Let us take a look INTO the future… what does it bring and how does your marketing today follow what could happen in the future?
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When you think about the past, think of your life as a movie. Think about the decisions you made, the people you met, the loves gained and lost. Did you have a plan for your life? If so, did you meet your goals?
They say that past behavior is a good predictor of future decisions. That is true. But what if you could change the odds, make different decisions and go on a different path?
Do you like where you are now? If not, you are the best candidate for a change in your life.
Playing a bad movie… and having that play again in the future, is that where you want to be? Awareness of this is huge in being able change course.
Even if you do like where you are now, you are still watching these videos, which means that there is something that you want to change. That is a great first step to breaking the mold, bucking the statistics and choosing a new path for yourself.
Whether you are happy or not, and you would like to change your path, the next step would be to project into the future. In this case, I use the ten year mark. A lot can happen in ten years; how much change depends on what you want and what steps you take to get there.
My Ten-Year Goal Achieved
In my case, my goals were to live in a nicer neighborhood, in a good school district, and have happy kids. I wanted to spend as much time as I could with my children, so a full-time job was not ideal for me. Focusing on what I wanted, I needed to plan out my strategy for making this dream a reality. I needed to figure out exactly how much I needed to live a comfortable lifestyle, with some money left over to save for bigger goals down the road.
After I graduated college in 2000, I wanted to earn $12,000 a month in ten years or less. That seemed obtainable and enough to sustain a growing family.
$12,000 a month, or $144,000 a year, wasn't going to make me rich, but it was the “magic number” that would allow me to live the kind of life that I wanted to live.
I also did not want to retire at the age of 65. I wanted a longer retirement. Assuming I wanted retire earlier, say 50, I would have to make a large income, to have a larger nest egg, so that I could retire earlier. I needed to figure out what numbers I needed to achieve that. Things changed when I had children, wanted to send them to college and realized that I could not do that at the income I was making. That is when I started looking to make extra money outside of my job, without getting another job. I was aiming to retire at 50. I retired at 33. I exceeded my goals.
Your Next Ten Years Mapped Out
Starting now, grab your significant other, sit down and look at what you have done, where you are now, and chart where you want to go. Do some math, and figure out what you need to get to the place you want to go. What increases do you need to make to your income?
This will help you get on the right path to building your business to meet your financial goals.
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