We have it all backwards. We build a business intending to work hard and make money at it, and then we just take whatever lifestyle the business is willing to throw off for us. We live in reaction mode – reacting to everything our business needs us to do in order to make money this month.
Every business should throw off three things for us – time, money and significance. We only expect it to generate money so that’s what it does. But a healthy business grows up and gives us all three.
Let’s get it right. Figure out what your Ideal Lifestyle is and what it will cost you to live there. Then intentionally build your business to produce that lifestyle. Stop taking whatever your business will give you, take control and start making decisions that will bring you time and significance as well as money.
He who makes the rules wins. If you’re in charge then make the rules and build a business that responds to your direction, not the other way around. Do you own your business or does your business own you? Who’s really in charge?
It depends on which one of you is making the rules.
By Chuck Blakeman, Author of the #1 Rated Business Book of the Year, Making Money is Killing Your Business
Make Your Own Business Rules