Why are you in business?
To make money?
If you’re an entrepreneur, solo-preneur or small business owner, my bet is your number one goal isn’t money, it’s happiness.
hapÂ·piÂ·ness:Â goodÂ fortune;Â pleasure;Â contentment;Â joy
If money was all we entrepreneurs wanted, we’d work for someone else. We’d rely on a steady paycheck and “benefits” that come with a JOB.
I don’t feel I need to discuss the challenges we entrepreneurs face. We all spend enough time worrying about money, credit card debt and health insurance.
But rather, I’d like us ALL to collectively consider the real “benefits” we experience. The real reason we go out on a limb and create our own reality, our own JOB paradigm.
We want happiness! We want freedom. We want to make our own schedule, work with the clients we like, create our own products, speak our own voice and make money while doing it.
Happiness isn’t hard.
I’ve recently become friends with Dawn Nocera, a coach who talks about how easy it really is to be successful. When she said this to me, I had a quick sense of relief. I’ve been an entrepreneur my entire adult life, and it’s always worked out. Sometimes gobs of money pours in from completely unexpected places, sometimes it’s a steady stream and sometimes I rely on credit.Â
I have spent many sleepless nights worrying. But now I’ve come to the place of trusting that I’m a talented, hard working, joyful and caring individual who is great at helping others fulfill their own dreams in exchange for money. It’s as simple as that.
Today, I’m working on my son’s computer in his gorgeous apartment in Boston. My husband just attended the 4th Annual InternationalÂ Conscious Capitalism Conference and I got to hang out with some of the most enlightened and intelligent people in the world. CEO’s, thought leaders and academics discussing the movement to make corporations enhance corporate performance while simultaneously enhancing the life of billions of people.
I made the choice to take time to visit with my son and his girlfriend, and tag along to some events at the conference.
OMG! That makes me happy!
So, join me in making the choice happy, won’t you? Here’s a little nudge from some very enlightened folks: