This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 2
To me, lifestyle business is not about freedom. It is, more specifically, about FLEXIBILITY. So I want to live the freedom lifestyle because I want limitless flexibility… of time, place, priorities, income, activities.
Because I’m juggling my businesses atop PTSD, anxiety, depression and memory loss, this is the most important flexibility I need… the ability to work at the times of day that work best for me. And that’s not your typical 9-5 for sure. I generally work in various blocks of time throughout a 24 hour period, with my most intense work often being done in the middle of the night. (It’s 2:45am right now.)
I want to finally relocate to Hawaii. I’ve been waiting 29 years to live in the place my heart calls home. So for me, location independence is not about traveling around the world; it’s about living in my most favorite place.
This is a two-fold issue. I love the fact that, unlike when I was in medicine and had to answer to an administrator who didn’t have a clue what was best for my patients, I can determine the priorities in my business and schedule things accordingly.
I also appreciate that having a lifestyle business of my own gives me the ability to prioritize my family and friends. I’ve been able to care for my Dad after multiple surgeries, my Mom, my grandmother, and even my dog… every time it was needed… without asking anyone’s permission.
I want to do work that has limitless earning potential, no glass ceiling. I want to have unlimited potential in how much money I can earn so that I can take care of myself, my family and philanthropic activities through my charitable foundation.
My Dad was disabled at 52 years old after having 4 back surgeries, neck surgery and multiple knee surgeries. It was a devastating, unexpected blow. The biggest reason I chose a lifestyle business with unlimited earning potential is so I can give my parents the retirement they deserve and thought they would have before this happened to my Dad.
I want to be able to arrange my schedule so that I can do the things I want to do. I love that I have the flexibility in my business to re-arrange my schedule to do things I want to do and still get work done.
I chose to put my 33+ years of teaching, coaching and mentoring experience to work helping others do the same… get a second chance at their success by creating a flexible lifestyle business. This is often people who thought they would never work again, never achieve their dreams.
One of my objectives with my charitable foundation is to do this same kind of work with veterans and returning soldiers, running workshops and volunteering my time to help those who served our Country.