What does your ideal lifestyle look like? What do you see as the entrepreneur lifestyle?
A lot of people talk about traveling the world, eating at expensive restaurants all the time, and owning huge garages full of expensive cars.
Of course, they don’t consider the time that those people spend working in order to have that over-the-top lifestyle.
Network Marketing Entrepreneur Lifestyle
They say it’s the lifestyle that sells the idea of network marketing. So what does the network marketing entrepreneur lifestyle look like?
If you ask 20 people you’ll probably get 20 different answers.
Some will tell you about the nice clothes, fancy restaurants and expensive cars. They want the things that come from a lavish lifestyle.
Others tell you about all the trips and exotic places they want to visit, or even live in. It’s all about the experiences.
Take a look at the pictures some people share on their Facebook pages and you get the idea that network marketing is an endless stream of parties. That’s all anybody seems to share from their convention experiences.
There is also the time freedom that network marketers always talk about too. That’s my focus. Time to do what I want, when I want.
How Do You Get That Entrepreneur Lifestyle?
You never see all the work that goes into having a lifestyle like that though.
Entrepreneurs are the only people who will work 80 hours a week to avoid working 40 hours a week.
– Lori Greiner
On the surface, that quote looks crazy, right? The important thing behind it is control. An entrepreneur has complete control over how their 80 hours are spent whereas the person working 40 hours a week as an employee has almost none.
Yes, it’s still work but there is a lot of freedom in it.
Ok, first, you might not actually work 80 hours a week. You might only work 75 ;-).
The freedom is what you do in your work hours and when they occur. You don’t have to work 9 to 5 Monday through Friday and take your weekend on Saturday and Sunday along with everyone else.
You make your own rules. It absolutely amazes me when I see other network marketers or affiliate marketers talk about TGIF, weekends, and then dreading Monday again. Why are you still following employee rules when you’re no longer an employee?
My Entrepreneur Lifestyle
Things, as in objects, don’t matter that much to me. Don’t talk to me about the latest Mercedes Benz or BMW. They all look like metal boxes on wheels to me. All that changes in the price tag. A very reliable $20K wheeled metal box is just as good or better (depending on reliability) than a $60K wheeled metal box.
I’m a little more interested in travel but I don’t want to travel all the time. I’m not a tropical beach person, so you probably won’t find me in Fiji, Bali or anywhere along the Mexican coast.
I do love the mountains though, so someday I could be found in places like Switzerland or New Zealand. My favorite place is right here in my back yard, the Appalachians.
What Does Matter to Me
I don’t live by an alarm clock. My little lightless clock has an alarm but I don’t think it has ever been used. I go to sleep when I’m tired and I get up when I wake up. You can’t get any better than that.
My schedule is my own. I often forget what day of the week it is. Sometimes I forget to put the trash out because I don’t realize that today is Wednesday. (I’m good today. It’s only Sunday.)
My “weekend” is Monday and Tuesday. My wife works at a Yoga retreat nearby and her busiest days are Friday through Sunday (they cater to employees who need a break). Monday and Tuesday are her days off.
Neither my wife nor I like crowds. We run all of our errands and do all of the fun things with our kids on Monday and/or Tuesday. No crowds because everyone else (employees) is at work.
Still, since I am in charge of my own schedule, if something comes up on any other day of the week I am free to stop working and go do whatever it is.
It’s All About Family
I work from home and I home school my kids. I’m with my kids 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I’ve wanted to be a dad for as long as I can remember, so for me this is living the dream.
Last “weekend” (Tuesday I believe) we rented tubes and floated down the river. Only 2 other people entered the river with us. It was great. The river is packed on Saturdays and Sundays, not on Tuesdays.
Like Spider-Man’s Uncle Ben Said…
With great power comes great responsibility.
To have the network marketing entrepreneur lifestyle (great power) you have the put in the time and effort (great responsibility).
There is a price to pay for being able to live the life you want to live
I work a lot, probably 60 to 70 hours a week, but I work when I want to. I work around the time that I do things with my family.
What’s Your Idea of the Entrepreneur Lifestyle?
My ideal is to be able to stay home with my family and plan my work time around my time with them. And that’s the lifestyle that I have now.
What is your ideal lifestyle? Are your about the things (cars, clothes), experiences (trips, parties), family, or something else entirely? Let me know in a comment below.
More importantly, what are you doing right now to achieve that lifestyle? Is it something that you can achieve as an employee, or would it be easier if you had the flexibility of an entrepreneur?
Obviously, I believe that network marketing is the best way to go. It’s what I’m doing. But there are other ways that take more or less time, skill, effort, etc.
Disclaimer: I cannot guarantee that you will make any money in network marketing or achieve any particular lifestyle. I can only share what has worked for me in my circumstances.
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