Man it was cold…and even though I talked to people daily…
I felt alone.
That was 3 years ago when I first started working for myself.
At the time I really had NO idea how to work for myself. I was putting in a ton of hours. My newborn daughter and 3-year old son were seeing less and less of Daddy as he achieved greater ‘success.’ To be honest I just listened to the cliches…
“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.” ~ Anonymous
Man that sounds awesome…but I wish I would have read between the lines…
“Sacrifice everything at all costs to be successful.”
Is that what you REALLY want to do?
After a year or so of believing this is what I needed to do…I stopped. I refocused my life, my business, and I soon realized I was just hurting my own family just to achieve ‘success’.
It really boils down to what your definition of ‘success’ is.
It wasn’t about accolades among my peers, it wasn’t about a million dollars in the bank account, it wasn’t about the stuff.
For me it was family.
So what is it for you??
P.S. I told Todd I was writing this article and he wanted me to put in this quote from him about success…
“Success to me is treating our affiliate partners BETTER then any other company in the entire world…oh yeah and say we want to pay them 500k in commissions for our upcoming launch…yeah say that…make sure you put a link in for affiliates too…ok yeah that’s a good quote”
Here’s the link per Todd’s awesome quote request 😉