Laptop Lifestyle: The Perks of Taking Your Business With You

Laptop Lifestyle: The Perks of Taking Your Business With You

Can you picture yourself traveling the world and taking your business with you?

 

If your answer is yes, then I would love to share my experience and proof that anyone can create a life of freedom and flexibility to suit their needs.

 

Below I have attached an authentic video on our recent trip to Indonesia which will give you some insight on what is actually possible.

 

I also talk about the realistic hard times and how I have overcome my negative energy on the bad things that happen in life.

 

I believe that you can have anything you want in life by having a mindset of asking yourself how bad do you actually want it?

 

I hope that you enjoy this raw video on my digital life and how I’m able to still focus on my happiness and fulfilment.

 


If you are interested in learning more about how we live our life of freedom and what education we came across then CLICK HERE.

 

Warm Regards
Sandrine

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Is Living A ‘Laptop Lifestyle’ Real?

Is Living A ‘Laptop Lifestyle’ Real?

As I sit here writing this blog waiting to board my flight back to Perth, I reflect on what an amazing week I had whilst in Thailand.

 

What made it so great were the people I shared the pleasure of spending my time with whilst I was there.

 

There were two people in particular, Amy Taylor and Jay Williams, that happened to be there at the same place at the same time as Gerard and I.

 

But instead of only spending the past 10 days in Thailand and returning home, they are spending the next 2 years travelling all over the globe.

 

Now its not all fun and games for them while going from one place to the next.

 

Because believe it or not, they are living the laptop lifestyle. Having the ability to run very successful and profitable businesses from the luxury of their laptops.

 

I shot a video whilst on a tour together of you to get to know them better.

 

 

The funny thing is that we all got started on our entrepreneurial journeys around the same time, and actually all met each other for the first time at an event held by the Six Figure Mentors In London June 2014.

 

Back then we were all still relatively new, without any real financial results to show for ourselves, but their were some common traits that we all shared with one another.

 

  • A burning desire for something more
  • A Belief in ourselves that we could achieve anything we put our minds to
  • The right work ethic to get things done and..
  • A never say die (quitting) attitude

 

Its crazy to reflect on where the past 2 years have gone since we all sat in that workshop together admiring other leaders. But fast forward the last two years and we are all living our desired lifestyle and doing the things we set ourselves to do.

 

But this isn’t about us…

 

Its About You! And you living your best life.

It doesn’t necessarily have to be passion for travel.

 

Whatever it may be, I’m here to tell you that it is possible that you can do it 🙂

 

Just bring the same burning desire, belief, work ethic and attitude with you..

 

I’d love to know what it is your out to achieve and WHY?

 

Enjoy the video!

Chris

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Security Vs. Freedom

Security Vs. Freedom

Today I want to talk about security vs freedom.

 

Firstly, lets define both..

 

Security are things like your personal financial security or job security. Freedom on the other hand, is about financial freedom and time freedom.

 

Many people believe that there’s a trade off, that if you are working towards gaining security, you’re losing more of your freedom in life.

This may have been true in the past but times have changed..

 

13384844_10154100155635295_2067994613_nWhen growing up, I was really programmed to work towards security. I went to school, I studied hard and got a degree so that I can find a full time job (which I did) in the hopes of securing my financial future.

 

Yet in the midst of doing all of that, in the midst of working towards security by answering to a boss, I started to lose a sense of my freedom.

 

I was so controlled in the 9 to 5 corporate environment that I started to live my life by always asking for permission..

 

I would ask permission to leave work early, I would ask permission to take a holiday, I would even ask permission to visit my family overseas at least once a year.

 

I was drowning in this environment of being told what I can or can not do and I was sick of it!

 

Screen Shot 2016-02-19 at 13.40.01Yet I stuck it out because I didn’t think I had a choice.. that my only option to get the security I needed, one that I worked so hard to achieve, was by answering to a boss and conforming to societies version of success.

 

It didn’t take long for me to realise that what I thought was secure, wasn’t secure after all. I got made redundant two years after working in that job.

 

You see.. although I thought that job security was the safest way to go, it is now becoming a thing of the past due to the ever growing evolution of technology.

 

13495384_10154136294360295_2839514027142188635_oPeople are starting to get replaced by machines. Airports, fast food chains and banks are all cutting costs by letting employees go and integrating machines to do the work for them 100x more efficiently.

 

I realise that the only way forward to achieve financial security in this digital age was to stop working for money, but have money work for me.

 

I knew that I had to start adapting to this ever growing digital economy and find opportunities for me to leverage the internet to start making a full time living.

 

If I told myself two years ago that I was going to be a 7 figure business owner working full time as a digital entrepreneur, I would have thought I was crazy!

 

IMG_9839Fast forward two years later, and I am happy and the most fulfilled I have ever been.

 

I have been running a successful online business with three other entrepreneurs, and we have just recently surpassed the one million mark in affiliate commissions which is a HUGE milestone for us as we can officially say that we are 7 figure business owners at the age of 20+!

 

My redundancy in my job had completely changed my perception and attitude towards life. I no longer base my decisions on what’s going to give me a ‘false sense’ of security..

 

13406796_10154112460905295_4931172684295833424_nI base my decisions on what’s going to give me total freedom, freedom in how much income I can earn, freedom in my time and what I do with it and freedom simply by choosing how I want to live my life.

 

And ironically enough, the freedom I have achieved these past 2 years has given me more security in my life and in my finances than a job had ever given me.

 

How crazy is that!

 

So I want to ask you something..

 

What would you rather work towards, job security or freedom?

 

You see..most people tend to smile when thinking about freedom. Thinking about security doesn’t yield the same emotions as freedom does.

 

But why is it that most of us spend so much time worrying about security and so little time planning for freedom?

 

It may be because you have a family to look after, bills to pay.. I get it.

 

 

But what if you could have both freedom and security in your life?

 

 

13923480_10154271084685295_4524900304247963174_oI used to think you could achieve either one or the other..

 

 

But given today’s economy where there are so many more opportunities for you to step into entrepreneurship and take advantage of the digital age where information is so widely accessible, it has now become a possibility to achieve both.

 

 

 

The financial freedom you will achieve will ultimately result in security towards your life and your future because you are no longer relying on someone else to give it to you..

 

 

14021571_10210343474447681_7768448780517896524_nYou are no longer working for money nor relying on a monthly pay check. You will have total control over how much you make and what your future will entail and NO ONE can take that away from you!

 

If being an entrepreneur is for you, start today so that you can see the purpose of your career or business as more than meeting a financial need.

 

Working for yourself and being your own boss goes infinitely beyond financial security. You are in charge of your own life and what happens to it that you will no longer need to rely on anyone else or ask for permission.

 

It is then where freedom takes its place and that’s when you are TRULY LIVING.

 

Speak soon

Merrilee

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Work Less. Travel More.

Work Less. Travel More.

I hope you are ready to experience another amazing travel video:)

 

We have some insane footage whilst on our adventure traveling the Philippines.

 

When we started our online journey, we had no idea what was in store for us.

 

Screen Shot 2016-07-07 at 11.51.45 AMWe all had hopes of becoming financially free but would have never imagined our online business being able to support four young adults! Yes, we all quit our jobs and rely on our online business to leave the 9 to 5 for good and live a life of our design. So far so good!

 

Our business runs from a laptop and an internet connection. We don’t need to worry about getting back to work or asking for days off 6 months in advance. Instead, we live life on the edge 🙂 Hopefully this video I have in store for you will reflect this.

 

Camotes Island is the location of these amazing shots. I hope this gives you some inspiration to what is possible.

 

Hard work and dedication is the key to anything you want to accomplish in life.

 

Luckily for us, we have learnt how to automate our business and reach people from all over the world!

 

Hope you enjoy this video and would love some feedback !

 

 

If you are interested in immersing yourself in the education that helped the four of us live life to the fullest, then click the link below for some incredible training! This is a 30 Day FREE trail, you never know what is possible unless you try.

 

Click here to access your free trail

 

Follow our journey on Instagram- lifestylebymyowndesign

 

Sandrine – Co Founder of Lifestyle By My Own Design

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Lifestyle-Preneur : A New Type of Entrepreneur

Lifestyle-Preneur : A New Type of Entrepreneur

While in Bali last month I noticed a growing trend…

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I was surprised by the growing number of online business owners who had created systems for earning passiveincome just like ourselves.

 

Modern technology and the digital age has created tremendous opportunity for the new type of entrepreneur, The Lifestyle Entrepreneur aka “Lifestyle-Preneur”.

 

Although many of these people didn’t earn millions of dollars from their online businesses, I applaud them in their simple ability to have created more time freedom compared to the typical 9-5 employee.

 

For those of you who are looking for a cost-effective way to build a digital business, my advice is to simply save some money, re-locate to somewhere in South East Asia where your expenses are much lower and live the simple life while you build your online business!

 

Sound like a crazy idea? Good…

 

Sometimes thinking outside the box is exactly what you need if you’re looking for drastic changes in the way you earn a living and live your life.

 

Anyway, enjoy the video and let me know what you think.

 

 

Stay true to yourself

Gerard

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Are Your Excuses Bigger Than Your Dreams?

Are Your Excuses Bigger Than Your Dreams?

I recently shot a video this past week whilst in Bali attending a retreat held by the Six Figure Mentors & Digital Experts Academy. At this event I was fortunate enough to mastermind with other very successful digital entrepreneurs.

 

I noticed a common theme that separated people who are financially free and living their desired lifestyle compared to the people who desperately want it but just can’t seem to get it.

 

Here is what I learnt:

 

Successful people don’t make excuses, they take full responsibility for their actions and progress towards their dreams everyday.

 

So on that note I recorded a little rant whilst in the pool in Seminyak Bali.

 

I’m not trying to upset anyone with this video but rather empower individuals who constantly find themselves making excuses when it comes to working towards their own goals and visions.

 

 

I was in a fortunate position to be able to build a successful online business at such a young age, without having all the extra commitments that most people use as excuses that stop them from taking the appropriate actions…

 

Mortgages, children, time away from work, credit card debt, no education, lack of money etc.. sound familiar?

 

I want to let you know that no matter what your circumstances may be, there is always a solution to your problems.

 

Coming up with excuses, reasoning with them, always having to be right, living in the past, playing the victim role, entitlement and lack of gratitude holds people back from being the powerful person that they could be.

So sell any excuses you may have, take action and work hard everyday towards the life you have always wanted to live.

 

You deserve it!

 

Have a great week ahead

 

Chris

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