Being an entrepreneur is about creating your dream lifestyle, not just making a living.
How do you feel about:
Your career? Your health? Your relationships?
How do you feel about YOUR LIFE?
The modern way of living and doing has got most of us stuck on auto pilot and we never stop to ask ourselves these questions.
If we want to grab a hold of that life we’re constantly day dreaming about, we need to approach it with a more holistic view and pay attention to how we actually want to feel on a day-to-day basis.
It all used to make sense to me. Until it didn’t.
Waking up every day and sitting in front of my computer.
For my last 2 years as a web designer I started questioning my purpose, and my clients.
“What do you hope to gain from your business besides money?”
80% of them responded with a blank stare.
“Why do you get out of bed in the morning and do what you do? What’s your message, your purpose?”
I could just tell what they were thinking. Another Cape Town hippy. I suppose the dreadlocks I had at the time should’ve been their first clue.
But then there were the others. Their faces would light up.
They’d start talking and wouldn’t stop.
I started to realize that there are 2 types of people in this world:
Those who live their lives by accident, and those who live their lives on purpose.
On Purpose People are constantly growing, changing, inspiring and questioning. They have clarity and purpose. They refuse to settle for average, which means they’re naturally more abundant in happiness, money and love.
By Accident People are those who are functioning on auto-pilot. They ‘do the right thing’, meet expectations, go the extra mile even when it makes them absolutely miserable to do it. They settle. They accept. They listen, but never question. Mostly, they’re sad, depressed, angry, unhealthy, tired, demotivated and wondering why life has handed them such a crappy hand of cards.
On Purpose People have:
- Clarity – they know exactly what they want in life
- Happiness – happy hormones create energetic, motivated, not-afraid-to-go-for-their dreams people
- Self respect – they have clear personal boundaries but they’re still open to saying yes when it feels right
- Honesty – about who they are and what they stand for
- Love – for themselves, their people and the world they live in
- Health – So they can live their lives to the fullest
- Money – So they can buy nice stuff, give more gifts, travel a lot and have a charity
It stands to reason that this world needs more ‘On Purpose People’.
So after 9 years of web design, I quit.
It didn’t light me up anymore.
Sitting in front of my iMac for hours on end was taking a toll on my eyes, my health and my spirit.
I wanted more. I wanted to give more. I wanted to get healthy and create a business around doing something I truly believed in while still helping others do the same.
Okay so I didn’t really quit web design…
I just wanted to be dramatic about it. I now work mostly with entrepreneurs in the health and wellness industry and teach them how to create, market and design a business around their unique lifestyle and passion(s) – coz we all have more than one passion! You can find out more about how to work with me here where I also spend a lot of time blogging and researching the latest healthy living trends.
My eyes, my health and my spirit are a lot happier these days.