In fact, if you’d said to me two years ago that I would be doing this now, I would have laughed in your face.
What I find even funnier is that I wrote a book about starting up a business and barely even mentioned founding a tech startup! Ha!
Joke’s on me!
Two year’s later, I not only am the CEO and founder of a tech startup but I’m also beholden to three investors and part of an amazing community of startup founders who are making waves in the business world with their B2B tech solutions.
I am working in partnership with one of Australia’s largest, oldest and most respected organisations and people actually take my ideas seriously! WTF?
Two years ago, it never would have occurred to me this was possible. I had limited myself big time to thinking only about how to become a lifestyle entrepreneur.
These days, everyone wants to be a lifestyle entrepreneur. It’s all about lazing on a beach in Bali baby and living the dream!
What I realised along that journey was that it wasn’t enough for me.
The Lifestyle Entrepreneurship Trap
Yes I made money selling online programs and courses. Yes, I made other people money building these programs for them.
But you know what? I also spent a lot of money buying everybody else’s program. It’s what happens, because everyone has “a program” to flog so they can live the dream too!
There’s huge satisfaction in building and developing an idea that provides practical help to people. All of a sudden, your dream becomes bigger. It’s not just about lazing on the beach, pina colada in hand… it’s about creating something.
I’ve always had a brain full of ideas and even now, I find it hard to limit myself to just one thing.
However, I never realised before that what mattered to me most was not making money… that’s a nice side benefit, but building something great!
Are You Stuck on the Lifestyle Entrepreneurship Treadmill?
My question for you is, are you on a treadmill with the whole lifestyle business thing? Is it really fulfilling you or giving you the life you want?
If it isn’t, then perhaps consider jumping off it and exploring those ideas stuck in your brain. Open your heart to possibilities that you may not have entertained previously.
Opportunities abound in the startup space, so now is the time to jump in.
What’s your big idea?