“How did you do it?” He asked.
A lot of people want to be financially free – a place where they’d love to be at in their life. They want to be free to do what they want. Whether that’s to travel the world, start a charity, become a musician or a famous artist. But they put off these dreams because they seem impossible.
When they find out I’m financially free they want to know my secret. They think I have some magic trick, some great piece of wisdom and if they could just find out what it is they’d be able to do whatever they want.
Well, I do.
It’s a simple three-step process that will help you achieve financial freedom.
Want to travel the world on your schedule? The kind of travel that takes you to far away lands and exotic countries, meeting new people and eating great food?
These steps can help you.
What to start a charity? The kind of charity that helps people in a big way. That makes an impact to a cause that you are passionate about. The type of work that sets an example for your children and one that establishes your legacy.
These steps can make that possible.
So what is this secret?
I’ll tell you soon, but first a quick story…
The Final Exam
A professor stood before his class of 20 senior students, about to hand out the final exam.
“I want to say that it’s been a pleasure teaching you this semester. I know you’ve all worked very hard and many of you are ready to go on summer vacation. “
Given that it was finals week, the professor knew that many students had already started celebrating the end of the semester.
“So that no one damages their grade point average because they might have been celebrating a bit too much this week, I have an offer for you”, he said.
“Anyone who would like to opt out of the final exam today will receive a “C” grade for the course.”
There was a lot of rejoicing in the class as students got up, passed by the professor to thank him and accept his offer. As the last taker left the room, the professor looked out over the handful of remaining students and asked, “Anyone else? This is your last chance.” One final student rose up and took the offer.
The professor then closed the door and took attendance of those students remaining.
Only a handful remained.
The professor then surprised the few that stayed in their seats.
“You all have A’s”, he said.
“I’m glad to see you believe in yourself.”
So this is the secret that I promised I’d tell you about…
To become financially free, there’s a simple three-step process:
Step 1. Believe in yourself. Millions of people fail to live the life they have always wished to live. They give up on their big dreams as soon as they encounter the first obstacle. One of the strongest reasons why, is that they do not believe in themselves. As I say in my ebook “The Financial Freedom Formula”, we live in a world that wants you to conform and obey. It’s important that you make your own decisions and that you own them. It’s important that you take responsibility for your future. That starts with believing in yourself. Have faith in your abilities and work hard. The rest will fall into place. It’s always been up to you. It always will be.
Step 2. Be prepared to do whatever it takes. To succeed at anything, you have to be willing to do whatever it takes to get there. With so much information about success available to everyone, why isn’t success guaranteed? Could it be that the missing ingredient is an attitude that nothing is too difficult or inconvenient to achieve financial freedom because it is worth it? “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” said Thomas Edison. Success is found just outside a person’s comfort zone. Do whatever it takes.
Step 3. Don’t quit. The #1 new years resolution is to get in shape. The majority of people quit within the first 4 weeks. When you feel like quitting, think about why you started. If you are tired of starting over, stop giving up. As Conrad Hilton said, “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes…but they don’t quit.” Uncommon success calls for uncommon action. When everyone else quits, keep going. It’s worth it.
Those are the steps.
It’s really that simple.
But all I can do is tell you about these three steps…
You have to decide if you are going to follow them.
You have to decide if today is the day.
The day you reject the easy route…the “C” grade.
The day to start working.
The day to claim the “A” grade you deserve.