When I started out on my journey to build an income and lifestyle freedom, which led to James Hopkins Marketing, I needed to make some serious changes in my life.
Not because I was doing anything wrong.
But I was definitely not doing the things necessary to build the life I wanted.
Going down to the call center, working all day, hanging out with boys, staying up late, and just being overall unproductive, wasn’t going to get me to where I wanted to be in my life.
I had to do something about it.
If I was going to be my own boss and be in complete control of my time and finances, I needed to act like someone who was in control!
But I wasn’t completely aware of this at the time. I didn’t know what I needed to do.
So what I did instead was I pushed myself to do the things that a “successful” person would do.
If I did that, I would at LEAST be on the same road as a successful person.
I can tell you that my idea of success was NOT Ferraris, mansions, or overwater bungalows (and it still isn’t for myself or anyone at James Hopkins Marketing).
When I was starting out, I just wanted to build a life where I didn’t have to stay stuck on the hamster wheel whilst being treated poorly by a boss who could care less about me.
I didn’t want an income cap. I wanted true FREEDOM. That was my idea of success.
But to do that, I needed to do what successful people with freedom do…
I needed to take care of myself in the process of starting and growing my business.
Once I did that, my business took off.
I am not joking when I say this.
When they talk about overnight successes, I am definitely not one of them (hint: there is no such thing as an overnight success).
But when I made changes to myself, that transformation was night and day for me. And James Hopkins Marketing is the result of that change today.
And I can wholeheartedly say I made huge strides in everything I was doing because of it.
Without a doubt, the biggest contributor to doing ANYTHING successfully in life is yourself.
It’s not a sales strategy. Or a business structure strategy.
It’s not about marketing or the business itself.
It’s all about how you take care of yourself in the process of launching an online business.
Are you building out a daily routine?
It’s not about waking up super early, but it is about being committed to your business, which means committing your time to getting results.
Are you taking care of yourself by getting enough sleep, eating well, and exercising?
Are you meditating or doing yoga?
When you take care of yourself, you eliminate the things that keep you from being focused.
And the result is that you get focused on what you need to make your business successful.
We don’t shy away from self-care at James Hopkins Marketing. Every client who comes through one of our programs is taught extensively how to do this so they can set themselves up for success.
I promise if you practice self-care, you’ll see that starting a business is a piece of cake.