I haven’t blogged for a while, and no, this isn’t one of those blog posts where I apologise and presume that anyone has been sitting waiting for updates. I’ve been off working on a few big projects, and I am the type that gets sucked in to something when I discover an interest, a passion, or when I feel I’m doing something of value. The last year or so has been one of those periods. I have been working on my marketing business and doing three small business launches. It has been a great experience, taking what I did with ACE Inspire, the training business I co-run and applying this in person, working with businesses and doing all the steps involved in the marketing strategy I developed. The launches have been successful and I am proud of what I have contributed and loved every minute of it.
Unfortunately though, it hasn’t left much time for blogging, or anything much at all really… I have lost sight a little bit of why I started on this journey nine years ago and it’s time to reflect for a bit.
Just after Erin was born I decided I didn’t want to spend my life doing work I hated. I wanted freedom and a business that would give me the lifestyle I desired. I jumped on the ‘make money online‘ band wagon and bought in to the idea that if I could make £1 online, I could make £10. And if I could make £10, then I could make £100. And I did. Eventually I had replaced my employed income and I left. I created blogs and podcasts, I wrote books and training courses. I taught myself about marketing and even went to Uni for a while. I learned that the greatest skill in life was to have the ability to turn your skills into something you could make money from, that money would sustain your lifestyle so you could do more of what you loved. It was never about accumulating lots of money and being ‘rich’, it was about freedom and doing what I loved.
One of my main projects has come to an end now and I have time to reflect. Being self employed is not a replacement for a job, it’s a lifestyle choice.
It’s a lifestyle that makes you feel alive though. This morning, I woke up buzzing with ideas and I can’t wait to put these into action now as well as continuing to look after my other clients of course.
I came across this video on Facebook (isn’t it funny how things like this are thrown in your path at the strangest times).
Forget the money. Money is never the most important thing. Do what you are passionate about. Don’t make life all wretch and no vomit…