ESCAPE THE 9-5
Here’s a bold statement for you: if you can read this blog post all the way through to the end, you can escape the 9-5 and yes, even get rich. Yeah, it sounds scammy but I promise I’ll back it up.
If you don’t know me, you might think the rest of this post sounds a bit snotty, even arrogant. I promise I’m neither.
But I am writing from a place of pleading. I’m begging you to listen to this message.
Why? Because I get emails on a daily basis now from people who found my blog because they were searching for an “escape the 9-5” or “how to start a business” or an “alternative to jobs” or whatever.
In fact, when people sign up on my email list, I ask them straight up why they joined my list. Here are just a few responses:
The reason I joined your mailing list is pretty typical, I’ve hated pretty much every job I’ve had and I can’t believe I have been able to get myself to go to work consistently for so long.
I came across your website after searching for alternative family lifestyles on google. I’m looking for a way to earn a living and spend as much time with my child as possible.
I want to build a business that can replace the income from my current job that I can’t stand. I also want to be able to create a flow of semi-passive income that I can rely on.
A lifeline to a better life.
Family Rocketship is my attempt to help people get a “lifeline to a better life” and this post is something I’ve wanted to write for a while.
WHY YOU DON’T HAVE AS MUCH MONEY AS YOU LIKE
There are a ton of reasons why people don’t have as much money as they want to. For you, it might be because you:
- Haven’t learned or researched what’s needed
- Are too lazy – you haven’t put in the effort
- Are too scared
- Started something once but failed
- Are afraid of success
- Don’t believe you can
- Think making money on your own is a scam
- Are too comfortable with the average or “good enough” life
In most of the cases I’ve seen, the common root cause is fear. In fact, it seems that people live in one of two places; one is faith and the other is fear.
You either believe you can make something better happen and actively work towards it. Or you believe that you can’t and seek reasons to justify that.
Successful people live in a state of faith. Unsuccessful people don’t.
It’s insane to me to see the huge amounts of people wasting time complaining about politicians. It’s insane to see lines of taxi drivers all waiting for their next fare (and complaining how Uber is stealing their business). It’s insane to see people cutting out coupons and fighting with crowds all to save $2.
Why not focus instead on creating your own wealth? Take the time you waste complaining, or sitting waiting for work, or cutting coupons and trade it in for improving your own situation?
But back to you personally. Are you going to let fear or faith run your life? It’s your choice.
ALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED IS ALREADY AVAILABLE
All the information is out there. There are even people like me who literally list out how to start a business step-by-step.
It’s up to you what to actually DO with it. With all of the knowledge on the internet, there’s just absolutely no reason why anybody can complain about not having enough money.
The simple fact is this, it’s no longer a world where people are divided into haves and have-not’s. It’s now a world of the doers and the do-not’s.
With the knowledge that we have now, if you don’t have as much money as you’d like, it’s because you’re dumb, lazy, or probably afraid. I can come to no other conclusion.
“Ouch! That’s super mean!” you say.
“Well, I hope I’ve gotten under your skin just a little bit,” I say.
Why? Because agitation creates change. And change leads to progress. And progress in your life means having more money and getting to live a fantastic lifestyle.
And because I don’t like to dwell on the problem long, I now proudly present the solution….
HOW YOU CAN CREATE YOUR OWN WEALTH
Yes, the whole how-you-can-make-money thing.
I’m going to share now how you can take control of your life, start your own business, and make more money.
Plain and simple.
Not too long ago, I was having lunch with a friend of mine named Benjamin here in Cozumel. Benjamin wants to start his own business to pull his family out of poverty. He has the drive but he lacks the know-how.
I asked him, “Take this restaurant for example. Somebody built it, runs it and makes money from it. Do you know how to start a restaurant?”
He shook his head no.
Then I said, “Neither do I. But check this out.”
I took out my iPhone and googled, “how to start a restaurant”. Then I showed him pages and pages of really good resources on how to literally start a restaurant from scratch.
His eyes got big and I almost watched his head explode right in front of me. It was like he’d never thought of simply googling something before.
Then he smiled. And I saw the first sparks of hope fire up in his eyes. And that’s where the magic begins!
You have to understand and accept that all of the information you need is already out there.
All you have to do is google it. Or YouTube it. Or go to forums. Or Facebook groups. Or LinkedIn groups. Or… yeah, you get my point.
In fact, it’s more or less how I started my own business. I had some experience but I didn’t know everything. I didn’t have any “unfair advantage”. I had access to Google – the same as anyone else!
If you can type and can read (or even just watch videos), you can start your own business and make money and improve your life.
“One hour per day of study will put you at the top of your field within three years. Within five years you’ll be a national authority. In seven years, you can be one of the best people in the world at what you do.”
GOOGLE HAS THE ANSWER TO YOUR WEALTH
In fact, here’s something that’s totally unrelated to making money but completely relevant to what I’m talking about.
Before we returned to Cozumel, my family went to Disneyland a lot – two or three times a week in fact.
There’s a ride there called Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters. On the ride, you take a laser gun and shoot aliens to get as high of a score as you can.
For the longest time, I could never pass the second level. It drove me nuts! Instead of actually having fun on the ride and playing with my kids, I was obsessed with getting a high score.
Then one day, while standing in a very long line, I had the bright idea to practice what I preach and google it. I came across a few articles like this one and it changed my life!
Take a look! I went from a consistent Level 2 Space Ace to a Level 5 Ranger First Class!
I know. Super cheesy example right?!
BUT, it illustrates PERFECTLY what I’m talking about. I couldn’t do something before. I looked it up online. I applied it to the real world. I did it and it made my life that much better.
GOOGLE (PLUS YOUR OWN HUSTLE) HAS THE ANSWER TO YOUR WEALTH
If you don’t know it, learn it. Then apply it in real life. It’s as simple as that!
Start your own business, even on the side, and then start having the money you want.
In fact, the secret to your own success breaks down like this:
- Desire – you’ve got to first want it
- Values – you’ve got to identify what you really want (not just what society or your parents or neighbors think – what will make YOU really happy)
- Vision – you’ve got to see your desired lifestyle in your mind
- Goals – with your vision in mind, put some tangible metrics in place to make them happen
- Action – get busy working towards your goals through effective action
- Commitment – you’ve got to have the discipline to stick with it & to get up early, stay up late, give up TV, or whatever – just do it!
Of course, this is all stuff that I teach in my 60-Day Entrepreneur course. If you’ve never started a business before, I go into exact detail how to do it in step-by-step program.
THE PLAIN AND SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT MONEY IN YOUR LIFE
I’m not a prophet. I’m not a super savvy Wall Street investor. I’m not an economist.
But, I do know that big changes are coming. Big sucky changes for people that only depend on a job for their main source of money.
Starting your own business and being in charge of your own income is just plain smart. Governments, unions, politicians, etc are just not going to care about you and your family more than you are.
That’s just a simple fact.
If you really care about your family’s financial well-being and overall happiness, then you’ve got to do something.
Your future happiness will depend on your present willingness to hustle.
You don’t need millions and millions of dollars. You don’t need a bank loan. You don’t need investors.
You can get started right now with what you’ve got. Start working hard. Start making money and scale that into whatever size business you want for you and your family.
And the good news? There’s never been a better time in history to make it happen! It’s unprecedented!
It’s how a teenager with a smartphone can have millions of YouTube followers. It’s how a soccer mom with a busy schedule can have a cooking blog and make $20k/mo. It’s how a guy who gets let go from a job can start his own business and move to a tropical island with his family….
WHY YOU’RE GOING TO GET RICH
Now, if you’ve stuck with me to the end of this post, congratulations! You might have what it takes to actually make it.
Because first, you had the desire. Then you took action (you read). Then you had the commitment to finish the post instead of bouncing off to check social media.
Now, comes more action!
You need to decide right now that you want something better. You need to figure out what your values are and put goals in place to realize them.
Maybe you want to make an extra $50K this year so that you can have more time with your family or pay off a loan or whatever.
Then you need to commit to starting your own side business that will help you make it happen. If you need a head start, I highly recommend the 60-Day Entrepreneur program.
If you’re not sure where to start, just ask in the comments section below!
Just commit that you will change and start now.
In fact, if you want some added accountability, simply post your goal below in the comments so that we can all see them. I promise this Family Rocketship community is a nice one and will be supportive to you.
I wish nothing but the best life for you and your family!