A while back, I wrote an article entitled “Beyond Passive Income“, an attack on the modern obsession with being financially free on the basis that I believe that we should do what we love now rather than postponing doing what we love and upon my belief that when we do what we love and love what we do, in that moment we become truly free.
In a few popular wealth creation seminars (eg Tony Robbins’ Wealth Mastery), you will identify a few different levels on the path to financial freedom. This proceeds through financial security and financial independence and other levels that talk about having increasing freedom on the basis that you can take six-months off from working or a year or have your basic expenses covered through your investments or whatever.
To me, if you’re doing what you love to do, you are free and if you are not doing what you love to do, you are not.
What’s worse is that when people who strive for financial freedom finally get there will often look around andÂ wonder “and now what?”
I’d prefer to live a life of purpose and peace… one in which I am doing what I am best at rather than just trying to get enough ‘stuff’ to satisfy my insecurities.
And maybe, just maybe, if we can cultivate purpose-driven living, we might help free people from the bonds of impressing others and trying to overcome insecurities that we hold to like an addiction, and instead we can let go of those fears and embrace what we can do best.
Anyway, it’s an old article but here it is…