Are you a freedom-based entrepreneur? And what does that really mean to you?
To me it means that I have a lifestyle that allows me to do whatever I want, whenever I want and that I have the means and the energy and vitality to be able to do that. So, having a business I love, that I am passionate about, that allows me to fulfil my dreams is crucial. And this doesn’t doesn’t just happen.
You have to make it happen.
If you want this for yourself, then you have to put in place the systems and strategies that will allow this to become your new reality. And this will be different for each of us. It will depend on your definition of success.
For one person, having a successful business may mean that they can pay the bills each month and have a little over to save towards a holiday with the family. Whereas for someone else, a successful business may be defined by a global presence, a huge, international business making in the millions.
Whatever your version of success is, your version of “freedom”, there are a few strategies you can put in place to make this happen.
And the key to it all is mindset.
By having that abundance mindset, that “freedom mindset”, you will then open yourself up to allowing money to flow towards you. To being open to opportunity and to working towards what is important to you and your family.
Start with your ‘why’.
Being in business can be challenging. I won’t lie to you! It will not always be a bed of roses. Success in business will come at a cost. And for or a few, that cost may be too great.
But if you are motivated, determined and have an unwavering conviction that your outcome will manifest, then you will put in the hard yards. You will do what needs to be done. You will step out of your comfort zone when you need it.
So you must identify your ‘why’.
This is your reason for having a business. This is why you put in the work and dedication. Your heart and soul. And it is the reward.
So what is the reward to you?
What is your why?
Is it being able to travel each year with your family? Spend three months immersing yourself in a foreign culture and expanding your cultural awareness? Are you passionate about a cause and want the funds to be able to make a real difference?
You need to define this very specifically and revisit it regularly. By putting it up on a vision board, on your fridge, the screensaver on your phone, in your affirmations each day. Then, make that your reality. This will be your driving force, and will empower you to create your dream freedom-based business and soar!
Pauline Delany is The Harmony Life Stylist. She works with freedom-based female entrepreneurs to empower them to reclaim 10 selfish hours a week.