Ever wished you could work less so you could live more? After an incident with her son’s childcare provider, Jocelyn Sams realized she was giving too much control of her life to other people. She and her husband Shane decided to give up teaching and create an online business so they could have the flexibility and freedom they needed to spend more time with their kids – all while working only 10-15 hours/week. In this episode, Jocelyn shares exactly how they did it.
Today’s guest is Jocelyn Sams, part of the dynamic duo behind FlippedLifestyle.com. Jocelyn and her husband Shane are former school teachers. After years of bad bosses, job losses, and frustration at work, they started an online business. That business made it possible to quit their jobs, spend more time with family and earn millions in passive income online – all while working only 10-15 hours per week! Now, they are helping other families do the same by connecting with people through their Flipped Lifestyle podcast, website and inside their Flip Your Life community. Sign up for Jocelyn's free 168-hour Time Management Challenge.
Nuggets of Wisdom from Jocelyn:
“We can't let other people run our lives anymore.”
“He said we were going to start an online business, we were going to build passive income streams and we were going to quit our jobs. I thought he was crazy at the time, but little did I know, we would do just that.”
“When you do as you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.”
Some of Jocelyn's Favorite Things:
Personal habit: “I calendar everything.”
Easy meal: Chicken Lettuce Wraps (P.F. Chang's copycat)
Favorite kitchen gadget: Cuisinart Electric Teakettle
Jocelyn's Favorite Books: Profit First by Mike Michalowicz
Best advice received: “Take action and make things happen.”
Jocelyn's Happiness Formula:
“Take control of my time + prioritize the things that are really important in life + helping others find the same type of freedom we have found.”
A Challenge from Jocelyn:
“Put everything on a calendar, starting with your non-negotiables like work, sleep, eating dinner, eating lunch…. Once you get those things on there, move on to the things you want to do – things like working on a business, spending more time with your children – whatever it is you want to do, calendar those in after your non-negotiables. This will help you see where you're really spending time versus where you WANT to spend time.”
Profit First by Mike Michalowicz
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