One of my biggest challenges around freedom, as I mentioned before is learning how to balance responsibility with desires. Can you relate to this? You want to have freedom to do extraordinary things, to travel whenever you want or to choose your adventures without having to limit yourself. But you most likely will need money to do so right?
You know you must take action to bring in an income. That doesn’t have to mean working hard doing something you really don’t like but it does mean focusing your time in the right way to bring about and manifest opportunities for you to live the kind of life you want to live.
Independence isn’t doing your own thing; It’s doing the right thing on your own. ~ Kim John Payne
If you’re wondering what the right thing is, you’re not alone. Most of my clients come to me looking for the right path that will lead the to the success and happiness they desire. The right path or the right thing will be different for everyone.
It’s all about balance.
Everything in the Universe seeks balance. The right path for you will include a certain balance of life and work. Some amount of structure is necessary for you to flow with ease and still maintain some stability.
The following questions are designed to help you gain some clarity around your path and what it looks like for you.
Creating Independence with Intention
1. What is important to you? What do you value most? (values are concepts such as creativity, community, excellence, nature, or playfulness)
2. Where are three places you dream of visiting or moving to (where you can incorporate your values)
3. What type of working environment and schedule will you need to create in order to get you to your desired lifestyle and location?
4. How will you maintain your life/work balance in the future?
To help you get started I will describe my ideal path toward independence. I value nature, creativity, and connection. My ideal locations for a vacation or living environment would be a small oceanside town, a cottage in a small town in France or a mountainside home in an active community (or all three!) In order to create such an environment for myself I am willing to focus my efforts on serving my ideal clients whom I will communicate with via internet and phone. This means setting up systems and a team in my business. I imagine working weekdays 10-5 until my system runs smoothly at which point I can cut the hours back to long mornings with afternoons and weekends free to make things and go on adventures.
What intentions do you have for creating independence and what does your work-life balance look like? Remember everyone’s path is different and that is perfectly okay. Share below!
This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 9