You never know what path your life will take. We used to make 1, 3, 5, and even a 10 year plan. And, since Jet Set Life started in 2006, I can say….our 10 year plan wasn’t even close! I feel like planning 6 months, maaaayyybbbee a year is about as far as you can go as things change. You change. Life happens. I feel like having a ‘mission’ or ‘purpose’ is more important.
In 2006 our original ‘mission’ was….
“We want Jet Set Life to inspire like-minded people to find their passion, create a location independent so they could travel the world and live a life they loved.”
Ironically, our mission in 2017 is not so different….
“Our vision is to not only help families get healthy but to also help them create financial breathing room, so they have the freedom to live a life they’re excited to wake up to.”
BUT….the VEHICLE is VERY different.
In 2006 we thought we’d create a fully location independent income through courses, eBooks, ads and online websites. We did not know we would be getting into the fitness world. We were knee deep in travel and online business and convinced it was our future.
But, we didn’t plan on the changes that would occur constantly in the online world and even more so, how hard it would be to keep up! Digital apps came out and CRUSHED our guidebook sales! And once everybody and their mother got into the online fitness space it become incredibly difficult to compete in too. The reality is the world of online business became harder, more niche’d down, it freaking changed nonstop and we just weren’t passionate enough about it to keep up.
The PASSION we did have was for three things…
(1) living the life of our dreams
(2) making REAL changes in people’s health and lives
(3) inspiring people to think outside the box and create their dream life
But we struggled to combine them into a real business (vs. a giant website of inspiration) until we checked our EGO and became open to an opportunity that literally stared us down for three years. We watched our friends go from struggling in the mid-west to traveling the world and LIVING the life we dreamed of in Santa Monica. We made every excuse as to why it would “work for them” and not us. Then, another friend, who had a successful business already, tripled her income and retired her husband from a pretty nice job at 50. Hmm…..the ears began to perk up a bit more but that EGO was still saying “hell no!”. Then another friend….and another friend….and…..you get it. Finally. We couldn’t take it anymore and we decided to join the “Evolved Economy.”
“Wait….what’s the Evolved Economy?” you ask?
The Evolved Economy is one where you determine your hours, your paycheck and your lifestyle. It’s one where you don’t have a massive overhead, a stack of business-related bills or a boss that determines your worth or employees. It’s one where YOU control your future.
We are talking about…..(don don doooon)…gasp…..freaking Network Marketing! Before you finish rolling your eyes, give us a chance to explain. Okay, back to that 10 year plan….at that time, the very thought or idea of Network Marketing to us was ridiculous. We laughed off and quite frankly stupid in our opinion…a scam, dumb, for losers etc…. #WeWereWrong
Where some people go wrong is they do this just to make a dollar, shove it down their friend’s throats, don’t care about their product, don’t care about their clients REAL needs and are after “quick success”. And some companies are full of irresponsible claims that are all empty promises, which equate to good people that get hurt 6 months-1year later.
The reality of this profession is, there’s a really steep hill to climb and a learning curve at the beginning. At first, you do A LOT of work and make very little, but if you’re consistent, do the work and stay the course, the payoff is big both personally and financially. It takes a shizzle ton of personal development, checking your ego at the door, soul searching and introspection.
But, if you find the RIGHT company and the right product that fits your passion…. you’ll find it’s a business like no other. One that has no financial limit, that will actually grow while you’re on vacation and that you can literally do from anywhere. It’s a business where anyone can out-earn you anyone (that means there’s truly no “pyramid”), where personal development is mandatory, where helping others is required and where EGO is your greatest overhead (thanks Chris for that last nugget).
After two beautiful years, we are now massive lovers of Network Marketing as long a….
(1) you 100% LOVE your company and would USE the product ANYWAY (which Kim had been since 2011)
(2) you are ready to work hard and dig deep (booooyyyyy do we!)
(3) most important……you are ready to HELP OTHERS succeed (our favorite part!)
Tony Robbins (who happens to be speaking for 4 hours at our next event in August 2017…. yes, our company is that badass) talks about the six human needs : Certainty, Variety, Significance, Connection, Growth and Contribution.
We have NEVER been involved in a business that has hit EVERY SINGLE human need on a HIGH level. THAT my friends is how we know we are in the right place!
We’ve built a 6-figure+ annual income by helping others improve their health, change their body and build their dream life. We’ve built this business from our living room, our balcony in Mykonos and by visiting our team coast to coast. We have literally merged what we love: inspiration, travel, lifestyle design, fitness/health and location independent income into a super exciting and rewarding business!
And it’s not really about us anyway….
More exciting and important than our success is the success of our team. We have helped my best friend retire in 18 months so she can be home with her 4 kids, we have helped over a dozen gyms and boot camps implement a nutrition system that actually works so their clients get results (which increases retention) and have helped over 3,000 people take control of their health and life. This is one of those things where truly ANYONE can create their dream life. You don’t need a following, you don’t need to be in perfect shape, you just need to be willing to grow and truly do the work.
This is NOT for everyone and TIMING is everything. No one understands that better than us!
If there is a little something in your gut telling you this MAY be right for you, shoot us a message and let’s jump on a call.
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Just in case you missed it, here’s the video of why we chose this new profession….
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