- May 29, 2012
@JasonR, any idea how to do these two things at once? I'm often tempted to face a bigger challenge (do something on a larger scale like, say, Richard Branson), and then I remember I'm happy because my business can be managed by only me and I don't have to deal with all that crap related to bigger ventures that need people, an office, etc.
I have two ideas for you.
First - it sounds like you don't have a clear goal set for yourself. You probably go back and forth between building a huge business and being a "solopreneur." And that's ok, I did that too. It wasn't until I started traveling, and I realized the beauty, first hand, of having a business that's 80% outsourced, that I knew which decision was right for me.
Second, you may not realize that sometimes you don't need an office and the "crap" associated with larger start ups to make a high income. Only you know what's true for your business (ex. can you grow it without hiring, etc? I don't know - I don't know your business). You very well might be able to scale and grow while keeping your actual operation small by leveraging contractors and outsourcers.
For me, personally, my goal is to keep the "solopreneur" thing going and focus on building a multi-million dollar business through the internet, outside contractors, and automation.
That doesn't mean I won't work my a$$ off when need be. But my end goal is not only be financially free, but also to free up as much time as possible to do the things I want to do.
Some people want to work their asses off for 40-50 years building a 8 or 9 figure business. That's not me. And that's ok, what's right for me may not be right for you. But for me, you can't replace the sort of life I'm enjoying right now (I'm sure @Vigilante and @GlobalWealth can agree).
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