Once we have gone through this material stage we realize that living the lifestyle is what it’s all about. Living the life that you want to live and doing the things that you want to do when you want to do them is ultimate freedom. For myself, I come from the corporate background of working 60 hours a week, going into an office all the time. Many of you know that my lifestyle now includes training in Martial Arts, getting my pilot license, traveling to South America where I own a place, working on my business, speaking engagements, etc… I would like everyone to start experiencing that same success and that lifestyle that they desire. You can, but it’s a matter of getting clear about what is the lifestyle that you really want.
We really have to start looking at this aspect of living the life and understand to appreciate every moment. It’s not about the accumulating of things. It’s about creating ideas. It’s about creating multiple income streams to live life and have those wonderful moments. There’s a wonderful word that I love and it’s residual. Residual means income coming in whether you work or not. Building systems and business that can create that residual income is really an awesome thing. Everyone can do that.
Love What You Do
I have worked to create the freedom and the lifestyle. What is amazing about this whole situation, and I’m using myself, as an example because it’s easier for me to expand on these concepts, is that I’ve done it now with less resistance and less work than when I was really working hard. Part of the reason is that I love what I do is that I’ve found that not resisting and allowing the universe to work for you really works.
Define Your Lifestyle
If you love what you do and you can work hard there’s no limit to what you can accomplish. Maybe you just want to pay off your house, your cars, go to work, move up the corporate ladder, which is totally cool because it’s your experience. Maybe you are someone who wants to do something different and explode out there and be creative. Both are there for you. It’s there. It’s just a matter of putting the puzzle pieces together, opening your mind and figuring out how you are going to do it and letting things come. You have to define what that lifestyle is going to be.
When I first started in the corporate business world I realized it was not working for me. It was not until I let my hair grow and started to wear jeans and t-shirts and started working out all the time that I started to feel like this was me. This is what I always envisioned: that I would live near the beach, that I would be physically active, that would do the things that I want to do like getting my pilot’s license and have fun. I believe that you can do it too!
If you want the lifestyle you can achieve it. Just like the HaganaH Fitness Award that I won. I worked really hard against some men and women that are like fitness machines. I look back at the hard work that I did and I hardly remember it but I will always remember that award. We have to allow things to come so that we can build the lifestyle that we want to live. We have to have some identification of what that is. For me personally, I believe freedom is paramount to living the lifestyle. Being able to do what you want when you want to is critical. To be able to remove the financial bonds is critical and sometimes that doesn’t happen overnight.
Build Your Belief
You can build around that residual dream, build some businesses, and find ways to generate the lifestyle. Love what you do and the money will come. The hardest time was ten years ago when I was in Tucson, Arizona, running a health club and looking at my dog, Chaos, wondering how we were going to make it. I didn’t even know how we were going to eat this week let alone how am I going to do what I love and help people. At that point is when I needed the belief. I was listening to Tony Robbins, Zig Ziegler, Dale Carnegie and many others. I was filling my mind with good things. Those gaps in my personal evolution are what really slowed me down from living that magnificent life. It was the gaps where I lost my belief.
That’s why it’s so important to progress and get clear and move forward. All of a sudden when you start to do what you love it starts to get easier.