Some entrepreneurs fall into the trap of defining success according to what others say it is.

Some think success is defined by achieving a certain income, while others espouse working 20 hours a day – the so-called hustle.

Some define success by owning multiple homes, private planes, and exotic cars.

The great thing about this amazing country is that you have the freedom to create the lifestyle you desire.

Several years ago, I decided that I was tired of the proverbial “80 hours/week” grind.

This decision felt a little weird because I thought this is what ambitious, growth-oriented entrepreneurs should be doing.

Perhaps I was just losing my drive and energy?

It was about this time when a mentor pointed out to me that I had already passed several goals that I set for myself years earlier.

Now, he asked me point-blank,

“Jim, are you ever going to buy your boat or will it forever be simply a fantasy that you never actually act on?”

I’m grateful that my mentor was “in my face” direct!

This moment was the beginning of me creating my Dream Business so I could the Dream Lifestyle I am blessed to live today.

The first thing I did was to get crystal clear about what I wanted my Dream Lifestyle to look like.

Having some wishy-washy goal of “working less” just wasn’t going to cut it!

My goal was to work 3 days a week.

Was it scary, hell yes it was!

My financial advisor pointed out that if I continue to work four or five days for just a little while longer, we would achieve our retirement goal faster.

And to that I said,

“NO! We’re almost there and I want to work three days a week and travel on our Floating Home now, because someday may never come.”

Are you ready to live your Dream Lifestyle?

My own definition has changed a bit – we’ve sold the boat and now own an RV, which Stephanie and I will be living and traveling in full-time as soon as the lease on our apartment is up in a few months.

Be brave enough to define success on your own terms, and live your Dream Lifestyle.

If you want to work with me to help you make it happen – a very smart decision on your part – then let’s have a quick chat.

Cap't Jim Palmer, The Dream Business Coach

Cap’t Jim Palmer, best known internationally as the Dream Business Coach, is creator of the Dream Business Mastermind and Coaching Program and host of Dream Business Radio – a weekly podcast based on Jim’s smart marketing and dream business building strategies. He is also the founder of Success Advantage Publishing.

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