Ahh, Monday, my favorite day! I love Mondays! Welcome back! A new week, a fresh start, the first day of the rest of my life! I got up early this morning because I was looking forward to starting the day. I got my family off to work and school, cleaned up the aftermath of breakfast and took a good look around me. Holy cow did I ever get lucky! Awesome family, check. Dream house complete with a pool and horses, check. Rewarding career, check. Good health, great friends, lots of free time? Check, check, check! Man, I love Mondays!
One of my major life goals was to work from home while my kids are young, so my office is only a few feet from the kitchen. My typical Monday for me involves a quiet peaceful house after everyone heads off to the rat race. I usually curl up with my laptop and cup of coffee in the morning and go to “work”. The first thing I did this morning was to check and see how much money I made over the weekend while I was hanging out with my family and friends. I had several technicians out working for my carpet cleaning company and my RV rental business had a great weekend with Nascar in town. My rental property is holding steady, and I sold several units in my online store. Sweet!
This is the key to happy life for me. Nothing inspires me more than making money when I’m not even paying attention. When I wake up on Monday morning and find that there is more money in my accounts than when I logged off on Friday afternoon, that makes me want to build more. More investments, more businesses, more clients, more passive income. I spent the weekend with my friends and my family. I rode horses, went hiking, made dinner for my friends. We went to the rodeo and played cards. I never thought about work, but I made money the whole time.
So now I feel inspired. I can’t wait to build it bigger. I want to make it better. I’m energized about how to inspire my employees, how to better serve my clients, how to add value, how to scale it all bigger. So “work” can’t be the right word for it. Because I can’t wait to do it every day. But I’m making more money that I ever have before and I’m not even 40 yet, so I must not be retired yet. I guess that’s why we call it “The Happy Jobless Life”. There’s just no other way to describe it!
Is this how you feel on Monday too? Because life is too short to live just for the weekend. If you are sometimes less than enthusiastic to face the new week you are not alone. But you don’t have to live that way forever. And you are in the right place if you are ready to make a change, because the Happy Jobless Life can help!
I didn’t always proclaim that I love Mondays. O man, did I hate Mondays for years! Get up early, sit in traffic, face all the crap at the office I had procrastinated about the week before. Deal with micromanagement from my ignorant boss who had no idea what the hell he was doing. The time and hard work I was investing was making someone else rich while I struggled to pay the rent. Ugh. Shoot me. And after all that, I barely made enough money to live paycheck to paycheck. I felt so hopeless at times, all I could do was fight off the tears. How on earth can a person get unstuck? You have kids to support, a mortgage to pay, groceries and car payments. Taking the leap into entrepreneurship seems totally impossible. Right?
In fact, sometimes we don’t even let ourselves dream about it. We just suck it up and keep doing the things we’ve always done. But you know in your gut when the way you are living is not in line with how you should be living! If you are miserable, do something! Make a change, take a leap, try something different. You must. Staying stuck is unacceptable.
What can you do? How do you become a person who can say “I love Mondays” too?
I think you need to arrive at your breaking point. The place where you stand up and adamantly proclaim “I refuse to continue to live this way!” Because you are going to have to believe, from the bottom of your heart, that you are going to achieve the kind of life where you can proclaim “I love Mondays” too! If you don’t believe it you won’t achieve it. It’s that simple. Luck is something that only happens to people who work their asses off. Bring your “A” game when you show up to change your life. Because a half-hearted effort is not going to get you there.
But if you are ready to do what it takes, if you are ready to go all in, if you are ready to fight for your freedom from the 9-5 rat race, then you can have the dream. You can make money while you’re sleeping, you can travel the world while your bank account grows, you can stay home with your kids while building their inheritance.
Dig deep and look inward. What do you see? Are there opportunities in your life? Can you start your own business? Do you have an idea for an invention? Do you have a contact where you can buy a product wholesale? Are you good at web design? Think. What can you start doing today that will put you on the path to the Happy Jobless Life? How can you start laying the foundation for your new life? Follow us for more inspiration on Facebook and read our Blog to hear more about how you can enter the Happy Jobless Life too!
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