is up to me – just as it is also up to you.
Not everyone has to have multi-million dollar businesses….just the same as not everyone has to live like a hippy and grow their own food…it’s entirely our own choice.
The important thing in navigating this little head hurdle is in the DESIGN (another D word!).
YOU have the choice to DESIGN your life, your business and your future and that is so exciting!
If you want to live a million dollar lifestyle and are willing to work your arse off to do it…and keep working your arse off to keep it, then you need to DESIGN that.
If you want to have a business that just gets you by and you are willing to work your arse off to do it…and keep working your arse of to keep it, then you need to DESIGN that!
No matter what you want – whether it be a million dollar business or a $50k business, you are going to have to work your arse off!
So you might as well be doing it by design, rather than by accident!
Everyone has different expectations of their life – the challenge is to NOT get trapped in your own narrow framework of what that looks like OR to be sucked into the mentality of unworthiness (that is, I would like that…but I could never have it).
DREAM BIG and DESIGN with vision rather than current expectations.
If you DESIGN your life and therefore business based on what you WANT…then the business is less likely to run away from you. Equally, if you just keep growing, without any real thought to the DESIGN, you may end up somewhere you didn’t want to go!
A really great exercise to ensure you are creating a business and a life that is going to suit you is to start with the money…
Write a list of ALL your expenses currently – first in your business and secondly in your personal life.
Then write a list of all your desires in your business and your personal life…and note what they cost.
Is there any difference?
If there is – then the next question is, what are you going to do about it?
What growth does your business need to make this happen – or what reigning in needs to happen?
I do this exercise regularly, to not only keep check of the business growth, but also to keep checking back in with myself that my desires for my ideal life haven’t changed and I am still on the right track!
Don’t feel pressured by external influences to live the life THEY have…DESIGN the life you want!
You have the power!