So I saw a friend who also owns a “successful” business last night.
It’s been about 4 years.
He doesn’t live in the UK, and travel restrictions have hampered visits ‘home.’
Anyway, as we dived into dinner we got to talking numbers.
Good news – his numbers were way UP.
Bad news – he was mentally way DOWN.
And it was clear why…
The bigger his business, the bigger the noose around his own neck.
Living a life with more money BUT less freedom, less control and less confidence.
… Suffocated by what was meant to set him free.
- His day was never done…
- His phone was never off…
- His fires were never fought…
The double whammy being, the dark marks of sleep deprivation, anxiety, and a marriage hanging on by a thread, that were showing all over his face.
The all too common reality that in this game you and I, my friend, are the ones that bear all the burden, all the responsibility and all the risk of making MORE at all costs.
- More taxes to pay.
- More cheques to write.
- More bucks that need to stop.
Ultimately, more things that need carrying on your shoulders as you relentlessly do what needs to be done in order to provide and protect.
It’s on YOU. Always you.
And here in lies the problem with chasing money alone.
It’s always loose-loose.
See for me, and I don’t know about you, but money, income and wealth is not the measuring stick.
It’s why in my experience, to truly be able to call yourself a success in this game today, you MUST have freedom, choices and control.
Get those three things right and then my friend you will truly have it all.
So this week and moving forward don’t settle for anything less.
Not now. Not ever.
Make More. Provide More. Be More.