This morning I had a great conversation with a lady at Starbucks that is getting ready to leave her safe zone for her F.R.E.E. Zone, she is mustering up the courage to leave a safe job and job security to live her truth. Which is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself in this life. Many will call you crazy, but in the end you will be F.R.E.E and really enjoying your life.
I have come up with four key essentials to living life F.R.E.E.
If you have never taken the time to ask yourself what really makes YOU happy, I mean, if you had to live with you, by yourself for the next 100 years on an island, what would you want to do everyday? How would you want to invest your time? What would make you happy? If you have never taken the time to sit down in a quiet place and find your truth about you, I suggest you do this ASAP!
Take out a piece of paper and write out all the things that make you smile and laugh. Write down the ideas, thoughts and plans you think about everyday at your desk when you should be working.
Answer this question, “If I had all the money I needed would I still work at this job for the next 20 years?” If your answer is no, you need to rethink some things.
Once you have finished this list, this becomes your FOCUS LIST; this is what you should be working on accomplishing. Whatever it takes to make this list true in your life is what you should be focusing on.
What do you need to do or who do you need to become to lead the life you love. Is it a career change? Does it require a new degree? Does it require a move? Maybe you need to make some new connections; maybe you need to let some people go.
Once you finish your FOCUS LIST, now you need to research what you need to do. This research may mean talking to people you trust about how you truly feel about the life you have settled for. The time you invest researching what your next steps will be are very critical to leading the life you love. Whether you make life changes or not, the same time will elapse. Five years from now you will be the age you would have been whether you change or not. Why not invest the time doing what is needed and becoming who you need to be to lead the life you love.
From your research, you are now able to craft out a plan of action. During the research phase you may need to seek out help, counsel and guidance. This can come from mentors or you may need to hire a life trainer to help you navigate these uncharted waters.
You have written out your FOCUS LIST, done your research, it is time to execute your plan. This is where life can take a new turn for you or not. Many people know that changes need to be made for them to truly enjoy life, but they allow fear to grip them and keep them from making the changes they need to make.
Before, during and after the execute phase you need to build your support team. People that have traveled the journey you are about to travel. Avoid people who have allowed fear to grip them and try to discourage you from taking steps toward a more fulfilling life. Some of these people are good intentioned people, but unfortunately, past failures, mistakes and being safe have trapped them in the cycle. The cycle that many people find themselves in after years of being on the life thread mill, doing the same thing, but hoping life will eventually bring joy.
This will be a scary time for you; you are walking down a new street, moving into a new neighborhood. You will make mistakes, you will be unsure of yourself and nervous about the decision you have recently made, this is what I call the side effects of following your dreams. But trust me, it’s all worth it.
You will be learning new things, meeting new people. Take it all in and learn as much as you can.
This is what it is all about, enjoying the life you live. We are responsible to add to the world our GENIUS POTENTIAL, contribute more than you receive, make someone’s life better. But you can only truly do this from a place of fulfillment. When you lead the life you love, it becomes easier to assist other people on this life journey.
I encourage and invite you to live the F.R.E.E. life. Free to explore, free to live, and free to give back.
Implement the F.R.E.E. System into your life today and lead the life you love!!!
Author, Genius Potential
America's #1 Leadership Life Trainer