Our society, education, peers, pretty much everything has conditioned us to believe that freedom is a far away fantasy, attained by only an elite few – people who were born into a wealthy family or who were exceptionally lucky. Most of us believe we have to work hard, save our money, and eventually, if we’ve done it right, we’ll have freedom in our retirement years.
I’m not okay with waiting until age 65 to live my life.
I happen to know that freedom is possible and I’m on a mission to achieve my definition of freedom by the time I’m 30. Freedom doesn’t care how old you are, what you do for a living, where you live, what kind of education or background you have. You don’t have to be a millionaire to be free. You don’t have to quit your job and live in a Winnebago van to be free.
Freedom looks any way you want it to.
If you desire freedom, ask yourself these 3 critical questions:
What is my definition of freedom?
What prevents you from feeling free in your current lifestyle? What would it feel and look like to experience your version of true freedom? Is it a certain level of income, owning a home, not having a boss, playing music, making art, owning a new car, traveling anywhere in the world, volunteering for a year overseas, being a stay-home mom or simply being able to pay all of your bills and have money left over to play?
Now that you know what freedom means to you, figure out if you are on the path to freedom:
If I continue doing what I’m currently doing, will I eventually have more freedom or less?
In some careers and businesses, the better you get at your job the more you have to work. Unless you love your work and your definition of freedom is working all the time, you need to be able to free yourself from exchanging your time and/or expertise for money.
In other words, will you ever be able to walk away from your day to day work, whatever it is, and still earn income month after month? This is called residual or passive income and it is KEY to the money part of freedom. You must get crystal clear whether what you are currently doing has the potential to set you free. If the answer is no, you need a freedom vehicle (and I suggest checking out this workshop for some ideas).
Am I willing to do what it takes?
Unless you happen to inherit millions of dollars or win the lottery, you have to do something to set yourself free. Why do you think so many people don’t feel free? Because they haven’t been willing to do what it takes to get there. There is no reason why you can’t create the freedom you crave, if you’re willing.
My mentors always say, “work with the willing.” I’ll bet you’re capable of learning any skill you want to learn, and overcoming any obstacle in front of you, the key factor is your willingness to learn and grow,
You don’t have to do this alone. Few people have ever succeeded on their own. It takes a community of like minded people to learn from, grow with and be inspired by to truly reach beyond the limits we set for ourselves. be:free exists to bring freedom-seekers together and provide inspiration, community, and opportunity to those who want it. Learn more about the be:free tribe here.