Building the Life (and Business) You Love!
We all have something that lights us up and lets our passions shine effortlessly. Some of my “things” are travel, amazing food, deep conversation about life with amazing friends, and helping my clients achieve a level of success that lets them travel the path that lights them up!
For me, a big part of starting The Freelance CFO was being able to travel the world at a moment’s notice. (Can you tell I love to travel?) My husband and I eloped in Iceland in 2016, and since then, one or both of us have traveled to Portugal, Colombia, all over Oregon, Idaho. and California. We have an upcoming trip to Alaska and a surprise trip back to Iceland in 10 days! Now, I don’t say all of this to brag, but to point out that it IS possible for you to do the same, or to live out a different life dream - traveling the US in an RV with your spouse and children, becoming a digital nomad, starting a charity, retiring your spouse, or whatever it is that lights your soul up in this world!
By designing a business that I love, and that I can do from anywhere in the world, in any time zone with just a laptop and my cell phone, I can travel the world whenever I want to! Even now I am realizing the freedom that has come with the lifestyle I have built around my business. Two weeks ago, I was out having an afternoon date with David (my husband), when he brought up direct flight prices to Iceland (his favorite destination we’ve ever been to). They were only about $500 from Portland to Reykjavik. We chatted, talked about how it would be nice since we have a voucher for a free stay from the last time we were there, and next thing you know, I had permission from his boss for the time off, and a trip booked from May 4 to May 12! Even better, my 28th birthday is May 7th, so not only is this a fabulous birthday present to myself, but an awesome surprise for my husband, who still doesn’t know! :)
Money equals freedom. Freedom of choice, freedom to not have to settle, freedom to send your child to the best school, the best daycare, to buy that ranch or penthouse you have your heart set on, freedom to not have to work yourself to the bone to provide for yourself and family. It’s not evil or bad, at the end of the day, it’s simply a flow or exchange of energy.
It is your duty to live this life in the best way possible, to decide exactly what you want and then take a step towards it every single day. We all have a unique voice and experience that we bring to the world, and if we dim that light, or don’t allow it out, we are doing ourselves and the world a disservice.
What lights you up in this life? What activities or aspirations does your business support?
A large part of building this life that you love, and this business that you love, includes managing your biz finances effectively. Did you know that I can help you save THOUSANDS in taxes and expenses? Click here to join the conversation in my Facebook group! I can't wait to see you there!