What do you want to build or grow right now? Are you focused on building things for the ones most important to you like family?
In this episode of Freedom In Five Minutes, you will learn about the importance of figuring out who the important are in your life; and growing a self-sufficient system that stands the test of time that will bear fruit for the most important people in your life.
Overview & Episode Content
- Build a Wealth of Wealth by Putting Your Business Last
- Focus on Things You Need to Build for the Family
- Create a Self-Sufficient System & Build True Wealth for your Family
Build a Wealth of Wealth by Putting Your Business Last
We have about twenty acres on our property here in Central California. One of the things that I have been avoiding for quite a while — it was only in 2019 that I started to build more of this structure — is being focused on building my own fences.
I was not focused on building my own stuff for the family and I kept on putting it off saying, “Later. When I have this amount of money and clients, that is the only time when I will be able to build and truly focus on the stuff at home.”
Here is the thing. My thoughts were completely backward!
Once I realized that if I focused on the things that needed to be built at the house — on things that would help my family — if I focused on the things that would build up what I truly valued most other than the Babylonian squares and the fiat currency.
If I fully focused on what mattered like my family, and our home, that would bring about a wealth of wealth.
You might be thinking, “Dean, what the heck do you mean by a wealth of wealth? What are you saying? A businessman has to focus on his business.”
Well, I hate to break it to you but your business comes last. It really does come last!
Focus on Things You Need to Build for the Family.
A little over a year ago, I started focusing on the things that I needed to build on our home. I started building a fence around the garden when my father-in-law came over. Bless his heart, he totally helped us build a chicken coop — which is awesome.
And then, we built about five acres worth of fencing around our house. Once the whole pandemic started happening, our little garden and chicken coop provided eggs and home-grown food every day. We get almost a dozen eggs per day.
Now, if you go to the store and search for 100% organic and free-range eggs, you would be looking at $8.99 per dozen for these eggs. We get about a dozen of those per day! And being a family of 8 children, we need those eggs for our source of protein.
When the pandemic and the lockdown happened, we had a fantastic source of protein every morning. On top of that, we have our garden enclosure that I created. That brings about a nice, solid amount of greens for us.
Of course, not everyone has all of this but the point is, when you focus on the things that matter to you the most in your familial life, you will find that the external stuff does not really matter that much.
Create a Self-Sufficient System & Build True Wealth for your Family
When you can grow your own food — your own source of sustenance — you are able to do so much that nobody else is able to do.
If the dollar ends up inflating, then what do you do? Or if the dollar ends up becoming worthless, then what do you do?
Focusing on the world around you — and not politics, who cares what Donald Trump and Clinton are doing? Really, who cares what anyone in politics is doing when you can focus on what you are building and growing near you?
What are you creating and growing near you?
The more that you are able to focus on what is really important, the greater the source of life, nourishment, and wealth becomes something that is right at your doorstep.
Even if you only have a little grow light in your garage, what are you growing in there with your little grow light? What are you growing and building in your house that will stand the test of time and provide fruit for your family?
I challenge you today and start thinking in that kind of mindset. The more you do, the more you will see that true wealth comes from self-sufficiency.
Have you figured out who the most important people in your life are? For most entrepreneurs, the answer would be their family.
However, not everybody is focused on building things for their family. Sometimes, business comes first and that is totally backward. Business comes last.