The Money Map to Freedom™ process is all about lifestyle design. You designing the way you work and get paid to be in full alignment with your life, who you are, and how you truly want to be in the world. Or, in simpler terms … the Money Map is about you getting paid to play.
There are two phases to the Money Map process for designing your life so you can get paid to play however you like to play. And leave behind the security of your steady paycheck with a plan you can count on to support you.
What do you really, really, really, REALLY want your life to look like. Not just one-dimensionally, but all along the spectrum from minimum to be happy to preferred if you could afford it to no limits. And finally, where does your now fit into that spectrum?
Once you know where your now is in relationship to the rest of the points on the spectrum, you can map out a path with the straightest line possible to get from exactly where you are now to exactly where you want to go next.
It’s nearly impossible to chart a straight line between two points you can’t see, so that’s where we need to start.
But before we can get into charting the path, you need one more bit of clarity.
Who are you, really? And how do you love to get paid? What combination of factors has work feel like play to you?
I’ve identified 8 entrepreneurial archetypes that almost everyone who wants to serve or create in the world falls into and you can mix and match to create the ideal income model for you that truly does allow you to get paid to play.
Once you’ve got your Money Map numbers clear (where you are now and where you are going next) and you know the mix of Entrepreneurial Archetypes that are most true to you, you have clarity.
You’ll know exactly where you are now and exactly where you are going next. Now, you can chart the path from here to there.
Now, it’s time for certainty.
You’ve got the what down (which is the step MOST people skip when trying to build their income in alignment with their life), now it’s time for the how.
Yes, how in the heck are you going to do it? How are you going to get from where you are now — probably NOT having the life you really, really, really, REALLY want and maybe not even making enough money to support a life you don’t want, let alone the life you do want — to a life you absolutely LOVE making plenty of money along the way?
Once you know your what, the how is actually pretty easy. Each of the Entrepreneurial Archetypes is keyed to a specific business model with knowable steps to take to get from where you are now to where you want to go.
The reason you don’t know how is you probably aren’t clear enough yet on the what to ask the right questions to get the how going in the right direction.
I’ve seen it time and time again — people try to dive into structuring how they’ll earn their income before they even know how much they really need to make and how they like to make it.
When that happens, you are either “successful” and find yourself stuck in a business model you really can’t stand, but have to keep doing because it’s “working” to earn you money, or you struggle.
If you are successful (in this context defined by earning plenty of money), you become addicted to the money you are bringing in. You can’t stop (the money is just too good), but you really hate the way it feels each time you do it because you didn’t have clarity on how you really like to get paid before you started.
And listen, if you think I mean that you are doing something bad for the money, I don’t. This success conundrum applies to anyone who is in the wrong business model for their unique Archetype Path.
I was a lawyer, serving clients with a very high-end estate planning service that the clients loved, but it was no longer the Entrepreneurial Archetype that was right for me and each new client I took on felt like it was taking something from my soul. If you are in the wrong model/utilizing the wrong archetype (for you), you know exactly what I mean.
On the flip side, if you are a more sensitive type, you won’t be able to be successful by using an Entrepreneurial Archetype and Archetype Path that isn’t aligned with you and where you are.
You may do all the right things, but they simply won’t seem to pay off with the same results. You will wonder why “it” isn’t working. But, of course it’s not. If you are a sensitive being and not aligned, you won’t have results even if you are following all the “rules” for success. Because there aren’t really rules, there’s simply truth and you aren’t aligned with your truth when you are using the wrong set of Entrepreneurial Archetypes.
You can read about the 8 Entrepreneurial Archetypes in this article. And, start your own Money Map using this Money Map online tool. Clarity is close at hand, and the exact steps on HOW to get from where you are now to where you want to go next are right around the corner.
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