Work to live or live to work?

As the six week holidays come to an end I’ve been on my own personal development journey as well as keeping my 5 year old son entertained and supporting my team.

Have you wondered or thought “is this it, is this what life is about”? I have listend and joined in on so many conversions, where people are not looking forward to going back to work and tired of the 40 hours per week for 2 days off.  And guess what these people and probably 70% of the population will do this and work till they can retire at 65 +. So why on earth do we put ourselves through this?

We are taught from a very early age by society that we have to go to school, get good grades, go to university, buy a house, get married and have kids. We buy the house, have kids and guess what? We end up with more debt from funding our children through education, house improvements etc. It’s never ending and to be honest not a life I wanted.  As we grow older we take on more and more debt! It’s no wonder our economy is in a mess.

What if I told you there is another way forwards? That you can leverage income and eventually one day it will become residual? Sounds great right? Well let me tell you I changed my way of earning money when my son was 18 months old. There was no way I was going back to work for someone else. I wanted to be my own boss. However I didn’t have any money to open a business that required capital income or a franchise, and I wasn’t in a position to borrow from a bank! I looked at my options and so my Network Marketing business began.

Why a Network Marketing business I hear you say? Well quite simply it requires just you to start, no staff, outlay, or contracted hours. In fact it all sounds to easy! Well it does require maximum effort, consistency and being very persistent. Anything worth having requires work and lots of it. I was ready for the challenge, especially as I could make friends and grow my business with my son. I chose a company that was well established, a trusted brand, one that leads the way in the direct selling industry and still does after 130 years! What I like about Network Marketing is we all start the same, doesn’t matter about qualifications and job experience, it’s about YOU. What can you do to make your business a success? For me was honesty, friendships, and helping people.

As my business grew so did I on a personal development level. I have mastered coaching others and empowering others. This is the best part of my business that I get to coach for free.

Four years in and I feel something is missing. I’m growing an empire with an amazing team but I felt there is more to give. I’ve just enrolled on a NLP Lifestyle Diploma course. My outlook on life remains the same but I’m now learning new skill sets so that I can help more people achieve their goals by leading a balanced life. I can show people an opportunity and I can now show people how to lead a positive life alongside any business they are building. I’ve got a months ahead of me to keep on growing and once qualified I’ll be offering one on one lifestyle coaching sessions. This will help my Network Marketing business and I’ll also be helping people non network marketing.

For me, I Work to live. I work around my family when and how I want too. I believe in a prosperous future and to live a balanced lifestyle. I have strong values that help me move forward with my life and business.

If you are wondering if there is more to life than work, and how can you make changes to achieve what you want. Please contact me and I’ll be glad to have a informal chat.

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Hayley Austin lifestyle Coach & Mentor


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