One of the biggest challenges faced by my online readers can be summarized like this:
I don't want to get a corporate job like everyone else. I won't be a cubicle slave! I want to spend my life doing things I LOVE and that INSPIRE me -- like traveling, writing music, working on my personal growth, and spending time with people I admire.
Doing what I love sounds great to me -- in theory -- but how do I make it work in the real world? I don't see how this will pay off financially. Who's going to pay my rent and my other bills? How can I transition without going broke?
Sure, it sounds wonderful to center your life around doing what you love, pursuing what excites you, and enjoying new growth experiences. Many people would love to discover and follow their own path with a heart -- the path of happiness, meaning, and fulfillment.
But who's going to pay for it? How are you going to make it financially sustainable? If you do what you love, will you have to be broke for the rest of your life?
What if you're already in debt? What if you have a family and kids to support? What if you can't see a way for your dream path to ever pay for itself?
Is a life of learning, growth, and fulfillment at odds with being financially secure? Do you have to choose between doing what you love and being broke vs. being enslaved and feeling secure?
I've been helping people answer these questions for many years, so I know it can be done. As you already know if you've made the attempt, it isn't easy though.
When I first embarked on this journey, my initial results were terrible -- five years of sinking into debt and going bankrupt. But I kept going, and I eventually figured it out. For many years now, I've been enjoying a lifestyle that I love -- and it's financially sustainable. The last time I had a job working for someone else was in 1992.
I have a house, a car, and two kids. I have a wonderful girlfriend that I adore. I write, speak, and travel a lot -- not because I have to, but mainly because I enjoy those activities. In fact, I do them mostly for free these days. I've also uncopyrighted all of my online articles, podcasts, and videos and donated them to the public domain. That's enough content to fill about 30 books. I don't even need to own my intellectual property to make this path sustainable.
I get to choose what I do each day. If I want to work, I work. If I want to take a day off, I take a day off. If I want to travel, I travel. Yet I'm far from idle. My life is flowing with positive inspiration. I have endless streams of new ideas to pursue. No boss. No cubicle. And it's all paid for.
Getting to this point was a real challenge. But maintaining this lifestyle is pretty easy now.
There are so many tricky and counter-intuitive lessons to learn along the way, but many of them only have to be learned once. Part of the solution involves some perspective shifts; having the right mindset definitely helps. Another part includes discovering and using the right strategies; this is a very personal thing, so the strategies must be tailored to your strengths. And still another part involves earning money in ways that are fun and enjoyable for you, so you align with your natural motivations instead of trying to force yourself to work. This is an achievable challenge, but it can seem overwhelming at times because social conditioning has probably filled your head with inaccurate ideas, limiting beliefs, and bad habits that are getting in your way. The bad news is that partly this was done to you intentionally; the corporate world needs obedient minions. The good news is that this is all fixable, especially if you have help.
So the basic problem people face is this: In their hearts, they want the time, freedom, and resources to do what fulfills them. They want to be happy. But in their minds, they've been programmed with rules for their thinking and behavior that keep them dissatisfied, so they're tempted to give up their real desires and follow the rules instead, as a way of dealing with the stress this creates. Unfortunately this leads to long-term boredom, frustration, and major regret down the road.
The Conscious Life Workshop
This is where the Conscious Life Workshop comes in.
For 3 days straight, you'll be learning how to make your path with a heart financially sustainable -- without having to get a corporate job (unless you really like that sort of thing).
CLW is a workshop of interactive exploration. The point isn't just to share my lessons with you but more importantly, to help you explore, discover, and start implementing your own answers to these questions.
My goal isn't to show you how to copy my approach but rather to help you discover an approach to lifestyle design that will actually work for you. I want to help you discover the answers that match your unique combination of skills, experience, and desires.
And so this workshop is going to be a team project. You're not only going to be learning from me, but you'll also be learning from everyone else in the room. And you'll be sharing the bits and pieces you've figured out as well. You'll be actively learning, exploring, contributing, and comparing.
The goal is to challenge, uplift, and play full out with everyone in the room -- to come together as a team, so we can individually and collectively identify our best opportunities for the road ahead.
How can we pursue our individual paths of fulfillment, growth, and happiness AND support each other in making our paths financially sustainable for years to come?
How can we position ourselves to fully leverage emerging opportunities? What new skills should we be working on now? What can we contribute that will make a positive difference in the world?
Where is your path with a heart? And where is OUR collective path with a heart? How do these paths intersect with each other?
You don't have to go it alone. It took me many years to learn that a powerful key to making my own path with a heart sustainable was to co-create my path with other people who are on a similar journey. I invite and enjoy a lot of help and support. I would not have reached this point on my own.
Many of my readers are struggling because they've been using the "go it alone" approach, and this isn't working for them. But sometimes they don't know where to find like-minded people to co-create with -- people who will inspire and encourage them to keep going, and even people who will complete projects together. This workshop overcomes that limitation since the room will be full of like-minded people on a similar journey.
My intention is for this to be our most co-creative workshop ever. I intend for it to be exactly what you need to experience the lifestyle transformation you desire.
Let's Help You Earn $10,000 Per Month
Specifically, the target I have in mind involves helping people reach an independent income of $10,000 per month (or the equivalent standard of living in their currency), without having to get a regular job.
I've been earning above this level for many years now, and passing $10K per month in income was a meaningful threshold for me. When I passed this point, it meant several things to me.
It meant that I could afford a nice home and a decent car at all times. It meant that I could easily pay all of my bills. It meant that I'd have plenty of savings to cover potential surprises. It meant that I could always have the latest technology (no need to feel frustrated with a slow computer). It meant that I could afford to travel when I want and where I want. It meant that I could always buy high-quality organic food and have all the best kitchen equipment. It meant that in my normal day to day life, I wouldn't have to look at prices. It meant that I could be generous with other people when I wanted to. It meant that I could fund whatever personal growth experiences interest me. It meant that if something broke, I could easily repair or replace it. It meant that money wouldn't be a real obstacle for me anymore. It meant that I could focus on really living my desired lifestyle without having to stress out over money problems.
That's what matters to me about having money. Beyond this, I don't seem to care much about pushing my income higher and higher. I'm able to live the kind of lifestyle that fulfills me. I have enough money and income to sustain that. This allows me to largely ignore money and to put my attention on parts of life that matter much more to me, such as learning, growth experiences, travel, relationships, writing, speaking, and creative projects with friends.
If you'd like help reaching an income of around $10K per month... maybe up to $50K per month or so... AND if you'd like to maintain that level with work you enjoy, then I can surely help you with that. Once you reach that point, you can of course keep setting new financial goals if you'd like. But the main focus for this workshop will be helping people to get into the $10K+ per month range, so they can achieve their desired lifestyles.
I think you can still gain a lot from this workshop even if you're already earning $10K+ per month since we'll also focus on how to make your income-generating work more enjoyable. You may find that it's even easier to earn more money by shifting around your income sources and strategies. I've done a lot of experimentation along those lines that I'm happy to share. For instance most of the income I earn these days is passive income, so it comes in whether I work or not. This makes it even easier to immerse myself in various explorations.
Here are some of the specific themes we'll explore together at CLW:
How to discover your own unique path with a heart
How to make your path financially sustainable and then financially abundant
How to transition intelligently, regardless of your starting point
How to achieve and maintain at least $10K per month in independent income
How to get motivated and stay motivated
How to invite others to support you on your path
How to create a more playful relationship with money
How to leverage technology to enhance your lifestyle
How to make great friends who are pursuing similar lifestyle journeys
How to launch co-creative projects with like-minded people
How to enjoy the richness of an abundant lifestyle, even when you're just starting out
How to create a life of treasured memories
... and lots more
Create the Abundant Lifestyle You Desire
Come to the Conscious Life Workshop with the intention of helping us co-create powerful growth experiences for all attendees.
Come with the desire to commit to your own path with a heart, one that will create positive ripples throughout the world.
Treat yourself to the immersive benefits of a positive, supportive, and stimulating environment for 3 full days with like-minded people.
Register for CLW today, and begin the transformation you've been longing for.