Let me ask you a question. Have you ever thought about what your priorities in life are?
Think about that for a minute. Don’t give the answer that you think is correct. Take a look at how you spend your time.
What you spend the majority of your time on shows exactly what your priorities are.
Look back at your day, week and month. What are you spending your time on. Is it with family? Is it helping people? Maybe it’s spent in a cubicle doing a job you hate.
Knowing what we are spending our time on now helps us understand what we currently value in life.
I can already hear the objections to that statement, but it’s the truth. Yeah you have to make money somehow to support your family and live, but maybe there is a better way than what we’ve been taught.
“You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage – pleasantly, smilingly, nonapologetically – to say ‘no’ to other things. And the way to do that is by having a bigger ‘yes’ burning inside. The enemy of the ‘best’ is often the ‘good.'”
I absolutely love the above quote from Stephen Covey. It captures the essence of what I’m all about.
One thing that never made sense to me is the mindset of working hard and trading so much of our time now so we can start truly living life when we turn 65.
Why not spend our entire life living freely and loving without boundaries? Boundaries such as working in crappy jobs or being a slave to our own businesses can hurt our relationships with the people we love while at the same time causing us to not live up to our true potential.
Just think what your life would look like if you spent your time doing what you loved instead of what you’ve been told you had to.
Instead of wasting your life, it’s time to start designing your life in a way that gives you the freedom to be who you were created to be.
So how do you build a business that you love and gives you the flexibility to live fully and love without boundaries?
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About Logan Thompson
So just who am I? Well let me start back at the beginning. Ok, I won’t go back that far, but close.
Years ago I remember graduating from high school not sure exactly what I wanted to do with my life. Everyone around me told me to go to college and then get a good job.
Still not sure what I wanted to do, I ended up getting a bachelors degree in marketing. What I learned was that I was really good at cramming for tests and passing them, only to lose all of the info I learned as soon as I turned in the test.
With a degree in hand I started looking for those great jobs everyone told me I could get being a college grad.
After searching for what seemed like forever, all I could land was a sales job for T-Mobile. No, it wasn’t even corporate sales. I was the guy at the retail store who was mediocre at selling and pretty dang awesome at taking peoples payments.
Really? That’s what college got me? A retail job?
After working there a few years I ended up moving back to my hometown of Vancouver, WA and took a job straight out of the movie Office Space. I was doing phone support for a domain registrar and hosting company.
It didn’t take long before I moved up to a web design position, but I still wanted to rip my eyes out pretty much every day at work. Just a short time in the corporate world I just knew that life wasn’t for me.
In 2008 I jumped ship and started my own web design business. Since that time I’ve started, bought and sold multiple businesses and websites and am proud to say that I’ve never worked for anyone other than myself.
My businesses are run completely online allowing me to work pretty much whenever I want. To be honest I am not sure when the last time I worked 40 hours in a week was. I’m too busy spending time enjoying life with my two daughters, wife, and volunteering with middle school kids.
Life is pretty awesome.
I have the freedom to do what I want, travel, volunteer, and pretty much live an extraordinary life. If instead of working a day I want to head to the beach with my family, all I have to do is pack up the car.
I’ve quickly learned that besides my family and loving other people, one of my big passions is helping people. I love helping people create a life that allows them the freedom to do what they want.
If that’s something you’d love to experience, make sure to sign up for the email list and learn how I built my business and how you can apply it to your life.