Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Filling The Void. Life After Success - Thrive Learning Institute

What will you do once you've arrived? When you start making $5000 a month with little to no real work what are you going to do with your time?

For entrepreneurs, filling the void is possibility one of the hardest steps of all in the process of building an abundant life for yourself. After you've put in thousands of hours working diligently on your business its hard to adjust to not needing to do anything. Often it will cause a lot of introspection that, if not tempered, could cause Howard Hughes like behavior. While Mr. Hughes was remarkable we certainly don't want you to fall into the maniacal OCD trends that he did :)

For many the busyness of a family life will be more than enough to fill the void. Being able to spend time with the kids, going to all their games, performances and events will not only keep you going but bring copious amounts of joy into your day to day life. You'll be able to help them with homework, tech them life skills and spend quality one on one time with them. If that isn't enough to fill your time though you might be in danger. You'll need to find something that will be flexible enough to continue spending quality time with your family and keep you sane.

One great option is getting involved in a charity you feel strongly for. The story of John Wood is compelling and instructive. John was a marketing executive for Microsoft in the 90's. He was in the right place at the right time. He rose within the company quickly and made a LOT of money. However when he was on a backpacking trip in Nepal he discovered a new passion. Educating the worlds children. He went on to quit Microsoft and start a wildly successful charity, Room to Read.

John Wood's path is a great blueprint to follow for those who are wealthy and need to find a passion. He found while he was traveling and enjoying life. Be sure not to skimp on your adventures and luxuries that have been well-earned but don't rule out any new challenges, You'll just get bored with life.

At Thrive Learning Institute we strongly encourage everyone to adopt a charity or cause to give back to the community and improve the world through service as well as business.

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