Hi there and welcome to my blog.
I’ve been dreaming about starting this blog since 2008, to share practical ideas and insights about a lot of things to help create a better life and business.
I’ve found that whenever we try to do something that’s meaningful to us, there are some common fears and excuses that stop us, and that’s exactly what stopped me from starting this sooner. It was the mixture of fears and too many ideas, that made it easy to get distracted and procrastinate.
I finally realised that the timing was never going to be right, the stars were never going to be aligned, I was never going to be 100% ready, and that I shouldn’t allow my fears to stop me from following my dream of starting this blog and connecting with you.
So, Let’s Start Right Here, Right Now…
Hi, I’m Urmil Patel (a.k.a. the better life and business guy) and I’m so happy that you are here.
Are You Living The Greatness You Were Created For?
I truly believe we are all meant to accomplish great things in our lifetime.
I believe that, like me, you have dreams that you’ve ignored for far too long. You have amazing gifts and talents that are meant to make this world a better place and yet you still keep them bottled inside.
And I know that settling for mediocrity isn’t your style because you deserve and want more out of life…
What’s Holding You Back?
Is it fear? Is it a lack of confidence? Is it a lack of direction?
Or perhaps it’s a lack of knowledge, perhaps you’re not sure how to get started and what to do next?
Or maybe you’re trapped in the rat race and just can’t spare the time or energy to find a way out?
Does the 9 to 5 Cubicle Lifestyle Still Excite You?
Somewhere between your “I can do anything” childhood years and your first job interview, someone sold you what I like to call the 9 to 5 cubicle lifestyle (a.k.a the rat race or the old plan).
It’s a plan that goes something like this…
Study hard and get a good education…
…so that you can get a good job with job stability….
…because you’ll need a good job and stability to get a mortgage…
…And once you have a mortgage and are settled, you’ll be able to find a partner and have some kids…
…And after about 40 years of working hard and raising those kids, you’ll have earned the right to retire and enjoy your golden years.
I’m sure you’ve heard of this plan before. Many still believe its the only plan available for their lives.
Did you buy into this plan or something similar, and if so, does it really still excite you?
It’s Not Your Fault, I Fell For This Plan Too, For a While…
I don’t believe that you and I were put on this beautiful planet to spend 8 hours a day, 5 days week chained to a desk, at a job we hate, working for a boss we can’t stand to build someone’s else business.
And Certainly Not For The Measly Rewards of…
2- 4 weeks holiday (time off) a year at a time convenient for the company, and just enough money each month to afford to pay the bills, put some food on the table and cover a mortgage we’re chained to for the majority of our adult lives….
Or For a Lifestyle Where…
We’re surviving on credit, so we can occasionally indulge ourselves in the little luxuries to help us overcome the depression of our zombie like existence, praying that we don’t fall ill, or lose our jobs, or reach the end of our lines of credit.
And we’re supposed to continue living on the edge of this treadmill for 40-50 years, hoping that by the time we reach our golden retirement years, we’ve paid off our mortgage, only to realise that in order to release the equity in our home, we have to sell up and downsize.
And all the time hoping we’ll stay healthy enough and wealthy enough to do all those things we wanted to do with our lives. All those things that our hearts desired so much and the reason we slaved so hard and saved our pennies over the years….
It’s Not The Best Plan, Is It?
I don’t think so, It’s definitely not for me, and I hope it’s not for you…
We all sometimes need to be reminded that it’s just a plan. Its not set in stone, and it certainly doesn’t have to be the plan that defines your life. It’s never to late to make some changes and improvements in your life and business and that’s exactly what I hope my writing on this blog will help you do.
I’m not saying it’s time to jump ship and quit your job, not yet anyway. I’m saying it’s time to accept that there may be better ways to live well and earn a better than average living, and perhaps it’s time you explored some of these other options.
Let me be the first to congratulate you and tell you how excited I am that you’re on this journey to create a better life and business. And remember, regardless of your age or experience, you have plenty of time to learn new skills to do something meaningful with your life, to do all the things you love doing, to work with people that bring out the best in you, to make money with an online business and to live life on your terms.
What’s My Plan For This Blog?
This blog is my online home and I plan to use it as my testing ground, my classroom and my stage to discover and share how to create a better life and business.
This is where I will test out my ideas, share my work, my life’s journey, my experiments in life and business, my goals and passions, my adventures and experiences, my travels, my research and discoveries, my a-ha moments and my “what was I thinking” moments and everything in between, in the hope that when you need some inspiration or guidance, or face an obstacle in life or business, or perhaps just want a fresh perspective on things, you’ll find something useful on this blog that will give you the clarity you need to confidently move closer towards your goals.
I believe that we are surrounded by more opportunities than ever before in our lifetime, to do more with our lives, to be better people and to contribute more to others, and its not the lack of wanting to create a better life and business that stops most of us, but the lack of clarity of our life’s purpose and it’s the lack of knowledge, guidance and support on how to pursue our dreams, that results in millions living average lives, when they have within them the potential for greatness.
Where’s This “Better Life and Business” Train Headed?
This train has left the station and I have a general direction in mind where I’d like to take this blog, but I fully expect to make course corrections as I listen to your comments and feedback and work to serve you better.
My 7 Areas of Focus To Create a Better Life and Business
Here are the 7 topics I’m passionate about and will focus on, with my writing:
- Finding your true purpose, passion and potential – We all have talents and gifts and a reason for being alive, let’s figure out what they are!
- Letting go, being happy and loving yourself – Let’s stop trying to control the things we can’t and learn give ourselves permission to love ourselves and be happy every day!
- Re-gaining control of your life through self improvement – You deserve to be the best version of yourself, let’s get you back in the driving seat of life!
- Becoming super healthy, both physically and mentally – We have one body and one mind to last us a lifetime, let’s prepare them for optimum performance!
- Productivity tips and skills to become superhuman – We all have 24 hours a day, let’s get more done by working smarter not harder!
- Building a freedom business you can run from anywhere – A girls gotta buy shoes and guys will always want more gadgets (and vice versa), so let’s learn the skills and build a business (a cash machine) to be proud of, to help you pay for things, a stage to share your message and make the world a better place!
- Designing, creating and living an extraordinary lifestyle – The average life expectancy gives us about 75 winters and 75 summers (some have more, other’s much less), let’s create a lifestyle where each day we’re doing the things that really matter and living life on our terms.
Here’s Some of My Upcoming Posts:
- How I stayed afloat for years freelancing and building basic websites for businesses
- How I used internet marketing to go from $100k in debt to owning a multi-millionaire pound property portfolio in just 9 months
- How to build your first website or blog in your lunch break
- How I was my biggest obstacle & getting out of my own way helped me start this blog
- How chasing money stopped me from getting rich
- How to find your true passion by answering one simple question
- How my first ever product launch generated $129k in just 10 days
- How I overcame “new shiny object” syndrome and built a list of 3000 buyers in a week and a half
How Often Will I Publish New Stuff?
I’m going to try to write here as often as possible, at least once a week to start,but as I gain more confidence and become more concise with my writing, I hope to add fresh insights on a daily basis.
If you like what you’re read so far, please subscribe to my rss feed (click here), and I’ll make sure you’re the first to know when I publish anything new here.
I’m Here To Serve You, But I Need Your Help
I haven’t figured it all out yet, nor do I claim to have all the answer in life or business. In fact, I still have a lot to learn, but I’m happy to share what I’ve found on my journey so far, to help make your life and business a little simpler, easier, happier and better!
There’s a lot I want to cover and I’m so excited to be able to share this journey with you.
Please send me your comments, questions, ideas or criticisms, as your thoughts, opinions and what you say matters to me. Your feedback will help shape this blog, help it to find its place in the world and become something that can help many more people on our journey to create a better life and business.
Some Final Words…
I truly believe that our paths were meant to cross.
Perhaps I’m supposed to share one of my life’s lessons to help you avoid a similar fate, or perhaps you’ll make me aware of something that helped you and that’ll help me out someday.
What’s important is that we’re here, and that we move forward knowing there’s a reason we met and this encounter will inevitably in some way, shape or form change both of our lives. I’m grateful for this opportunity to meet you, it’s been my pleasure.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this first blog post and my plans for the future of this blog (and world domination).
I’ll see you soon, and no matter whether we meet again here or someplace else, I will always believe that you were meant for greatness.
So go on, be better each day in your life and business…
I’ve got your back!
My Question To You
Did you enjoy this blog post? Did it help you in any way?
Come say hi, and comment below to let me know what’s going on with you in your life and business . I’d love to meet you and hear your thoughts.