You’ve seen me mention Kevin O’leary a couple of times recently. And I’m gonna do that again. Because he said something I think it’s SO important. An interviewer asked him, “What is success?” And his main answer was, “Having control over your own time.
Then, he added, “Pursuing money just for the sake of having it, you’ll never get there. That’s the trouble, you never have enough. But in life you don’t need that much.” I definitely agree.
And yet having control over your own time IS huge.
Mr. O’Leary acknowledged that most entrepreneurs want to be good providers for their families. But he emphasized that doesn’t mean flashy cars and diamonds and gold. He said, “That’s greed. Nothing to do with [success].”
So, what do you think? Is having control over your time your definition of success?
Because that’s entrepreneurship and being your own boss in a nutshell. And everybody likes to talk about insurance benefits that come with a job. But how about the benefits of working for yourself, like getting to set your own hours, following YOUR own vision, or working from home to be with your family? Those benefits are priceless.
I read an article where a successful entrepreneur shared his journey to having control of his own time. He had seen that interview with Kevin O’leary. And he said he “discovered the truth of O’Leary’s words.”
But he also said he “never aspired to be a business owner.”
I’ll just share what he said in that article:
“But after being unemployed for several months (and even living on welfare), I began working for myself. Even though the business has gone well and has provided my family a measure of financial security, I often tell people it’s a completely different reason that would likely prevent me from ever going back to work for someone else.
Having control over my own time.
My wife and I now have four kids, and the list of things to do is endless. Cooking, cleaning up, taking kids to school, picking kids up from school, laundry, sports, spending time together. I honestly don’t know how I’d manage it as an employee. Of course, your situation may be different from mine. And business ownership brings its own set of headaches, in the form of pressure and risk.”
Well, that’s where I come in. My RondaReady System has helped ease a lot of those headaches over the years. Because I’ve been able to show my clients and customers the huge advantages of automation and delegation.
But before the automation and delegation part, I created lessons on how to discover and clarify your vision. Because you’ve got to know who you are, what your skills and talents are, and where you wanna go. Otherwise, how will you know where to start?
How about we talk about it some more? Book a free call with me, with that handy calendar below. And give me a chance to see where you wanna go in life. I might have a business solution option right for YOU. Let’s talk soon.
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