I don’t have to work anymore! I can do whatever I want and it won’t affect my bottom line. I have complete and total freedom to do whatever I want, whenever I want and here’s what I choose to do:
I am going to finish my second book, the dramatic film I started writing, the short funny film I started writing, the really good book series I came up with and I’m going to volunteer and give back to the world with my kids! I’m going to travel ALL over whenever I want and I’m going to take my kids on amazing trips everywhere! And guess what? I’m still going to work and run my businesses because I really like it.
Okay, so I’m not at my end game yet. BUT – I was presented with this question.
What would you do, if you didn’t have to work anymore and it didn’t affect your life (financially) at all?
This question made me reconnect with something that I’ve always believed to be true. Happiness comes when you’ve earned something. Entitlement is not happiness. Being handed something doesn’t really feel as good as having earned it. Like not at all. At least for me.
We’ve heard it all before – DO SOMETHING YOU LOVE AND GET PAID FOR IT.
Okay, so I’m doing that. But, let’s be real. Working – no matter what it is and how much we love it still comes with challenges and stress at times. That’s just how life is. It definitely sounds appealing to not have to worry about where money is coming from; to know that you are fully covered and can just… CHILL.
I think of my end game – a lot lately. I’ve just finished two financial planning and retirement audio books in one month because lately I have become more and more obsessed with my end game and the future of our family. It’s top of mind for me and it’s time to step it up… Investments, compound interest, retirement funds, savings . . . you get the picture. Yeah, it would be pretty amazing to know that it was all handled right now. But, the truth for me, is that I’m not nearly ready to be at my end game yet. I love being put to the test. I love the challenge, keeping up with demand and having to surprise and satisfy my market. I love growth.
So for me, what it really comes down to is, what kind of life do I want to have? Not just the end game life and in retirement, but now too! Maybe we should all be doing those things regardless of whether we have to earn money or not.