💡 Business Tip - Optimize Your Business Model for Your Life (Issue #57)
Reflect on how you want to spend your days next year
The end of the year is a great time to reflect on what you want most in your life. How do you want to spend the new year?
When I shut down my last tech startup (yes, it failed), I took a step back to figure out what I really wanted more than anything else. But you don’t need to wait for failure to ask yourself these types of questions. Free time during the holidays is a great time for reflection.
What should I do next?
What’s my focus in the new year?
What motivates me?
Do I want more money?
Do I crave impact and meaning?
Am I seeking fame?
Digging deep, I realized, in my case, it was freedom.
I crave independence more than money, prestige, and recognition.
That day, I began designing my new solopreneur business and optimized the model to maximize freedom. 7+ years later, I've never been happier.
When you have opportunities like free time during the holidays, stop and take a breath. Don't leap right into the new year before you take the time to understand yourself better and what you want next.
What you want most in your life may not be on the path you've always felt you had to take.
You might want to take your life in an entirely new, better direction!
But you'll never know if you don't slow down and reflect. You owe it to yourself and your future.
Happy holidays! And here’s to some deep thinking!
I’m Larry Cornett, a coach who can work with you 1-on-1 to design, launch, and optimize your business. You might also be interested in my “Employee to Solopreneur” workshop. I live in Northern California near Lake Tahoe with my wife and Great Dane while running my businesses 100% remotely.