What exactly IS a life with passion, anyway?

Let’s start by defining what it’s NOT.

It’s NOT creating a business that requires more of you than anything else in your life. It’s not something where you’re working on your business all of the time (even if you love it), and don’t have time for anything else.

Instead, it’s about strategically building a business that supports the kind of LIFE you want to lead and the LIFESTYLE you want to have.

Example: Last week I was talking to one of my 1:1 clients, about how she’s created a life that’s congruent with her values of prioritizing family FIRST, and that she’s designed her business to fit INTO that, not the other way around. 

It’s given her the freedom to take time off to support an ailing family member, take more time for her children when they need her, and NOT beat herself up because she’s taking time away from her computer to do what matters most to her. (And guess what? As a bonus, even more opportunities are appearing to build her business in a way that feels good to her because she’s feeling clear, confident and congruent.)

Too often, when all we’re focused on is building the business or making as much money as possible as fast as possible, we high-achievers fall into the “hustle hard” message that gets preached SO often. Work more to make more. Just figure out how to manage your time better. Be more productive.

And I’m not saying that putting in the consistent work and being focused and productive aren’t important--they absolutely are--but this DOESN’T have to mean you need to go to bed at 2 a.m. and get up at 5 in order to create your dream life. 

Instead, it means you get laser-focused on what kind of life you desire to create, and THEN you get strategic about how to build your business now in a way that feels aligned with your desires for how you want to feel as you’re doing it and when you reach the income goal you have in your head right now, whether that’s a $5k month, a $10k month, or a 6-figure year.

Have you found this to be true for you? Is this something you struggle with or have questions around?