Earn More. Work Less. Be Free.
You deserve to live life on your own terms and this book will show you how to create your own unique freedom plan to achieve that.
||Wellington, New Zealand
||10 publishers interested
Most people live the life they think they have to live.
They are unfulfilled, overworked, stressed and stuck in a system that exploits them instead of helping them achieve their highest potential.
If you're like thousands of entrepreneurs I've met, you started a business to do the opposite. To make a dent in this world, to make an impact, to help others and to leave a legacy.
But somewhere along the way, you have designed a business that doesn't give you the freedom and lifestyle you deserve and now you either:
* Feel trapped in a business that is essentially a job; or
* Love what you're doing, but you are working so hard you don't have time to enjoy life, your friends, family, and the present magical moment; or
* Have lost your mojo and purpose as to why you started your business in the first place and are stuck in the "trading time for dollars" business model.
That's why the Freedom Plan book is for you
Living a fantastic life and running rewarding and profitable business can go hand in hand. That's what the Freedom Plan book reveals.
You'll learn exactly how and what you need to create your own unique freedom plan that allows you to do the work that matters, that gives you purpose and puts a dent in this world—all while living your perfect day, every day.
You'll learn how to harness and exploit your own potential, experience, skills and knowledge in the new, digital economy, and create a profitable business based around YOU.
You’ll learn how to transition from reliance on your business or "job" to a life of freedom, self-reliance, and total control. You’ll create financial freedom and abundance while doing good in the world, not only for yourself, but for those around you and your community.
I’ve helped thousands of people in my community to realize that with the right mindset, hard work, determination, and strategic hustle, you can pretty much achieve anything you set out to do. Life is about enjoying rich experiences and adventures - right now, not tomorrow.
This book will walk you step by step on how to design your perfect lifestyle FIRST, and then rework your business or career to support it all, while also making it fun and financially rewarding.
Knowing your purpose – whether it be to offer a better service than your competitors, to make money from doing something you love, or to have the lifestyle you always dreamed of – and building your business around that is the quickest way to you feeling successful.
It's all about defining and structuring your business based around the vision you articulate for yourself, now and in the future. Whether you want to work full-time or build a business that makes money without you so that you can spend your time doing more of the things you love, and spend time with the people you adore.
Most people spend at least 25% of their time on repetitive tasks that basically anyone could do for them, so all you need to do is learn to systematize those things into processes and outsource it using my well-honed system that guarantees that the tasks get done even better than you do them yourself and that you don’t have to even think about those things 98% of the time
The Freedom Plan book is designed to enlighten and inspire you to live in the present moment and create more time, money and freedom to truly live your ideal life.
It may even make you want to fire yourself as the boss of your own business and live a truly rewarding lifestyle where you earn more, work less and be free.
Why use Publishizer?
I see Publishizer as the perfect example of a platform and tool in the new digital economy, that allows you to package your skills, experience and knowledge into a book and gives you the power to spread your message far and wide, while also unlocking the potential of partnering with a publisher to take this to a global audience.
So please support my campaign you are, in turn you're supporting your own path to freedom, and as well as, that of many other like-minded peoples in this world who deserve to be living life on their own terms.
Why does this book matter and how does it differ?
While there are a lot of people paying lip service to freedom, location independence and living your life by design, few people are actually leading by example and doing this for themselves on a daily basis.
There are a plethora of books that tell you how to start a business , or how to travel the world, but there's a missing gap on the mindset you need to do either of these, or better yet do both.
The importance of why you need to get clear on your ideal life first, before going down the path of starting or growing your business or freelance career, is often overlooked.
Have you ever sat down to write out your perfect day? I mean exactly what your day would look, feel, smell and sound like if you were to be living your dream lifestyle?
Most people I met have never even considered this. Which begs the question:
"If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there."
~ Lewis Carroll
This book takes you through the three stages to create and embrace your own Freedom Plan.
Stage 1: Embrace the Freedom Mindset
Before you start creating or expanding your current business you’ll need to unload the outdated, limiting beliefs and ideas that are keeping you chained to your 9 to 5 job or side hustle, or stuck making the same level of income in your business.
Stage one does exactly that… and gives you the fresh, inspired mindset you need to go after your dreams and take charge of your future! This stage is all about envisioning what you really want out of life, designing your ideal lifestyle and making it a reality.
Chapter 1: Why most people fail to find freedom and the mindset you can adopt to have it
Chapter 2: Creating and designing your perfect day before you do anything else
Chapter 3: How to make your vision come true through the power of a Painted Picture.
Stage 2: Creating YOUR Financial Freedom
Here, we get into the nuts and bolts of what it takes to make the true freedom lifestyle happen for YOU! You’ll discover how to grow and scale your business by tapping into the digital economy and monetizing YOU and your platform.
I’ll challenge you to look at whether the business model you have is actually serving you and your natural talents and abilities in the best way and supporting your lifestyle goals. Then we will look at using social media, sexy systems, and outsourcing to help you scale your business while you work less but make more.
Chapter 4: Monetizing YOU and building your expert platform
Chapter 5: Your one-page “Miracle” Business Plan that really works
Chapter 6: Choosing the right revenue streams and building a lucrative sales funnel
Chapter 7: The power of scaling your business and how to do it by working less
Chapter 8: Finding, hiring and building your global dream team
Chapter 9: Sexy systems to streamline your time and make you more effective
Stage 3: Living the Freedom Lifestyle
You’ll discover proven strategies for staying productive and growing your business from anywhere, while working less hours and maximizing your productivity.
You’ll look at where in the world you can live and travel if you choose to and how to set up a location independent life from your own home. It’s all about balancing so that you get to enjoy the rewards of your business while keeping the income flowing month after month, year after year!
Chapter 10: Figuring out your freedom quota and level of location independence
Chapter 11: The importance of surrounding yourself with like-minded people (and why you need to ignore the advice of your family and friends)
Chapter 12: Setting Up Your Perfect Freedom Environment
Chapter 13: Choosing Where to Work, Live + Play
Chapter 14: Putting it all together into your own unique Freedom Plan
This book is targeted at entrepreneurs and freelancers whose main objective is to achieve more financial freedom and purpose in their work, while enjoying life and spending more time doing what they love.
Research shows that entrepreneurs are still working over 63% more hours than employees, which is not why they started their business in the first place!
It's about time this changed.... for the better. Life is short and it's meant to be lived to the full, not as a slave to your business.
With the right mindset, systems and a great team, you can have a truly rewarding and financially profitable business that runs with, or without you.
One that you can choose to run from anywhere - your own home, or some exotic location around the world, from just a laptop or smartphone.
Experts like Pieter Levels predict 14% of the entire world population will adopt some kind of digital nomad lifestyle by 2035 and so these are the people I seek to help and bring them a real plan by which to achieve their dreams and desires.
This book will also appeal to those looking to leave their jobs and start their own business who want to do it right from the get go and choose the business model that best supports their ideal lifestyle - however they’re not my primary target.
After 8 years in the corporate world, Natalie Sisson left her high paying job that was sucking the life out of her creativity and ability to put a dent in the world, and flew off to another country to play World Championship Ultimate Frisbee and start her first business.
After cutting her teeth in the entrepreneurial world as a cofounder of a technology startup, she went on to take her blog, The Suitcase Entrepreneur, and turn it into the thriving lifestyle business she can run from just a laptop and her smartphone.
Driven by her desire to obtain what most value so highly but few achieve – ultimate freedom, she spent the first two years hustling like crazy, making the same mistakes most new business owners do, and learning a lot of hard lessons before she developed the blueprint to building a thriving online business and her dream global lifestyle.
Now, through her blog, podcast, lifestyle videos, coaching, digital products, and programs, Natalie teaches thousands of entrepreneurs around the world to fast track their own business success and design a lifestyle they love through becoming leading learners, mediapreneurs and masters in outsourcing, social media and online tools through her blog, podcast, lifestyle videos, coaching and digital products and programs.
Natalie is a No #1 Bestselling Amazon Author, a contributor to Forbes, and has been featured on many other publications and media outlets including Yahoo Finance, Huffington Post, Guardian, Daily Mail, Sydney Herald, American Express Open Forum, Mashable, Visa Business Network, Social Media Today and PayPal.
Originally from New Zealand, Natalie has citizenship in the United Kingdom, permanent residence in Canada, has travelled to 69 countries to date and lived on 5 continents, all while running her business and living out of a suitcase, winning a Gold Medal in Beach Ultimate Frisbee and breaking a World Record in Dragon Boating.
Collaboration. I will be promoting my book through a strategic and ongoing campaign during the 30-day Publishizer campaign and beyond right up until the book launch to my awesome community of freedom fighters around the world, and global community of entrepreneurs and location independents.
Blog. This will be through a combination of weekly blog posts on my main website http://suitcaseentrepreneur.com which currently receives 25-30K visits per month as well as twice weekly emails to my large list of engaged subscribers.
Podcast. I will most definitely be using my podcast (30,000+ downloads) a month to be promoting the book launch by focusing on topics I’ll be covering in the book and giving sneak peeks into its development to build up buzz and excitement.
Social. This will be combined with an integrated promotional campaign on social media including video, text and visuals, which include behind the scenes of the book creation, research and progress to be posted across my main channels of 60,000+ fans, followers and subscribers.
How will the funds be used?
I always like to be transparent and upfront when asking for you to pledge your support to my book.
When I self-published the Suitcase Entrepreneur in 2013 I estimated costs at US$6,000+ which went towards:
Content editing = US$800
Copyediting = US$1,000
Layout,cover and production = US$1,000
ISBN code for book (10 codes) = US$ 250
Shipping costs of books and free copies = $1,000+
Book Website setup and design = $1500+
Fundraising Fees of the platform = $1,000
Forgoing work for 3+ months of writing = Priceless
It actually ended up costing me a lot more including a book tour, more books shipped and more towards design and editing but it was so worth it. The more pre-orders I get the more I can do to spread this message far and wide.
The more opportunity I also get to attract big-name publishers too!
When will you get your book?
Depending on the publishing contract and outcome I'd like to work on a fairly tight timeframe. Typically publishers work on a year or more from start to publication but I'd like to bring that forward to 9 months or less.
April - Research and case studies commence
May-August - Writing commences and onto editing and proofing
September-December - Production and launch.
These are all estimates and I'll be updating this section once I know more of what I can promise and how I can over deliver!
There are more and more books coming on the market to cater to location independent lifestyle entrepreneurs as the desire and curiosity to live a lifestyle of freedom continues to grow and become more ‘mainstream’ and achievable.
Examples of these - some of which are ridiculously popular are:
The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau shows you how to lead of life of adventure, meaning and purpose – and earn a good living.
The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss is a blueprint for escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less.
Click Millionaires by Scott Fox teaches weary corporate warriors and aspiring entrepreneurs how to trade the 9-5 job they hate for an online business they love.
Start a Freedom Business by Colin Wright includes a collection of practical tips and information for the aspiring entrepreneurs to build businesses that they can be proud of and profit from, while also avoiding the startup trap of trading time for money.
Lifestyle Entrepreneur by Jessie Krieger contains the essence of everything he’s learned over the last ten years of starting businesses, traveling the world, and exploring the things he’s passionate about and shares his blueprint for how you can do all of these things and more.
Will It Fly by Pat Flynn shows you how to Test Your Next Business Idea So You Don't Waste Your Time and Money.
The 9-to-5 Escape Artist by Christy Hovey is a Startup Guide for Aspiring Lifestyle Entrepreneurs and Digital Nomads that gives simple, practical, piece by piece advice to building a real business you can run from anywhere.
I feel that almost all of these books however, miss the freedom mindset piece - what it actually really takes to go after creating or growing a business of your dreams that supports your ideal lifestyle, not takes it over.
Working from anywhere and this new revolution requires a special type of person and mindset to feel and be successful.
While this lifestyle has its challenges, it can be incredibly rewarding for the person who desires an unconventional freedom-filled life. I am here to help you create the best version for you and make it a reality.
More importantly almost all of these books concentrate on starting a business that is right for you, where as the freedom plan speaks to living your everyday life with more freedom through your own personal vision on what that means, and how to best use your time to do what you really want. It focuses on mindset, mindfulness, and sexy systems to create more freedom to live life by your own design.