Everyone wants treasures. The question is: What do you consider a treasure?
Let’s put a pin in that and come back to it.
Take a look at your life right now. Do you have goals? Are you working towards your goals? Is your work going to bring you to the experiences you want from life? Do you know what experiences your want from life? I’m asking you these questions because I’ve been asking myself these exact same questions lately.
Social media is constantly bombarding us with messages about sacrifice and standards of success, as if we all fit into the same box of standards. Then there’s the fitness balloon that has created a sense of urgency for people to become muscular with a low body fat percentage, as if we’re all competing in physique competitions. And there’s the automated online business models that are driving people to desperately strive to build online empires, myself included, as if that’s what everyone should be doing. But we all don’t want the same things, do we?
To be honest, I do want an automated online business and it’s a goal I have that is a means to an end. I want an automated online business that sells digital products because what I really want is to make the same money I do now at my day job, without having to go to the office. And I don’t want to go to the office because I want to spend more time with my family. So, my main goal is to spend more time with my family.
Back to the pin we put on the question: What do you consider a treasure? I consider time spent with my family to be a treasure. I love going out to the side of the house by the bushes and trees and trekking around with my son on a big adventure. I love blowing my daughter’s hair so it stands up until she falls over laughing. I love sharing those moments with my wife when we sit and watch the children play together in our home. To me, those are times to treasure.
But the bills need to be paid right!? Yes, they do. So for me, setting up a website with an online store that sells digital products is the perfect solution. I just need to keep creating digital products and get more sales until I can leave my day job and go on backyard adventures with my kids.
In the meantime, I have to manage the circumstances as they are and continue to work towards creating my ideal circumstances, because they aren’t going to create themselves. And since this has been a splinter in my mind for some time now, I wanted to call out the elephant in the room and share my thoughts and feelings with you, just in case any of you are going through something similar. I know we’re not all identical, but we all have similar experiences, sometimes at the same time, sometimes at different times in life. Albeit, the one thing to remember is we are not alone. We have each other, and humanity is not lost and forgotten.