Most of us are working toward some big career and money goals. We want to do more with our professional lives as we build more wealth, and though our actions may look different across the board the end goal is pretty similar: we’re looking to secure more personal freedom.
We want to create systems and lifestyles that allow us to do what we want with our time, rather than being tied in — and tied down — to cubicles and 40 hour work weeks, or debt repayments and material possessions to maintain.
But we have to do more than want it. Achieving career success and building wealth take serious commitment and effort. There’s a lot of hard work to be done before we reach our goals of freedom. Thankfully, it’s not impossible. But you have to take action to make it happen.
So why are so many of us failing to make progress? Why can’t we seem to gain traction and get ourselves any closer to our goals of saving enough to become financially independent in X amount of years? Why haven’t we established our own side hustles or side businesses to explore our talents and skills (and ability to make more money)?
What holds you back? What bad stuff are you letting weigh you down? [Continue reading]