The Secret to More Freedom, Time and Money – Want It?

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!

Post by James Chartrand

James Chartrand is an expert copywriter and the owner of Men with Pens and Damn Fine Words, the game-changing writing course for business owners. She loves the color blue, her kids, Nike sneakers and ice skating.

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  1. 2 free e-books in one week. Awesome. Thanks James

  2. Thanks for the heads up, I am looking forward to reading this book.

    It is a subject that’s very much on my mind as I try to find the right balance. I love that I have the potential to build a business that’s the right size for me to feel an immense sense of satisfaction, help pay the bills and have the flexibility to spend more time with my children than a traditional job will allow.

    Right now though? It feels like I’m falling short on all fronts. I’m optimistic that I will find my way and right now I’m in the mess that comes just before it suddenly snowballs into tidy, but any help or guidance I can get is welcome and fantastic.

    • You’re very welcome. I really like pointing out the good stuff, especially with so much “meh” out there today. (Plus Mark’s story is interesting.)

      The thing too is that I worked so hard to find the hat-trick myself that I’d really like to help other people shortcut that process and avoid the mistakes. I think paying attention and keeping on the lookout for what WORKS is really important.

      So… yeah! You go!

  3. Thank you James for your golden recommendation.
    As I am gathering some tools for content developement (video editing software), for my website project, this eBook from Mark McGuinness will save a lot of time and energy.
    I am always open for experience based business advice, and will certainly implement everything I can.
    Now it’s a good reason for me to create a “James MWPs” folder inside my current project folder, and add “Mark McGuiness” to the ebook’s file name : )
    Don’t worry, it won’t gather dust, I’ll read it “slowly” as soon as possible.
    Thank you again James!

    • An Internet disconnexion today came handy. I worked on some offline tasks, then read Mark’s eBook,
      and It is very interesting and inspiring. Very compatible with what I am preparing to create right now.
      I liked how well Mark sumed up an important number of experiences in just 34 pages. At some moments I felt “fire” all over my skin, because of all the Ideas that I have, and the nice idea to find the right partners for future projects : )

      I would like to add that people who are creative in “their” art, like music and painting, or poetry, are rarely creative in business, even though business is also an art, because it requires mastery of a number of techniques and principles in order to obtain a targeted result.

      Fortunately, creative business skills, those that can be used by anyone, even if he/she doesn’t master any kind of art, can be learned, and I think that Mark and the people at “Lateral Action” know exactly how to teach creative business skills that sell, and lead to success, and true freedom (amongst other disciplines that they may teach.)

      And as everything comes in threes, thanks again James for the cool read ; )

      • People are always amazed that I don’t bring a laptop or a phone when I know I’ll be waiting for a long period.

        “James, you’ll be at the garage/dentist/train station ALL DAY!”

        “Yeah, I’m looking forward to it. I get to read.” 🙂

  4. There are so many ebooks out there, thanks for helping us sort out the good ones.

    Magic, hat tricks and free equals GREAT!

    • I was talking to someone this week about ebooks. They were mentioning there are so many “meh” ones out there that she was starting to stop caring about ANY of them.

      I was pretty proud to be able to point to my site and say, “You will *always* hear about *only* the good stuff from me.”

      (Was even cooler when she agreed!)

  5. Mark’s great. I’ve been reading Lateral Action for a long time and really like his approach. No B.S. No fluff. Just stuff that works and is enlightening to those of us who have been digging around in the dark for a while. Awesome that you’ve pointed your readers in his direction, James.

  6. THANK YOU!

  7. Wow!

    Thanks for sharing this free resource with us. I’ve opened up and put this on my “to read” list.

    I’m definitely always looking for better ways to balance work and life.

    • No, no, no. When you put things on a “to-read” list, you feel like you’ve done something… and you don’t do what you’re supposed to do! Read! READ, I SAY!

      *ahem*

  8. Hey James,

    Thanks for pointing out this awesome resource! 🙂

    Reading it as we speak…

    Eric

  9. Joining the chorus – thanks for the link. Skimming through the pdf, this caught my eye in particular: “Sharing your knowledge is the best advertising.” No gating, no info harvesting = credibility & liking. And an extremely good way of establishing yourself as an expert (“I’ve got so much savvy I have no need to despair about monetizing it.”) Brilliant!

  10. I got to reading the ebook this weekend–slowly, with a notepad and pen handy. Lots of gems to jot down and contemplate! It’s an easy read that’s both inspirational and useful. My high expectations were definitely met! 🙂

  11. That’s the best gift I have today as I am trapped in the same situation you wrote here. Now, this makes me think of what-if’s… Like, what if you can buy time on E-bay? I think it would sell high, haha. I don’t think there’s such a thing as managing time- as time is in continuous motion and you can’t simply turn it back. However, I believe managing myself is more realistic and there’s no such thing as a writer’s block, but procrastination is as real as the air I breathe. Cheers!

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