065: Freedom – Friday Fundamentals

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In America, we have tremendous amounts of freedom, relative to the rest of the world’s population. The freedom to work where we want, earn an income how we want,  learn what we want, live where we want, travel where we want. We take these things for granted, though by no fault of our own. That’s just life as we know it. Sure, we all realize the freedoms we have but do we really truly appreciate them, much less take advantage of them? Think about that.

You can do whatever it is you want in this life. Why do people surrender their freedom, for a small amount of security, comfort, and predictability? It is laziness? Fear? Lack of knowledge?

“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” ― Benjamin Franklin

These are all things to think about as we discuss how to achieve more freedom than you already have and what to do with it.

By sacrificing freedom for security, you are missing out on so many things in your life. You’re not able to do the things you love because you don’t control your time. You don’t even have control over your day.

Most importantly, if you don’t pursue your own freedom, you may one day look back and regret your decision to never try.

Everyone has the ability to create a life they want. It just takes some thought, conscious effort, and often times a lot of work.

Here on The Real Estate Way to Wealth and Freedom podcast, we have talked a lot about achieving financial freedom. In fact, helping every listener achieve financial freedom is the mission of this podcast.

Financial freedom will give you freedom to do the things you enjoy, rather than doing things you are required to do to make a living. Without financial freedom, you’re tied to trading your time for dollars. While it may be a great pay off (you’re making great money for the time you trade it for), you still don’t have the freedom to do what you want, when you want, where you want.

That’s the freedom you are capable of having. While there different ways of achieving financial freedom, investing in real estate provides the best rewards for the risk. Real estate is one of the few asset classes that provide passive income now, and appreciation in the future creating both financial freedom and generational wealth.

People mistake comforts for freedom. They think that by having a small amount of freedom, they are actually free. Worse, people don’t strive to achieve the freedom that is at their very fingertips.

 “Every man dies. Not every man lives.” – Sir William Wallace

Don’t take your freedom for granted. Pursue whatever it is in this life you want. Be great, don’t settle, and build a life you deserve.

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