Today I want to talk about security vs freedom.
Firstly, lets define both..
Security are things like your personal financial security or job security. Freedom on the other hand, is about financial freedom and time freedom.
Many people believe that there’s a trade off, that if you are working towards gaining security, you’re losing more of your freedom in life.
This may have been true in the past but times have changed..
When growing up, I was really programmed to work towards security. I went to school, I studied hard and got a degree so that I can find a full time job (which I did) in the hopes of securing my financial future.
Yet in the midst of doing all of that, in the midst of working towards security by answering to a boss, I started to lose a sense of my freedom.
I was so controlled in the 9 to 5 corporate environment that I started to live my life by always asking for permission..
I would ask permission to leave work early, I would ask permission to take a holiday, I would even ask permission to visit my family overseas at least once a year.
I was drowning in this environment of being told what I can or can not do and I was sick of it!
Yet I stuck it out because I didn’t think I had a choice.. that my only option to get the security I needed, one that I worked so hard to achieve, was by answering to a boss and conforming to societies version of success.
It didn’t take long for me to realise that what I thought was secure, wasn’t secure after all. I got made redundant two years after working in that job.
You see.. although I thought that job security was the safest way to go, it is now becoming a thing of the past due to the ever growing evolution of technology.
People are starting to get replaced by machines. Airports, fast food chains and banks are all cutting costs by letting employees go and integrating machines to do the work for them 100x more efficiently.
I realise that the only way forward to achieve financial security in this digital age was to stop working for money, but have money work for me.
I knew that I had to start adapting to this ever growing digital economy and find opportunities for me to leverage the internet to start making a full time living.
If I told myself two years ago that I was going to be a 7 figure business owner working full time as a digital entrepreneur, I would have thought I was crazy!
Fast forward two years later, and I am happy and the most fulfilled I have ever been.
I have been running a successful online business with three other entrepreneurs, and we have just recently surpassed the one million mark in affiliate commissions which is a HUGE milestone for us as we can officially say that we are 7 figure business owners at the age of 20+!
My redundancy in my job had completely changed my perception and attitude towards life. I no longer base my decisions on what’s going to give me a ‘false sense’ of security..
I base my decisions on what’s going to give me total freedom, freedom in how much income I can earn, freedom in my time and what I do with it and freedom simply by choosing how I want to live my life.
And ironically enough, the freedom I have achieved these past 2 years has given me more security in my life and in my finances than a job had ever given me.
How crazy is that!
So I want to ask you something..
What would you rather work towards, job security or freedom?
You see..most people tend to smile when thinking about freedom. Thinking about security doesn’t yield the same emotions as freedom does.
But why is it that most of us spend so much time worrying about security and so little time planning for freedom?
It may be because you have a family to look after, bills to pay.. I get it.
But what if you could have both freedom and security in your life?
I used to think you could achieve either one or the other..
But given today’s economy where there are so many more opportunities for you to step into entrepreneurship and take advantage of the digital age where information is so widely accessible, it has now become a possibility to achieve both.
The financial freedom you will achieve will ultimately result in security towards your life and your future because you are no longer relying on someone else to give it to you..
You are no longer working for money nor relying on a monthly pay check. You will have total control over how much you make and what your future will entail and NO ONE can take that away from you!
If being an entrepreneur is for you, start today so that you can see the purpose of your career or business as more than meeting a financial need.
Working for yourself and being your own boss goes infinitely beyond financial security. You are in charge of your own life and what happens to it that you will no longer need to rely on anyone else or ask for permission.
It is then where freedom takes its place and that’s when you are TRULY LIVING.