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3 Steps To Freeing Yourself From Financial Servitude
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3 Steps To Freeing Yourself From Financial Servitude

For an independent-spirited person, it's no fun realizing that your livelihood depends on someone else. For me, this was realizing that if I continued to work jobs, no matter how much I enjoyed them, I would still be a slave to my employer. This lack of control really bothered me, and eventually I was able to do something about it. I started my own online business, and through this internet based business, I was able to quit my job, work from home, and start building financial stability in the way I see fit.

1. Make a Commitment

Any kind of long term solution is going to need a long term plan. You might be able to get involved in one of these get-rich-quick schemes and make a few quick dollars here and there, but if you want to be able to depend on a paycheck every month (from your own business), then you're going to have to look 2 or 3 years down the road, not 2 or 3 weeks from today.

Some things you'll be battling along this path will be a disbelief in yourself, procrastination, a burnout. Whatever your natural style of working is, realize your faults, and plan accordingly.

2. Make a Plan

Now that you've decided to commit long-term to this project, you need a plan. It doesn't have to be perfect, and it doesn't have to be exact. But you ARE going to need some kind of framework.

This framework will do a few things. One, it will give you some idea of where to go next in terms of the bigger picture. Focusing on the long term can mean leaving out the details necessary to the present. But focusing on the present can give you tunnel-vision and you can quickly lose sight of what you're trying to accomplish in terms of the larger plan.

A structured framework will also be able to tell you where you deviate from the plan, if it worked or not, and what you need to do differently next time around. If you don't keep records of these things, you're just wandering in the dark. You may achieve success along the way, but will you be able to repeat it? If you fail, can you avoid those mistakes when you start up again?

3. Take action

Theory is great, and ideas are fantastic, but in the end, doing something wrong is better than not doing something right (at least you figured out one way to NOT do it, right?).

Now that you've got goals and a plan, you'll need to sit down and actually do it. This is the most difficult step for most people because it involves a certain amount of risk.

  • What if you fail? What will your friends say?
  • What if you do it totally wrong and feel dumb afterwards?
  • What if you waste a bunch of time?

These are all questions you're bound to have, but you just won't know till you start. Taking action is the single most important thing you can do with regards to starting a successful business online.

Conclusion

These are the three steps I took to start an online business, quit my job and being my journey to financial freedom. Though I can't say that I'm a millionaire and have all my money problems solved, I know that I am in charge, not my employer. I receive my paychecks, I decide where my money goes, and I decide how hard I work to get it.

This, to me, is the most satisfying feeling in the world.


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