How To Create Your Personal Financial Freedom Island

“If your business depends on you, you don’t have a business- you have a job. And it’s the worst job in the world because you’re working for a lunatic.
~Michael Gerber, The E-Myth

What’s the real reason you’re going against the proverbial grain and investing time and resources to grow your own online business? Because you do realize you’re not normal, right? You do know that most people are all hunky-dory slaving away at the 9-5 rat-race content with the scraps they are getting from their J-O-B.

What Is Your Why?

So what is it? Time? Mobility? Money? Freedom? Take a minute and think about what goals you would like to achieve in regards to:

  • Freedom of Working Hours.
  • Freedom of Location.
  • Freedom of Finances.


What would life be for like for you if on a scale of 1-10 (10 being best), you were at an 11 on each of these? Pretty awesome-sauce, right? Now the end result is different for all here. You’re creating YOUR personal freedom island. But here’s the sad fact. Though most people are into this business largely for the freedom it provides, they are anything but free.

They Are Time Poor

Being time poor is the worst of poors. What’s even worse is they think working ‘Harder’ is the answer to the problem.

It’s not.

No Man Is An Island

Hard work is not leveraged work. Mucho big difference here. Could you imagine a Football player trying to be the coach, the quarterback, and the wide-receiver? He’d quickly get burned out and absolutely slaughtered out on the field. Yet, that’s exactly how I see most people trying to build up their online businesses. And they’re getting slaughtered.

As the quote suggests at the start of this post, you’ve got to start working ‘On’ your business, not ‘In’ it. So how do you do pull it off? Well, the answer is actually quite simple. You need systems and automation. Without them, you’re business is just another job.

Being able to automate and systemize your business is the key to creating your own personal freedom island, and that is one of the topics (in addition to showing you how I make six-figure monthly income online) I talk about in my new eBook, the Ultimate Online Profit Model. It’s a free download. If you haven’t got a copy, I recommend you get it right now. It will change how you view your online business.

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28 thoughts on “How To Create Your Personal Financial Freedom Island”

  1. ClickBait says:

    Nice saying. It’s time to realize what I need from life and create my own island πŸ™‚
    job stands for Just Over Broke – not for me
    Thanks, John for the minute to think

    1. Hey There,

      Your totally right though, knowing what you want in life and going for it. It’s tough to do sometimes, but so rewarding once you make the leap.

      Have a great weekend : – )


      Christopher Pontine

    2. maria says:

      Totally agree. There’s no such thing as get rich without working. But guys, I find a way to make some little money, to start creating your personal freedom island by drop shipping stuff from amazon to ebay.

  2. Roman says:

    Hi John,

    I hope my business won’t become the worst job in the world – working for a lunatic. Great post as usual.

    Best wishes,

  3. Enstine Muki says:

    That means a lot of people who think they have a business have a job πŸ˜‰ That’s pretty nice saying John

    1. Ken Turner says:

      Hey, Ken here. I have been in and out of business since I was 25 years old. My first was a beauty salon. I cut hair and paid my self 75% of what I could make behind the chair. I had 8 operators that made me approximately $800.00 weekly and that with the 75% of what I could do myself with 1 pair of sissors plus color and perms I took home about $1800.00 per week or 1800 x 4.3 weeks in a month or $7740. per month minus rent , elec, products and advertising. It was a good time in my life. I had a new black corvette and a nice apt. Too many women and too much drinking can get expensive. That was in 1979 and things are different now. I am now the owner of a brick repair business and unfortunately I do have to work all the time. You can be on top of the world and things can change or vice versa. Work is a four letter word. If you haven’t read the 4hourworkweek do it now. I have it on audio and it can be used as a roadmap to the dot com lifestyle. Best of luck in your future efforts and by the way I am 61 years old now and still working. Time is your most valuable asset and I recommend using it very carefully since once it is gone it’s gone forever. Sincerely, Ken

  4. Gregg says:

    Automation is definitely the key. Without it you would have to hire many people to get things done.

  5. This is called “Leverage”, besides learning the basics of Internet Business, one has to learn to leverage. Being helped or guided by those who already made it where we want to be… by the way: would you like to be my sponsor John? Lol.
    Thanks for sharing another excellent post!

  6. Melvina Roselyn says:

    Setting goals would be one of the first steps.

  7. Shaun says:

    Hi John, Another thought provoking article. I like your analogy, and it is so true. There is a very good saying ” don’t work hard work smart”, Which I’m trying to adhere to. In one’s online business you can let others do the work for you, which gives you more time to do the most important things in running your online business. As you said in the article you cannot do everything yourself there’s not enough time.
    Outstanding post,

  8. hotdogman says:

    I want an island with palm trees!

  9. I. C. Daniel says:

    Work hard and smart in the same time!

  10. Tom says:

    Thanks John. Great words, great post.

  11. Noble says:

    Everything’s being automated now. Technology is a beast. My focus is on the systems that you mentioned. I’m working on some as I speak, well, as I type I should say. Lol
    By the way, I love your book. It’s right on point. Keep bringing it, John. Help to enlighten more people.

  12. i love the idea of automation but it involves tools and money to create a system. I must say it aint easy so hard work is the key.

  13. Lee Cole says:

    About three years ago, I quit my job and started an online business. That went very well! Much better than working for the “Man”. Having said that, I realized about six months ago, that I really only had a job I liked better than the previous job. Because if I don’t show up money doesn’t happen. For the past few months, I’ve been working hard on creating more passive income. That’s slow for me, because it’s new. But I’ll get there! Then I’ll have the best of both…an occupation I adore (internet marketing), and a steady passive income.

  14. Hey John awesome post! Without systems and automation I would still have a job…My own business took off when I started implementing systems to help others get started the right way.

    Richard Weberg

  15. Sipho says:

    Thank you John for this informative post . I like the idea that I have got to start working β€˜On’ my business, not β€˜In’ it.

  16. Refathrafi says:

    thanks bro.. I impressed that. very helpful post for us.

  17. Ole says:

    But John, if you were to stop EVERYTHING you’re doing now, maybe you would still earn some passive income for years, but it would be a significant decrease in income, wouldn’t it?

  18. Dr.Popov says:

    Nice John
    I hope my business won’t become the worst job in the world !!!!

  19. Absolutely agree. I love ‘E-Myth’, it is one of those business books that I give to any friend looking to start a business. One of the things I keep in mind is to build my business as if my ultimate goal is to sell it. Not to just work in it and have it generate income for me.

    I think in IM, so many just want to escape the rat race, they want to find some way to be able to be free from it, and don’t approach things systematically. I know that was me in the beginning. I didn’t care if I had to work ‘in’ my business, I just wanted out of the 9 to 5 so desperately. That kind of emotion doe not make for good business decisions.

    Live and learn πŸ™‚

  20. Allan Madan says:

    Hi John this is a great post you have written. Owning my own business I can certainly say that its more like having a job at first. Once you have established your business that is when it turns back to owning your own business. You can start to hire employees and move to an oversee type role. In this role you can work hours you want to work and also not to mention earn the salary you want to earn.

  21. Lerong says:

    Hi John,
    Thanks for your great post! That’s right to setting up a goals and plan as the first step to go business.

  22. Faisal says:

    It takes time to win your independance.

  23. Completely agree John!
    thanks for your nice post!

  24. Great post John. I agree. It is all too easy to get totally absorbed into running our online business that we sometimes forget about all the fantastic automated tools and services available that would help us to actually have more time freedom with our business. As our business grows further, we can then outsource some of our daily routine activities that don’t require our personal input. πŸ™‚

  25. Chris says:

    John My Why is time and finances . You are such a inspiration to me. Every time I want to give up blogging or building my list I come to your website and get renewed. So thanks!

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