Freedom to be….

What does freedom mean to you?  If you could do anything —
Who would you be?
What would you do?
What would you have?

We will all have different answers and sadly some people do not know what they want. I have witnessed many people become so caught up in the “rat race” they forget to ask themselves these important questions (and I have been there too).

In my days as a financial planner we began interviews with new clients with a questionnaire. The first questions were about their goals. It never ceased to amaze me how many people did not have goals and if they did and were in a relationship, often they had not discussed them with their partner. I had many occasions where one person would say they wanted “x” and the partner would say something like “you never told me that”. On several occasions I felt like I was a relationship counselor!

It is important for us all to know what we really want. For much of my life I did work that no longer made my heart sing. I was on a treadmill and did not believe I could get off. This is such an erroneous belief and never serves us in the end.

You can have a life of your dreams and the first step is identifying what you really want. Do you want to?
•    Work from home
•    Be your own boss
•    Have more time with your family
•    Have flexibility in what you do
•    Be fit and healthy
•    Travel more
•    Own a new house or car
•    Help others
•    Give to charity

For me while I have a list of “things” and places I want to see I can sum up what I want by saying “I want the freedom to do what I want when I want”. The bi-line to our business is “helping people achieve freedom”.

I would love your feedback on this post.

2 thoughts on “Freedom to be….

  1. Adam Robinson

    If one still does not know what they want, at least they should explore. A lot of people are afraid to do this, to go outside their comfort zones. I think it’ll be much worse if we get to a certain age and always wonder the “if’s” in life because we didn’t even try to pursue and search for our dreams.

    1. Sue Post author

      Thanks again Adam for some words of wisdom. I agree it is better to try than regret not trying 🙂