And the one constant I see with MOST, if not all of the folks I coach is... they're sole focus tends to be on making money.
Sure, making money is important... because you can't run and keep a business without enough cash flow.
But take it from me, personally, if all you do is focus on making money... you'll wake up one day and realize that the last few years have been just a blur... like you were in a fog.
It's true, because I lived it.
When your #1 focus is on making money... you forget the little things that matter most.
The fact you can take time off during the day to go visit your friends and family.
The fact you can bring your kids to and from school.
The fact that you can go to lunch with your significant other.
You can lounge on the beach and read a book. It's your choice what you want to do.
Believe me, there's so much more that's important in this business than just money.
Don't forget the JOURNEY or else you'll wake up one day and realize the last few years flew by you, while you were in a daze... and you'll realize you missed a lot of important things.
There's a passage I keep near me at all times... from the book "Eventual Millionaire" by Jaime Tardy.
Here it is... and this is her talking....
"When I was younger, I loved video games. One time I was playing a game called "The Sims". It was a real-life simulation where you have a house and can buy furniture and upgrades.
I thought the game would be much better if I had more money. I didn't want to do the work, so I found a cheat that would give me an unlimited amount of money.
I was excited. I bought everything I wanted. It was fun! However, 20 minutes later, I realized that the game wasn't fun anymore because there was no challenge. Suddenly, there was no point."
I keep that passage in front of me during those times where I feel like I may be a little too motivated by making money... and I'll remind myself that it's the journey and the process that matters most.
It's the ability to do what you want, when you want... that makes internet marketing the best business in the world.
But the trap is, if you're solely focused on money... soon this becomes like any other job... and the little joys and personal freedoms don't seem as important.
I find it funny sometimes, as a copywriter... that I'll often write copy that SELLS the dream... but find myself not living the dream myself.
Sounds a bit hypocritical... that I can write sales copy that sells the virtues of having the freedom of an online business... while I take those things for granted and forget about them myself.