Hey hope you have been excellent!
A short little message this week coming to you live from the Dominican Republic. I’ve just spent the last six months or so travelling the world to exotic locations like the Dominican Republic and wanted to share with you an insight I had.
One of my first freedom businesses that I sold was an iPhone application building business and the fundamentals were this:
1. Find a One Key Fan (in this case, businesses who wanted iPhone applications) as I observed more and more businesses wanting to ride the app wave
2. Outsource the entire process (designer in singapore, coder in india)
Using: http://www.freelancer.com and http://www.elance.com
3. Be the go to guy to consult them in the design and functionality
There are secret society mastermind members running iPhone app businesses successfully right now.
For this I used a simple landing page and drove traffic from google adwords.
But here’s the thing. As I was building this business and getting it off the ground, i’d feel agitated that I wasn’t enjoying life and travelling and doing cool things like i’d see on my friends facebook feeds.
The Daily Saviour: Wherever you go, There you are
This book has been something I read each year as a reminder to have the right mindset as I attack each day.
I hope it is as helpful to you as it is to me.
If you’ve read the book or have any questions for this or next weeks freedom tv please post it below!
Welcome to the second episode of Freedom TV from Paris, France!
Today we cover a very important question from Dave…
“My girlfriend is talking about her quitting her “dayjob of doom” (haha love that phrase) after Christmas. She aspires to become an author, selling novels – I think now easier than ever to do freedom business style with Kindles and Blurb and all that! But she is skeptical of the ‘too good to be true’ and ‘hype’ vibe from books about like 4HWW, and that Freedom Business Blog only shows guys doing this. So I would love it if FTV showed as much variety as possible in people with a freedom business and was down to earth: along with showing the people who are in a stage of “success,” also show people in “failure” stages too. I am very process focused so I don’t evaluate things in those terms, but my girlfriend is worried by the potential of ‘failing’ at getting out of the employee world, and then be really disadvantaged going back into it. I also hope you can reveal when the next course is opening!”
Watch the episode for all the action and answers.
Freedom Tip: How To Never Have A Phone Bill EVER again
As discussed in this weeks video, I lost my iPhone and picked up an iPod touch 5th gen as a replacement, thus cutting out the sim card/carrier and relying solely on wifi hotspots in cafes, hotels and most peoples houses.
The touch is also REALLY slim. A lot of people ask “Ohh what phone is that? it’s amazing”.
So far this has not failed me at all. I even enjoy not being connected 24/7 especially when travelling.
To be honest i’ll probably go back to getting a sim when I return home to Melbourne but this solution has been outstanding.
Links for this episode:
As always if you want to see your question answered on the show – please post it below!
Do you feel like you are in the daily grind with no way out?
It’s really tough to see the light at the end of the tunnel let alone plan a pathway out when you are bogged down with a million responsibilities including the day job of doom.
That’s why Kable and I lit up when we saw Jackie submit a question on last weeks episode, which covers exactly that… How to transition from a life full of hectic responsibility over to a freedom business lifestyle that gives you all the time you need to relax or work on projects you really want to.
Watch the video for the three tips on setting boundaries, priorities, taking care of yourself and having an energising target.
Now on to other stuff – we want to hear from YOU this week…
Please comment below:
1. What ways could you better set boundaries and priorities on your time?
2. What is your ENERGISING target? A goal that once you have your freedom your life will look like?
Can’t wait to hear from you…
Hope you like the new blog design!
PS. To ask a question for the next episode, put it below too!
“Everything you possess of skill, and wealth, and handicraft,
wasn’t it first merely a thought and a quest?” – Rumi
Gday there, it’s Kable from Freedom Business Blog!
There’s been so much going on in the Freedom Business world over the past few months, it’s been massive…
Looking at it from the blog, it’s a little like a duck swimming in the water, it looks all calm and quiet on the surface, but there’s been HEAPS going on under the surface.
Two main things for this blog post off today… First let’s start with a little update about all the cool stuff that has been going on in the Freedom Business World lately.
Then, I want to talk YOU… and how to find the one thing that you really wanna be doing in your life right now.
So let’s get into it…
FREEDOM BUSINESS WORLD
So a few months ago, we had another group of amazing guys from all over the world graduate from the Secret Society Mastermind program, where we’ve all lean how build a little business that can fund a life of freedom, fun and adventure!
It was great, because as each guy who goes through the program, you can see his little online business developing every week… step by step, start to finish.
And it was cool for the guys who’ve completed SSM in the past as well. One of the great things about SSM3 was that the program is evolving, developing and improving.
After every SSM program finishes, all of us fly from wherever we are in the world to all meet up for a week to talk business, and have a good time!
We’ve just returned from out most recent Freedom Trip, which was in Mykanos, Greece. Fifty-two awesome Freedom Business guys all met up for a week of good times, freedom, fun and adventure.
Going on an SSM Trip is really a life changing event. Meeting and hanging out with guys you have the same kind of drive for life, the same kind of excitement for living a life that’s you can be passionate about.
We did heaps of cool stuff, like:
Hiking to the top of a mountain:
Sharing secret tactics about our businesses:
And of course, crazy parting all night:
The big word on this trip was “connection”. Meeting up with other, normal, like-minded guys, who are pushing their lives in cool different directions is AWESOME and inspiring.
All of the freedom business guys in Greece understand that while our businesses is important, we don’t work for works sake… we work, so that we can fund a life a freedom, fun and adventure…
But what IS that?
What does a Freedom Fun and Adventure mean for you?
This is a really important question, because without clarity about why you are working on your business, you’ll end up creating a business that EATS UP ALL YOUR TIME (I can speak from experience with this).
You have to know EXACTLY WHY you are creating your business… why you putting all this effort into it… why you are pushing to make it happen.
The way this works for me (and a lot of the other guys on the Greece Trip) is that you need to have a nearly singular focus on a specific goal/dream/outcome for a period of time. It becomes a QUEST.
A quest is medium term type goal / dream / purpose that your DRIVEN to get to, something your OBSESSED by. Something that once you’ve decided, you’ve got no choice but to do it.
A quest needs to be exciting. Needs to be a little bit scary. Needs to connect with you, deep down.
A quest is all about deciding to DO one of the things that you want to do, kind of like deciding what the main focus of your life is going to be for the next 6 months,
Maybe your quest is something like…
-Completing an Ironman Competition in 1 year
-Quitting your DJD (Day Job of Doom) and finish producing album of music
-Moving Overseas, have an extended travel adventure with your mates
How to Choose Your Quest
So how do you choose your quest? Choosing a quest, a challenge, a journey to go on is not always easy. But choosing the right quest is really important.
Here are a few tips to choosing the right quest for you
1. Have a look at your bucketlist of things you want to do before you die. This will give you some inspiration and a reminder of things you might have forgotten
2. Take some time away from your normal environment. This will take your brain out of the normal day to day type routine, and give your mind some room to open up
3. Take note of all your little thoughts and feelings. Listen to that quiet little voice in the back of your mind. Let yourself think about crazy ideas, write them down, flesh them out. Ask yourself… “Is this the coolest thing that I can do with my life right now?”
4. When a good idea comes up, focus on what you want. Don’t think about “How am I going to do that?” That comes later.
One thing that’s I’ll say is that when you hit on that quest, the big dream, the thing that’s right for you right now… you’ll know it. Your soul will say “YES!”
That moment when I choose a new quest, I always get a big dumb excited smile on my face that’s kinda saying “ohhh shit, I’m gonna do this”.
Your quest, might be something that you wanna keep secret for a while… maybe you don’t want to tell people about it just yet – that’s okay.
Sometime, when people hear about you going for your dreams, they’ll discourage your for whatever reasons. Usually I keep my quest secret until I tell a few people that I know will “get it”.
What happens when you’re on a Quest
When you’re on a quest, you know what you have to do to get there. You’re EXCITED about doing the work. You’re FOCUSED. It will be easy and simple to PRIORITISE your time and tasks.
Being on a Quest gives you clarity of purpose behind what you do.
A quest is about BOTH the destination, AND the journey. Of course the goal, the freedom, the achievement is awesome… but the journey, the struggle, the focus, the discipline of the journey when you’re going for that goal is amazing in it’s own right.
After a while, people will start to notice there’s something different about you… your friends, your family, girls you meet will start to curiously ask you things like “what’s going on with you?” or “you look different lately…”
All the best periods in my life, they where at times where I was really excited about reaching a specific goal, being on a quest. That goal, it gives you the energy, focus and persistence to make something cool happen, to do the heavy lifting.
It takes guts, it takes courage to go on a quest. There are a lot of unknowns. A good quest is always a little bit outside your comfort zone, and that’s always scary too. Going on a quest is scary because it’s outside of your comfort zone.
So where are you on right now in the Quest Cycle right now? Are you…
-Focused, in the middle of the heavy lifting of Quest right now?
-All the hard work has paid off, and your Quest has come to fruition (like our FreedomSSM man Bobbe from Sweden, who’s tearing up the USA right now with his best mate)
-Or maybe your thinking about what the next Quest for you is gonna be?
Write down where you are in your Quest in the comments below… I’d love to hear about YOUR experience of being on a quest!
So so so excited to bring you the first episode of Freedom TV!
Freedom TV will air on the YouTube channel 9pm Eastern time every second Thursday.
In this first episode you will learn…
- A bit of background on Freedom Business
- The one thing you need to get started (the crepe test)
- Examples of my own personal bucketlist including
- Gladiator fights in Rome
- Gondola rides in Venice
- Picking up girls in Sweden
- Random flights around Europe
- Introducing Freedom TV Q&A
In all seriousness though, to kick this episode off I wanted to keep things
light and talk about what your “vision-test” may be.
See you might be in a situation like a “Day job of doom” that just isn’t right for you or your soul – and to keep you pushing forward you are going to need a vision of where you want this thing to end up.
In the video I detail my funny, but serious Freedom Business test called “The Crepe Test”… It’s an important part of Freedom Business philosophy.
In future episodes we can get as in-depth and technical as you like but here is the real star of the show…
Freedom TV Q&A
We (Freedom Business Instructors and myself) want to answer YOUR questions on the show.
Anything to do with designing an awesome lifestyle and Freedom Business!
To ask a question, please fill out this below form then post a shorter version of your question in the comments section underneath.
I’m REALLY looking forward to making this show the best it can be – and that means I want YOU involved.
Please post the ‘short version’ of your questions in the comment section here…
Cheers to Freedom. Let’s GO!
Quote Of The Week: “The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.” – Nolan Bushnell
PS. Remember to post the short version of your question in the comments below