My Ideal Day and the Importance of Passive Income

my idea day and passive incomeA couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post detailing my typical day. If you missed it, be sure to read my “day in the life” post.  I have come a long way in a few short years in terms of balance and margin, however my typical day isn’t necessary my “ideal” or “perfect” day. So, what is my ideal day? I actually lived one yesterday and wanted to share. My goal is to increase the frequency of these days and ultimately be able to earn enough passive income to live my ideal day 365 days per year. I believe I am on track to accomplish that goal by the time I turn 34.

For me, an ideal day includes lots of family time, a workout (or two), correspondence with my clients, a few meetings or client sessions in line with my mission to uplift and inspire women to be successful in business, some time with friends, and down time for professional development, prayer, thinking, and relaxing.  In order to live my (our) ideal day, I’ll have to generate enough income to allow the hubs to scale back his work hours or stay home full-time.

At the end of this post I will share how I plan to make my idea day a reality 365 days per year. I will also touch on the importance of passive income. Watch this video I recently filmed about the importance of maintaining passive income streams and how passive income will make you wealthy.

6.15 a.m.: Wake up, hop in the shower, and head downstairs for my first cup of coffee and a few minutes with the hubs. Brandon is home to spend the day with the family.

6.45-7.30 a.m.: Answer emails and enroll a few clients into my online Bikini Boot Camp. Correspond with clients and team members.

7.30-8.30 a.m.: Spend time with Emma and Cole watching cartoons, eating breakfast, and getting everyone dressed for the day. I ate a PB&J protein (Shakeology) shake.

8.30 a.m.: Take a walk to the park across from our neighborhood with the kiddos for some play-time.

10 a.m.: Head back to the house and answer a few emails.

11 a.m.: Shopping at an outdoor mall (Emma picked out some new pink Nike’s for me).

11.30 a.m.: Lunch at Cheesecake Factory – yum! I had an amazing kale salad.

12.45 p.m: Put the kiddos down for a nap and sit outside by the pool with Brandon and answer some emails.

2 p.m.: Video conference call with a business mentoree.

2.45 p.m.: Short 3 mile run.

3.30 p.m.: Brief meeting about my new INSPIRE Instagram Academy video series. Professional development reading. I am enjoying Michael Hyatt’s “This is your life” podcast and Chalene Johnson’s “Build your tribe” podcast.

4.30 p.m.: Conference call with an online personal training client.

5-6 p.m.: Playing outside with the kiddos racing our tricycles.

6 p.m.: Dinner – chicken and veggie  kabobs and green beans.

7 p.m.: Personal training session with an at-home client. Super fun leg workout and sprints.

8 p.m.: Date night with the hubs. We met some good friends to celebrate a birthday.

10.30 p.m. Time for bed!

As you can see – this ideal day is far more balanced than my “typical day.” I’m not running from activity to activity without any rest in between. Did you know that “balance” is a Biblical concept? Proverbs says, “Do not wear yourself out for riches.” Brandon and I have tried to be more intentional about margin and time together this year … It has made a world of difference for our family.

So, how do I plan to make this ideal day a reality 365 days per year? First, I will continue to focus on leader development within my Team INSPIRE. I made a strategic decision to partner with the makers of P90X and INSANITY 8 months ago to extend the reach of my fitness business and business mentorship program. I also hoped to ramp up a stream of residual income. I am generating around $1200 per week due to this partnership, and that number will continue to multiply. Second, I plan to focus on projects such as my INSPIRE Instagram Academy video series, eBooks, my Bikini Boot Camp workout plan, and more. These projects and offerings allow me to reach more clients and also generate sales from good SEO strategies. Third, I am committed to investing FIRST and foremost so my money will continue working for me. I will write a post soon about the importance of saving and investing versus spending in the first 5 years of ramping up any business.

Are you considering starting your own business or taking a step into the fitness industry? If you would like more information about my fitness business mentorship program or Team INSPIRE where I help women ramp up a successful business focused on passive income generation, please fill out the form below.

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