Entrepreneurs’ Freedom Manifesto©
High income is just a number unless you have time to enjoy your life.
If you’re working 12-hour days…or longer…six or seven days a week, your bank balance might be impressive, but you’re probably missing out on life itself. There’s no time for the things you like to do, no time for your family, and certainly no time to travel. You are proving the point that money can’t buy happiness.
An entrepreneurial enterprise is the only real path to true financial success.
If you are good at a traditional job, if you are great at a traditional job, even if you are told you’re the best person on the team…you cannot control and insure your own success. Entrepreneurship gives you the tools, the flexibility, and the ownership to achieve financial success on your own terms.
Having a vehicle that creates income is better than simply having a job.
With a traditional job you are trading time for money. You are also allowing someone else to determine how much money for each hour, how many hours you’ll work, and on what schedule. By building an income-generating vehicle you gain the ability to produce income on your own time and your own terms.
True wealth can only be achieved when income is also generated for you, not solely by you.
The well-designed income-generating vehicle works even when you do not. It has the ability to grow organically, and as it grows you will receive income from other entrepreneurs who want to be part of your enterprise.
Success in your enterprise requires initial training and ongoing coaching from seasoned and successful entrepreneurs.
Working on your own no longer means going it alone. Experts in marketing, communications, management, digital technology, and other necessary business skills are available to help you start, grow, and nurture your entrepreneurial enterprise.
If an entrepreneurial enterprise can’t work as well without you as with you, it is simply a job with longer hours.
The well-designed entrepreneurial enterprise does not require your hand on the switch every hour of every day. It is not based on working harder, but on working smarter. You will be able to travel, relax, and enjoy friends and family as your wealth grows.
The successful entrepreneur brings total focus, commitment, and persistence to the enterprise.
He or she must direct energy and intellect at the enterprise, must commit time and attention to its development, and must stay the course throughout that development process. The rewards will come to those who take responsibility for their own success.
While every entrepreneurial opportunity has potential risks and pitfalls, they can be avoided when understood and anticipated.
The critical element is thorough preparation. The right mentors can show you how others have succeeded in the past. And more importantly they can show you why some have failed. By understanding someone else’s failure you are better equipped to avoid your own.
Contributing to the success of others will accelerate your success over time.
Your own success increases when your focus is on helping others. When you act as a role model your example will be duplicated and therefore multiply success for everyone involved.
You can attain entrepreneurial freedom through part-time effort; even in tandem with another fulfilling income-earning vehicle.
Build your new entrepreneurial enterprise while you maintain the security of your present employment. Move forward on your enterprise at the pace that suits you. When the time is right for you, step away from the past and make your enterprise your future.
You can transition from a life of satisfaction to a far more gratifying life of fulfillment.
Building a successful entrepreneurial enterprise goes well beyond achieving a secure financial future. It gives you the freedom to define your future by living an optimal life that brings you pleasure and fulfillment. And allows you the time to share that life with those you love.
How we generate our income should not define or limit who we are, it should only be the vehicle that funds who we want to become.
You can be many things in your one life when you have sufficient income and time away from work. The entrepreneurial life lets you be a traveller, painter, writer, photographer, sailor, actor, musician, or whatever else inspires and delights you. With the income from your entrepreneurial enterprise you are free to pursue your passion.