Who doesn’t? Right? Having a laptop business that you can run sitting on the beaches of Fiji or enjoying a sunset in the French Alps sounds like the kinda job you could handle. But any business, online or brick and mortar takes time to develop. It’s not going to happen overnight and what I’ve found particularly interesting, is while many people will say they want to be an internet rockstar, they really don’t. They use clever words and want to play the part, but when it comes down to putting the work in and doing the reps, they’d rather sit on the sidelines. It’s just too hard.
Sure, everyone want’s to make 7 figures and drive around in limousines to all the great parties and impress their friends. But just wanting to doesn’t mean deep down you will do whatever it takes to make it happen. It’s not that people don’t have good intentions. Heck, you’ve heard the saying “the road to hell is paved with good intentions” and just having intentions doesn’t mean you will do anything about it. Truth be told, being an internet rockstar probably isn’t where you want to land your laptop. What your end goal should be is to make a difference in other people’s lives and your own. Get out of that cubicle lifestyle and mind set. You first have to believe that you can. Then you can take the next step on to actually making it happen.
So let’s walk through a few initial steps that you are going to want to take on your road to breaking through to your dream work and lifestyle. First, as I have mentioned here on my website many a time, is your mindset. You gotta change this first, or nothing is going to materialize. Change those habits and thinking that you have formed over the years. Take a hard look inside and write down what is going on… honestly. Second, make 2 plans. Yeah, two. One is your strategic plan. What are your goals? What type of work do you want to do? When do you want to get there? Next, make a tactical plan. This is the how you are going to do it. What things to do need to do, day in and day out, to reach your goals? Write them out. Make a chart. Do the reps. Chart your success… and failure. You’ve got to know what works and also what doesn’t. Third, get some mentors and accountability. You need to have some one who can help you get to where you want to be. You need a sherpa. AND you need at least one person who will kick you in the ass when you aren’t doing the daily reps. These three pieces are critical to the change you want to see.
‘Cause we all just wanna be big rockstars
And live in hilltop houses driving fifteen cars
The girls come easy and the drugs come cheap
We’ll all stay skinny ’cause we just won’t eat
And we’ll hang out in the coolest bars
In the VIP with the movie stars
Every good gold digger’s gonna wind up there
Every Playboy Bunny with her bleached blond hair, and well
Hey hey I wanna be a rockstar
Hey hey I wanna be a rockstar
– Nickelback, Rockstar
Internet rockstar, probably not. You want to be a work and lifestyle rockstar who changes the lives of other people. If you think I’m off base, drop me a line and let’s chat. But I think you’ll find that if you talk to enough people who have broken free from the shackles of the daily grind and are living their work and lifestyle dreams, they’ll shoot you straight and tell you the same thing.