The Problem of “All the Free Time” with Lifestyle Design



By Kevin Price, Host of the Price of Business show.

“For all their bitching about what’s holding them back, most people have a lot of trouble coming up with the defined dreams they’re being held from.”

Tim Ferriss

Wow, so profound. It was certainly true for me.  I kept saying I wanted my business to change, that I wanted to change things about my life, but I rarely took action.  This continued even after reading Ferriss state often, in his Four Hour Work Week that, if you do not know what you will do with all your free time, it is highly likely you will not even pursue it.  

I think one of the major reasons I was so slow about pursuing New Rich and Lifestyle Design, was being unsure of what I would to with the time vacuum the systems and outsourcing would create.  I think at some level I thought of “retirement” in the traditional sense of the word.  For me, I got the vision of my own father.

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My dad retired in his mid-50s.  This was not because he won the lottery, but because he finally got 100 percent disability from issues he suffered from World War II.  He suffered from PTSD and other issues, that were poorly treated back then.  He was physically capable of working, but there were challenges for him due to his war experience.   Instead of being happy, retirement seemed to make him miserable.  Sure, he occasionally went fishing and we went on a few trips, but the vast majority of his time was spent doing little to nothing.  He would sit at home, watch TV and otherwise be miserable. I did not want this and so, why bother pursuing all that free time?

I finally began writing a plan of what my free time would look like. For me, it would include travelling, writing books, and developing more self-sustaining businesses.  In addition, it would include more time with family of friends, which was neglected because of years of workaholism.

Tired of complaining?  Do something!  Not sure what to do? Start with a plan of what you will do with all your free time.