This week’s podcast is a SPECIAL REPLAY of Episode 21: Define Your Freedom. Why? Because these days, not only does this topic seem to pop up more than before, but it’s also more important than ever for us all to get clear on what that is!
My own definitions of freedom were key to how I live my life now AND how I designed my business. So, I want to reshare this super-relevant topic with you so you can do the same for your life – get clear about how you define freedom.
Because when we get really clear about what a truly rich life means for us, we can also live our life in a more meaningful way!
What is true success? What is a truly “rich life”? What is a life of true FREEDOM?
We all may have our own preconceived notions of what the answers to these questions look like – notions that are subliminally based on societal norms, familial or cultural expectations and the systems of power that order our world…
Today, we’re digging into what “living a life of freedom” means to you – and how to move from just imagining this, to making it happen in the here and now.
For me and for many of my clients, ‘freedom’ is also about being able to choose the lifestyle you want.
What does that look like for you?
Is a life of freedom:
:: Being able to get up at 8am and have two hours to go for a hike or a run on the beach…and then a yoga class?
:: Always waking up with the sun, not when someone else thinks you should set your alarm?
:: Traveling for four weeks at a time?
:: Not wasting three hours fare-shopping when trying to save $50 on a flight?
It may be all or none of these.
Truth is, freedom doesn’t always mean being a dirtbag (in my case, climbing guide) or a millionaire.
And it’s important to acknowledge that it’s a huge privilege to be able to think about what “our path” even is. To have the mental space to think about what we “want” to do in life. To not just be focused on survival, safety, and putting the minimum amount of food on the table.
I understand from personal experience that it’s not possible for everyone to be this selective.
But I also know that most people assume it isn’t an option for them to be picky when – and I’m living proof – it actually is.
Here’s the thing: not everyone prioritizes freedom, per se. If this is you, no problem! All the principles and tools in this episode are still applicable.
Instead of “What would a life of freedom look like for me?” ask yourself, “What would a RICH life look like for me?”
:: Would you only work while your kids were in school?
:: Would you earn enough to give freely to organizations you care about? Or only work for organizations aligned with your big values?
:: Would you travel the world and learn about other cultures?
This is all up to you. There is no right or wrong way to design a life of freedom.
But first you need to decide. And then you need to start creating it.
Because rebels, we never know when our last breath will be – and that means the time is now.
I want you to die knowing you lived this life fully. I have my own definition of freedom. I challenge you to cultivate yours.
In This Episode You’ll Learn:
// How to figure out what ‘freedom’ means to you – and how to design a truly rich life, right now
// What the many different levels of freedom can look like – and how to choose where you want to be
// Why my parents realized that giving me options – the freedom of choice – was the best gift they could have ever given me
// How my time as a climbing guide helped me understand why there is “a leisure class at both ends of the social spectrum” – and how to make the most of the time you have
// Why learning to define your freedom is 100% crucial to creating the life you want and deserve
// Go to claritycouragecourse.com and get my Clarity + Courage course now – FREE for a limited time only!
// Check out some of my past blog posts for more of this Jedi juice:
Living in Alignment
True Freedom is a Feeling
The Truth about Freedom: 3 Common Mistakes People Make
// If you’re new to the squad, grab the Rebel Buddhist Toolkit I created at RebelBuddhist.com. It has all you need to start creating a life of more freedom, adventure, and purpose. You’ll also get access to the Rebel Buddhist private group, and tune in every Wednesday as I go live with new inspiration and topics.
// Want something more self-paced with access to weekly group support and getting coached by yours truly? Check out Freedom School – the community for ALL things related to freedom, inside and out. Learn more at JoinFreedomSchool.com. I can’t wait to see you there!
// Want to join me for the next cohort of the Adventure Mastermind? Visit AdventureMastermind.com to get on the waitlist to be the first to hear about the next dates and locations. If you’ve already done the mastermind, stay tuned for a special alumni retreat. We’ll pick up right where we left off and dive even deeper!