Some may say money is what everyone is after, but if you boil it down, it’s time. Why do people want more money? Usually it’s to trade it for more time doing the things they love. This could look like being with their family, traveling the world, or learning a hobby. All of these are possible in online marketing, but at a price.
First, you have to give up your precious money to educate yourself. You then need to devote many hours of work in addition to your weekly 9-5 grind. This is lot to ask for an intangible and uninsured result. That is why before starting the logistics of it, you need to get clear on what your dream life looks like. What is your “why?” This is where your motivation lies. Ask yourself if you’re looking for something outside of your everyday reality? What is dissatisfying about your current situation? And what excites you about the potential in online marketing?
For me, it was the idea that I could work 1-5 hours a day from anywhere in the world and design a life I love. I knew it wouldn’t be fulfilling to sit on a tropical beach for the rest of my life, but I also knew that I wanted to play more. Basically, I wanted the luxury to decide if I was going to be swimming in the Caribbean, connecting with my family or working at a healthcare center in Latin America (I’m a nurse). There are many parts of my life that I already love. The big motivation is to make decisions based on my desire/heart rather than money or time.
Not a tall order, right? Up until now, I thought it was something people just bantered about. Now I am beginning to realize that it can actually be more than that. It can be a reality.
First, though, you’ve got to “give up” or devote time, energy and money to create more. That’s why the visioning stage is so important. It acts as the catalyst and the fuel to sustain you on those day-to-day tasks of establishing an online business. So I leave you with these questions:
- What dream life would be big enough to fuel a year of hard work?
- What results do you want to create?
- Are you willing to put the energy in to get there?
If you do have a vision that lights you up, I invite you to check out the same seven day video series that got me going. See if this online marketing education can provide the structure to fulfill on your dreams.
Blessings of abundance, connection and joy to you!