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?
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.