“Why are you doing this?
That was the question.
What is your “why”?
It has been so long since I thought about it but I used to ask myself that question all the time.
If you don’t know your reason “why”, you will quit. If you don’t know your why, you will give up on your dreams when the challenges get to be too much.
My main reason for having and working my online online business, was for my family. I wanted to stop sending my kids off to day care while I went off to work at a job I hated. I was able to accomplish that goal, quit my job and replace my income with my work at home business. We were able to take vacations to Disney World and take off in the middle of the week sometimes just to go “play”. I am thankful for what my business was able to provide, but things change…
My kids are grown now and off on their own and my business has changed as well. In many ways, I find myself starting over. Some things I thought I could count on didn’t turn out that way.
In Week Two of the Fast Start Challenge, we are asked to dream again. “What would your dream life look like?”
I had to stop and think about this for a while. The first thing I think of is still my family. I want to make sure I am able to take care of my elderly parents. They are still independent and doing well and I am most thankful for that but when they need me, I want to be able to provide everything they need.
I would love to be able to get my kids completely out of debt and in new homes and have them completely paid for. I want to pay off student loans and set them up to have a secure future long after I am gone.
As for me personally, I would love to know that I can accomplish all of this and have my own financial security as well. It would be nice to be able to spend whatever I wanted without concern about an uncertain future. I would love to have a business that required minimal personal attention and consistent, dependable income.
And…I have a granddaughter that needs to be spoiled! (more spoiled!)
The Quick Start Challenge 2018, week 2 challenge asked “What do I think this will cost to accomplish?”
If I had to put a number of it, I would say about $30,000 per month.
Is that possible from this new business plan? We will see. I look forward to finding out.