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Hey hey! Welcome to episode 185 of Life on Fire. Whether you’re climbing the corporate ladder or creating your own business there are 5 ways you can unlock your own freedom, and today I’m talking about each of them.
The five ways are knowledge, purpose, relentless action, networking up and utilizing a coach. In this episode I’ll explain what each component means and why they are critical to creating and sustaining your long-term success. These apply to everyone from 9 to 5 workers to CEOs to solopreneurs.
In this episode you’ll hear:
- Why purpose is important. (2:50)
- How your biggest messes can lead to your biggest messages. (5:05)
- Why proximity is important to your success. (9:10)
- A strategy I used effectively to work with Daymond John! (9:45)
- Why a coach is so critical to creating a life on fire. (13:05)
- And so much more!
We’ll work our way down from five and start with knowledge. If you want more freedom you need to have knowledge: to truly develop yourself, your business and the best version of you you’ve got to know how to do that and that comes from knowledge.
There are a few ways to acquire knowledge, books being the obvious one. Whether you listen to the audio book and or read the hard copy, books are a great way to learn more. A good practice to have is to get up every morning, do some sort of movement (like walking, running, hiking, etc) and listen to a book at the same time.
Another way to increase your knowledge is to go to events. If there is something in particular you want to learn about find out when there will be a conference on it and get there. Chances are the very best in the industry will be at the event and you can learn from them, and network with them.
Fourth on this list to unlocking your freedom is purpose. If you don’t have a strong why behind you then whenever you achieve whatever you have set out to do, that achievement won’t feel as fulfilling. If your purpose is big enough it will pull you through the difficult times and will make you want to jump out of bed in the morning!
A great way to discover your purpose is to do an exercise I call the 3 Ss: story, stance and strategy. Write out your story in a timeline format: map out the big milestones of your life and take a step back. You’ll see the dots and connect them when you do this.
Then think of your stance: what really fires you up or makes you angry? That is what you are passionate about and will be what you create your movement around.
Finally is strategy and that simply consists of putting your story and your stance into action.
3. Relentless action.
Work your face off! Not literally of course but put everything you have into your efforts. Personally I spent most of my 20s sacrificing everything else for my business: relationships, friendships, family, even God…I put it all second to my business. So today I work my face off but only during certain hours, I keep a strict schedule and I adhere to it. But during those hours I take relentless action to achieve what I want, and I recommend the same approach to you.
2. Networking up.
When you’re at a networking event be sure you are networking up. And what I mean by this is find out who the top influencers are in your market. Now create a strategy to connect with them by adding value to their lives.
More than likely the influencers you want to connect with are very busy, so if you want to build a relationship with them the best way to do this is to give to them. Always start relationships with giving as your top priority. Ask yourself how you can gain their wisdom and still give back.
Find a way to make their lives easier because the more successful someone is the higher the chances are that they are overwhelmed! So remember to give first and add value to their lives.
1. Get a coach.
And finally the top way to unlock your own freedom is to get a coach. I always recommend this whether or not someone chooses to get coaching through Life on Fire because when I hired my first coach at 30 it changed everything for me!
You can go it alone but it will be so much harder and take so much longer if you do. And don’t let lack of money stop you. If you don’t have the cash flow what can you do to get close to them and learn from them? Can you work for them? Volunteer at their events? All of these are great ways to learn and grow from their knowledge.
All five of these pieces are critical to success: knowledge, purpose, relentless action, networking up and getting a coach. When you listen to episode 185 you’ll dig into each one so you can start implementing them in your life. Doing so will help you be well on your way to creating your life on fire!