Hi, I’m Robert Needham and before starting my online business I had a professional career as an Architect, which later led me into Construction and Property Development.
Now many people would see this as a worthwhile and fulfilling path, right? But many times through my career I had a strong sense that something wasn’t quite right, like something was missing.
My early aspirations of being a creative designer with appreciative clients and a fulfilling lifestyle were quickly replaced with long hours in the office or in the car, endless email, meetings and networking. And as I became more senior, it only got worse. It didn’t feel like the career I wanted.
Having always been ambitious, I found that over time I had lost my drive. I didn’t feel fulfilled or like I had a purpose.
I began to feel like I wasn’t in control of my own time or future. In fact, it felt firmly in the hands of other people, and I didn’t like it!
I felt like I was moving further away from who I really was.
But for a long time I stuck with it. Having spent 7 years studying at university to become an Architect, and having built a career in the property world I thought I had too much invested to change direction and start again. And anyway, I wasn’t qualified to do anything else, so I had to stick with what I know!
I thought my my only real escape was to do what I had seen many others do before me, and start my own consultancy business. But I also knew that these other people still worked long hours, networked for business and ultimately trade their time for money – which is exactly what I wanted to escape from.
The real moment of clarity came for me when my wife and I decided to start a family. I was clear that I no longer wanted to spend so much time working or being out on the road. I didn’t want to miss out on the early years of my children and so wanted to be able to spend more time at home and creating memories. I wanted to be a big part of my child’s life.
I came to realise that it was my time to make a change. It wasn’t something that I could put off and ignore any more (I always told myself I would make a change later). Many years of frustration and lack of fulfilment had to end.
I knew I wanted MY life to be back in MY hands.
I started to look for ways of creating income that also gave me the freedom to live the lifestyle I now (and had always) wanted.
To do this I created a list of requirements that had to be met by my new venture. And I made them non-negotiable. They were:
- I wanted complete flexibility over where and how I worked
- I wanted to choose how much I worked
- I wanted an income that didn’t trade my time for money
- I didn’t want to retrain before I could start earning an income
I came across a lot of options and promises that I simply knew were too good to be true – I know that anything worth having takes at least some work!
And then I came across an ad which truly resonated with me. It suggested that there was a genuine way to create real freedom in your life by starting an online business. A business that you can run from anywhere with a laptop and an internet connection, that has a global audience and is leveraged through automation – meaning it runs 24 hours a day, every day, even when I’m asleep! And I didn’t need to learn how to code websites to get started – great for me as I had no clue where to start!
What convinced me to give it a try was the cautionary note – it’s going to take at least come effort to get going.
It seemed to give me everything I wanted, and more. And it did.
I’m now running my own online business, have a fully functioning website and am creating content to add value to others – which I can do from home, on holiday or (as I do quite regularly) from a cafe. My business is built around educating and inspiring others, which is something I find extremely fulfilling, and it has given me back my drive.
It has also introduced me to a community of like-minded individuals starting and running their own businesses, who are very happy to help and support me in my own journey. This community in itself has been transformational!
So, if you are ready to take YOUR life in YOUR hands, then click on the link below and I’ll send you the same FREE 4 Day Video Series that got me started. Who knows, it might just do the same for you?
I look forward to seeing you on the other side!