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Does Your Career Affect Your Lifestyle or Vice Versa?

linkedHere’s a story we’ve been told our whole life:

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You choose a career.
You get a job.
It pays the bills.
Life is good.
You live happily ever after.
If you’re lucky. Because …

If you’re lucky, you love your job.
If you’re lucky, your work is stimulating.
If you’re lucky, there is room for growth in your chosen career. 
If you’re lucky, you earn enough from your job to support your desired lifestyle.
If you’re lucky, your job also affords you time to enjoy the fruits of your labor.
If you’re lucky, you realize that luck is only a small part of all of these things.

As the old saying goes, “It’s better to be lucky than smart.”

Lifestyle costs affect career decisions
However, smart decisions often increase your chances of getting lucky. And who doesn’t like to get lucky?

You get a job to support your lifestyle. But how does your lifestyle affect your career?

  • If the costs of your lifestyle put too much of a demand on how much you have to make, you may have to take a job that you don’t love just to pay for your lifestyle.
  • If your lifestyle consumes every penny you make, you may have to jump at the first offer that comes along instead of being able to select the job that fits you best.
  • You may have to take a job that takes up all of your time. You have no time to do anything else including things you love to do or spending time with people you love.

Find harmony between the two
The two are completely interdependent. Your career choices affect your lifestyle. That’s certainly true. But the piece that’s missing is that your lifestyle also affects your career decisions.

In other words, how you spend your money may determine how you earn money.

Bigg success is life on your own terms. The five elements of bigg success are money, time, growth, work and play. The bigg idea behind bigg success is that there is synergy between these five elements.

You are the entrepreneur of your life. It’s implicit in our definition of bigg success. You and you alone are in charge. Successful entrepreneurs understand that their business finances and their personal finances are linked.

Their business has to make enough money support them. But that’s only half the story. They also have to be careful that they don’t put too much of a burden on the business with their personal financial decisions.

Even if you aren’t an entrepreneur in the traditional sense, it’s helpful if you see yourself in business for yourself. You may have just one customer – your employer. Your lifestyle affects your career and your career affects your lifestyle. Find the harmony between them and you’ll find bigg success!

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The Secret to Survive and Thrive in Your Own Business

By 440 Wynn Bigg]
Bigg Success Contributor
03-24-08

Wynn Bigg Today

 

There’s a mistake that many business people make. This mistake isn’t made by start-up entrepreneurs. They don’t have the luxury of making this mistake.

This mistake is made by business owners who have been at it for awhile.

They started a business. They nursed it through its tentative early stages. They pinched every penny because they had no choice. They watched their little business start to bloom. They saw it become a full-fledged business.

They congratulated themselves on how smart they were. They bought expensive new cars. They joined the country club. They built a brand new house in the most elite neighborhood in town. They traveled. They “summered”. They lived the life!

They showed the world just how successful they were.

Then disaster struck!

As their personal spending increased, they had to draw more and more money out of their business. Money that the business needed to keep growing. The next thing you know … they had no business!

They were the captains of their own ship … and they sunk it!

I’ve seen this happen time and time again.

The businesses were good businesses. The owners were good people. They just got caught up in their own success.

Make sure you learn from their mistakes. 

If you want to wynn bigg, you have to survive to thrive. Here's how you "surthrive" step-by-step:

Step 1 – Live conservatively – at work and at home – until your business stabilizes.

Step 2 – Pay off debt.

Step 3 – Invest until your passive income exceeds the costs of your desired lifestyle.

Step 4 – Slowly start enjoying the fruits of your labor.

In the meantime, build a business asset that you can sell. That’s your bonus money.

Now you can live the bigg life!

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