Freedom? It’s just a word.
But knowing HOW to actually live Free is … a skill.
Here’s what I’ve found useful. I hope this helps you today.
So, a word that gets talked about a lot is this word of freedom. And, freedom is as unique to every individual as can be. There’s no two people who experience freedom in the exact same way. And yet, there are some basic freedoms that every one of us values on some level. And, from my experience in working with lots of people and observing my own life experience until you have these five basic freedoms, then you really can’t do much else. And so, if you don’t have these, I would suggest get to work and have these five freedoms in your life. And, if you do have these five freedoms, look for where you can continually expand them. Because if you’re continually expanding these freedoms, then you’re always on the leading edge of your own growth, you’re never bored, you’re always contributing, you’re always creating value for other people and that’s kind of what makes the whole game of life a lot of fun.
So, these five freedoms really simply are number one, freedom of money, freedom to do whatever you want to do in your life without being worried that money is stopping you. And, that might seem complex, but trust me, there’s plenty of people in the world that have figured it out and if you don’t have it right now, you can. It starts with a simple choice. So, number one freedom is freedom in your money. Number two is freedom of your time.
We are coming out of one of the most restrictive periods in human history where people are chained to this desk or chained to a job and they’re trained to a factory and they’re, I said trained Chained, trained, what’s the difference when you’re stuck in the cog in the machinery of somebody else’s vision, then come on, your time doesn’t belong to you. So, get free in your time. Your time is your life. And so, that’s the second freedom really worth exploring so that you can, in my own life right now, I look at my day’s calendar, and if I see nothing on the calendar, that’s my dream So, that I can live in flow and take advantage of the opportunities that come up and the chances to give and grow and gain. Like, to me, having a blank slate for a day, that’s a dream come true. Your dream’s probably different. But, the point is freedom of time is absolutely essential. So, freedom in money, freedom in time. Next is freedom in location.
Now, your idea of location freedom might not be traveling all around the world, to going wherever you want. That’s cool. Your idea of location freedom might be having an amazing sanctuary of a home and making that place so infused with your own soul and your own energy and your own style and being a host and having lots of cool gatherings there. That might be your idea of location freedom. But, the point is whether it’s to be a total luxury nomad and be going all over the place or to have your own little sanctuary, doesn’t matter. The point is make your location feel like you. Okay, so the first freedom is freedom in money, next is freedom of time, third is freedom in location, totally worth going for and then you can get onto the juicy stuff. Then you can get onto freedom of relationships.
Now, some people hear this and they say, “No, but I want relationships.” Yes, of course you do. We are relational beings. Man, human beings get along really well together. What I’m talking about is not having a single person in your life that you have to deal with who doesn’t absolutely bring joy and energy to your life. And, at the risk of being incredibly judgmental, which I’m going to do right now, you could categorize relationships in your life into batteries or black holes. Every single relationship in your life, every friendship, every personal relationship, every professional relationship, that connection with another human being, either energizes your or it takes energy from you. And, yes it might be the same relationship on different days. But, you deserve to have as much joy and as much energy in your relationships, all of them, as your heart can imagine. So, if you are currently tolerating and putting up with people in your life who actually suck energy from you, just remember, that’s a choice and you can begin to make some new choices at any time.
So, that is the fourth freedom, freedom in all of your relationships. And, the final one, freedom of purpose. Getting to express you, getting to express yourself in a way that feels right to you right now. And, there’s such a push right now in the world about appearing a certain way and acting a certain way. And, even a lot of people who are in the messenger space, you know, authors and teachers and they say, oh, I have to be polarizing, you know. I got to get people to argue. Well, if that’s what makes you happy, go for it. Personally, I think the hater is just a lover who forgot what they really are and so I don’t perceive any haters.
I just every once in a while see somebody who’s, you know, having a bad day. So, having a freedom of purpose means getting to say what’s on your mind. Getting to express your thoughts and your ideas, your vision, your values, in your own unique voice. And, so instead of appearing to other people, you know, instead of dressing in a certain way, and I got to dress so that people can tell that I’m really smart and I want people to like me. Well, how ‘about instead of dressing so that other people like you, what if you just start dressing in a way that people can tell you actually like yourself. Something interesting there for you.
So, I highly suggest, if you’re into having a life of freedom and power and purpose andall the good stuff that life has, if you want to connect deeper with other people, be an example and go for the five freedoms. Freedom in your money, freedom in your time, freedom in your location, freedom within all your relationships, and freedom of purpose. Leave any one of those out and all the other ones suffer. Grow all five of them simultaneously and watch as just maybe your life becomes a little bit of heaven on Earth.