This post may piss you off and it’s not really about creating joint ventures, but something I had to share with you. It’s that important. This information will indirectly lead to reducing what’s not working in your life while simultaneously bringing you closer to your major objectives both in your personal life and your business life.
It’s not something that I usually write about but it’s something that I feel you can benefit from while you’re building your business as well as something to think about in your daily life to bring you closer to a state of happiness.
If you consistently ask yourself, “why am I working on this project?” or “do I really have to sacrifice my time, beliefs and my sanity just to get by in life?” or “there must be more to life then this” then it’s highly probable that you’re spending your time working on the wrong projects with the wrong people so you can just get by with paying your bills. But in essence, are you really living, or are you just existing?
I hope I’ve got your attention because I think you’ll appreciate what I’m about to share with you. I’m currently reading, The Art of Being Minimalistic by Everett Bogue. This is a profound, eye-opening, short book by a young author with a powerful message.
Bogue’s book is about decluttering your life. It’s about getting rid of material objects that are holding you prisoner, spending more time on your passions and creating the life that allows you to work on meaningful projects. All this without being tied down by societal pressure to inventory materialistic possessions that are only holding you down.
You may be asking yourself how does this pertain to building my business or doing joint venture brokering deals, or even starting my very first business. That’s an excellent question! By approaching life with a minimalistic intention, this allows you more time, money and freedom of mind to focus on what really excites you. Being excited about something or someone gives us inertia. It helps us get to the next step to the next task and propels us to take action in the direction of where our minds are telling us to go, yet we abandon the concept because we’re too busy living, feeling guilty, and focused on what we think we should be doing and not listening to our inner voices. Ironically, these inner voices that are talking to us are exactly what we should be listening to.
Imagine on working on projects that you truly feel you can contribute to, make a difference in other people’s lives, or leave a legacy behind for your family and people dear to your life. This isn’t a fictional example or somebody taking this claim of living life like a hippie or a gypsy. This is the story of one man’s journey as he quit his job, moved to a new state (with only $3000 to his name), regained clarity, peace of mind and direction once he decided to live a minimalistic life.
In business, and in life we tend to complicate matters. We tend to make things much more complicated than they really are, spend too much time on the wrong projects and work with the wrong people. I have to admit, I too have wasted years complicating my own life and I’m still in the process of streamlining and reducing projects, roadblocks, and distractions in my life that are not leading me towards my primary objectives.
This is one of the primary reasons that I decided to be a joint venture broker. It’s a very simplified lifestyle where I can work in almost any industry, in a recession or a thriving economy in any location with only my computer and a cell phone. Through reduction, I only work on the projects that excite me and work with people who are positive, ethical and pleasurable to work with.
So if you find yourself struggling, asking yourself, “why am I doing this?” or just spinning your wheels and wasting time yet never really feeling fulfilled, I recommend Everett’s book as part of your process of reducing time and money wasting projects, tasks and activities that you’re working on today but you just don’t feel right about. It’s a quick read, only 67 pages yet I’m certain that after you read it you’ll approach your next decision with a newfound clarity, vision and agenda.
I hope you enjoy the book and find relevant meaning that can guide, assist and help you lead a happier fulfilling life not only for yourself but for the people in your life who are dear to you.
If you’re interested, you can get a copy of Everett’s book by clicking on this link.