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Lifestyle Entrepreneur

In a recent conversation with one of my good friends and business colleagues, he said “Man you really define what it’s like to be a ‘Lifestyle Entrepreneur.’ 

Up until this time, I hadn’t quite been able to define what I do for a living. I immediately went on a search for more information to try to find out how many more people out there defined themselves in this way.

First stop was a proper definition: A “Lifestyle Entrepreneur” is an individual that creates a business with the purpose of altering their personal lifestyle and not for the sole purpose of making profits. A lifestyle entrepreneur focuses more on the life rewards provided to people that enjoy and have a passion for what they are doing. There is a possibility that the business will do particularity well since the individual has a passion for what he/she is doing. (From Business I simply love this definition.

Then I went in search of books and blogs and found both from Jesse Kreiger whose built his life and business around this concept; very inspirational stuff indeed.

Here are a few of my own personal contributive thoughts around this wonderful way of living:

  • No Mon-Fri 9am-5 pm job which usually ends up turning into a 7am-9pm plus a few working weekends aka (life Prison)
  • Time for some serious contemplation
  • Time for walks in the forest
  • Time to kayak when it’s sunny out
  • Time to go to the pub on a Friday afternoon and not return to work or a Tuesday afternoon for that matter
  • Time to develop new ideas
  • Time to call service providers to get better deals and keep an eye on personal finance
  • Time to do personal administration
  • Time to see all your children’s plays, performances, sporting events and teacher’s assessments
  • Time to work on your investments
  • Time to exercise
  • Time to read and study/follow your personal interests
  • Time to learn a new skill
  • Time to write a blog or a book
  • Time to travel for pleasure and new business opportunities
  • Time to develop new projects and run tests for marketability
  • Time for a long lunch or coffee break
  • Time to keep abreast of local and world events
  • Time to talk to your neighbor

If you work for someone else your time is not your time but their time and they have a right to direct your attention and energy towards developing their assets, not your own.

It’s definitely a life and career worth considering.

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Dominic Kotarski is the author of international best-seller “The Making”. He writes, speaks, inspires, motivates and teaches on the most important aspects of your business including Sales, Coaching, Team-Building, People Management and Business Development. Get weekly access to his blog & training videos FREE by subscribing HERE! and when you sign up you will get Instant Access to his Sales Skills Training Video.

Dominic Kotarski

Dominic Kotarski is an author, coach, sales trainer and Founder of Sales Success Academy. He's personally inspired, coached, trained and managed thousands of salespeople and business owners in 11 different countries. You can find him in Vancouver, Canada where he lives, works, runs, ski's and spends most of his free time with his family.

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