Gary Vaynerchuk is an awesome marketer.
He constantly talks about loving your audience and delivering amazing value to them.
And of course I agree with that!
There is a lot to admire about his message and his success.
But he also seems a little crazy to me.
He talks about constantly hustling!
While I don’t know his personal schedule, it sounds like he works 16+ hours a day…and is tweeting, sending emails and staying constantly connected in between all that.
My question is WHY?
Business should be FUN.
It’s there to serve your life, not consume it.
That could mean putting in long hours, especially in the beginning, to get the momentum going.
But you should be going somewhere.
You’re building something that can stand without you.
If it requires your constant brute force to move it forward, then it’s not something I personally want to be a part of.
That’s what systems are for. That’s why you want to team up with amazing people.
I know some entrepreneurs disagree with this. Maybe you absolutely love what you do so much that you want to do it all the time.
Passion is awesome. But what if you don’t always feel that way?
I’ve been living the Internet Lifestyle for 20 years.
And sadly, I went through at least HALF of those years feeling inferior.
I heard entrepreneurs talking about how they loved work more than anything else. It constantly made me wonder why I didn’t love work as much as them? Is there something wrong with me? Am I broken? Have I not found my passion yet?
It took a long time to break free from that thinking.
I’m at peace with who I am. And who I am is NOT someone who wants to work all the time.
I enjoy a lot of stuff outside of work including spending time with my wife, training my dogs, watching movies, reading novels, playing games, working out, etc.
AND if I work too many hours or don’t take my weekends completely off, I lose focus. My creativity suffers. And I start hating what I do.
I’ve worked with a lot of clients who are similar to me. They enjoy their work. They get fulfillment from it. But it’s definitely not the most important thing in their lives!
They hustle to get systems in place to create income streams that continue without their direct involvement.
And they love their time off.
The majority of my clients are Internet Lifestyle entrepreneurs. I see their success every day and what they’ve built.
Some take off a month or more at a time. Several work only a few hours a week, maybe 10 at most. Their income continues to flow in from the systems and team members they have in place.
It’s not the hours they invest which are important. It’s the value they provide to their audience and the lifestyle they’ve designed for themselves.
If you too believe your business is there to serve your life instead of consuming it…then you may be interested in the Monthly Mentor Club.
The upcoming November issue, being mailed out on November 1st, is all about creating Six and Seven Figure Internet Lifestyles that serve your life, instead of consuming it.
I share what I discovered from my 20 years in online business, including 7 insights into why some of my clients have created such incredible incomes while creating lives they love in the process…