Balance is something we need, right? To live a full life, we need to be balanced. We need to have all of our ducks in a row. We need to have a space for everything and everything in it’s place. We should strive for this balance. We should do whatever it takes to get there. Effective lifestyle design is all about balance? Right?
No way! Balance is something that keeps you at a mediocre place in life. Why? When you are struggling to do several things correctly, you may succeed, sure. But are you doing anything amazingly? Balance – striving for it – keeps you from being able to soar. Airplanes aren’t balanced. Think about when you’re on a plane. They shift from left to right. Up and down. They are, however, soaring. Do you want to soar? We sure do…
Here’s what to do:
- Forget Balance
Think upwards. Think of what you can do to to truly get to the top. Our founder, Ali Boone, says she’d rather work 100 hours a week for herself rather than 40 hours a week for someone else. What about you? Would you rather work 100 for yourself? It’s not balance – but it is a lifestyle. It is success. Think about what you want. Think about what you love. Put your energy there.
- Forget Trying to Do It All
If we could do it all, we wouldn’t have grocery stores. We’d grow our own food. We wouldn’t have clothing stores. We would make our own clothes. We’d build our own houses. We’d pave our own streets. Truth is: nobody can do it all. Forget that. Think about what you can outsource so that you can focus in on the things you really can excel at.
- Forget Falling
When you’re not super concerned about balance, it’s a little bit more likely you’re gonna fall. Forget worrying about it. Falling happens. Except you might get some scrapes. Think about the big picture. Think about the rewards from really going after what you want in life. Think about how that will feel. No pain – no gain, right?
Balance is a myth. It keeps you grounded – but it also keeps you on the ground. Think of soaring high. Think of meeting specific goals. Think about flying high – not staying on the ground.
Key Takeaway for Everyone:
Focus in on what you really want in life. Don’t try to have it all. Try to have a few things you really want. Learn to fly, not to bike. Let your feet off the ground once in a while!
Key Takeaway for Real Estate Investors:
Don’t be afraid to put in some elbow grease to get your career going. Don’t be so afraid of those “what-if’s” that you don’t pursue those awesome highs that having true cash flow brings you!