Karel has more than 20 years of experience working as an Independent Trainer and Internet Entrepreneur. Karel has been working in the field of Business Intelligence (Databases, SQL, Reporting tools) and is an expert in the field of Time Management. At the moment, Karel is living a ‘4-hour workweek period’ for the third time in his life. He truly knows how to work less and live more!
In the spring of 2014, I read The 4-hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss. The book resonated in a way no other ‘self-help-book’ has ever managed to do. All the time I thought this is doable! On the other hand, I realized I didn’t know anyone who had deliberately engineered a 4-hour workweek and succeeded.
My personal goal:
Redesign my business (and redesign my life) in such a manner that I would be free to go travelling in 2016, with my income secured and on autopilot.
Most of today’s labor is based on trading your time for money. Employees get paid for their presence and entrepreneurs often get paid by the hour for the services they provide.
Unless you are Bill Clinton and can ask $100,000 for a speaking gig, your income in an hourly business is limited by the number of hours you can work!
So the start of a roadmap towards working less is to start thinking about a scalable business where your income is not time-based!
My journey has not been easy, with new challenges every day.
Though the route often turned out different than expected, my business starting growing exponentially.With a revenue of about $100,000 USD in 2013, my business grew in 2014 to $200,000 USD and $400,000 USD in 2015.
Although I kept my personal income at the same level (about $60,000 USD per year), this growth will be the cornerstone of my income in 2016.
All this growth was engineered based on the principles of The 4-hour Workweek.
In the workshop “The Road to Freedom” I will share my experiences. I share not only the successes but also the pitfalls and challenges along the way. The real story in creating a passive income is that getting started is hard work! But the good news is that it is possible.
And I tell you all about it in “The Road to Freedom”.