Are you asking yourself this question often?
For me, being free is being able to do what I want when I want it.
That doesn’t mean do nothing with my day…on the contrary. I work on myself (physically and intellectually), I work for me, I work for my family, I enjoy time with my family. For me, it is precious and that is what freedom mean to me. Being able to decide what to do with my time.
I realize, however, that freedom means different things for different people. I also suspect that when we talk about freedom,we mostly talk about financial freedom or business freedom.
So What is Business Freedom?
It can mean having enough money to cover the bills and desirable extras in life…or time off to spend with your loved ones, or travel the world.
No matter what your definition of freedom, there are many ways to achieve it in business. Here are some ways to do it:
1. Be True To Yourself!
Freedom in business means to do what you WANT to do, not what you believe you SHOULD do. The moment you get away from your, as Oprah calls it “authentic self,” is the moment you will lose your freedom. Feeling good about what you do and how you do it frees your soul. And, it WILL lead to success. Don’t every let others tell you what you SHOULD be doing….it only leads to a feeling of confinement and loss. Listen and filter advice from experts and then go with your gut.
2. It’s OK To Let Go
I think that a great strategy for creating freedom in my business is to outsource the work that is not making you any money. For me, this is something I just recently did, and it gives me the freedom to do other things like attending local business workshops. You don’t have to be superwoman all the time, it’s quite alright for you to let a professional come in and help you with administrative tasks.
So, start asking for help and you will soon realize that it is quite okay to let things go that are not giving you the satisfaction that you need.
3. Freedom Is Responsibility
You cannot be successful without having responsibility. Being free and being successful are not mutually exclusive. You can have responsibility and still be free. It is a matter of having responsibilities that you like. Work at home? Travel? Public Speaking? Writing? Whatever it is that defines freedom and success for you is what defines your responsibility.
4. Clarity = Freedom
One strategy is clarity, clarity, clarity…did I mention clarity? Seriously, the only way to create freedom in your business is to have crystal clear clarity with the end in mind. That being said, clarity is a process; much like a diamond being refined over time. Knowing what you don’t want is as important as knowing what you do want. Too often entrepreneurs send themselves mixed messages…ie: A 7 figure business working 20 hours a week in 12 months.
Clarity in your message and what you want are key to business freedom.
5. Start Working From Home
I have to admit that my freedom comes from the opportunity to work from my home. Being a partner has given me the ability to do any work from the leisure of my home. I can get work done in a timely fashion, help out around the house, check in with my partners, and do all this without ever stepping foot outside.
It’s a luxury that I love being able to enjoy now.
What does freedom mean to you? Leave me a comment.
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