A teacher asked the pupils in his class, “What do you want to be when you grow up”?
Many answered they wanted to be doctors, engineers, designers, etc. apart from one particular boy who answered with, “I want to be happy”
The teacher said to him: “No, I don’t think you’ve understood the question correctly”
The boy paused for a moment and answered:
“No Sir, I don’t think YOU understand life correctly”
It’s time to complete my “Quick Start Challenge 2018 week 2 task.” So here we go…
The above story is probably not true and it wasn’t me who wrote it in the first place, I have to admit I, unashamedly, stole it!
However, I bet it connects perfectly with a lot of people’s view of life and I’m going to come back to it later.
This week’s task is to write a blog post describing your “Dream Life” and how much you would need to earn every month to finance it.
Having worked in the Internet Marketing space for a while now, I’ve experienced my fair share of enthusiastic and motivational, videos, speeches, and writings.
I’ve seen flashy sales pages featuring big houses, sports cars, exotic locations, idyllic open-air offices etc.
There’s nothing wrong with any of these and there’s nothing wrong with setting goals and aiming for possessions either. In fact, if you do want to progress in any task at all, it’s something you must do.
This is where your “Dream Life” is going to come from, in most cases, you don’t have it yet, but you can visualise it and how you are going to feel when you’re actually living it. Hence, at this moment, It’s your dream.
I’m older now, which according to the saying, should mean I’m wiser. Who knows?
One thing I have noticed, is the experiences I’ve lived through over the years have changed my outlook considerably on more than one occasion.
The things I’ve experienced during the last two years, especially, have taught me a big, big lesson.
There are many things in life that no amount of money will EVER buy you. Time, Health, Experience, to name just three.
My outlook has been changed substantially and for me right now, FREEDOM is the thing.
I personally DON’T want to work long hours or bust a gut to earn 6 or 7 figures.
I’ve reached the stage in my life where I’m am happy to earn enough to live comfortably, whilst having time to really enjoy my surroundings.
I want to be able to spend time with my family, go walking when I want, socialise with friends, tend to my garden and grow stuff to eat, listen to music, read books, play my guitar, travel, I’m sure you get the idea of what I’m saying?
…and interestingly, to have this sort of FREEDOM, doesn’t require as much income as you might expect. In my case, $5000-$7000 a month would do it.
The level is different for everyone of course… I’ve worked hard over the years and I no longer have a mortgage, for instance. This means financing my “Dream Life” is going to cost me less than you perhaps. It’s one of the benefits age can actually bring.
…and that’s part of the point I’m trying to make.
My goal right now is to get my online income up to the FREEDOM level and keep it there consistently.
I know what that level is and that’s what I’ve set as my goal.
Asking yourself what you really want out of life is one of the most important things you’ll ever do.
And do you know what? Your answer is always going to be different from anyone else’s.
And that is PERFECTLY fine.
Your FREEDOM level is up to you, no matter how strange your goal or agenda may appear to anyone else.
Whereas I don’t especially understand why you may want a gas-guzzling supercar or a state-of-the-art mansion, it doesn’t mean it’s wrong that you do!
It’s unlikely our goals are going to be the same.
So, my “Dream Life” is to build an online business that gives me the FREEDOM I’m currently seeking.
That means my goal from this challenge is to end up with a business that fits my wishes and desires and not someone else’s.
I believe focussing on this goal will make it a lot easier to become what I consider to be “successful” at this time in my life
In other words, like the boy in the story, exactly what I need to be “Happy”
After all, It’s my life, and I intend to live MY dream in the time I have left to enjoy it.