After you’ve been in business for a couple of years. Make at least amount X or have a certain number of clients per year. When you’re retired. Once the kids are older. Or have left home.
Once your partner is supportive of your dreams / started her own business / finished his PhD / or whatever else you think you have to wait for before you can finally do what you REALLY want to do.
And until that future moment arrives, you just have to WORK, do your chores, and do lots of things you’d rather not do but that you simply MUST do.
But hey, that’s life, that’s business, and you just have to suck it up and move on with it if you EVER want to be able to do what you want and live the life you truly desire.
Well, guess what:
All of the above is NOT true.
Not only CAN you choose to live life & do business on your terms right now, you also NEED to.
(Yes, I know some things aren’t possible right now just yet. Some things take time.
Yes, you may need to learn and do some new things.
And you most definitely have to unlearn & let go of a lot of old crap.
But you CAN make lots of positive changes right now – even when your circumstances don’t seem perfect or you don’t feel ready.)
Doing business & life on your own terms, in your own way is not a luxury. It’s a necessity.
Here are 3 reasons why:
Reason #1: There aren’t any other terms. There is no other way.
Who’s terms do you live by if not your own? Who chooses your path if you don’t choose it?
Who determines how you live your life if you don’t do that?
By living on someone else’s terms and doing business in any other way than your own, you’re giving away your power. You’re giving up your freedom.
And you feel unhappy, unfree and unfulfilled as a result.
Reason #2: It’s the only way to be who you’re MEANT to be
Who are you born to be if not you? A clone of your family?
A watered down version of someone else? The sum of all expectations the people around you have of you?
Of course not. You were born to be YOU.
You were born to fulfill your own purpose, listen to your own calling, and make your own specific difference & contribution.
And the way to fulfill your purpose, make a difference AND feel happy & joyful as a result, is to focus on doing what you love to do.
And do that in the way you love doing it most & that fits you best.
In other words: to do biz and life on your terms, in your way 😉
Reason #3: It’s the best (and easiest) way to stand out & make your unique contribution
The ONLY thing that’s truly unique about your business is YOU.
Even when you’re doing something a lot of other people also do, you bring something to the table that no one else does: YOU.
Your voice. Your views. Your truth. Your personality. Something that NO ONE ELSE can offer because they are not you. And you’re not them.
Doing business & life on your own terms allows you to be who you truly are, and to do what you love to do – without burning up or overworking yourself or sacrificing anything that really matters to you.
How could that ever be a luxury or something you’re not supposed to have right now?
© 2015 Brigitte van Tuijl
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