Happy July 4th!
Even though I retired in my early 30s and moved to Thailand, I haven’t become completely oblivious to what day it is or when certain holidays come around.
In light of it being Independence Day in the United States, which represents freedom, I thought it’d be worthwhile to give you five fast reasons why you should seek out the ultimate form of freedom: financial freedom.
These five reasons are critical to my own financial freedom and early retirement.
And I think they can form the pillars of an amazing and free life for everyone.
Do What You Want…
This is the biggie.
It’s my favorite thing about financial freedom.
Imagine doing precisely, authentically, and unapologetically what you want. Every. Single. Day.
No boss. Nobody to give you a yay or nay. It’s all up to you.
That, my friends, is true freedom.
…When You Want
It’s not just about doing what you want.
It’s about doing it when you want to do it.
Wake up early. Wake up late. Don’t wake up at all.
Personally, I’m a night owl. Waking up early is no bueno.
Regardless, operating on your own schedule is amazing.
…Where You Want
If financial freedom isn’t amazing enough, financial freedom also confers location freedom.
That means you could live anywhere in the world.
I love living in Thailand.
Where you go is totally up to you.
No matter where it is, though, it’ll be a place you love to live. Because you won’t just be there for a job.
…With Whom You Want
I disliked many things about my old job.
One of the many things I didn’t like was, I had to work with people I didn’t like very much.
Co-workers. Bosses. Clients. And so on.
Some people were fine enough. But many really grated on me.
Spending your time almost solely with people you enjoy being around is a massive boost in quality of life.
If I don’t like someone, you can guess how quickly I stop being around that person.
…Why You Want
This is underestimated by a lot of people. Some don’t even consider it.
But it’s extremely important to have a “why” in your life.
What you do should speak to you on some level.
I have specific and meaningful reasons for doing everything I do with my time: blogging, writing, investing, coaching, philanthropy, exercising, etc.
When you can align your true passions with how you spend your time, you’re well on your way to a purposeful, well-lived life.
Financial freedom has led to profound change and radical improvement across all areas of my life.
I’ve truly never been happier. And I couldn’t imagine ever going back to a life that didn’t have financial freedom in it.
Today is a holiday, so I wanted to keep this piece short for you guys.
But short doesn’t mean unimportant.
These five reasons might have come at you fast. But they’re some of the biggest reasons of all to go after financial freedom and gain control of your life.
What do you think? Do any of these five reasons motivate you to become financially free?
Thanks for reading.
P.S. If you’d like to achieve financial freedom, check out some amazing resources that I personally used on my way to becoming financially free at 33.