When you own your own business, it’s great. It’s freedom. You get to do what you want, when you want to do it. You pick your hours, your clients, and your projects. Awesome. There’s nothing more liberating than that.
Actually, it’s not that liberating. Making it in business isn’t easy. It’s not that hard, either, but it does take three simple elements that form the hat trick of success.
First you need time to develop your projects, work for your clients, create new ideas and grow your business. Unfortunately, you don’t have an infinite supply of time. (In fact, no one does, if you want to get grim about it.) You need to balance business with your personal life. You need to get the jobs done and fulfill other obligations too.
Oh, and you need time off. Otherwise you’ll burn out.
Then you need cash. You can’t just launch into business – you need to eat, pay the bills and make the rent each month. You also need money to invest in your projects and business. Then there’s that feast-or-famine yo-yo ride of income that freelancers always seem to struggle with.
Fun times, eh?
The solution? You work hard to make money. Of course, that means you don’t have any time left, and all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
This doesn’t sound like freedom anymore, does it. And between wishing you had more freedom, praying for more time and hoping for more money, you’re starting to wonder if getting into business was a good idea in the first place.
I know how you feel. I’ve been there.
Very few people score the winning goal of freedom, time AND money. Some get two out of three – and even those guys are the lucky ones. Most business owners get one… and sometimes none.
Mark McGuiness puts it plainly:
- Without money, you don’t have much freedom because you spend time chasing cash.
- Without time off, money doesn’t buy you a lot of freedom.
- And if you’re doing something you hate for a living, it doesn’t matter how big your salary is or how much holiday you get.
Now Mark’s a very smart guy. I have a lot of respect for his wisdom, his knowledge and his education. That’s why I pay attention to what he teaches. I read his blog. I’m on his newsletter. I have his ebooks. I know his techniques work because I’ve scored my own hat trick of success.
So when he wrote Freedom, Money, Time – and the Key to Creative Success, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a copy.
The ebook describes Mark’s journey from struggling poet to Lateral Action owner, creative coach, and successful entrepreneur. He discusses life and business lessons he’s learned the hard way (so you can avoid them), and he shares strategies and tactics to finding the right combination of freedom, money and time.
I was nodding the whole way through. And when I finished the ebook, I wrote him a note to tell him that he’d hit the nail on the head.
I’m pretty pleased to have the opportunity to point you Mark’s ebook. Freedom, Money, Time – and the Key to Creative Success is interesting, enlightening and more importantly, packed with pragmatic, practical and useful business advice you can start using today.
Here’s the best part: it’s free. Utterly, completely free. Mark gives almost everything away (much to my horror and despite my counsel). There’s no charge. And there are no opt-ins. That’s right – no giving up your email, no subscriptions, no spammy newsletter, no hassles, no nothing. (How rare is that?)
It’s grab-and-go perfection. Just click this link and the ebook opens right up.
If you’re a small business owner, a freelancer, a hopeful entrepreneur or a creative professional, you’re going to get a lot out of this ebook. So click here for your copy of Freedom, Money and Time, and start learning how to score your own hat trick of success.
That’s all there is to it.
Mark also managed to snag some pretty big names to develop an in-depth training program. I’ll keep you posted on when that launches, because I’m proud to be an affiliate. Stay tuned!