Don’t walk down the aisle and say ‘I do’ just for the sake of getting married.
I mean, I’m not a relationship coach, but can we agree this is pretty solid advice?
Are we on the same page that being so focused on getting married for the sake of getting married that you aren’t even really paying attention to who you’re saying ‘yes’ to isn’t the recipe for wedding bliss?
The same principle applies to your business success and making that money, honey.
It can be tempting as an entrepreneur to get so fixated on the prize at the end of the aisle...the 6 and 7-figure years or $10k and $20k months...but, just like being (and staying happily) married is about more than getting married, it’s about the relationship you build and who you build it with...it’s about how you build and sustain your business success, your relationship with your business, that matters as much as the cash deposits on the other side.
When you’re only fixated on the goal at any expense, it’s easy to miss the red flags and get sucked into relationships or businesses that don’t fit you.
This is how successful entrepreneurs end up in cages of their own making stuck in golden handcuffs that are hard to break free from.
This is also how smart business owners crash before they ever make it to their business “I do”, burning everything down behind them.
One thing I KNOW for sure from my experience building a successful, booked out business that brings in consistent multi-five-figure cash months I’d happily say “I do” to over and over again is the way you make your money matters.
Loving the process matters.
Loving the day-to-day of running your business matters.
Loving your business model matters.
Alignment to your core values, your reason for being in business matters.
I mean, let’s just say I offered you a job and said, “You’re going to HATE doing this work! But, I’m going to give you a suitcase of money for it, you in?!”
I’m gonna guess it would be pretty hard for you to say yes to that invitation and even harder to show up and stick with the job if you took it.
I mean, that’s why so many entrepreneurs want to leave their corporate job in the first place, right? They’re paying you, but the work feels like a draaaaaag to show up for.
So hear this, because it’s really important if you don’t want to recreate this madness inside your own business: finding a way to love the day-to-day of running your business is *key* if you want to make and sustain profitability...and ya know, don’t want to get fired from the business you’ve built.
If you hate the way you’re getting “there”, whether that’s on the way to ‘I do’ or on the way to your next record-breaking income month, it’s gonna be tough to consistently show up until you do.
Yes, you might get “there” and get married or make money grinding it out, but how likely is it that you’ll stay in the game long enough to sustain those results or that you won’t burn it all down if you do?
The easiest ‘secret’ for success (in and out of relationships) and guarantee that you’ll show up consistently long enough to get that pot of gold is by choosing processes you actually want to show up for, a business model you love, and finding a way to LOVE the day-to-day of running a business.
This is how you build a business that’s not only profitable, but one you want to say ‘I do’ to and stay committed to for the long haul.
Wishing you your version of success.