Do you want to get out of the rat race and stop deferring your life until a future date that never seems to arrive? If so, I think I can help you to reassess the way you manage your business and put you on the road to living the financial life of your dreams.
As a business owner, I have worked my share of 70 hour weeks. And looking back, I do not regret it. Putting in my dues has strengthened my mentality and the dividends received as a result have been astounding. But as I deal with my business as well as hundreds of client businesses, I realize that the majority of people don’t want to work 50 plus hours a week until they retire. At one time, the thought of putting in these hours, with steady income and retirement eventually down the road, created contentment, but after I decided to get out of my comfort zone (read: workaholism) and live life to the fullest, I found a true happiness that I had previously never known (and it doesn’t involve slaving away endlessly).
Stop Deferring Your Life
I have found a multitude of benefits after I stopped “deferring my life” as Tim Ferris says. Instead of working towards the long-term goal of retirement, I work for a greater purpose, which includes a couple mini-retirements a year. As a CPA, I am constantly helping clients with their finances. But without financial and personal goals in sight, financial planning can only take you so far, so I created an additional service focused around goal setting. But this is an immediate goal setting practice, not one that positions you for retirement at age 70. We determine the goals, determine the current position of the business, and then create a plan to go from point a to point b. As a business owner, I want to determine my goals, as well as the budget necessary to reach and to maintain these goals. I have positioned my firm to reach that potential, through tax strategies, process improvements, employee positioning, and cash flow management. I am not a rich individual. You do not have to be rich to stop deferring your life. You just need to set up a plan and let go of the fear that society has bestowed upon you.
Determine Your Goals
Every business is different and every person has different goals. I own a small accounting firm, and I want to travel the world. I am starting to be able to do that, but I am not fully there yet. It will constantly be a work in progress. I believe that even if I never become a multi-month a year world traveler, I would not look at this endeavor as a failure. It is still a healthy process that allows me to become a better visionary and allows me to trim the fat and redundancies out of my life and my business. There are many things that can be eliminated from work and life, and I will continuously work on finding new things to either eliminate, automate, or delegate. This will eventually create an ultra-refined set of rules to live by. But the paradox is that these rules will also allow me to be more free and give me more time to explore the world and my capabilities.
Every Journey Starts with the First Step
The journey is never easy. If it was, it would not be as fulfilling. You will find the journey to stop deferring your life to be a life-changing process. This is an additional benefit on top of the mini-retirements and the search for your ultimate business purpose. If any or all of the above sounds interesting to you, then take the first step and fill out the form below.