I’m writing this post from a hotel room about 550 miles from home. It’s early in the morning, I’m eating a croissant and drinking a coffee. I’m way up north. (that’s not too fun) I do have some work to do, plus several meetings over the next couple of days. I’d rather be home, but business needs taken care of. As I was working and thinking of all of this, I remembered something from about 10-12 years ago that helped bring things back into perspective for me. I remembered the days of leanness (I guess that’s a word) I remember struggling to make ends meet and provide for my family. My spare time consist of all the time when I wasn’t working for pay and that was a lot. I filled my spare time with doing anything I could think of to make a few bucks. (Any of this sound familiar?) Anyway, those were tough times and I still remember them vividly.
During my “spare” spare time, I remember sitting and thinking “If I just had enough things to keep me busy! Enough business to keep me busy enough that I didn’t have to always go out and try to create some paying business!”. I thought the secret was to just have plenty of things to do! 10-12 years later, here I am, in another state with things to do here while there is a huge list of things to do back home. Plus, whether all those things to do aren’t enough, we are getting ready to start more things later this month.
The secret is actually not having more than enough things to do, We all have that! The secret is having the “right” things to do. So what are the “Right” things? To me, I’ve learned that the right things to do are those things that keep business moving. I’ve learned that it’s not NEARLY as important finding jobs that pay. It’s important to get an income machine going and keep that machine running smoothly. Somewhere along the way I learned that when you build the right kind of business, that the income shows up whether you are busy doing anything or not. It’s called “PASSIVE INCOME” and passive income is a magical world. Still. even with income that is “Passive”, you still need to make your rounds occasionally to care for your income machine.
So here I am oiling the gears on my machine. 550 miles from home and glad to do it. I beats sitting around wishing I had something to do!
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