“Sitting on an empty road in a blizzard in the dark of the night out in the middle of nowhere, I’d had it. Sometimes clarity washes over you like a peaceful breeze and other times it hits you over the head like a falling Steinway piano. For me, it was the latter. A sharp declaration overpowered my brain: ‘You cannot live another day like this!’”
That’s what made MJ DeMarco, author of The Millionaire Fastlane, quit his dead-end job as a limousine driver and become a self-made millionaire.
My favorite part of his book is called “The Five Commandments of Wealth”.
MJ explains in detail the five ingredients any successful business must have.
They’re all great but personally, I love the lessons from the Commandment of Time.
Lots of people are married to their businesses and although they make tons of money, they can’t enjoy life.
Because they violate the Commandment of Time.
No matter what business you start, you must be able to detach it from your time.
It needs to work even if you sleep or are on vacation.
Sure getting motivated to “be your own boss” or “start your own business” is great.
But at the end of the day, you need to make your business work even if you’re not there.
How do you that?
I’m not going to sugarcoat it, it’s hard.
And you can lose many hours figuring everything out.
After all, everybody else online is violating the Commandment of Time.
They can’t teach you how to do what’s necessary.
For me, it took many years to nail down the processes needed to free my time.
They are my well-guarded treasure since they have given me peace of mind and time with my family.
I don’t share them with everyone.
I share them only with the elite few who join the Easy 1 Up Program
P.S. My other favorite Commandment is the one of Control.
You’re either in control of your financial plan or you aren’t.
There is no in between.
If you’re not driving, someone else is in control.
If you’re a hitch hiker on someone else’s business, you make at best good money.