Before you roll your eyes and shrug, realize this is not about tarot cards or palm reading.
This exercise is rooted in behavioral science and human psychology.
Here’s how to do it: Look at the people you know who are 10 to 20 years older than you right now.
From your finances to your fitness to your relationships, this simple test reveals your future in almost every area of your life. Some people find this frightening. “You mean I’m going to end up [blank 1], like [blank 2]?”
(Where “blank 1” = raising kids, saving money, investing, dating. And “blank 2”= my parents, my friends, or my boss)
And that, right there, should be your big “Ah-Ha!” moment.
If you want to change your future, you can change who you’re modeling today from 10-20 years in the future. And you’ll have a new destiny.
So question for you: Are the people you know that are 10-20 years ahead of you where you want to be in life?
Do they have the kind of life you want to be living?
Let’s make this real by getting super-specific….
Can your senior colleagues drop what they’re doing in the middle of the day and go on a 2 hour lunch with a friend (without any repercussions or stress)?
Does your boss work when they want, from wherever they want and love their job?
Are the people in your current future “busy,” overworked and stressed? Are they still trading 5 days of work for 2 days of life on the weekends?
Are they stuffing money into their 401(k)s and ***hoping*** they’ll actually be able to enjoy life in retirement?
You may think I’m painting this stark contrast as a marketing gimmick.
But sadly, I’m not. These statements are based on REAL data:
• A person under the age of 55 is 57% likely to have zero net worth or negative net worth.
• An estimated 62% of all households in the U.S. have less than $100,000 in net worth.
• 89% of all “under 35” households had a net worth less than $100,000
• A person in the 35-44 age range has a median net worth of $13,000 excluding home equity.
Based on these numbers, maybe “going to a great school” and “getting a good job” isn’t all it was cracked up to be?
The world looks much different for business owners.
• 54% of all millionaires are business owners
• Most millionaires earn the majority of their income through interest and appreciation of assets (rising stock, bond & real estate prices)
• 62% of all millionaires and billionaires are self-made
Hmm… Maybe entrepreneurship isn’t so risky?
In the wise words of Garland Greene, from Con Air,:[/text_block]
“What if I told you insane was working a 50-hour week for fifty years, at the end of which they tell you to piss off. Ending up in some retirement village, hoping to die rather than suffering the indignity of trying to make it to the toilet on time. Wouldn’t you consider that to be insane?”
Of course, you can move up the ladder faster.
Of course, you can spend $10,000+ to get more credentials beside your name.
And of course, you can be more successful than your boss.
But my question is, why choose a system that—by its very nature—is broken?
Thankfully, starting your own business puts the ball in your court. You’re not at the mercy of a boss. And your income isn’t capped by someone else’s demands.
We’ve all been at the airport and had to make the decision to walk or take the moving sidewalk.
One of the nice things about the moving sidewalk is that even if YOU stop walking, you’re still moving forward.[/text_block]
If you want to take a long beach vacation, a business won’t make you feel guilty. If you want to take Friday off, your business won’t punish you.
This is how you stop trading your hours for dollars. This is how you give yourself freedom. This is how you free up your mind to make an even bigger impact on the world.
This is what I want to show you how to do.
But first I need you to choose a future for yourself.
But if you look into the future and want more—more freedom, flexibility and control—you can choose another outcome.
I’m not saying you have to quit your job and start a business tomorrow.
But I AM saying you control the outcome.
It’s no surprise that a lot of them are self-made billionaires.
The payoff for choosing can be big.
It can make you millions.
It can create a legacy for you and your family.
Life is all about choices and decisions.
Will you choose to roll the dice?
Do you like what you see?
Does your future look exciting?
Are you amped to get out of bed in the morning and keep working?
Does your boss (or the other people 10 years ahead of you) seem happy in their lives and careers?
Is what you’re doing right now something you can envision yourself doing for the years to come?[/text_block]