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Last year I made the decision to stop doing high ticket coaching in favor of creating a more ‘passive’ business model that allowed for cashflow to consistently come in regardless of if I was present in my business or not.
I was making great money with coaching & consulting, but I realized that if I kept going on the current path then I was enabling myself to trade high dollars for less freedom.
The game is rigged.
We all seek to improve our financial situation by acquiring money. At a basic level it takes care of our needs such as food, warmth, and shelter.
Once that is taken care of, we are free to pursue what we want with more flexibility.
Did you ever see the move The Matrix?
The reason I loved this movie so much is there are so many parallels with life.
In the movie, 'the real world' is a simulation perpetrated by AI to keep us distracted and under control.
Not so different from our 'real world' where the media, politics, advertising, social media hacking our dopamine systems to keep us distracted and chasing an ideal reality that never seems to come.
In the movie, the Matrix (the simulation) is a computer program that has rules and boundaries called 'constructs' that keep people prisoner.
In our lives, we have outdated belief systems that we have bought into and work within that also keep us prisoner.
In the movie, during the training scenes, Neo gets distracted by the girl in the Red Dress, a perfect example of how easily we get distracted in life, especially as entrepreneurs. I call this 'Shiny Object Syndrome' and it comes in the way of success because it diffuses your focus and energy.
Here are some examples of...
𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙗𝙞𝙜𝙜𝙚𝙧 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙗𝙡𝙚𝙢 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙘𝙖𝙣 𝙨𝙤𝙡𝙫𝙚, 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙢𝙤𝙣𝙚𝙮 𝙮𝙤𝙪'𝙡𝙡 𝙢𝙖𝙠𝙚.
There's been a big problem brewing, decades in the making.
This photo is of me 28 years ago when I was a manager at the Salt Lake Country club.
I chose not to go to college because I hated school and couldn't imagine working to pay off loans to do something I hated.
I got my education (partially) from the many wealthy & innovative entrepreneurs that were members here.
I noticed something strange though: many of the bartenders and servers that I managed were college grads that were struggling to find a job in the field they had chosen and bartending or serving to pay off their loans.
Some of them were about to go to college and it felt like they were randomly picking a degree to go into.
I believe at one time it made sense to be intentional about what you want to do and go to college to get a degree in that field, then spend your life in that career.
Part of the problem is that at a young age, its so hard to tell WHAT you want...