The Truth About Financial Freedom

One of my favorite places for inspiration is the Internet Business Mastery podcast by Sterling and Jay. Their last podcast talks about the truth behind financial freedom.I found this podcast spot-on.A lot of times we get lost in the actual numerical value of money, instead of what they money represents to us. In thinking about this further, I realized that right now, the extra 2k a month is already giving me value that I did not have before.Last month (April), my partner and I made over 4k. That’s 2k of extra cash for me, minus expenses in accounting for business items. This extra money means to me, currently:

  1. I get to save time by eating out and having the money to do so
  2. I can buy bubble tea every night while writing/studying
  3. I save save at least 1k a month and invest it into the stock market
  4. After all my expenses, I save a lot of money still
  5. I don’t need my actual paycheck from work to survive
  6. I can treat my friends to lunch/dinner
  7. I always have some extra money around when needed
  8. I can buy stuff from amazon and read a lot of books
  9. I can reinvest this money into new projects and not be afraid if they fail
  10. I can buy cool domain names
  11. I can get massages at the local massage place for $40 an hour, knowing this money can be supplemented by my monthly income
To get to where I want 10k a month would mean:
  1. To wake up in the morning and realize I do not have to walk through a set of office doors, or wear a badge, or answer or fear from anyone who has more power over me telling me what to do
  2. To wake up, and decide to work to however late I want
  3. To wake up, and decide that I can goto the local campus and pick up girls today because I feel like it
  4. To hit the beach and work on my laptop at the local cafe with a beautiful view
  5. To have the money to invest in a dance studio, gym, or modeling agency
  6. To go up to women and present them with a business card and a site that features prominent models / talent and a brand
  7. that people actually have heard of
  8. To run my own company, and be able to direct TEAMS of people towards a project that is important to me (and hopefully them)
  9. To live comfortably, wherever I want
  10. To have a pad in San Francisco when I want, and one in palo alto near Stanford
  11. To be able to fly to any city on a whim and take a week off
  12. To decide how I want to spend my time, and who I want to spend it with
  13. To live without fear
  14. To help others live without fear
  15. To someday die, knowing that I achieved my goals in life, or at least died trying

If you’re stuck, try identifying you goals in terms of what the money DOES for you, instead of the number itself. It is the experience in life that counts.

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