By Bruce Goldwell, Author and Success Coach
What is going to be your inspiring story?
Tens of thousands even millions of people create a new inspiring story each and every day. They take risk! They seek out new opportunities! They create new contacts! The nurture current relationships! They continue to grow mentally, emotionally, spiritually and economically. If order to get to the best fruit, you sometimes have to go out on a limb. When was the last time you took a risk? Without risk, there is no reward.
An inspiring story from an entrepreneur
All my life until I was forty, I spent my time climbing up the corporate ladder to a specialist position. I was an expert in my field, and an innovator in what I did. They gave me an office on the management floor. I felt great knowing I could finally control part of the business. I could shape a part of the company the way I wanted, and I knew it would be better. The sensation lasted for approximately three hours until I made a presentation to the board.
I had planned to tell the directors and investors what I could do to make the product better. They waited patiently until the chairperson had the first ‘but’ and then the negatives started rolling out. It was as if everybody had a stake in the current method. When I tried to stand my ground the chairperson said,
You don’t own the process. We do, and I am in charge.
I could afford to walk out of that meeting and clear my office. I had been running a lucrative business as a branch line for several years, marketing products in my knowledge band. I could afford the jump because I had listened to Jim Rohn when he said,
“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”
Jim Rohn grew up on a farm in Caldwell, Ohio. His father worked with his own sweat. He was one of America’s earliest direct sellers, ended up a wealthy man, and wrote 7 Strategies for Wealth & Happiness that helped many others make a fortune. He was a self-made person because he owned the process and his life.
He was my inspiration for my best decision.
This was walking out that boardroom and saying goodbye to employment.
I wrote this article to shine my lens on what it is like to own your life, and receive all the profit resulting from your effort. Corporations aim to recover three times cost to company from every employee, and then use the bonus to finance the finer things in life. Who do you think is paying for the executive salaries, the company cars, and the business trips? If you are working for someone else, you are the person in the mirror.
I used to work a 50-hour week, and I struggled to afford a decent living. Now I work a maximum 20 hours, and make twice as much because I am in charge. I do my marketing on my home computer, I never travel to work, I never waste time in meetings, and I get things right the first time because I own the system.
My business is running largely on autopilot.
I first focus on income producing activities then I play golf on Friday. Once a month I take a week off fishing. I have the best of both worlds: money and the leisure time to spend it. This is not a dream. You have a golden opportunity in your grasp.
Working from home is not a fantasy. A third of Americans are already freelancing and the trend is developing in Europe and the U.K. too. You just need to shake off the fixation that you must work for somebody else.
Millions of people are turning to this new, unparalleled source of wealth. There are opportunities out there! The fruit are hanging low and ripe for plucking. Are you ready to design your life? Would you like expert help to do it.
Click here to begin the process of “Owning Your Own Business”.
by Bruce Goldwell