You are told from a very early age that you have to live your life a certain way. Go to school and get good grades. Go to college or university so you can get a good, secure job with benefits. Work hard, pay your taxes and retire quietly. We have to live by a set of rules that we just take for granted as true and correct, and anyone who thinks “outside the box” is seen as strange or even rebellious.

But what if you could live a life that did not involve going to a “job” every day? That did not involve being part of the rat race and meant that you could spend YOUR time doing the things that YOU want to do, spending more time with your family and those people you WANT to spend time with?

Would you think that this was a completely unrealistic dream?

The answer is probably yes! And there are some very good reasons why most people think this way.

You see, in order for our society to function, there has to be a certain order to the way that we live our lives. If most people had enough money to stay home and not go to a “job”, then who would work in our factories, or bake our bread, or take away the garbage?

You see what I’m getting at?

We need the majority of people within our society to work a “normal” job so that everything gets done. This means that most people will earn just enough money to be able to buy a house, buy a car, pay the bills and perhaps, if they are really lucky, go on holiday once every now and then. It is a trap that most people find themselves in whether they know it or not.

Most of us, at one time or another will become unhappy with our life and want more. But how do we achieve it? Well in the old way of thinking we would get another JOB! We would either go and work for someone else for higher pay or try to get a promotion. And then we would feel happier, well for at least a little while. But it would still be the same old life with the same old way of thinking.

So how do you change your life?

First of all, change your perspective.

If you were old, lying in your bed contemplating your life and everything you were proud of or regretted, how would it stack up? Would you be proud of your working life and all that you’d accomplished? What about the pay you received? Was it ever enough to achieve what you wanted and then retire comfortably? And what about all the time you spent away from your family? Would you regret that?

What if, when you were younger, you had been told about the opportunity of living your life without having to go and work a “job” every day? What if this opportunity gave you the ability to earn an income from anywhere? Perhaps you had thought about it but decided that it was ridiculous and just not possible and had dismissed it without even trying. Do you think that might be a regret you would feel as an old person? To not even have tried?

By changing the way you think, you can change your life.

Now, imagine how amazing it would be to look back on your life and remember all the fantastic places you have been, the incredible people you have met and the countless lives you have changed. Feel how proud you would be to leave a legacy of wealth and happiness for your children, grandchildren and generations to come. And YOU did it ALL.

No matter what your background up until now, know that EVERYTHING can change. It’s up to you to really answer the question “What if?”

You owe it to yourself and your family to put aside the old ideas of how you should live and how to make an income. You need to at least find out for yourself rather than being a “sheep” just like everyone else. You know why? Because YOU are NOT “everyone else”.

So now it’s up to you to start thinking outside the box, and honestly, by reading the whole of this article, you’ve just taken the first baby step. And you know what they say about baby steps? If you put enough of them together, you can accomplish anything you set your mind to.

Be different, be a leader and show “everyone else” how to really live.

Wishing you every success,


Mike Cottam is a highly successful Internet Marketing Specialist and Success Coach. His students enjoy the most comprehensive educational and mentoring resources available to ensure their success.

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