Do you believe that there is a deeper meaning to life other than just keeping up with bills, school work, and a 9-5 job? I can’t tell you what the meaning of life is for you, but for me it is to live and be free. What if I told you that there are people all around the world who make money in their sleep while traveling? That there are people who become their own boss and control the direction of their day to day life? Would you believe me? Well the good news is you don’t have to believe me you need to KNOW that this lifestyle is very possible to attain!
In this blog post I am going to give you 5 basic steps to starting your journey to financial freedom. Along my journey I worked multiple part time jobs and I went to college for a short period of time (I did not obtain a degree). Now I am able to travel at least 3-5 times throughout the year, rent a 1k sq. loft in Chicago and push a Lexus SUV from point A to point B all without a regular 9-5 job. By the way I am 24 years old.
This journey is not an easy one, at least at first. If you’re thinking there’s a get rich quick scheme involved this is not the place for you. You know that saying that nothing worth having comes easy? Well make no mistake to achieve this lifestyle it requires a very strong mindset.
If you are familiar with universal law you know that the mental governs the physical realm. Your thoughts (mental) manifest in your reality (physical). This knowledge is key when we talk about having the proper mindset to gain wealth in this society. It’s more than just believing it can happen but KNOWING it will happen…that’s a lot more powerful. Don’t let your circumstances have control over you, take control over your circumstances and change them. What I’ve learned from my mentors is that YOUR life is what YOU make it. Not your boss, not your parents, not your teachers, not your significant other, not your friends… YOU. Nobody sees your vision the way that you do. This road can be a lonely one…but it doesn’t have to be!
Surround yourself with positive people who share similar goals and aspirations! This is key. What I’ve learned is that when I kept wealthier and wiser people around me I gained more knowledge and skills to help me along my journey. Who you surround yourself with on a daily basis will influence your thoughts, actions and ideas. Being in a stressful and oppressing environment will decrease your ability to think, which I’ve just explained is a major key to the process of attaining financial freedom. The way you think will shape everything. Being around people with similar interests will keep you focused. What are your interests by the way?
If we lived in a world where money wasn’t involved, what would you spend most of your time doing? What do you enjoy doing when you finally get some free time? Blogging is my hobby. It’s what I enjoy doing on a daily basis. I like building audiences through the content that I create and curate. It wasn’t until later that I realized I could make money doing this. When you make money doing what you love you will never feel like it’s just work. The main reason it’s necessary for you to love what you do is because a huge portion of your time and focus is required in order to build your platform.
It is very important to align your product or service with purpose because that is how you will gain a loyal following. The big question is WHY? Why are you devoted to sharing your passion with the world? The answer should never be to make money, but to improve or advance society in a positive way. Use your gift of art, science, fashion, music, design, education, food, entertainment, or architecture to give abundance to the world and you will receive abundance in return. Money will automatically become a byproduct of those actions.
Next you want to build your online presence using the digital platform you feel most comfortable with. This includes but is not limited to: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, Tumblr and/or Pinterest. To do this you will need a smart phone, or iPad and a macbook if you’re using WordPress. You can build your personal account and/or a business account. Instagram, Twitter and Facebook have a feature that lets you easily flip through multiple accounts. Start posting content! Use words, photos and videos to showcase your ideas, interests, talent etc.
What do you struggle with the most as an aspiring or existing entrepreneur? Leave a comment below!