Financial Freedom, roadmap to financial freedom, achieve financial
Financial freedom seems to be the current buzzword in the
world of self-improvement. This has spawned a new industry, and alongside it,
some curious schemes and fantastic claims of how to achieve financial freedom
Financial freedom means different things to different people.
For some, it means freedom to spend, as they want without going seeing red. For
others, it means freedom to do whatever it is they really want to do without
finances having to dictate what, how and when. Financial freedom encompasses
both, and more...
I have found that enduring financial freedom only
comes about by discovering your talent and developing to mastery level. At this
level, you skill commands resources effortlessly if you know how to market
yourself, or get an agent to market you. You will not need to depend on
questionable schemes to make you rich in months. You will get to the top and
remain there if you do not go to sleep. You can go the distance because it is
something you love. You make money while having fun.
If you do not have
a clue what your core talent is, and go about chasing money, you will jump from
one scheme to another, pursuing a mirage. Even in the event that you finally
land something that makes you money, you will not last. For instance, if you
are not salesperson material, and you join a network marketing organization,
you are useless to the network and to yourself. Some promise, "no
selling/recruiting required". I wonder if the money will drop from the
If you do not know who you are or what your areas of core
competence are, trying to make money online or offline is a waste of time,
energy and resources. You may manage some here and there, but frustration will
soon set in. If you are a fish, water is the best place to be, and if you are a
bird, take to the sky. Do what you love.
You need to look beyond money.
If you are a slave to money, you may never attain financial freedom. For most
folks, their life decisions are based on money. If you are offered three jobs
same day, chances are, you will go for the one with the most generous offer.
You may never stop to ponder where you are headed as a guide to what steps you
take, what choices you make.
If you are addicted to money, you will
lose your way. Money will lead you off your trail to a highway to nowhere. You
will lose your focus completely. This is why it is critical to have clear goals
and focus, in your head, heart and on paper. If you have it clearly spelt out,
you will be able to withstand the temptation to derail. You will be able to
keep your eyes where you are headed.
If you know where you are headed
you will not jump at any offer that pops in front of your computer screen. You
will judge every step you take and every move you make in the light of which
direction you are headed. Your progress may seem slow, but you are moving
surely and steadily towards your destination.
It is very hard to
navigate your way to financial freedom from the plethora of claims and offers
on the net. You have to remain true to yourself, to your core values and innate
character. Do not be swayed by every whim and caprice. Chart your path and
follow it through.
There is no one way to financial freedom. You have to
chart your individual path. We are all unique, with a unique set of talents and
temperament. There is no one on this planet like you. You alone know what you
are about. You are the only one who can find your way home. Sure you need the
help of others, but the buck stops right at your desk.
If you are
willing to discover your talents and take it to the sky, then you are ready to
fly. Be the best that you can be. Just do it. Bon voyage.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Usiere Uko is the webmaster of Financial Freedom
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