232: What Happens When You Stop Chasing Money

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232: What Happens When You Stop Chasing Money



What happens when you stop chasing the money? This was a question that came up recently on a Total Life Freedom mastermind call. The mastermind is basically a deep dive into our businesses, and there are 8–10 of us in there.

On a recent call, I was talking about the community and the membership I’ve built. A couple other people in the group are also building memberships, which has been really cool. All of us in the mastermind at this point have a podcast, and/or a community. Most of us have both, or we are working on those things.

Someone made a comment that I seem happier and calmer than they’ve ever seen. And then we moved on to a couple other people in the group, and Vincent made the same comment that it seems they too are now happier, calmer, and having more success than they’ve ever had.

Someone said, “This is what happens when you’re not chasing money.” It was such a mic-drop moment.

Successful in business

We all have our main thing, right? I’m in real estate. That’s what pays the bills. Wendy Norman is an elopement photographer. Jennifer Harshman, who does my show notes, is a writer and book editor. Kent Sanders is a ghostwriter. John VanDerMuelen does Amazon things. Vincent has the community. Matt Pete does videography. Nick Adams has his photography work and the SanCap Guide in Florida. John Stange is a pastor, author, and podcaster. Ken Carfagno and Courtney Wisely both own cleaning companies.

We all have different things. We have that main thing paying the bills, and now it just kind of operates. That gives our entrepreneurial brain, our entrepreneurial spirit, room to flow and just go and build something special. I would say when I joined the mastermind a year and a half ago, some of us were still trying to get our income to where we wanted it to be.

But now that we’ve done that, it’s just happening, just flowing, and we really have an opportunity to build what we want to build. We’re all still helping people. I’m still helping people buy and sell houses. That pays the bills.

Working because you love it

But now we’re all building something else. We’re doing it because we love it. I’m leading a community because I care about Realtors. When I wake up every day, one of the first things I think about is the membership community and how I can serve them, how I can help them.

Whatever you’re building, whatever you’re trying to do, build it to a point where it doesn’t come down to the money. Build it to the point where you can really serve people and help people. I am so thankful for how God has blessed us and thankful that real estate pays the bills and we’re debt free.

Trading time for money

When you are desperate for money, you’re willing to trade hours for dollars. When you are not chasing money, you won’t exchange time for dollars. You build the things that are authentic to you, and it doesn’t matter if you sell one slot to your course or membership or a million, because you’re just doing it in an authentic way to serve people, to help people.

Podcast edited by Kenny Carfagno.

Show notes and blog posts are created by Jennifer Harshman and RealtorEmails.

John Schuchman is a licensed REALTOR® in Lancaster, PA, with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty and a part of the Andrew Welk Group. The opinions shared on this show represent the opinions & values of John Schuchman and do not necessarily represent the opinions & values of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty. The opinions & ideas shared in this podcast do not guarantee or promise any results of success to the listener.

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