You never know how much TIME you have left…

To all you hustling entrepreneurs out there. Listen up.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ So…the year I hit my HUGEST financial milestone, I was disappointed. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣It didn’t feel like anything. ⁣⁣⁣⁣

Actually, you know what it felt like? ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

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Pain, stress, constant anxiety attacks and mental breakdowns.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ A million massages and the therapist asking “can you loosen up, you’re quite tense??”⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

I was always tense. My fists were always clenched.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣I wasn’t a person anymore, I was merely a machine. ⁣Creating and working and being everything BUT in the present moment.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

Here’s the Truth

I decided to make the hard decision of closing my bookings early.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ I longed for more time with my hardworking husband and my sweet hyperactive daughter.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Money doesn’t buy happiness.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

It only buys THINGS.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ That’s it. And you work yourself to DEATH trying to SUCCEED without truly living.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

What I Wanted Instead

⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣The thing I truly wanted more than anything was TIME.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣•I wanted time to dance in the kitchen with my daughter. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

• I wanted time to watch movies and hear my husband play the piano. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

• I wanted time to live in the now without working towards something that would only serve me temporarily.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Because stuff IS temporary.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣I stopped buying materialistic things.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

Quality over quantity.⁣⁣⁣ I have what I need, I have what I want, and that is enough for me.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

⁣⁣⁣⁣Eventually, you have to come down from the sky. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Just because you can do everything doesn’t mean you have to⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣… 

⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣I was watching a youtube video on this millionaire who spoke on his dad working himself to death. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣And he told his son, “I am dying and the only thing I want right now is time with your mother. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

When this surgery is over, your mom and I are going to travel the world while I still have the time.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣”⁣⁣⁣⁣

⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣He died right after the surgery.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣So please treasure your time with the people you love. ⁣⁣⁣

You never know how much TIME you have left.