The day I got promoted to a Director was the saddest day of my life.
I had worked my ass off for the better part of 18 months chasing this goal. Overtime, late nights, stressful clients, taking on more than I can handle. I had burned myself out countless times all to achieve this one goal.
When I finally got the promotion, I was broken down inside.
The moment my boss congratulated me, I felt empty. I knew that I didn’t want this. I knew I wanted to quit. I knew I wanted to build my own thing. I felt like a fool. I called my best friend crying my eyes out.
I quit 4 months later.
The desire for more freedom is a human need.
But we can get trapped by society’s false promises.
From birth, we are programmed by education and then the employment system to take the ‘safe’ path.
- Pay for an expensive degree.
- Work for decades in a 9–5 job you tolerate.
- Receive a wage that barely matches inflation.
- Retire at 65 with arthritis to live your best life on a yacht.
The cold reality is this:
If you don’t decide what life you want, your life will be decided for you.
Freedom is not handed to you. Freedom is created.
Here’s how to make decisions to create more freedom.
There are only two limitations to your freedom.
- Your skill set.
- Your beliefs.
Your skill set is easy to change. So let’s dive into your beliefs.
I have a friend who is 10x more talented than me. She schools me on technical ability. I keep telling her to start her own business. But she lacks belief in herself. She doesn’t think she adds value. Crazy.