Your Big Vision

If You Think Business Isn’t Personal Read This

“It’s just business, it’s NOT personal.” You’ve heard this before, right? Do you agree? 

I wholeheartedly DISAGREE. Matter of fact for a long time I had a headline on the salespage of Laptop Lifestyle YOUniversity that read:

“Business IS Personal. It’s Life. It’s YOUR Life.”

This is especially true if you’re running a small business with no employees like those of us selling digital products, doing affiliate marketing and offering services individually. I’m assuming since you’re reading this blog that’s something you want to do or are already doing, too.

I put my heart and soul into my business. I share my LIFE with others through my business. It will be my legacy. 

For many years I didn’t have a vision and you could tell. 

I had a GOAL. That goal was to stay at home with my son.
I had DETERMINATION. I was not willing to give up or give in, even when I had to take a factory job.

But I didn’t have a Vision. 

I didn’t have something that pulled and tugged on my heart as my mission to do in this world. 
I know that’s big.
I know it’s deep.

I know it might feel like something that’s not even possible for you right now. 

I know that because I was in that position, too. 
I was in the position where I desperately wanted to be a success, yet didn’t know how to make it happen. 

I tried to model others, but that didn’t work.
I tried to join businesses that were already started, but that didn’t work.
I tried to do every potential money-making method at once, but that didn’t work.
I tried to sell other people’s stuff, but that didn’t work.
I tried to be a service provider and help other people with their businesses, but I didn’t like that. 

I KNEW there was more for me but I didn’t know how to find it. 

What good is all this to you? How will it help YOU find your vision for your business?

What I hope you gain from reading this particular chapter is that YOU CAN CHANGE THE WORLD. 

​​You need to believe that. That one small action from you actually does create a ripple effect out into the world and it happens every day no matter if you planned to or not. Instead of just letting it happen randomly, you can plan it with your vision. 

There was a time when I didn’t believe I could change anything about my own life, let alone the world. It was SO BIG a thing to do that I couldn’t even think of it. And yet my not thinking of it was the very thing keeping me from attaining it! 

From the time just before my son was born to just after he turned ten years old I lived in the basement apartment of my parent’s house. I had quit my job in 2007, a factory job, in order to work from home. I had quit a career in Chemical Technology when my son was four months old but after a few years of trying I had gone back to work at the factory. 

I had never felt in control of my life, as I said, so “Vision” had no meaning to me at all. I was more in “Survival” mode, though my single mom survival mode was much “luckier” than most because there was never a threat of lack of food or shelter, I still felt so trapped, so demotivated, so demoralized, so dependant. 

I now know that ALL those feelings came from ME. 

They weren’t placed on me by anyone. I was ashamed of my life situation yet I felt completely stuck and unable to do anything about it. 
But what I had was my “Grit” as some people call it. 
I simple would NOT give up. 

So in 2007, with everyone who knew me thinking I was crazy, I walked off the factory lot and away from that afternoon shift, dark, depressing and repetitive job and into the Laptop Lifestyle. I have NEVER looked back! 

Here’s the paystub from my final paycheck…. I love to pull this out for any content that I can because I’m so proud that this is the last time I EVER got paid from a company or corporation:

My business grew, granted it grew slow. 

And in the first year after gaining my freedom I felt trapped AGAIN. I was now trapped by my own business. I quit my job to provide website and marketing services to solopreneur business owners, mostly moms, and I had about 15 clients who were keeping me busy all the time and I was without ANY boundaries. I was at my desk CONSTANTLY and the freedom I thought I’d gain by quitting my job was nowhere to be seen.

And the freedom – what was that? 

I wasn’t free to work on what I wanted, when I wanted or where I wanted. I could pick WHO I worked with but even then I picked them out of fear and not how awesome I thought they’d be to work with. 

I very vividly remember one day when my mom and dad came downstairs to where I was working at my desk and TOLD ME I was going for a walk with them. I refused and said I had work to go but they insisted and something about the way they said it told me I should listen. 

So I went for the walk with them and my legs actually HURT from simple movement. Like steps were hard. This was not normal. During the walk I commented on it and my mom said “your muscles are experiencing atrophy”. 

Yea, it had gone that far. 

I had spent all day, all night and every day at my desk.
My son wasn’t getting to get ANY quality time with his mom.
I was seriously overworking myself. 

I wasn’t even making what I had made at the factory (first year home I made about $24,000)! 

I truly and completely know this came down to my not having a very clear vision for what I wanted my life to look like and how I wanted to affect change in the world. All I wanted was money and it’s all I figured I could do to create it was work harder and harder – that didn’t work very well since $24k is probably not much more than what I could have gotten on welfare!  

If I had set my vision BEFORE I set to work I would NOT allow myself to deplete my energy, my time with family and even my body. NO. What I’d have done instead was foster an environment where I would and could nurture my energy, spend tons of quality time with family, love my body and spend all the time I want on taking care of ME. 

They say you learn the most from the mistakes you make, though. 

I learned so much from all the struggles I experienced in that first year. 

Clients calling me names when I set boundaries (even ones who run “relaxation retreats” lol). 

Muscle atrophy from literally almost never moving my body.
Taking on more work than I could handle.
Thinking that more time invested equals more money (it really does not). 

From those struggles I developed a vision. 

From those struggles I knew I would NEVER AGAIN be working so hard I neglected my body.
From those struggles I know that I had the right to choose AMAZING clients.
From those struggles I knew I had to DESIGN a lifestyle I wanted.
From those struggles I knew I could HELP OTHERS bust through the services trap and use their skills, talents and abilities to create LEVERAGE for their life!

And that’s where we end up today.  In a message FOR you from the choices I made over fifteen years ago.

The lessons I learned drive me to help others have the freedom I mismanaged at first and then MASTERED at second. 

I now get to live however I want. I get to choose every day. I get to do what drives me. 

And to recap where I now get my motivation, inspiration and drive to keep going:

  1. Freedom to do whatever the F I want, when I want, where I want, with who I want and how I want. Really, nobody tells me to do nothing (except the goverment who I guess tells me to pay my taxes lol) and I love it that way!
  2. Vision to inspire and guide people like YOU to a lifestyle like mine. It didn’t happen by accident and I’m very motivated by the idea that the more of us there are the better our world will be! 
  3. Money helps me do fun things, feel at ease and get out of the inconveniences of life without stress. I like that. I’m sure you do, too. 

I believe this is not something special to ME. 

I am what you might call a “10 Year Overnight Success” as a friend pointed out recently. In 2018 I hit my first six figures (just over $100k) and for 2019 I grew that income yet again. I’ll aim to keep growing it, perhaps even doubling or more it at some point soon. 

To make that happen I needed Vision, Focus and Determination. I didn’t come about them in my first year or even my second year or third year. I found them with persistance. I found them by always trying again.  By putting focus to explore, create and embrace the vision I have never fallen back into the overwhelm, overwork and burnt out path – I learned my lesson there.

As I said I’m not some freak of nature. I truly believe that you can do this, too. I believe you can find something that pulls deep on your heart and makes you feel like you can make a difference in the lives of others by taking action.

There’s no need to wait and there’s no time to waste. Determine your Vision and hop on board the Digital Business Revolution!

What Have You Overcome?

I love a good story of how the underdog wins, don’t you?

I’ve asked members to share a story of something they’ve overcome in business and they have not disappointed me! We will have over 25 stories for you and I’m positive it’s going to inspire, motivate and captivate you to read true stories from real people who are either on their way or already LIVING the Laptop Lifestyle. 

Freedom – it’s always about freedom to me. The Laptop Life to me is a way to never have to do anything I don’t want to do, ever. I only pick the projects and people that I LOVE working with! I only work when I want, where I want and when I want. 

YES, I do work. But there are so many freaking ways to create leverage online that it can blow your mind (in a really good way). 

The stories from members of the LL YOU will be available soon, early next week, but in the meantime would you be willing to share YOUR story with me? 

I’ve decided to do a quick giveaway of my newest program, Embrace Your Vision for LIFE & Business

Here’s how it works:

Share YOUR story in the comments below. What one thing have you overcome in business or in life to be where you are today. That’s it! I’m setting a deadline of tomorrow, Dec. 10th, at 3pm ET for this so do post NOW. It doesn’t have to be a long story! I’ll pick a random winner from the comments. 

I look forward to gifting this program to one lucky person!

By the way the coupon code to say $10 on the course is expiring tonight. So if you buy now and win tomorrow don’t worry – I’ll refund your payment. Sign up and join us now if you’d like and also enter the giveaway, too. 🙂 



Peace ?, Love ? & Laptops ?,



Your Vision Sets Your Direction

While I was on a playdate with a friend of mine and our daughters, she asked me “What drives you in your business?”

We had been talking about the sheer determination with which I’d grown my business. That it took me over 10 YEARS to hit my first six figure income and that I would absolutely, positively not give up even when it SEEMED like I was losing at the entrepreneurship game. 

I loved the question. 

It made me stop and think. 

My answer was threefold:

1. Freedom – I started my business for my son. He was just four months old when I decided that I could not leave his precious little face for 10+ hours per day to be at a job that I hated. I couldn’t do it, wouldn’t do it, so I started a business.

2. Vision – I have this vision. It fuels me and fills my heart because I believe it. I believe that the more people who are creating their own income and their own freedom, the better our world wil be. I believe that I can play a role in helping people actually believe it’s possible and then teaching them HOW to make it happen. 

3. Money – So, yea, I like money. I like to pay my mortgage. I like going on vacation. I like giving back. I like going out to dinner, etc, etc, etc. The money driving factor isn’t the first on my list, but it’s an important one, too. 

What Drives Your Business

Most people are pretty used to the idea of Freedom and Money being the benefits of running a digital business, especially if you build in passive or recurring income and work smart, but not everyone thinks about their business “Vision”. 

Have you? Do you? 

What I want to know, really, is if you believe you can make a difference in the world and, if so, are you willing to create, commit to and announce a VISION for your business. 

It’s bigger than a Why.
It’s bolder than a Product.
It’s more impactful that a Tagline.

A lack of vision can leave you feeling stuck, stalled, unsure of what to do or where to do. 

On the flipside, a clear vision can have you whipping through decisions, plopping out products and doing things you’d never have imagined before. 

Finding your own vision can feel challenging. You might not get it from the beginning of starting your business. It can take a lot of shifting and moving and questioning through your business before it really comes to you.

My vision was NOT something I saw in the very beginning. At the beginning of my business all I could think about was how I could make an income to be home with my son. I had money struggles and that consumed me a LOT of the time. If I could go back and give myself any advice it would be to get to work on the mindset because I know realize how focusing on that need to make money had me working in a mentality of LACK and that it no environment to foster a vision.

It’s the difference between building my business to help myself and my son and building my business to help the WORLD. I know the kind of ripple effect my training and your training can have! I know this now after many years of getting that feedback. I wish I knew it back then.

Be open to your vision. Be aware it’s an incredible thing to find. Be waiting for the signs that it’s already there, in you, just waiting to be found.

Peace ?, Love ? & Laptops ?,

13 Reasons to Join the Laptop Lifestyle YOUniversity

You know what? I’m just going to say it:

I’m so determined to turn you into a member of the Laptop Lifestyle YOUniversity.
Why? Because I know you’ll love it ♡.

♡ I know you’ll love it because I can say, with prejudice, that we have the BEST business owners of all varieties in our group – parenting experts, self-care coaches, affiliate marketers, writers, authors, speakers, resume trainers, hr professionals, doctors, teachers (the school and the business kind) and so much more!

♡ I know you’ll love it because a need for community and feeling like you belong is ingrained in us since the time of the caveman (except without it, they’d die). 

♡ I know you’ll love it because we get RESULTS. Results that equal to more subscribers, more products created, more emails being sent and more sales being made. I know this because my members tell me this as a direct result of their membership (You can scroll down to the bottom of this page to read their own words). 


My Intention is to be the BEST Membership For YOU

I set out to create on of the best memberships for heart-based businesses doing their thang on the internet! It’s my mission to create a “WOW” experience for you, to support you, to help you grow, to connect with you and guide you to YOUR Laptop Lifestyle.
It won’t be easy (see this post) and it’s won’t be super quick. It WILL be worth it!
You’ll need time, discipline, GRIT and a sense of confidence that might be a tiny spark you need to grow into a giant FLAME – but you can do this!


With Commitment you CAN Build Freedom, Crack the Overwhelm & Claim the Laptop Lifestyle

With commitment, you’ll get there and I’m determined to help you do so.
In my efforts to woo you into what some say IS the best business group online, here are my 13 best reasons to join the Laptop Lifestyle YOUniversity:

  1. Training Library, Fast-Action Plans and Challenges to give you big wins and small wins and get your business in motion.The training library contains programs I sell from $27 – $97 or more each that are included in your membership. 

  2. Bonus Gifts for Members from Time to Time! It’s important to me to reward my members for taking action in the membership and from time to time I’ll just randomly award a gift here and there to community members I see taking the time to contribute and participate in the community.

  3. Massive 50% discount on all other products I create and coaching programs. Honestly I include MOST of what else I create but some things are outside the LL YOU, like my signature program MEconomy which currently is regularly priced at $397 and will be going up to $597 before the end of the year. Annual members will get a 50% discount on that program! 

  4. A Leader (Me, Angela Wills) who REALLY CARES about your success. >>> It is so important to me and it makes me cry happy tears when my peeps tell me I truly helped them.

  5. You Won’t Be Alone. >>> We know for a fact that working from home is isolating. It can get into some seriously concerning issues like depression and SAD (seasonal affective disorder), because the nature of our work is that we don’t leave the house. Connecting with others is essential and in this group, you won’t be alone.

  6. Accountability. >>> You want us to hold you responsible for something? You need to get work done? Come post it in the group and be accountable to get it completed.

  7. Get Answers to Questions as they Come Up. >>> We have members in many ranges of businesses from Writers to Yoga Instructors to Parenting Experts to Virtual Assistants and more. Most of us build some sort of online offerings from written reports to group coaching courses to services and more. With the variety and a focus on a freedom business using online marketing methods, you’re very likely to get help from a few of close to 200 members in the club!

  8. Friends! >>> Some of the BEST, best, best friends I’ve ever made have been through an online membership group just like the one I run and it’s a large part of the reason I run it. Join us and make really awesome friends, because we have awesome members.

  9. Member’s Only Perks & Freebies >>> I’m working with partners to offer member’s only perks and freebies. 

  10. Member Spotlights to highlight the awesome things our members are doing.

  11. A Member Special Offers permanent section where you can advertise your business via a special offer you make just for us. This is a great way to make your money back from being a member. We LIKE to buy from each other! 

  12. Regular Weekly Strategy & Business Meetings so we can talk what is happening in our businesses and the actions we need to take to grow. These start up again in September and run all year long (with breaks from time to time). 

  13. AND THE BIG ONE – We do a member collaboration every three months. Our September collaboration is a bundle sale where all annual members (or 60 day alumni) are invited to participate. What you do is offer a real, true-value PRODUCT as part of the sale. We sell the bundle for $27 and there usually about 40+ products included. This create HUGE VALUE for our community while allowing you to potentially add dozens or hundreds of new people to your email list. We have had members regularly add over 100 people to their list. PLUS you can promote the sale ($27) and earn 75% of the sale as an affiliate. So you could end up end up with a finished product, a built list AND money… by working with our community. 

I am a VERY PROUD Membership Mama!

I am so, so proud of my club! I’m proud of my members! Heck, I’m proud of me. I had the vision of this club in 2015. I worked at it until it hit just the right sweet spot and now I’m hitting the momentum with it where we’ve got awesome content, awesome meetings and awesome members. LOVE IT.


It is perfect? Are WE perfect? HECK NO! We’re regular ol’ Joe’s (as in Joanne’s as we’re mostly women, though men ARE welcome, too!)… We’re real people. We’re working on our ACTIVE, PASSIVE & RECURRING income to build a true laptop lifestyle with complete business lifestyle freedom.

So go grab a coffee, or tea, water or Kombucha… up to you… and click the link below to sign up. Then, pop on in, get cozy, get to know us and let’s all build this wonderful lifestyle together.

I CAN NOT WAIT TO WELCOME YOU TO THE YOU!

Click Here to Join the Laptop Lifestyle YOUniversity!

Raising a Business While Raising a Family

Years ago I was a speaker for a group of entrepreneurs and I found myself saying “I have a toddler” a lot, like I was excusing myself for doing stuff a certain way, or having super-short or super-odd hours.

Then I thought – what the heck am I apologizing for?!

What I do is share my life, share what works for me, share how I’m building a business and raising a family. That’s what I do and I’m sooooo “Sorry, not sorry.” about it!

Not everyone will relate to my life exactly, but what I have to share about living the Laptop Lifestyle is always universal:

  • Build a business based on the lifestyle YOU want.
  • Have freedom to do what YOU want.
  • Spend time with the people YOU want.
  • Do the things YOU want to do!

That’s the laptop lifestyle.

For me that is 100% building a business while raising a family and I do it quite well if I do say so myself!

We moms are hard on ourselves.

Of course I’ve thought at times there are things I could do better, it’s mom-nature to do so!

What I know is that I’m basically a Stay at Home Mom and a Work at Home Mom. Over the years the hours of those jobs have changed. Currently it’s summer and we’re on all kinds of odd schedules. This week my daughter has no childcare, next week three days for the next three weeks and then for three weeks after that – maybe summer camps. It’s a challenge, but it’s the lifestyle I chose and I LOVE it!

I do this not by accident and it wasn’t EASY to figure out I assure you. I struggled much in the first year and then a little less in the second year to find enough time to get work done. My daughter is five now, my son seventeen and I feel in a groove, I’ve got a really nice flow going now and I see the snowball starting to build.

There is nothing perfect about my business.

I don’t have a perfect website.
I don’t have perfect grammar.
I don’t have prefect products. 
I don’t have perfect ideas.
I don’t have perfect emails.
I don’t make perfect offers.
I don’t have perfect salespages.

You get the idea.

I focused on giving VALUE to my people and I focus on taking ACTION every single day towards my goals. If that means an email goes out with a mistake, an email goes out with a mistake. I sent out an email with the wrong date on it… did I get mortified and thoroughly embarassed… naw! I just sent a correction one! That’s all. No biggie.

In short, I get things done. The focus is on marketing every day. On getting my message to REAL PEOPLE be it via this message right here that will go on my blog post, to my email list, shared on social media and I might even make it into a video. I always spend my first batch of time on the things that will get in front of people, as many people as possible, as quickly as possible. THAT is so important, always, and when you have a family you don’t want to waste any moments you could be using for something else.

I see so many people spending months on things they shouldn’t.

If you need a website, get it up in a DAY and get it out there. Period. End of sentence. There is no reason why you can’t do that. NONE.

If you need an email list, sign up NOW and get a form. You could have new subscribers TODAY. For Sure. Don’t doubt me. It’s true ;).

If you want a social media following, go connect today. Not tomorrow. Not after you study five courses. Today. It is possible. 100%.

Action, fast action. Every single day.

That’s how you build a business and raise a family at the same time. If you think you don’t have time right now you’re probably moving really slow, most faster, do things fast and get things DONE.

Do them at night. Do them when the kids are in school (if you get that kind of time, I don’t). Do them during naps. Get up at 5am. Do them in line at the grocery store (good time for Instagram, a new love of mine). Do them. Do them. Do them. 

Go. Go. Go!

Love it! Incorporate it INTO your life. I don’t feel like my business is a hassle or something I have to fit into my life. My business and my life are ONE THING and doing business is a huge source of joy and awesomeness in my life. It’s not something I do just to have the Laptop Lifestyle, it IS my lifestyle. It’s something I’d want to do even if I didn’t get paid. It’s something I used to do before I even know HOW to get paid for it.

So that’s how I do it. Basically I just do it. I find ways to serve my market and I SERVE! I don’t decide I have to sell this or sell that and barrel through, I find out how I can help people, teach people, provide them with the information they need and I do it.

You can do this, too!

 p.s. Have you joined the YOU?

If You’re Stuck, Check in On Your Business Vision

It’s been over six months since I’ve written a single blog post. I took a much-needed hiatus but now I’m so very ready to be back at it.

Problem is/was, I’d been agonizing about what to make my first post. Then it hit me – share the first chapter of the first book I’ve ever written! This book is in progress RIGHT NOW (it might end up being the introduction, I’m not sure).

So here it is… the first draft of the first chapter of my first book, MEconomy Revolution!…

Chapter 1 – MEconomy Revolution

What Drives Your Business

Yesterday while I was on a playdate with a friend of mine and our daughters, she asked me “What drives you in your business?”

We had been talking about the sheer determination with which I’d grown my business. That it took me over 10 YEARS to hit my first six figure income and that I would absolutely, positively not give up even when it SEEMED like I was losing at the entrepreneurship game. 

I loved the question. 

It made me stop and think. 

My answer was threefold:

1. Freedom – I started my business for my son. He was just four months old when I decided that I could not leave his precious little face for 10+ hours per day to be at a job that I hated. I couldn’t do it, wouldn’t do it, so I started a business.

2. Vision – I have this vision. It fuels me and fills my heart because I believe it. I believe that the more people who are creating their own income and their own freedom, the better our world wil be. I believe that I can play a role in helping people actually believe it’s possible and then teaching them HOW to make it happen. 

3. Money – I like money. I like to pay my mortgage. I like going on vacation. I like giving back. I like going out to dinner, etc, etc, etc. The money driving factor isn’t the first on my list, but it’s an important one, too. 

Most people are pretty used to the idea of Freedom and Money being the benefits of running a digital business, especially if you build in passive or recurring income and work smart. Not everyone thinks about their business “Vision”, at least not often. 

Have you? Do you? 

I know, it’s a book. You can’t answer me. Hey – this is my first one and I like to do things differently so I’ll pretend you CAN answer me and keep on keeping on my own path haha. 

What I want to know, really, is if you believe you can make a difference in the world and, if so, are you willing to create, commit to and announce a VISION for your business. 

  • It’s bigger than a Why.
  • It’s bolder than a Product.
  • It’s more impactful that a Tagline.

    A lack of vision can leave you feeling stuck, stalled, unsure of what to do or where to do. 

On the flipside, a clear vision can have you whipping through decisions, plopping out products and doing things you’d never have imagined before. 

It’s Just Business, It’s Not Personal

“It’s just business, it’s NOT personal.”

You’ve heard this before, right? Do you agree? 

I wholeheartedly DISAGREE. Matter of fact you’ll find a headline on the salespage of Laptop Lifestyle YOUniversity that reads:

“Business IS Personal. It’s Life. It’s YOUR Life.”

This is especially true if you’re a solopreneur, like me. I’m going to consider it’s most likely you or something you want to be since you’re reading this book. 

I put my heart and soul into my business. I share my LIFE with others through my business. It will be my legacy. 

For many years I didn’t have a vision and you could tell. 

I had a GOAL. That goal was to stay at home with my son.
I had DETERMINATION. I was not willing to give up or give in, even when I had to take a factory job.

But I didn’t have a Vision. 

I didn’t have something that pulled and tugged on my heart as my mission to do in this world. 

I know that’s big.
I know it’s deep.

I know it might feel like something that’s not even possible for you right now. 

I know that because I was in that position, too. 

I was in the position where I desperately wanted to be a success, yet didn’t know how to make it happen. 

  • I tried to model others, but that didn’t work.
  • I tried to join businesses that were already started, but that didn’t work.
  • I tried to do every potential money-making method at once, but that didn’t work.
  • I tried to sell other people’s stuff, but that didn’t work.
  • I tried to be a service provider and help other people with their businesses, but I didn’t like that. 

I KNEW there was more for me but I didn’t know how to find it. 

What good is all this to you? How will it help YOU find your vision for your business?

Can a Small Vision Make a BIG Impact? I Believe So…

What I hope you gain from reading this particular chapter is that YOU CAN CHANGE THE WORLD. You need to start there. 

There was a time when I didn’t believe I could change anything about my own life, let alone the world. It was SO BIG a thing to do that I couldn’t even think of it. And yet my not thinking of it was the very thing keeping me from attaining it! 

From the time just before my son was born to just after he turned ten years old I lived in the basement apartment of my parent’s house. I had quit my job in 2007, a factory job, in order to work from home. I had quit a career in Chemical Technology when my son was four months old but after a few years of trying I had gone back to work at the factory. 

I had never felt in control of my life, as I said, so “Vision” had no meaning to me at all. I was more in “Survival” mode, though my single mom survival mode was “luckier” than most I still felt so trapped, so demotivated, so demoralized, so dependant. 

I now know that ALL those feelings came from ME. 

They weren’t placed on me by anyone. I was ashamed of my life situation yet I felt completely stuck and unable to do anything about it. 

But what I had was my “Grit” as some people call it. 

I simple would NOT give up. 

So in 2007, with everyone who knew me thinking I was crazy, I walked off the factory lot and away from that afternoon shift, dark, depressing and repetitive job and into the Laptop Lifestyle. I have NEVER looked back! 

My business grew, granted it grew slow. 

And in the first year after gaining my freedom I felt trapped AGAIN. I was now trapped by my own business. I quit my job to provide website and marketing services to solopreneur business owners, mostly moms, and I had about 15 clients who were keeping me busy all the time and I was without ANY boundaries. I was at my desk CONSTANTLY and the freedom I thought I’d gain by quitting my job was nowhere to be seen.

And the freedom – what was that? 

I wasn’t free to work on what I wanted, when I wanted or where I wanted. I could pick WHO I worked with but even then I picked them out of fear and not how awesome I thought they’d be to work with. 

I very vividly remember one day when my mom and dad came downstairs to where I was working at my desk and TOLD ME I was going for a walk with them. I refused and said I had work to go but they insisted and something about the way they said it told me I should listen. 

So I went for the walk with them and my legs actually HURT from simple movement. Like steps were hard. This was not normal. During the walk I commented on it and my mom said “your muscles are experiencing atrophy”. 

Yea, it had gone that far. 

I had spent all day, all night and every day at my desk.
My son wasn’t getting to get ANY quality time with his mom.
I was seriously overworking myself. 

I wasn’t even making what I had made at the factory (first year home I made about $24,000)! 

I truly and completely know this came down to my not having a very clear vision for what I wanted my life to look like and how I wanted to affect change in the world. 

If I had set my vision BEFORE I set to work I would NOT allow myself to deplete my energy, my time with family and even my body. NO. What I’d have done instead was foster an environment where I would and could nurture my energy, spend tons of quality time with family, love my body and spend all the time I want on taking care of ME. 

They say you learn the most from the mistakes you make, though. 

I learned so much from all the struggles I experienced in that first year. 

Clients calling me names when I set boundaries (even ones who run “relaxation retreats” lol). 

Muscle atrophy from literally almost never moving my body.
Taking on more work than I could handle.
Thinking that more time invested equals more money (it really does not). 

From those struggles I developed a vision. 

From those struggles I knew I would NEVER AGAIN be working so hard I neglected my body.
From those struggles I know that I had the right to choose AMAZING clients.
From those struggles I knew I had to DESIGN a lifestyle I wanted.
From those struggles I knew I could HELP OTHERS bust through the services trap and use their skills, talents and abilities to create LEVERAGE for their life!

And that’s where we end up today. 

Over 10 years ago I made a mistake and that mistake drives me to help others have the freedom I mismanaged at first and then MASTERED at second. 

I now get to live however I want. I get to choose every day. I get to do what drives me. 

And to recap what drives me:

  1. Freedom to do whatever the F I want, when I want, where I want, with who I want and how I want. Really, nobody tells me to do nothing (except the goverment who I guess tells me to pay my taxes lol) and I love it that way!
  2. Vision to inspire and guide people like YOU to a lifestyle like mine. It didn’t happen by accident and I’m very motivated by the idea that the more of us there are the better our world will be! 
  3. Money helps me do fun things, feel at ease and get out of the inconveniences of life without stress. I like that. I’m sure you do, too. 

I’ll finish off this chapter of the first book I’ve ever written in all these years by saying that I believe this is not something special to ME. 

I am what you might call a “10 Year Overnight Success” as a friend pointed out recently. In 2018 I hit my first six figures (just over $100k) and for 2019 I’m on track to make about 20% over that. 

To make that happen I needed Vision, Focus and Determination. I didn’t come about them in my first year or even my second year or third year. I found them with persistance. I found them by always trying again. 

As I said I’m not some freak of nature. I truly believe that you can do this, too. I believe you can find something that pulls deep on your heart and makes you feel like you can make a difference in the lives of others by taking action. I wish you that and in the meantime, thoughout the rest of the pages of this book, I intend to convince you of this world of digital product creation, this “MEconomy Revolution” that is upon us where you can think up something, tell people that you have it available and sell it all in the same day. 

There’s no need to wait and there’s no time to waste. Determine your Vision and hop on board the MEconomy Revolution!