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bryanI hear the term “lifestyle business” a lot these days.  It’s not uncommon for this to be, or become, the goal of many fellow Thrivealists. The name itself has a specific allure for those who could never achieve that mythical state of corporate nirvana: the fabled work-life balance.

Since the term has become so common, I wanted to explore what this looks like and how it compares to a previous lifestyle goal.

First, let’s define the term: “A lifestyle business is a business set up and run by its founders primarily with the aim of sustaining a particular level of income and no more; or to provide a foundation from which to enjoy a particular lifestyle.” (Wikipedia) Read more

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Cliff Jumpers, CPA firm, Personal Growth
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Greg Kyte 2I have some regrets in life. One regret is that I never bought a Herman Cain for president t-shirt.
Not that I ever supported Herman Cain. I just thought it would be funny to wear a shirt supporting a goofy dude who said some weird stuff, who was leading the polls and whose campaign suddenly and comically self destructed.

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So this campaign season I was determined to not make the same mistake. Because like they say: Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on Trump. Read more

REFM - Adrian Photo Square - CATOB“The pathway to your greatest potential is through your greatest fear.” -Craig Groeschel

This is where it gets real. The blog posts are one thing. The conferences. An inspiring TED talk or coffee exchange with a peer. But eventually it all comes down to you, and the action. And the fear that’s present in that moment.

I’m convinced that facing fear is perhaps the biggest skill we can develop as business owners. Heck, as human persons. To me, here’s an example of human business, and how developing this skill in business, can actually feed back into our life outside of business. And vice versa. I know it has for me.

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Other Thoughts, Personal Growth
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Greg Kyte 2People often see me driving my 2007 Honda Civic, rocking my Old Navy jeans, and talking on my Blackberry Pearl, and they ask me, “Hey, Greg, how did you get so fricking successful?” Great question.

 

I’m so freaking successful because I’m so freaking happy.

 

How happy am I? I’m so happy, I only text message using emoticons, toddlers playing with bubbles are clinically depressed compared to me, and I take Ecstasy when I need to get serious.

 

Please note that I’m not happy because I’m successful. I’m successful because I’m happy. Read more

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Personal Growth
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Jason BlumerI keep a keen eye on how our profession is changing. The change in our profession really affects our Thriveal Network and it’s members so I’m very interested in it’s change. One story I’m hearing a lot is how larger firms are buying smaller regional firms. More seasoned practitioners are ready to retire, and it seems they aren’t finding the younger partners eager to take over the firm (especially when the seasoned partner stays around to micromanage them). If you want to get your cash out, then just sell to a larger firm. Makes sense.

 

But one thing we are not hearing in the news is the growth, enjoyment, profitability, and freedom that comes from running your own firm. Communities like Thriveal are becoming the place where smaller firm entrepreneurs can find a community fighting the same battles they are, and winning! Thriveal firm owners are growing, caring, maturing, and fighting to be profitable. And they are doing it. Creative, entrepreneurial firm owners have decidedly shed the large firm mentality, and have exchanged it for the creative, entrepreneurial lifestyle of building firms around their lives, instead of building their lives around their firms. But the news doesn’t talk about this, because it’s not very interesting. The lifestyle firm owner is committed to changing lives, one client at a time… and that does not usually make the news.
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CPA firm, Personal Growth
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