I know this will sound kind of ironical, after all, all I talked about is how one can go about increasing their disposable income. But all I endeavor in my life and hopefully the life of others is to reach a point where you are in control of your own destiny, that is, you have the freedom to do what you love simply because you have put in place proper measures to ensure you live a ‘decent’ life. Every has their own interpretation of decent, but the bottom line is this, live you want and this can only be achieved by having enough financial resources. Seth Czerepak explains on how to go about living a fulfilling life, without necessarily being a millionaire.
One of the reasons many people never achieve financial freedom is because they never stop to think about what it is they really want…it’s not money. It’s the lifestyle which they believe that money is going to give them: the freedom to go where they want, when they want and with whom they want. It’s the freedom to live life on their terms and to not have to answer to someone who doesn’t appreciate them or pay them what they are worth. Or how about being able to sleep as much as your body needs to and not having to force yourself out of bed before you’re ready?
Is this ringing a bell? If so, you’ll be glad to know that you don’t need to be a millionaire anymore to live this kind of lifestyle. I know this, because I’ve been living it for the past two years, and it doesn’t take being a millionaire.
Financial Freedom is About More Than Money
There are two things that people deeply desire when it comes to having the life that they want: freedom of time and freedom of mobility. How much easier would your life be if you could work from anywhere in the world and work whenever you want to? You might have heard a promise like this before, but I’m not talking about some internet marketing course. What I’m talking about is setting new goals by focusing on freedom of time and freedom of mobility BEFORE you start worrying about making more money. If you can gain these two things, everything in your life becomes easier and the need for more money isn’t as strong as it once was.
In my coaching, I’ve found that most people’s lack of discipline when it comes to spending money has nothing to do with discipline at all. Instead, many people who are working jobs that they hate feel the need to purchase things in order to make up for the lack of excitement and fulfillment in their life. I know, because I used to do this. When I was in the corporate world making six figures a year, I spent a LOT of money on things that didn’t matter. However, now that I’m running a virtual organization, and have the freedom and flexibility to live my life as I want, most of that overspending has disappeared.
The bottom line is that if you want financial freedom, it’s important to realize that what you really want to do is design a different lifestyle, a lifestyle which is now available to those who know how to create flexibility of time and of mobility.
The “New Rich” and the New Rules of Wealth
What you’ve just been reading about are the new rules of wealth, and those who understand these rules and can use them to create a better lifestyle for themselves are no longer on the hamster wheel trying to make millions. Again, I know this because I’m one of them. If you’re interested in learning the details of these new rules of wealth and how you can escape the rat race of the “real world,” the answer is not far away.