After undergraduate + graduate school, years of corporate experience, 100s of hours with mentors, dozens of internet marketing seminars, webinars, and books; and thousands of hours of self-study, I know for sure that a lifestyle business is what works best for me. I had over 500 employees at one point! ...can you say ADULT DAYCARE? Nuts. Let me tell you. It was wonderful and ridiculous all at once. It was then I learned to meditate and understand that, for at least physical and mental health purposes, the WAY I made money (systems, requirements, processes and procedures) is just as important as making money at all.
Luckily, my formal training is in software development, business administration, project management and global technology management; a perfect match for a career in internet marketing. The only problem was that those degrees and academics did not prepare me to create wealth; it prepares me to produce a great, stable income with a job. I wanted more.
Peter Drucker is called the "inventor of modern management" because he believed business could be profitable AND socially responsible. Drucker says that there are two functions of business; marketing and innovation. My millionaire mentor, Myron Golden adds a third function; money management.