What are your life goals? If you’re considering becoming self-employed, what life goals do you think self-employment will help you achieve? Or if you’re already your own boss, what made you take the leap? I’m willing to bet it just about making money.
If you’re anything like me, you’re considering taking the path less travelled because your life goals include wanting your independence, to choose your own schedule and to be there for your kids. The kind of life a nine-to-five job simply doesn’t allow.
Here’s the thing – when you first start out it’s really easy to lose sight of why you began. You can easily get caught up in what I call the ‘online entrepreneur frenzy’ and before you know it you’re chasing an impossible dream. You’ve lost sign of what YOU really want.
That’s exactly what happened to me. Watch the video to find out more:
Here are a few examples of my boundaries:
My life goal = to be able to do the school run and spend time with my daughter.
So my boundary = I only work school hours Monday to Friday
My life goal = to take time off in the school holidays
So my boundary = I don’t take on any extra projects over Christmas, Easter & summer.
My life goal = feeling financially secure so we can enjoy life.
So my boundary = not touching the money I put into separate accounts to save for emergencies and for holidays.
First, set your goals
If you think you need to get more specific about your goals, here are a few resources you can use:
- Living Forward by Michael Hyatt* – I use this book to get really clear about my goals this year.
- Leonie Dawson’s Shining Year Workbooks & Planner – I’ve also invested in these and use the planner day-in-day-out to stay on track.
Then, set your boundaries
Once you’ve figured out what life goals are most important to you download my worksheet to make sure you put the boundaries in place that will help make them happen.
The protect them fiercely. I mean REALLY FIERCELY.
Because if YOU don’t protect what’s most important to you, WHO WILL?
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