The Three ENORMOUS Mistakes I Made Whilst Making My First Million Dollars

So you want the fast-track to your first million?

After launching a handful of businesses and brands over the last several years with the view to building a lifestyle of Freedom, Fun and Adventure, i’ve pinpointed three DEVASTATING mistakes that will keep you from achieving your freedom dream much faster…

And they aren’t what you think.

When I find myself doing these things, I notice that not only am I struggling to hit business targets but I also get really personally unhappy as well.

This is not about adding goals or changing habits as most “new years resolution” rubbish would have you doing.

This is about ELIMINATING the things that are standing in the way of you doing what you want to do.

It’s faster, easier and much more effective to avoid the things that hold you back rather than try hard to do more all the time.

Crazy Highlights Of This Past Year (aka “Expect similar results for yourself”):

Life Like A Movie

  • Realising that my Freedom Business friends and I actually have a life like an action/adventure movie (e.g. Entourage)
  • Had some large companies sneak me in the back door and consult them on specialist (and wildly profitable) marketing campaigns
  • Personally sold over a million dollars worth of products and consulting services online
  • Had hundreds more of our clients quit their day jobs, automate their businesses or change their lives through our training program
  • Opened Freedom Studios first office in Melbourne
  • Employ six happy, awesome people with an estimated five to ten more coming on board next year to live the dream
  • Bought a dream car, the Mercedes Benz C63 AMG coupe after following their “the best or nothing” philosophy (more on this below)
  • Oversold 100+ tickets to our private Freedom Business event at an amazing ski resort in Bulgaria
  • Learned to say no to the things I don’t want in order to make room for more of what I do
  • Built my own gym and hired a trainer so I can go whenever I want and don’t wait for equipment or suitable times to go

Freedom Gym

  • Gave myself permission to enjoy life a lot more

Plenty of late and fun evenings. Beers, beaches and dates. As well as productivity and hitting those targets.

Now was this all a goal list I wrote down at the start of last year?

Kind of.

See i’m starting to realise the real secret that this sort of success isn’t some list of goals that you write down and then slog it out hard and miserably for several years to one day climb the mountain and taste success at the top.

Raw determination, motivation and grit are important but as humans we only have these things in a VERY limited capacity (science has proven this).

Plus if all you do is work hard (and building a business IS hard) then you will burn out early and become completely disenchanted by the whole idea.

The secret of success in one sentence:

It’s all about

1. Getting rid of negative influences and

2. Having the right daily systems and processes setup so that

the things you want in life show up AUTOMATICALLY.

Success is also about setting up these systems so you are ENJOYING the ride to glory as well. 

You want your life systems to produce results financially AND personally. Too often we neglect to book in holidays or fun down time in our calendars and instead, prioritising the next big sale or product launch. This leads to burnout and an inability to continue in Freedom Business for the long haul.

This burnout disease was contracted by a couple of people I knew closely last year. R.I.P.

Mostly though as I was saying earlier, success can boil down to ELIMINATING the things that are keeping you from the things that you want. The 80/20 principle that 80% of your results will come from 20% of your efforts.

So eliminating (DESTROYING) that other 80% of things that are draining you of success is where it’s at.

I’ve had a lot of fun identifying and setting clear boundaries on the people, places and situations that are not serving me.

It’s also been a difficult thing for me to learn to say no, however the more I say no I realise the happier and more productive I become.

The below 3 mistakes are a detailed extension of what it means to say no to the right things and thus putting you on the path to what you really seek.

In personally chatting with other wildly successful millionaires and looking back at what has made me happy over the past several years, I wanted to show you the three mistakes I’d been making on the path to my first million dollars….

Eliminate these three BEFORE you begin and you’ll put yourself on fast track for your own Freedom Business success and happiness from day one.

Disastrous Mistake You Must Eliminate #1: Feeling Guilty For Wanting (And Having) Success

“Your ego is the mind-power which helps you project yourself and your desires. It can make you strong and resourceful, or put obstacles in your way, according to the sort of influence you feed it.”
– Napoleon Hill 

Absolutely any form of shame or “success guilt” you may have needs to be eliminated IMMEDIATELY for you to grow rich with peace of mind.

Any queasiness around selling a product or service that you genuinely at the bottom of your heart believe is a great product needs to be eradicated immediately. 

This is where business starts… You building something that does what you say it’s going to do and absolutely delights the customer at the same time.

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I was speaking at the Lifestyle Design Convention in Zurich last week and had a young female photographer tell me about her photography blog she built that is starting to get a few followers and enquiries.

Her big problem was that she felt bad about charging people for her services because it’s something she is passionate about and finds it fun to do anyway.

At the end of the day though she was frustrated that the income she wants wasn’t showing up.

She felt guilty charging people for something that she gets so much joy out of doing for free.

What I told her was very important:

“You need to give people the PLEASURE of buying something from you”.

When you have a great product, you absolutely need to charge what it’s worth for people to value it.

Also very important is that there’s a mechanism in the brain that fires off dopamine (the feel good chemical) when you make a purchase. And as a businessman or woman that’s exactly what you want to happen.

If she was to run around doing photography services and consulting for free, then the world will not value her or her product at all and she would continually be frustrated with the minimal income that her passion was producing, probably leading her to dislike her passion in the long run.

It’s quite simple… When you give the best. You can charge the best.

Give people the PLEASURE of purchasing something from you.

Hiking Lions Head

How nourishing a healthy personal ego is important for you to avoid “success guilt syndrome”

I read a very interesting story the other day about Ray, a down-trodden salesman who was struggling to maintain his family and professional life due to poor business performance for a number of months.

He used to be really successful and enthusiastic but unfortunately found himself missing the vibrance, fun and colour in life which was starting to reflect in his poor sales and putting strain on his financial life, marriage and happiness.

His consultant, the one and only Napoleon Hill, advised him on one simple cure:

1. Trade in your old car for the newest model that excites you
2. Go and buy the best fur coat for your wife even if it costs over $5000
3. Go to a tailor and have a complete wardrobe of fresh new suits made up
4. Have the new fur coat gift wrapped, put it in your new car, hire a chauffeur and have them deliver the new car and coat to your wife when you aren’t home

Despite freaking out about these expensive items with the obvious worry of the financial strain that these purchases may produce, Ray did the exact prescribed steps coming home to a new car, happy wife and a massive surge in confidence with the new suits.

This boosted Rays ego so much he no longer felt inferior or down-trodden when closing out on new deals and so was able to gain a massive investment to start his own new business that he’d wanted to do for years.

A great recent example of this principle is Neil Patel who, after spending $162,301.42 on clothes, made $692,500 as a result.

I’m guessing that much of this result is the healthy ego-boost and confidence surge that Neil experienced and therefore projected when talking to people and attracting new clients.

Now am I saying a new car or $100k on clothes is going to bring you all the wealth and happiness you desire? No.

I’m saying that too often we hold ourselves back from what we really need to do, to go to the next level and be the best.

This means nourishing a healthy personal ego that aligns you with your goals.

Celebrating the “mini wins” along the way

When our Freedom business training members make a sale or have a win in their business, the first thing I advise them to do is go and buy something or book a trip somewhere JUST FOR YOU.

Forget about the business for a day or so and just do something purely for your own joy.

This anchors the feeling in your sub-conscious mind that success is a GOOD thing… which sets the natural course for your mind to get more of it.

If all you do when you have wins in your business is go back to work or chase the next sale, then your mind will get tired and burn out fast.

It’s all about the mini-wins along the way and rewarding and reinforcing that behaviour by doing things that excite you.

Side note: There’s a theory that all we do and achieve in life is all “programming” of the sub-conscious mind. If this sub conscious mind stuff interests you, check out the book Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz. The jury is still out for me, however I do know that reinforcing positive success habits is extremely useful.

Freedom Business Studios Melbourne

An example of “Business Ego Nourishment”:

Last year I built Freedom Studios, an ultra modern inspiring office space in Melbourne.

I’d put off having our own office for a few years as I feared that this may cripple my personal freedom as i’m normally used to running my businesses from a laptop anywhere in the world.

Thankfully I decided to put aside the fear and take the VERY expensive and large task of setting it all up and as a result it’s given me more freedom and productivity to produce even better work and results, whilst providing our team members with a great place to come and do great work.

It also attracts the right type of clients and staff to our organisation.

EDIT: Hilarious! Just as I was typing this part of the blog post a successful director of a very large group of companies dropped by the studio to book in a time to grab a coffee with me after walking by and being curious and inspired by our office space. HAHA!

It’s meetings like these that lead to more clients, more contacts and more money and success.

Like Neil and his new clothes, or Ray and his new car, an inspiring office space can be the next level ego-boost for your business to stand out and say

“Here we are. We are the best. We are here for the long haul. Give us your money and we will give you amazing products and services.”

This is all about congruence.

You’re not going to attract great customers, clients, staff or be inspired to do great work if you’re not nourishing your own healthy ego.

Suit Time

Poor ego nourishment is crappy self talk and beliefs like…

“Why does little old me deserve to make all this money and be successful?”

“Money is the root of all evil”

“There are so many problems in the world I should not be selfish and instead help people and solve the worlds problems”

These soul-crippling thoughts need to be permanently eradicated from your being if you want to actually be able to sell more stuff and do the things you want to do.

The bottom line is that money is simply an enabler.

If you’re a shitty person, money makes you more shitty.

If you are generally positive and want to do great things and have fun along the way then money will enable you to do more great things and have more fun.

If you really are passionate about helping the world in some way, then debating about the problems all day, watching conspiracy theories on YouTube or just showing up to volunteer isn’t going to make a dent.

For you to solve the problems in the world you’re going to need resources… resources in the form of MONEY.

The only way i’ve known and seen people create lightning fast success in their life has been through building their own Freedom Business.

Red Bull Freedom

The Five Step Freedom Business Process™:

1. Solve a burning problem
2. By creating a great PREMIUM product or service
3. And charging people for it
4. Whilst giving an amazing experience through the delivery of the product
5. Systemising and automating steps 1 through 4 so you don’t go insane and have ample time for fun and adventure (i.e. Freedom)

When I started a video production company from a kitchen table several years ago, I solved the burning problem of businesses needing their websites to stand out from the competition.

I did this whilst simultaneously delivering the features and benefits of their products via a premium video sales copy experience.

Boom. A sales video business was born and rapidly took off.

I tweaked the user experience so that the delivery to the client was flawless and then automated the entire operation through virtual staff so that I could live, play and work anywhere in the world.

These five steps seem simple in themselves, however the actual mechanics are quite tricky until you know them. The very purpose of this entire blog and our Freedom training programs are to show you the mechanics in no matter what industry or business idea you choose.

Disastrous Mistake You Must Eliminate #2: Stair-Stepping Your Goals

[See the video above at the top of this post for detailed info on this mistake]Snow in Zell Am See

You must go ALL OUT and BIG or not at all.

Don’t make the mistake of dipping your toe in the water by creating a small, mediocre business with a brand that doesn’t stand out.

When you create your life or business it’s easy to make the mistake of thinking

“I’ll start with something small, then work my way to the top”.

– Everyone

I heard this from my personal trainer who is launching his new business the other day.

This is a terrible attitude and the reason most businesses fail.

Because of this attitude there’s thousands of small mediocre business competing with each other with a very small amount of premium companies up the top.

Wouldn’t it make sense to go where there is less competition?

The big problem with starting with small thinking is when you enter the market at the lower level, you’re forever known as the “lower level”.

This happens when you charge a low price for friends or for the first customers of your business.

You get known as the “low price guy” and are doomed.

This happened to me in the early days of having a small design agency. I charged a low amount just to get the business and then regretted it immediately when I had a email inbox full of new client referrals who all expected the same low price.

THE INSPIRING STORY OF MERCEDES-BENZ

Mercedes Benz C63 AMG

This is my car. Which I bought for more reasons than it goes really fast and looks really cool.

Before the founder of Mercedes-Benz built one of the most recognisable highest quality products and brands in the world, he was in his small workshop tinkering away with the vision of building the first great engine.

On his wall he had posted up four simple words. I feel that these words are the very reason that Mercedes-Benz has become the name of quality, success and inspiration that they are today:

“THE BEST OR NOTHING”

So when old mate Mercedes was building this first engine, he made sure that every component, every screw, every process that went into this beautiful machine was the ABSOLUTE BEST or he wouldn’t do it at all.

Moral of the story: 

When you start something. You might as well be the best. Go for premium. Go for quality. Deliver the best service.

This should echo into everything you do. From the way you dress to the way you speak to people it should all say “this is a person of RESPECT”.

When my sister and brother in law went to Milan, he was wearing shorts around everywhere. The Italian people were scoffing at him and snobbing him everywhere and he had no idea why.

What they found out is that the Italian people dress really well, not so much for themselves, but as a sign of respect for the people around them. When you dress well and go out into the world you say “I respect you so much that I am dressing nice for you”.

I cringe when I think of some of the horrid ensembles I wore to some corporate business meetings (but still won the business in most cases).

A simple example of how I apply the “no stair-stepping” to clothing:

I used to feel weird about spending a high amount of money on clothes.

Now I spend what most people consider a LOT of money on an expensive wardrobe. This is because how you look has a very positive impact on how you feel and also how people view you (see more evidence here).

Just like a brand, whether we like it or not people make snap judgements based on how you present yourself.

Emirates Business Class To Dubai

I used to fight this forever… thinking “people should just like me for me not the clothes I wear”.

Having said this I only buy a few high quality items that will last for a very long time. A smaller wardrobe where everything goes with everything else means that I only have 20% of the clothes that most people have, but they are much nicer and last much longer.

Also the beauty of having a smaller amount of higher quality items is that makes it much easier for me when packing for flying around on the next freedom business adventure or to the next meeting or conference i’m speaking at.

The old proverb goes “Don’t put the cart before the horse”. In this case you really do need to put the cart before the horse.

Start dressing, acting and being the person you want to be NOW.

Disastrous Mistake To Eliminate #3: Being Too Nice

“You can be good and tough at the same time”
– Art Williams

Don’t sacrifice your time, resources or even thoughts on people who don’t “get it” or simply don’t deserve it.

Dan Kennedy (bestselling author of some of the most influential business and marketing books of all time) states that “at every single step of the way you need to charge people when you are helping them, consulting them or delivering any form of value or else they will leave you, lose respect for you and create a myriad of problems.”

When I first read this years ago I thought

“Rubbish. Dan is a miserable, rich old man and he doesn’t seem nice. If I can’t be nice I don’t want to play this game”

…and I used to be one of the nicest, most accommodating guys around.

That is until I got burned way too many times.

People taking advantage of my time, advice and more importantly agreeing to do things that deep down I don’t want to do or has no long term benefit to me or my business.

This can be interpreted as selfish, yes. People may say that i’m selfish because I won’t give them 5 minutes here or go meet them somewhere…

However we all know that 5mins turns into an hour and that hour turns into an afternoon.

I’d much rather be writing blog posts like this or developing one of my businesses, or skiing in Austria and having a cocktail with a friend.

Derek Sivers created a post on his blog called “Hell Yes Or No” that has become a certified classic must-read amongst entrepreneurs.

“Meaning: When deciding whether to commit to something, if I feel anything less than, “Wow! That would be amazing! Absolutely! Hell yeah!” – then my answer is no”

So after accepting the reality that not everyone is as nice as I am or as trustworthy or shares my vision on what i’m trying to create, I’ve had to “harden up” and draw very clear boundaries on who I work with and who I hang out with.

FYI: I really REALLY dig Mark Mansons blog but specifically his thoughts on personal boundaries.

I now only choose to hang out with people who are a “Hell yeah!”. These people share these values with me:

1. Mentally stable
2. Loyal and trustworthy
3. Like a laugh and don’t take life too seriously
4. Work hard and get down to business when it’s time

These people are rare, but when you meet them they are the best thing that can happen to you.

Freedom Mates

I would, without a moments hesitation, trade all the money and success in the world for my small group of close friends.

Having a small group with the above four qualities is like an absolute success force multiplier.

What you find is that if you only align yourself with people that share your values, you subconsciously live up to them and make decisions aligned with them naturally.

As the age old saying goes “you are the sum of the 5 people you hang out with”.

So select people who align with your values and don’t settle for anything else.

I’m so grateful that our Freedom Business training community attracts mostly people who “get it”.

These people are the reason I personally work so hard to make sure our consulting and training is on the cutting edge and delivering amazing results consistently year in, year out.

Steve’s Freedom Business Story:

An example of one of these people who joined us in the second round of our Freedom Business Training Program is Steve.

Steve struggled early in his freedom business endeavours and at numerous times got frustrated and wanted to quit.

I’ll never forget talking to him on the phone a couple of years ago where I could hear in his voice that even though it was tough in these early “heavy lifting” days, he was committed to going all the way.

Sure enough, the other day Steve posted in our private Facebook community during one of our challenges:Steve Freedom Business Success

Remember, for whatever reason Steve was SECONDS away from quitting until I talked to him on the phone and he decided to push through and go for it.

Imagine if he stopped going for what he wanted?

Imagine if you knew you were just around the corner from success and all you needed to do was keep going that little bit further.

At the end of the day:

It all comes down to deciding what it is you want and using the right plan/support to go out there and get it.

Do you have a dream that keeps you up at night? That calls you away to a new adventure or new people or a new business idea?

What if it wasn’t just a fantasy and that thing you are searching for deep down is actually out here in the world searching for you too?

Eliminate success guilt.

Eliminate stair-stepping goals and just be the best.

Eliminate being too nice and just go find that lifestyle that’s already looking for you.

You have my 100% full support.

Let me know in the comment section below – what is it that you are seeking?

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148 Comments

  1. Kris

    Reply

    Awesome stuff, Tim. I remember finding all those 3 mistakes a challenge to change within myself – Some I’m still eliminating. The hardest of the three I find is people who don’t understand that you are not evil for wanting to live a great lifestyle, of freedom fun and adventure. Whenever I get this kind of feedback it reminds me of a quote by Aristotle. “To avoid criticism, say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.”

    See you on the slopes soon 🙂

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Cheers Kris!

      See you on the slopes of Bulgaria real soon 😉

      T

  2. Jordan G.

    Reply

    Great post Tim! Glad to see a new article from you, always love your insights into the freedom/entrepreneur mindset

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Thanks Jordan

  3. Brent Dulin

    Reply

    Thanks so much Tim. I love the motivation. I’m working on my ideas for a shirt company just hope to grow to a clothing company. So excited

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Sounds great Brent. Good luck.

  4. Lova

    Reply

    Great post, love the quality of the message!

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Thanks Lova. Good to see you again.

  5. Hasanain

    Reply

    This is amazing Tim thanks so much. Ego nourishment is the biggest thing I’ve taken out of this. So true and yet so often overlooked!
    Also: “You can be good and tough at the same time” – Art Williams
    Gotta love good old Art Williams 🙂
    See you in Bulgaria Tim!

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      My man Art 😉

      Yeah so so so important. Otherwise = burnout.

  6. Tim E.

    Reply

    So rad, Tim.

    Can’t make the Bulgaria trip this year as I’m headed to Japan, Philippines and Thailand the following week! Thanks for everything.

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Cheers Tim. Bummed you missed the Bulgaria but i’m sure you’ll be at the next event. See you soon and enjoy your trip!

  7. Martijn Hu

    Reply

    So much value in this article, insane! Also very cool and motivational to read about your personal accomplishments man, respect 😉 Really digging the car btw, great taste. I think my biggest block to success at the moment is the fear of one day being able to afford such a car which will probably kill me within a week 😀

    Kidding aside, my biggest block has been resistance and the “comfort” I’m having now. I’m an SSM4 member and am a little behind in the process because of this, I’m in the process of getting / processing my testimonial sales. And I’m already noticing I am being too nice, meaning I am afraid of charging what my product is really worth and going for lower rates.

    Also digging the whole subconscious programming part and the book recommendation. I also believe this whole journey is a spiritual one and our whole individual reality, life and what we accomplish is made up by the belief systems and conclusions we’ve drawn from our experiences.

    SSM has been the biggest weapon in my arsenal to combat my limiting beliefs. Thank you so much, see you in Bulgaria!

    • Timothy Marc

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      Totally true Martijn,

      Deep down, I feel like we attract the level of success and wealth we think we deserve. I believe EVERYONE deserves it HOWEVER it has to be EARNED… through the right goals and the right plan. Never think you’re not as good as the next man. We are all made out of the same stuff, after all.

      T

  8. Anthony Hannus

    Reply

    Yeah, what I meant to write with this comment “Has followed your stuff since you started this blog.”
    Is that it is awesome to see how far you have come and how inspiring it is to follow your journey 🙂

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Cheers Anthony, great to see you at the Lifestyle Design Convention

  9. Jay

    Reply

    Loved the blog post Tim!

    Mistake number 3 is a hard one when starting out. You just want to help everybody and get your name out there no matter how little they pay.

    This article should be a weekly read for every new business owner (heck, every person), so they could work to eliminate these mistakes and reach their potential so much faster and easier.

    Looking forward to Bulgaria:)

    See you soon.

    Jay

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Legend Jay. See you in Bulgaria!

  10. Ludvig f

    Reply

    Damn. Im buying myself some new clothes!

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      And ENJOY IT 🙂

  11. Luka

    Reply

    So inspiring!
    I’m so happy to be part of this community…I feel everyone on the net. talks about success, but you are the one living it and truly making us succeed.
    It has been an amazing ride so far. I found the #1 biggest mistake the toughest to overcome.
    The #2 biggest mistake one of the many counterintuitives in business that hold us back when we don’t have proper knowledge.

    Another GOLD post!
    Cheers, Luka

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Luka,

      You are a champion. Thanks for being a great active member of our community too. Let’s make 2015 a big one.

  12. Sundeep

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    Another solid post as usual.

    Always bummed when you go into hiatus to work on the Freedom Society stuff, but totally understand it.

    Glad to hear you’re going to shoot for weekly posts again.

    Keep fighting the good fight.

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Cheers Sundeep. I’m on it!

  13. Bruno Padilha

    Reply

    Thanks for the great post, lots of lessons there.

    Btw, you and Steve Pavlina speaking at the same event! How cool is that?

    Keep it up mate, you’re killing it 😉

    • Timothy Marc

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      Hey Bruno,

      Yeah Steve was a great guy. He’s Freedom Business touring himself right now. Packed up his partner and is on a permanent travel mission.

      • Bruno Padilha

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        Yeah, he’s “Heart-centered traveling” – No plans, just goes where his heart (and synchronicities) lead him.

        The guy is attaining such a high level of self-development that he’s learning to let go of control, and surrendering to the Universe.

        I’m on that path, too. Freedom Business helps a lot, because it gives you the possibility of following your calling!

  14. Pieter

    Reply

    Nice one Tim

  15. Nick

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    Hey Tim, rad stuff as always, man, thanks.

    Man, this post resonates with me A LOT. I’m in the elimination process of the 3 mistakes, but feeling guitly I believe is the worst of all, at least for me.
    Thanks for writing this, help us a lot.
    Please, I know you are busy, but if you have a minute or two, check the private message I’ve sent to your facebook account.
    Cheers,
    Nick

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Hey Nick,

      Yeah the guilt is the KILLER. Get rid of it. It doesn’t serve you or the world you wish to bring great products into.

      T

  16. Steven S.

    Reply

    Hi Tim, great article. It seems saying “no” more often to toxic people and opportunities has led you to MASSIVE success. I was wondering if you could develop on it a bit more…

    I am having a bit of a battle with this myself both personally and professionally. Do you flat-out tell people “no,” not respond at all, or let them of “easy” or let that relationship fade away?

    Would love to hear your insight, keep pumping out the high-quality content!

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Great question Steve,

      I don’t often straight up say NO. As most of the time the people i’m saying no to I actually like and want to maintain a relationship with. There’s graceful ways of doing it. Example “I’ve actually got this month booked out with this project so I can’t do it right now, however feel free to try me again next month”.

      It depends on the person and the situation. I think at every step of the way people need to be clear on your expectations and boundaries.

      Check out Mark Mansons blog, he covers this pretty well too.

      Also I feel a big one is feeling guilty about saying no to things that don’t serve you. Try to watch yourself when you say “YES” out of guilt and instead go for a no.

      T

  17. Victor

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    Man, I felt a healthy boost on my ego just by reading this blog post. I’m smashing my freedom business and making sure I reward myself along the way. I’m excited to see the new Freedom Business Blog and what will come of it. Pure gold you’re spitting here!

    Cheers!

    • Timothy Marc

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      Thanks for the kind words Victor… hope you use that new pumped up energy 😉

  18. Sam

    Reply

    The Best or Nothing. Yes.

    At first, when I started my business I asked If I charge X am I worth this much? The other guys are cheaper…I had to look at the competition and be honest with the Value of my worth in Business and more importantly in Life. It’s funny I just made a Sale…Today! #RingRing

    The Client paid more than he originally wanted but only because I am the best in the town. And he left excited even though he paid 30% more than he thought. Why?

    Because I am Value.

    Cheers Tim, Thanks for getting me on this journey and enjoying the ride.

    Sam

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Haha AWESOME story Sam. Thanks for sharing with us.

      Yes mate. You ARE of value. Never forget it.

  19. Selcuk

    Reply

    Awesome post, thanks for writing Tim. It has been a bumpy road for me as much as anyone but my business has become stable state already and started to make serious money.

    The vibe is absolutely amazing in the community and looking forward to hang out with everybody in Bulgaria. Building an online business with SSM was one of the most rewarding decision i have ever made in my life, can’t thank enough to turning my dream into reality.

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Rad Selcuk. Will be seeing you in Bulgaria!

  20. Anthony Lam

    Reply

    Best post by far! Awesome to see you you’re smashing it mate! 2015 is going to be a big one!

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Thanks heaps hustler… 2015 – No doubt at all.

  21. Ger

    Reply

    Hi Tim,

    Great article, when are you taking on the next group of members for the freedom business program?

    Cheers
    Ger

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Hey Ger,

      Intake applications will open sometime around June. Stay tuned to your email i’ll send you frequent updates in the lead up and resources to keep you busy in the mean time.

      Cheers!

  22. max

    Reply

    nice to see you shooting vids again. as for the comment, i would rather suggest something. maybe you could put up together a video showing one of your bussineses, also a couple of the first steps you’ve made. a little inside if you will

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Thanks for the feedback Max. I’ll keep in mind for future posts.

      Cheers

      T

  23. Doug

    Reply

    Although there’s this young rad guy inside, I keep letting age anchor me down. Then I read and acted upon Shad Helmstetter’s book “What To Say When You Talk To yourself.” It’s almost a perfect self talk.
    Happiness: Up 200%
    Confidence: Up 300%
    Happiness: Off The Freaking Charts!!! I’m seriously, intoxicatingly happy!
    True Snipit: I’m in my pain mgt doctors office yesterday dealing with old man pain shit and a 22 year old girl (Amanda) picks me! Age never entered the picture and we’re having incredible fun. (A little RSD training didn’t hurt) I’m a self-talking maniac! I’m raising the money now Tim, because my sub-conscience is kicking -ass.
    Thanks for being such a exemplary force.

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Hi Doug,

      Thanks for sharing mate and good to hear from you! Well done 😉

      T

  24. Patrick

    Reply

    Tim,

    What you were seeking.. what you are seeking.. it was seeking YOU! It is seeking YOU!

    From 2012 to now.. 2015.. it’s go time baby SSM 2015 LETS GO.. BOOM.

    Cheers mate.

    Patrick Hood

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Cheers Pat!

  25. Ito

    Reply

    Awesome video and article content

    The “setting boundaries” with things in your environment totally resonates with my life right now.

    Keep up your inspiring Life Journey!

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Thanks Ito, glad it resonated with you…

  26. James

    Reply

    Hey, so I missed the sign up it seems for ssm4 in Bulgaria. Is that the year long subscription. Will I have to wait until next year to get involved?

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Hi James,

      Our training program only opens once per year for new applicants, followed by a Freedom Business celebration event. This year is a Bulgarian Snow Ski resort. Keep an eye on your email for updates on when we are taking new applicants (June 2015).

      Cheers

      Tim

  27. Tom Norman

    Reply

    Hey Tim,

    Amazing article. Most I got out of it was being the best. 100% found myself slipping into the mediocre range mindset recently. The big question is – what’s stopping me being the best? When I think about it like that – I can build relationships with the best freelancers, wear a swanky suit, target huge businesses and then go into any meeting with massive confidence, knowing that I could provide the best service out there. Business is 95% mindset. Got a meeting with a massive prospect this week, can’t wait.

    Thanks man and can’t wait to meet everyone in Bulgaria, gonna be unreal.

    Tom

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Cheers Tom. Nothing in your way mate… It’s up to you!

  28. Bryn van Nuissenburg

    Reply

    Awesome story about Steve, quite inspiring.

    Tim, would you be open as to sharing your ideas on how to become the best in social media consultancy?

    Warmest regards,

    Bryn

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Hey Bryn,

      Being the best is the same in any industry.
      To give you a start: Look at the most absolute premium/highest charging competitor. Analyse and reverse engineer everything they do from their website to if they are running ads anywhere, etc. Now look at where you can be BETTER (you can ALWAYS be better somewhere)… and start with that.

      T

  29. Andreas Thiel

    Reply

    Probably great advice, once you have managed to break free. It feels like a circle, I have probably been on this site in the same situation before.

    I guess combined with what is currently going on at the http://www.boldbook.com website (MTP – Massively Transformative Purpose) I am getting a really clear picture of what I would love to do. But I still feel 100% powerless right now. It will take at least 3 more years until I can afford to set aside the time and money required to work on such a project / product if I don’t do anything very differently soon. I have already promised to keep doing what I am doing now until at least the end of this year. I could try to apply the ego advice and get a job with some kind of leadership / management aspect to it (would be congruent with my interests and development experience, not exactly my people skills at this point). In that kind of position it might be bearable to wait a few more years before I can go the freedom business route.

    Hope the promised content avalanche will contain some content related to how breaking free works … but I fear I have read it all and nothing is applicable in Germany.

  30. Henry

    Reply

    I didn’t realise Freedom Business Blog was also psychic! Seriously, I’ve been working on all these problems since starting the business – especially number one. With quality like this I can see that FBB will be one of the blogs I follow this year, a companion in my inbox to give inspiration and the occasional slap in the face. Great stuff.

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Glad you liked it Henry

  31. Chris

    Reply

    Absolutely EPIC post Tim! I’m definitely guilty of mistake #2 and I’m recorrecting that right now. Hope you have fun on the SSM trip in Bulgaria, I’ve got a mate/client of mine who’s going there as a guest VIP.

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Happy you got something out of it Chris. Aim high

  32. Steve Post

    Reply

    Tim – awesome article man, and congrats on your killer 2014. Super inspiring stuff to say the least. Funnily enough I got the ol’ Mercedes Benz C63 AMG sitting on up there on my vision board haha, that car is sickkk. Loving the home gym set up too…killing it.

    But yea you really hit the nail on the head with those three mistakes, #1 was a killer for me for a long time for sure. Also appreciate the shout out in the article, and yea, that phone call was more powerful for me than you’ll probably ever know. Much respect bro. Can’t wait to see what 2015 brings. Stay up.

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Cheers Steve,

      The best or nothing 😉

      T

  33. Charles

    Reply

    Hey! Tim! You asked us to leave a comment. I don’t really have anything to say other then “great stuff”!

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Thanks Charles

  34. Iván

    Reply

    Finally read the first blog post of 2015.

    those 3 mistakes that you present us are everywhere not only in businesses in real life and the worst part is that they are following you all the time i made a commitment with my self to get over it , the most valuable topic off your post is that are valuable for all dayly situations.

    And the best part for me is that reading it gives me soul and spirit nourishment which is more important to overcome RESISTANCE /FEAR.

    please tell us when is possible to open SSM5 , i lost my spot to SSM4 because of my job and i won´t wait another year.

    cheers from Colombia

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Hey Iván, awesome to see you got so much from the post…

      As for SSM5 intake applications will open sometime around June. Stay tuned to your email i’ll send you frequent updates in the lead up and resources to keep you busy in the mean time.

      Cheers!

  35. Kwadwo

    Reply

    Tim, your words and actions always inspire and fill me with the confidence to go for what I want in life. Awesome post. Thank you.

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Cheers Kwadwo

  36. Henrique

    Reply

    Great article Tim !

    I just have a question: How do you build trust in the market to sell a premium and expensive product, if you do not have a portfolio of products and clients?

    I think your first product will be difficult to be a premium one.

    Cheers!

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Hey Henrique,

      Your brand should build trust the instant someone lands on your website. There are about 7 things every website should have to trigger the kind of trust you need. I would also try to fast track a portfolio of clients (you only really need a couple to feature on the site)… By offering a “special deal” to your first customers. Just so you get the testimonial.

      Fact: You CHOOSE wether your first product is a premium one.

      It has nothing to do with how many buyers you have. It has everything to do with what you build.

      T

  37. Apurv | Prince of the Desert

    Reply

    So much actionable wisdom and value here it’s ridiculous!… this post MUST go VIRAL if the world is to become a more successful and happier place… pure #SoulGlow! 😀

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Good to see you found it so valuable Apurv

  38. YongMin J.

    Reply

    Hello there, tim! I’m planning to take the freedom business programme which you said its going to open sometime in June! I saw the last year’s members which you kind of pinned their locations on a map, and saw that there were no Koreans there haha. I think I might be the first Korean to enter your programme! anyways I’m really looking forward to it, and right now I’m collecting money hard and spending the least so I can get in the programme. Hoping to collect enough to get the golden package 🙂 Awesome article. All in for freedom, fun and adventure. Dates, money, health, travel and meeting people from all over the world! Am excited for upcoming articles!

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      It was an amazing map and there’s always room for more

      It’s going to be a massive 2015 so i’ll be sure to send you updates in the lead up and resources to keep you busy in the mean time so you don’t miss out.

      • YongMin J.

        Reply

        Alright thanks a lot! 🙂

  39. Rodrigo

    Reply

    Amazing Tim! I’ve been studying many millionaires now who started with nothing, people who started from zero and to to $50 Million per Year, I felt like in the scale from zero to 10 being 0 not knowing anyone or anything to 10 being $50 million per year, I started at -25 xD

    Now thanks to you I feel like I’m a 3 in that scale. It’s hard, there’s a lot to learn, but finally starting to get a hold of everything, this blog, SSM, you saved my life in many ways and gave me hope for a life much better than the one people in my country told me to.

    For that I will be eternally thankful to you 🙂 I’ll try to avoid those mistakes as much as possible and get to my first million before I get to 35 🙂 just to show the people in my country that it can be done and inspire them to rise up to the challenge!

    I’ll see you in Bulgaria

    #WeAreSSM

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      That really means a lot Rodrigo 🙂

      You’re an ABSOLUTE inspiration and I know you’ll reach it in no time

      Can’t wait to catch up in Bulgaria!

      T

  40. Cory Lewis

    Reply

    Your such an authentic communicator. You have great energy and a trustworthy vibe. Look forward to joing the SSM this year and creating the life I’ve dreamed of.

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Thanks Cory let’s do it!

  41. Neil

    Reply

    Great post Tim!

    There are many times that I doubted myself and also thought about quitting, but this whole SSM community reminds me not to.

    Thanks to everyone!

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Cheers Neil 🙂

  42. Madis

    Reply

    This is where its at! Its all about the mindset and intention behind being the best. Thanks for hammering it down so perfectly!

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Thanks Madis, Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for reading

  43. Jaime

    Reply

    Hey mate, I just had to tell you that this is purely inspiring.

    How would not I want to learn from Freedom Studios, if you are the LORDS of Personal Branding and Business.

    I know that, because I am actually dying to get into SSM 2015, working more than 10 hours a day to make it happen(College is trying to kill my passion and my savings, but I will not lose the battle, haha)

    I do not want this just for me, I want to make a great impact in people´s lives, and this community is already doing that, so I am in for the challenge. This, is for me.

    Time to get back to work, let´s make it EPIC.

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Awesome Jaime,

      I’m really happy that this inspired you. Keep hustling mate and see you on the inside soon 😉

      T

  44. Andrew

    Reply

    Thanks Tim,

    I really like the way you write. There was a lot to take away from this for me as I am technically running a freedom business mini-empire of my own but have recently suffered some crippling blows. Income has decreased drastically and so has my motivation and overall feelings it all. I know that I’ve got to keep pushing on and rolling with the punches, but I can’t help the feelings of defeat at the moment.

    Got any advice for someone who has tasted the freedom lifestyle and experienced it being destroyed at the same time?

    Cheers,
    Andrew

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Hey Andrew,

      Resilience is important. Napoleon Hill talks about “Every seed of adversity having the seed of equal or greater benefit” in it. So if you’re knocked down, you’ll be up twice as strong shortly.

      Cheers

      T

      • Andrew

        Reply

        Thanks Tim,

        I thought you might say something like that. My goal is to join an FB trip in the future. I feel like I’m almost there.

        Keep well!

  45. Nichlas Hansen

    Reply

    This is pure gold Tim! Thanks for the time and effort writing this, amazing content. I hope the bulgaria trip is going to be amazing, to bad i couldn’t make it!

    Keep well mate!

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Hey Prince… not to worry Pal. I’m sure there will be adventures soon! Take care my man.

  46. Hursh

    Reply

    Hey Tim,

    Just wanted to drop a line saying that your blog, is nothing short of inspiring, full of value, and absolutely awesome. I will be signing up for your next intake of SSM no matter where my business is at by then.

    Funny how you talked about “whatever you were seeking has been seeking you”, this article IS LITERALLY THAT! I missed out on your 2014 SSM enrolment so I just said “f*** it, I can’t wait” so I started my little branding and web business specifically aimed at tradies here in Perth and after a little over 2 months after setting up and learning by myself using free resources you have given out, I made 6 sales and blew my little reality away. But, I’ve been noticing that I have been getting lost in it sometimes, and I haven’t branded it right as a premium service, nor have I been rewarding myself and “nourishing my ego” as you say. This article was literally the PERFECT thing to read and I have immediately tweaked a few things. It is certainly a dream to join you guys on a freedom trip sometime soon.

    PS. Awesome car!

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Killing it Hursh,

      Good to see you taking action, can’t wait to see you in the 2015 course. Keep Hustling
      Time to take your business to the next level 😉

      T

  47. Peter

    Reply

    Awesome post.

    I realize that I’ve not been nourishing the ego enough, I guess i could take ‘delayed gratification’ a bit too seriously.

    thanks for the post, Tim.

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Hey Peter, glad you took something from it

      • Peter

        Reply

        Btw…

        Now making it a rule to not read FBB after 11pm. Always get so excited that I can’t get to sleep haha

        • Timothy Marc

          Reply

          Haha awesome Peter

  48. Gun Hudson

    Reply

    Awesome post, I liked all the references to other articles especially on dressing well, I really need to take this on as I’ve lacked style all of my life and think it’s time I cared about how I am perceived. Looking forward to the Personal Branding module inside the Secret Society Mastermind Training.
    See you in Bulgaria next week 🙂

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Cheers Gunner,

      Looking forward to meeting you mate and seeing your personal brand evolve.

      T

  49. Joel

    Reply

    Hey Tim,

    Thanks for replying to each comment. I would like to ask you, if you were to recommend a resource for someone to start a freedom business today, what would you tell them to read and what to do starting out?

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Hey Joel,

      Off the top of my head, google “Scientific Advertising by Claude Hopkins”. Approaching business and marketing scientifically will yield the best results and this just happens to be the playbook that hasn’t changed since the 50’s or whenever it was written. Pure gold.

      Good luck.

      T

  50. Andy

    Reply

    Pure inspiration Tim.

    I remember seeing your videos back when you were part of RSD and from then on you have never failed at giving great advice.

    I starting a Online marketing and design company and have been a little demoralized by set backs but, this post helped me to keeping on pushing. Awesome article man.

    Quick question: I just saw a comment you posted here in the comment section

    “There are about 7 things every website should have to trigger the kind of trust you need.”

    Could you elaborate?

    -Andy

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Secret formula Andy.

      Good luck with your new business!

      T

  51. Tamas

    Reply

    This article is amazing mate, I read it two times! It’s been great being with SSM for the last 3 yrs and seeing how you’ve built your brand up: your content, your site, videos, all give off the PREMIUM deluxe vibe. Great inspiration.

    Cant make it to Bulgaria SSM trip this time, as Im on an other journey of growth now in US, but have a good time for you guys.

    Thanks everything.

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Hey Tamas!

      Thanks heaps for taking the time out to reply (and read twice!). Bummed you can’t make it over here but i’m sure we will cross paths soon. Love your work.

      T

  52. Michal

    Reply

    Tim,
    Thanks for another amazing post on your blog, I’ve been following you for about a year now, and all i can say that you totally changed my way of thinking, gave me inspiration and believe that all can be done, all can be achieved, that this is possible. Since time I found your blog, I have read about inspiring 20 books about topics I didn’t even realized they have been wroten before. My thinking is more clear, Im focused, Im more aware, more concious. I eliminated most of my unhealthy habits, I became wisder and finally I have the courage to look for life I always dreamed about.
    I missed previous SSM program , but I can’t wait to this year edition , and I hope this time I won’t miss it!
    Best regards.
    Michal T.

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      That’s awesome to hear Michal, I’m glad you’ve taken so much from my posts

      Keep an eye on your email, the next program will be opening around June

      T

  53. Rodrigo

    Reply

    Awesome post Tim! I’ve reached the 1,000 dollars in monthly income stream, that has made me basically a free man since it covers all my expenses (I live in a relatively cheap country) I remember how it used to look mythical to get 1,000 a month on passive income, now it’s just everyday reality, almost boring (although I have to remind myself of the days it looked mythical, and be grateful and feel proud and capable of much more)

    Now I’m going for the 10,000 and it’s ideas like these that are helping me getting there! Thanks for this content, believe me it has a real effect even on the guys who are not part of the SSM

    See you at the top! 😉

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Thats awesome Rodrigo!

      Keep hustling and I’ll see you there 😉

  54. Louis

    Reply

    Damn man, I’m in school online learning how to empower people to take control of their health and live optimal lives and will be allowed to start consulting when I finish my training at Functional Diagnostic Nutrition. You’re inspiring and I am making my entire business online in hopes to sign up for this in June. I actually feel like I can set up my business and run it great, but finding like-minded people who have the same mindset about business and life is hard. I would join more to surround myself with like-minded individuals and have an incredible adventure to look forward to every year even more than the whole “build a business” thing.

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Yeah Louis,

      Great attitude. That’s the real key – the support. It can be so lonely sitting away on your laptop for hours whilst your other buddies are off drinking or having a great time. The other thing a community does is make it all REAL. When you see people beside you making it happen then it gets really motivating and exciting. Plus having someone to call on no matter what major city in the world it is for a meetup or hangout is a big plus.

      T

  55. Patrick

    Reply

    Awesome Tim!

    Pure gold as always. After making my first sale recently I can definitively say that success really IS right around the corner.

    I’ve got a long way to go, but I wouldn’t have made it this far without the first step – SSM!

    If you’re on the fence or if any of this blog post resonates with you at all, GET ON IT. You won’t regret it.

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Cheers Pat. Love your work legend.

      T

  56. Rob

    Reply

    Sweet words Tim. I can definitely relate to being too nice. Definitely need to harden up. If it leaves me uneasy then its a hell no. Thanks Tim I’ll take that one with me. 🙂

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Awesome Rob. Great takeaway. Let me know how it works out for you over the next week or so.

      T

  57. Oleg

    Reply

    Tim,

    For the question, I am seeking seeing you buying a car, freedom and being inspired for doing things in life that are creative actions, beyond cliché.

    Cheers, Oleg

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Cheers Oleg!

  58. Rob

    Reply

    It’s good to see you bringing out videos and articles again, Tim. Whenever I’ve read something on your blog I’ve always found it inspiring, I love the enthusiasm and positivity you bring to what you do.

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Rob this feedback means a lot mate. Thank you. I’ll do my best to keep bringing the heat 🙂

  59. Jeran

    Reply

    I’ve certainly been guilty of all three – great to see these points written out and torn apart, and have already seen the benefits of reinforcing each one of them today having read this. Cheers Tim!

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Fantastic Jeran. Thanks for reading and commenting mate.

  60. Gorazd

    Reply

    Great article, I loved the personal boundaries part which are on my mind these days. It’s great to hear things like that from you and other people I respect and surrounding myself with this kind of ideas to help change myself.

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Glad it connected with you, Gorazd

  61. Bence Borsos

    Reply

    Game changer thoughts. Awesome, thank you Tim!

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Thanks for Reading Bence 😉

  62. Andreas

    Reply

    Amazing article, Tim!
    Let’s hope I don’t sound greedy or ungrateful but I can barely wait for the next one. They’re THAT good! What amazes me most is that you actually personally replied to almost every single one of the 121 comments here and offered valuable advice beyond this article. Thanks, man!

    Can’t wait for summer 2015. A chance to prove my worth, a spot in your upcoming program, maybe even your crew, the opportunity to give you value back…this is what I’m seeking!

    Thanks for everything!
    Andreas

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Hey Andreas,

      Awesome. Glad you’re feeling inspired. Look forward to seeing you on the inside 😉

      T

  63. Zen

    Reply

    Great article man, I really enjoyed that. I needed to hear this, especially the part about setting boundaries with the people I hang out with. I’m finally letting go of some close buddies that I think have been slowing me down over the years. I may regret it, but I’ve been feeling this way for a while, and your post gave me the needed push.

    Cheers Tim

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Hey Zen,

      Careful. Maybe just distance yourself from them and see how you feel? Buddies aren’t always perfect. They are your buddies and if you’ve chosen them you take the good with the bad and look after each other. It’s important not to go the journey alone. Perhaps instead you can point out where they can be more supportive? I know us dudes don’t like to air feelings that much but if you sit them down for a frank and honest chat about stuff, where you’re heading and how they can help – then they will probably respect you a lot.

      Just a thought. A lot of time you don’t need to throw out the whole kitchen sink. If they are REALLY toxic and bring you down then maybe it’s time for new buds.

      Good luck.

      T

      • Zen

        Reply

        I hear ya man.

        Thanks again

  64. Jonathan Martin

    Reply

    Mate I’m loving all this! I’ve done a bootcamp through one of your previous lines of work & have been going strong for a year now & about to do another in LA, finally on top of my health & intermediate in spanish but now relising how import it is to find/follow your true core as this will leek into everyother part of your life into truth (David Deida). A little rant there but very keen to get into your product & use this momentum!

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Cheers Jon! Keep an eye on the email each week for some stuff to get you going 😉

  65. mcraike

    Reply

    Wowwee, what a power post! Nice one Tim.

    Something I’m struggling with is ‘Being Too Nice’, it’s can be a balancing act at times but I’m getting better at it, it’s hard to find a happy medium.

    In the process of working with a talented designer to rebrand my entire business so I can enter the premium market. I can’t wait to see it all take place and see the opportunities and revenues it will unlock for me.

    Keep conquering Tim.

    Matt

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Hey Matt,

      Cheers mate. Yeah mate your work is on that level. 10k minimum per job for you. Guys in our program are charging that much for what you are doing.

      Smash it!

      T

  66. Yuri Bilyarov

    Reply

    Awesome post, Tim. I don’t have a freedom business yet but I’m looking forward to making one so this info is great for me. I’m actually Bulgarian, hope you guys have fun there.

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Thanks Yuri, glad you connected with it.

  67. Trounce

    Reply

    Tim,

    Great post man! #1 is an absolute killer. It has been one of the hardest for me to overcome.

    Look forward to coming down and checking out the freedom studio soon!

    Keep up the great posts.

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Hey mate!

      Sitting here in Bansko Bulgaria with the 130 other Freedom Business crew… having the time of our lives. Definitely come down any time mate. I’ve got a spare room/spot at the studio for ya.

      T

  68. Andre

    Reply

    Great post Tim.. Love your philosophy on life, success & entrepreneurship!! Learning a lot from you.

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Thanks Andre,

      Glad you’ve found it helpful!

      T

  69. Lomax Gore

    Reply

    Hey Tim,

    Thanks for the post it was really inspiring, such a great read and a much needed refocus looking at the bigger picture when approaching entrepreneurship. Those 4 words are now up on my whiteboard.

    When does SSM open up for the masses again?

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Hey Lomax,

      Happy to hear the post resonated with you

      SSM will be launching in mid June, I’ll keep you updated closer to the date so keep an eye on your inbox. See you then.

      T

  70. Jas

    Reply

    Hi Tim,

    “The best or nothing” is something I feel I’m starting to step into. Lots of different emotions regarding unworthiness come up for me, so something I’ll be paying more attention to

    I was wondering if you could clarify what you mean by mentally stable when listing people who you’d hang out with. I think I know what you mean but if you could please clarify, I’m interested in knowing

    Thanks,
    Jas

  71. Ace R.

    Reply

    Tim,

    I can honestly say this is one of the few times I read a blog post where everything made sense and so easy to understand. I just finished Day 2 of bootcamp. Looking forward to see what the future holds. I’ll be meeting you soon brotha.

    • Timothy Marc

      Reply

      Thank you Ace I really appreciate that. Let’s see what we can do!

  72. Fariha khasru

    Reply

    Dear sir, Thanks for all,

  73. Jeremy

    Reply

    incredible how much of what you say is just so simple and something that you would think everyone knows it but at the same time so much overlooked , lucky for me learnt those lessons from my father 😉

  74. Niccolo Campa

    Reply

    Dear Tim,

    I’m a 21 years old student still looking for my place in the world, attracted to self development, entrepreneurship and freedom.

    I would like to know more about your journey as a person and entrepreneur, from when you travelled to california at the age of 19 untill now. I’m very curious about it, expecially because in these period i’m learning from your rsd videos and they are helping me a lot. Is there some blog posts in which you talk more in dept about your story?

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