In this article, Erika talks about her previous career, filled with endless amounts of overtime hours and excuses that it will be better times later on. And how she finally was able to break the bad circle and create true time freedom.
New hopes but always the same results
Mum, will you be late this evening? Will you be able to put me to bed tonight?
I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve heard these questions from my 3 children. And every time, my heart ached and I did my best not to look my children in the eye when I promised them to do my very best to get home in time, but I couldn’t promise them for sure.
My husband was always an angel during this time and explained to our children that I needed to work to be able to support them. Of course, he also worked full time, but his job was more regular times than mine.
During this time a worked as a manager in the retail business. Sometimes I was employed by big country-wide chains in Sweden, other times I had my own franchise businesses. But the common thing about all these jobs was that I always was the manager, responsible for the staff and the results. In reality, that means that you in principle always are available to work, and you can never turn off your phone and just be free.
I was a manager for 6 different stores during this time and every time I change job, my hopes was that everything will be better with my next job because it’s a new company and so on. But that never happened.
When enough is enough
I’m sure that so many of you will recognize your own life in mine, even though we might have different careers and life situations. But the common thing about today’s working life is that it’s very stressful and it get’s more and more difficult to combine with your family life.
For me, it all ended abruptly. Because of years of stress and overtime, without listening to all the warning signs, my body completely shut down and I was diagnosed with burn out and depression. After some horrible months, I finally was able to get out of bed, but all I could think about was how to get out of my job situation and how to be able to support my self and my family, without compromise with my values and with something that I really liked to do for work?!
Actually, I did quit my job! Some of my family and friends thought I was crazy to quit from such a “good job” and they were eager to point out to me how difficult it will be to find another job. This was really tough for me because I had no answer how to solve it. But I deeply felt inside of me, that I don’t want a new job like that. I want a big change!
And one day, I saw one ad on Facebook, and my whole life started to change!
The digital economy solution
Like so many of you, my digital career started with me watching and clicking on one ad. I was really skeptical in the beginning, as you should be! The internet is full of scams, and I was quite sure that this will turn out to be one too. But I sign up for my video series (if you don’t already have click here) and I admit that I did not start watching the videos and read my emails immediately. But when I started to watch Stuart Ross explaining about the digital economy and what a list was and why it was so important, I felt instinctive that this is something I need to explore even deeper. So I did!
I signed up my application for my first trial month with full money payback guarantee and was pretty sure that I would claim my money back. I even set one alarm on my phone to be sure not to miss the date. I started my new digital education immediately and I was blown away! This was far much better from every online course you can ever imagine. The SFM academy for packed with valuable information and available leaders, ready to help you whenever you raised your hand.
I did my module 1 training in record speed, and the decision to pay for full membership was very easy. Since then, I have built my website, have my sales funnel running, started my business Facebook page, set up my advertising, started to blog, published articles on LinkedIn, set up different affiliate income streams and much much more. I get new leads (like customers entering your digital store) every day and I love the feeling of them coming to mee, instead of the opposite, me chasing customers and doing cold calls. I can sell whatever I want, and work with the things that give me a meaningful day.
In fact, I don’t feel like I’m working at all, anymore!
Can this work for you as well?
When people I talk with, thinking of starting their own business online, they hesitate most often because of these three fears. To have fears is perfectly normal and also good sometimes. But too often, the fears are not based on real facts and block our potentials.
These three fears are the most common from my opinion:
- I don’t have time to start an online business! Well, is that not the point why start a new path?! We are so many learning and start earning besides our ordinary jobs. You can do that too!
- I’m too old to start an online business! No, you are not! As long as you have dreams to fulfill, you are not too old. We have students from very young, to over their 80’s.
- I don’t have the technical skills to start an online business! Yes! That’s why you need an education! As long as you can copy and paste (we will teach you how to do that too if you need) you can learn how to set up your own business online. And the good thing about this is that it’s so easy today, compared to a few years ago. Nowadays, there’s automatic systems and templates for almost everything.
Great! So, what to do next?
If you have read this far, I’m guessing something that I’m saying has resonated with you?! Just ignore your doubts and fears for a moment, and think of the possibilities you might have if you created your own business online. What would you do with your time and money?
Here’s a checklist for you what to do!
- If you have not signed up for the video series, do that now!
- Get started today by fill in your application for the first trial month. 100 % money back guarantee = NO RISK!
- After your application has been approved, begin the first learning Module in SFM and check out all the benefits. Remember, you can always claim your money back if you are not satisfied.
- Start to create your ideal day! What are you dreaming of? When and how do you want to work? How much money do you want to earn? Where do you want to spend your vacations?
Whatever you do, do something to make a change for a better life quality today! Remember, it’s always the first step that is the most difficult to take. But you just put one foot in front of the other, and then you do it again. Suddenly you have started walking!
Be a game changer!