You know what’s awesome about working for yourself? You can decide how to spend your time!
Let’s talk productivity for a second. You know all those “tips” you read and hear about having a set routine to your day, starting and stopping at certain times each day, and the rest of that stuff? Right. Yes, I’m sure you’ve heard tons of conflicting advice about that, and maybe even read a few (dozen) lists about how to be more like the most successful people in the world. Okay, that’s all well and good—if the advice works for you. There is no set way to do things when it comes to your business.
I already shared with you how I plan to be spontaneous (over on my lifestyle blog), and how to do what works for you and leave the rest. Here are a few more things to consider when thinking about your ideal business model.
Things to think about:
- What is your ideal lifestyle? I believe in building your business around your ideal lifestyle. So, first decide what that is. For me, it follows along with what I write down when I’m asked to describe my ideal day. I would love to wake up with a fresh smoothie to start my day, working for a few hours, then exploring for a bit. Exploring could be within my city or wherever I am at the moment. My ideal lifestyle includes being location independent. I would like to be able to pick up my business and work from anywhere. I spent 7 weeks with my family, both in my city and in my hometown of Calgary, Alberta, in 2014. I was able to work during that time because of choices I made in my business.
- How do you like to work? I’m an introvert, so enjoy spending time by myself (on my computer) chatting with and connecting with entrepreneurs online. I also really love connecting with people in person and running in-person workshops and coaching sessions. Because of this, I like to have a combination of in-person workshops (which I can run anywhere I set things up around the world), online programs and residual income from eBooks and other products. This is considered a combination of active and residual income.
- What do you consider to be a rich life? For me, being able to take off mid-day to go hiking for a few hours, go for an afternoon walk, grab a coffee and hang out for a while with a good book or meet up with a friend are all things that make me feel rich. Buying a book from a bookstore or spending an hour at the library are also on that rich life list.
Not sure how to take your ideal business model and turn it in to a sustainable business, or how to promote your passion (your service-based business) to the world? Find out how I can help by checking out my services page.