It might be fair to say that in our modern lives, most of us want more freedom. Freedom to spend our time the way we want and the financial freedom to support our dreams and lifestyle.
What does that mean? Well, we each have 24 hours in a day, but how we get to spend those hours is largely driven by the work we do. If you have a 9-5 job, then how you spend your day starts with blocking out the time you need to be at work and the time it takes to commute. Then you can find time to do the other things that matter – workout, spend time with family, transport kids to school/sports/activities, grocery shopping, meal prep, etc.
When I worked in the corporate world, my 9-5 started at 8:00 am and usually ended at 6:00 pm or later. My commute was short, which was nice, but I still had to block out 7:30 am to 6:30 pm each day as my work day.
After blocking out my work day, I would schedule my workouts at 5:30 am so I would have enough time to shower, change, pack my lunch and get to work.
After work, I would run errands, make dinner, spend a little time with friends if I could, then get to bed by 9:00 pm or 10:00 pm so I could get up early the next day.
On the weekends, I ran errands, did laundry and caught up with friends. It felt like the weekends always went by so quickly and then it was Sunday night and I was getting ready to start the process all over again.
I didn’t feel like my time was my own. My job took up most of my day and then I was scrambling to get everything else done in the few hours that were left. And I was single! I see my friends who are parents struggling even more. Between work, school, sports, activities, groceries, making meals, and bedtime routine, there’s hardly any time left in the day for things like learning something new, reading a book for pleasure, taking a day trip, or just having downtime.
I wanted something different.
I wanted to call the shots and write my own schedule, so I became an entrepreneur. I opened a Pilates studio and loved the work I was doing! Helping people feel and move better was so rewarding, but I was teaching, running the business, cleaning the studio, marketing and doing everything myself. I had even less time to relax and travel than I did when I worked in the corporate world. I needed work that would pay the bills AND give me time to do what I wanted. That’s when I started my network marketing business.
I started by working 5-10 hours a week and for a about a year, I was busier than ever…but I knew it wouldn’t always be that way. I was willing to sacrifice my time for one year in order to build a business that would allow me time freedom for the rest of my life.
Within two years, I was bringing home three times the money from my network marketing business than I was from the Pilates studio. I closed the studio and quickly promoted, earning full time income working 20-30 hours a week!
I love what I do! It’s not always easy, but few things in life are. It’s very rewarding and my time is my own.
I wake up when I want. I spend time every morning in quiet contemplation – meditating, journaling, reading. I schedule meetings and presentations when it fits my schedule. I get to take time in the middle of the day to go for a walk, a yoga class, or meet a friend for coffee.
I no longer plan my life around my work, I plan my work around my life.
And that’s what time freedom is all about.
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