When people ask me what my dream life is..
The first thing that comes to mind is to live a life fit for an action adventure romantic comedy movie.
I want to fill my life with as much happiness, love and connection as possible.
But there was one problem..
I was broke and had no time to spend it nurturing these goals.
So then I started a little side hustle and from there was able to create a new life of freedom and abundance.
And because I defined my goals earlier on I knew exactly how to create a life filled with what I call the 5 freedoms:
- Time Freedom
- Location Freedom
- Financial freedom
- Physical freedom
Find out more about them in today’s video.
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I think, the best way for me to explain these freedoms is to take you through the journey of how I was able to achieve them.
What you guys need to understand especially when you’re building your business is that, MONEY IS NOT THE BE-ALL & END-ALL.
It shouldn’t be the thing that you’re actually waking up for.
What really matters at the end of the day are those FIVE FREEDOMS that I’ve mentioned above.
The money just opens it up.
So let’s now start off with the first one:
To begin with, allow me to share to you a story on why I wanted this kind of freedom.
Financial Freedom is defined as a way where for the rest of your life, you’ll never have to work a day in your life.
And I definitely recommend every single person out there to get on some type of journey to financial freedom.
Just think about this…
What’s the goal in retiring when you’re 65?
When you’re younger, you have all the ENERGY in the world and you have all the TIME, but you have no money.
When you get a job, you have all the MONEY in the world, you have all the ENERGY, but you don’t have the time.
Because you’re trading eight hours of your life and every single day of your life for your job.
And here’s the thing when you’re old…
You have all the money and you have all the time in the world to enjoy with your loved ones, but you don’t have the energy to actually go out there and live the life that you want.
I’d rather be young and have the time, the energy and the money.
That’s why whether you’re 18 or 88 years old, you need to commit to the first level of freedom, the Financial Freedom.
You gotta understand that A LOT OF US HAVE BEEN A SLAVE TO MONEY.
We can’t deny the fact that at some point in our lives, we did or still do things we don’t like just so we could make money.
And the problem with most people, they spend a lot of money to buy things in order to impress the people they don’t even like.
Now when you get your finances straight, it actually frees you from things like societal pressures from ‘you following the status quo’ or ‘you trying to get a good job so you can make some money and support your family.’
So once you focus on financial freedom, you may either start a business or start investing in real estate like what me, my little sister and my dad are doing.
We’re trying to find and create multiple streams of income so that the cost of living is less than the amount of money that’s coming in on a daily basis.
The moment you do that, the second thing that’s going to happen is you’re gonna experience the second freedom…
This is the biggest thing that you guys need to remember, we only have 24 hours in a day.
Let’s say you’re sleeping for eight out of those 24 hours. On top of that, you’re working for another eight of those hours. For some people, the other eight hours are set to sitting on a couch to watch Netflix.
Now what actually happens to most people is, as they start gaining more money, their lifestyle also increases.
Once the amount of their spending exceeds the amount that they’re making, the demand to work more also increases.
And I don’t really agree with that.
Because what I believe is, you need to take that newfound time freedom and start living your life!
Imagine having $86, 400 in your bank account each day. And your goal is to spend every single one of those dollars because by the time midnight comes, that money disappears.
The questions is. .
Would you spend it all or would you just save it?
You’re probably gonna spend it, right?
Well, the thing about this is we do have that bank account and it’s called our TIME.
Every single day, we have 86, 400 seconds.
The problem with most people is that they just throw it away…
Dude! I’d rather go see a beach or travel somewhere!
What happens is as you go out to see the world, your brain expands in such a way that your imagination turns into like a television.
SO GO AHEAD!
Do the things that you want to do.
And this actually leads me to the third point. .
SOCIAL & LOCATION FREEDOM
Think about how weird and how insane it could be if all of us are like drones living in this planet where no one’s saying hi to anyone.
WE ARE SOCIAL CREATURES, remember that.
And the reason why we’re surviving in today’s economy is because of that fact that we’re
learning together. We collaborate with each other whether you are aware of it or not.
Yet how come when someone goes to a coffee shop and he’s curious about something . .
He sees a pretty girl and then sees something on her laptop.
Without being nosy, he suddenly notices that she’s also using Shopify or also has a blog.
Now instead of actually asking, relating and sharing the experience, how many people flinch in this kind of situation?
Or how many goes up to that stranger and start a conversation?
There was a point in my life where I was making a lot of money and a lot of time but I was so alone.
It sucked! I thought my sadness was brought by a feeling that I need to make more money.
But then at the end of the day, understand that the reason why you want time freedom and financial freedom is so that you could spend it with the people you care about.
Imagine this guys…
Try to picture out yourself just hanging out with your mom and dad. And there you’re just having a good time with them and you say something like . .
“Hey mom, if you lose 10 pounds, I’ll give you $1000.. The next time you lose another 10 pounds, I’ll give you another $1000 dollars.”
That’s a cool thing, right?
All money is and all the time is, is a tool for you to allow you and your loved ones to live the life that you guys want and not by other people’s definition.
Not by getting the expensive car or that mansion but by whatever it is that makes you happy.
Just imagine how cool would it be to literally live the life where you are never alone in the world. .
You can travel anywhere in the world and do what it is that you wanna do and be with the people that you deserve to be with!
Now that leads me to the last freedom…
This is all about allowing yourself to be HEALTHY and LIVE A LONGER LIFE.
So with this, what I do is I engage in fitness like Muay Thai, shadow boxing, and of course, going to the gym!
So guys, this is the ultimate guide to Mike Vestil’s freedom to everything in life.
Hopefully this helps, I’ll see you in my next blog!
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