Indendence Means Breaking the Golden Handcuffs

breaking the golden handcuffsIt’s Independence Day in the US.

That means fireworks, parades, and cookouts…and oh yeah something about the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. 

I remember my independence day, when I declared independence from my job back in 1996.

I had been working one dead end job after another.  In the last one I was delivering pizzas for Little Caesars for $8 an hour.

It was a scary time for me, a time of change, and a time of breaking away from the normal ways of doing things.

It’s normal to go to work, put in your hours, and get your paycheck.

Today it’s even normal to live week-to-week by your paycheck, falling further into debt all the time.

Normal isn’t that exciting. 

If you want something different in your life than you have right now, then you have to make a change.

At some point you may have to give up job security.  Does that even exist anymore?

Create your own job security.   Become too valuable to ignore. 

In a 9-to-5 job, you’re paid for the time you put in. 

In your own business, you’re paid for the value you share. 

Declaring my independence wasn’t nearly as difficult as it is for others.  I delivered pizzas!  I wasn’t paid much.  In fact I remember my wife and I searching the couch for money for a fancy dinner out on the town at McDonalds.

I wasn’t giving up much.

Others may find themselves in a much tougher position to cut away from. 

Perhaps you’re restricted by those golden handcuffs.

Your job is lucrative to walk away from.  The #1 reason people stay in a job they hate is they don’t believe they can survive without that job or that insurance they’re provided.

I didn’t have that issue.  I definitely wasn’t comfortable!

Most people who succeed in their own business are either driven by passion or forced through desperation.  I came from the side of desperation.  It was simply too painful to stay where I was.

The Declaration of Independence didn’t come out of convenience either.  It was written and delivered because the colonies couldn’t suffer the treatment they were experiencing any longer.  They were at a point of desperation…that led them to a painful change:

“…We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their CREATOR, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its Foundation on such Principles, and organizing its Powers in such Form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness…”

Among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.   And even if the government becomes destructive to these goals, it’s the right of the people to change it.

What if your own job or lifestyle becomes destructive to these goals?  Hmmm…something to think about.

When I work with clients, I never suggest quitting their job.  That’s the last choice we want.  Instead I’d rather see them build a business online in their spare time.  But I do suggest they cut back on their lifestyle while building their business. 

If you reduce your expenses, you can make the transition sooner from job to business if you choose (you may be someone who loves your job and wants to keep it).  You reduce the strength of those golden handcuffs by reducing the expenses in your life.

Then put good internet business principles into practice. 

Choose a market you can get excited about.

Bring in high quality visitors to your site. 

Share a proven message that turns those visitors into sales. 

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Some copywriters will actually charge you a fortune to reduce your Sales.

My friend Glenn Livingston put together a 19 minute FREE video that shares the truth about how to get to know your customers and steer clear sales killing copywriters. 

Empathize, connect with, and understand your customers’ deepest desires. Not just wants & needs, but more deeply held thoughts & feelings which motivate purchase.

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Terry Dean

Terry Dean has been in full-time internet business since 1996 and has helped thousands of entrepreneurs get started online through his articles and products. He lives in Ocala, Florida with his wife and 2 dogs. Find out more about how the Monthly Mentor Club can help you today.