In life if there’s something you want, you have to go and get it. No sitting around waiting for it to come to you. Sit too long and it’ll be gone. To achieve the life you want, it takes action. It’s time today to become a hustler in life. I am and you should do.
In a private webinar I participated in Tuesday night (more on specifics later), they gave us homework. The homework for the week was to answer three questions.
I’m suppose to answer them and share it with only the members of the group. Instead I want extra accountablity and am going to share with you all.
The reason is because I want you to know a little more of my story. I’m opening up to you. These are my honest answers.
(If you’re trying to figure out if you’re on the right path, answer these questions yourself.)
Question 1: You’re at a party and someone asks what you do for a living. What do you say?
Answer: I work at a family restaurant
Question 2: How does that make you feel?
Answer: Horrible!!! I feel ashamed. Embarrassed. Far from proud. Disgusted on the inside because I let myself work at a job I dislike for the last five years. If I were to talk about it for ten minutes, it would be about what I don’t like about it. I don’t even like to talk about it for one minute.
Question 3: How do you wish to answer that question?
Answer: I’m a blogger that helps people live a more positive, productive and passionate life. I help them reclaim control of their lives and bring out the best they have to offer to the world.
In addition, I have multiple online businesses that allow me to work from anywhere with an internet connection. Furthermore, I share my knowledge of creating this kick ass lifestyle so anyone can enjoy it as well.
Ahhhh…that last answer feels good.
The first two questions were easy but painful to answer. I’ve answered them way too many times. The worst is when they ask if I’m going to take over the family business. I usually just joke around at the answer but I would love to say “%!@$ no”.
My last answer is my new found vision for my life which started brewing last October. (FYI I have a guest post on Ending the Grind coming on Monday that has more detail. Stay tuned.)
This is why I started Get Busy Living. I’ve always been a student of personal development. When I was down in the dumps years ago, I turned to books. I even got so stressed that I developed shingles, which is chicken pox resurfacing again if you didn’t know. Not fun!!
My first personal development book was Feel the Fear and Do it Anyways. The reasons for fear all made sense. The solutions sounded so easy. The hard part was taking action.
My life was going in circles and I kept reading but not doing what they suggested and therefore kept wondering why I was still unhappy with my life? I expected miracles to happen.
Man on a Mission
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Now I’m taking what I’ve learned and fully applying it to all parts of my life from my thoughts, my attitude, and the goals I want to achieve.
This blog is my journey. I hope on this blog you will see me grow. In return I want to recruit people to do the same things I am doing. Whether that is
-changing your attitude about life
-changing your thoughts
-inspiring you to take action
-help finding what makes you wake up every morning feeling excited to be alive
-pinching yourself every day that you live this awesome life
Let’s Talk Business
The last component in my answer in question three is building online businesses.
In my 11 years since I left college, I’ve figured out…
-I don’t like the restaurant industry
-I don’t like going door to door (did it for a day and was the longest day of my life!)
-I don’t like working just for a paycheck.
Before I used to think “show me the money!!” and all would be well in my life. It’s soooo far from the truth.
It’s going to take more. It’s going to take pursuing my passions. I would rather be paid less than I do now but control my own hours and, more importantly, do what I love.
I don’t need to be a millionaire but just enough to cover living expenses, support my family, giving back, and traveling.
I’m not looking to only work four hours a week. No no no. I have no problem at all doing the work. I just don’t want to do work for work’s sake. I want to do work that means something to me. The best work is when it doesn’t even feel like work.
Life is too short as I wrote about last time. I’m tired of doing meaningless work for the past eleven years.
The Plan for Success
I wrote those questions and answers to you because I want to be accountable. The more people know about what I say I’m going to do, the more I have to follow through.
It’s part of a program called “The Hustle Project” (aff link) started by Corbett Barr and Adam Baker. They both have two of the biggest blogs in highly competitive niches, building traffic to your website and personal finance, respectively. If you don’t know about their blogs, I highly recommend it after your finish reading.
The tagline for the project is “Stop talking about your online business…start building it.”
They’re both successful in their own right. Both have created online businesses that let them enjoy life. Corbett lives in San Francisco but spends 6 months out of the year in Mexico. Adam drives travels around the country in an RV with his wife and child. How cool is that?
The formula they’ve created is Action + Accountability = Momentum.
I wrote about the importance of momentum to become successful in any area of your life. These guys believe that 100%.
How does it work?
The program consists of two webinars a month. The first was 90 minutes where they talked about generating an idea and finding a market you want to target. The information was golden.
Afterwards they answered all questions asked. All this material is posted for members who were not able to attend the live webinar or to re-watch again.
The future webinars all will focus on a different aspect about online businesses.
(Today Corbett actually added one of the bonus webinars on his blog which anyone can view. It’s called “Three ways to surround yourself with passionate and successful people“.)
Every time there are actions steps we need to take. This week it was questions to answer. We are suppose to share that in our profile under the “accountability section”. They didn’t suggest writing a post about it but I thought why not?
They expect everyone to take action after every webinar. Share that action in your profile. It’s a key component.
It’s not what you know, it’s what you do with what you know.
This program came at a perfect time for me
I’m excited to be a part of this and know that it’s going to take me to levels of success I’ve never seen before. Corbett and Adam have been there, done that, and are sharing that knowledge with whoever wants to join.
Because the information is so valuable, they have to charge for it. I understand that. If it was free, they wouldn’t be able to give personal attention to each member during and after. They’re looking for serious people who want to start or improve their online business.
It’s a monthly fee of $97. I know you might be thinking “yikes!” The price may seem high but I look at is as an investment in my future. I know I easily spend more than $97 on useless stuff like eating out a few times a month. I’ve also spent more money on things I thought would make me happy but now sit and collect dust.
This is going to be more valuable than the thousands I spent on my college education for sure.
This information is free on the internet but the internet is massive! I could spend all my free time looking for that information and coming across good and the plain bad.
They cut through the crap and share what has worked for them. Saves me time to focus on blogging and doing more productive things.
The great part of this too is the community. There are pages that list all the members and you can click on their profile and read their top three goals, their accountability profile, and why they’re doing this. It’s a great way to meet like mined people who are part of the Hustle Project for the same reasons.
There is a 30 day money back guarantee. No questions asked. If anything try it out, listen to the three webinars leading up to the launch, and listen to Tuesday night’s webinar to see if it’s for you. A total of four. Risk free. However if your goals are simliar to mine, you will love it.
There are bloggers that I’ve met and connected with who are a part of this like Caleb at Pocket Changed, David at Life Excursion, and Annie at Adventurous Living. All great people to know if you haven’t yet. From what I know about them, they are all driven to succeed to have financial freedom and doing work on their own terms.
I understand if it’s not for you. If you take away anything from reading it should be this.
You have to take action to get what you want. Be a hustler. Find someone who will keep you accountable for your actions. Build momentum.
Now it’s your turn. Take time to answer the three questions from earlier. Keep them to yourself or share in the comments below. I’d love to hear your answers.
The title of the post is a shot out to the best hustler online, JK Allen.