5 years ago, we were both working as school teachers, barely getting by and living on someone else’s schedule.
We were time-pressed parents with no control over our lives.
Our greatest journey started with a thought, “We want total control of our lives.”
That thought led to questions like, “How can we achieve that?” which led us to take action, and THOSE actions later led to our success.
It started with creating and selling lesson plans online, which now has evolved to an even bigger calling.
It’s been 4 years since we left our nine-to-five jobs.
We’re full-time online entrepreneurs serving our online community, all while having the freedom to spend more time with our kids and each other.
Our lives have changed for the better because:
- We figured out our WHY.
- We opened our minds to the possibilities.
- We took action AND because we did whatever it took to flip our life.
So, to commemorate our 4th quit-iversary, here are 3 of the most important lessons we learned that enabled us to quit our jobs:
Mindset Shift #1: Real people can do this!
Yes, this means YOU! 🙂
You might think that you’re not enough, or that you don’t have what it takes, that you need a PHD to come up with a brilliant idea or need decades of experience to succeed online… THAT IS NOT TRUE.
There were other people like us online and they made it work, so why can’t we?
I was a 0-10 head coach at one time, and built an online business that sold football playbooks.
Jocelyn was a librarian for just 3 years when she sold lesson plans on her website.
Don’t let the world dictate what you can and cannot do.
Folks working nine-to-five jobs can make money online. Parents can make money online. Retired, empty-nesters can make money online.
We believed and took action, that is why we made it.
You are more than capable to succeed too!
Mindset Shift #2: Making money is easier than you think
When you’re working for someone else, hard work doesn’t always guarantee your family’s financial security.
When you trade in your time for that paycheck, that is time away from your spouse, your kids, and things you’re really passionate about.
Which brings us to mindset shift #2, making money is easier than you think!
There is ALWAYS a way to make money online.
Solving problems = Money
Bigger problems solved = More money
The only one stopping you from making money online is, well, YOU.
Mindset Shift #3: We all HAVE the time
60 seconds in a minute. 60 minutes in an hour. 24 hours in a day. 168 hours a week!
We all have the same set of time and it’s really up to us HOW we spend it.
Prioritize what’s important.
What are your non-negotiables? To make it online, you have to be ready to make sacrifices. That means, cutting down on watching TV and even saying no to night out with friends.
The time you invest on building your online business today, can spell your success in the future, so you need to decide what stays and what needs to change.
Take control of your time, don’t let it control you.
We hope you had as much fun learning with us as we have while recording this episode for y’all 🙂
Don’t forget to watch out for the Flipped Lifestyle’s “Our Story” Series, see you next week!
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Links and resources mentioned in today’s show:
- Flip Your Life Community
- Jeanette Stein
- Brad Barrett
- Evan Burse
- Pat Flynn
- Rebecca & Dan Dekker
- Jeff Twiddy
- FL 168 Grid – Time Management Guide.pdf
- Elementary Librarian
- US History Teachers
Thank you again for listening!
If you have comments or questions, please be sure to leave them below in the comment section of this post. 🙂