The following was taken from a recent Live hangout hosted by Josh Shoenly....
The topic of this is freedom simplified. Freedom simplified, and I’ve got some really good stuff I want to share with you. I know the attendance is going to climb as we go, because I literally just decided to do this about 45 minutes ago. I don’t know, I got this thing in my head; it was like, this is something that I need to be talking to you guys about because it’s important. It’s important stuff, right?
So here’s an important lesson for all of you, is that money follows speed. Money follows speed, right? I made a decision quickly, I got this idea in my head and I made a decision. I wasn’t going to wait till tomorrow to do it. I wasn’t going to wait till next week to do this. I’m going to do it right now, and 45 minutes later, we’re on this right now.
Here’s the deal: my name is Josh Schoenly. Some of you know me; many of you don’t, and that’s fine. You’re going to get to know me throughout this, because I’m going to be sharing some stories about how I’ve been able to create freedom and how you can too. I’ve got some really good stuff planned.
I’m going to get right to it, because what’s going to happen here is as I reveal some things to you, like I said, I’m going to share some stories that will help you and that will help you understand why I’m sharing this information with you.
So here’s what I’m going to do: I’m actually going to take this idea of freedom and I’m going to break it down into two equations or formulas. The first one we’re going to talk about is more of putting this idea into context.
I like to do this on these Hangouts. I like to give you context and then content, because the more that I’ve done these – and I’ve been doing Hangouts and webinars for years – the more I’ve done this kind of stuff, the more I realize that while everybody wants the content, if you don’t have context, the content won’t be – you won’t get as much out of it, and you won’t have as much reason or belief that the content works.
So I want to give you context first, and then I want to give you content. We’re going to do two different formulas.
Freedom Starts With A Dream
We’re going to start with context. Freedom, really, starts with a dream. Now, for me, my dream of freedom, entrepreneurial freedom, started when I read the book Rich Dad, Poor Dad. At the time – and this is, gosh, 10 or more years now – at the time, I was teaching. I was a gym teacher. I sort of started to get the entrepreneurial bug a little bit, and then I remember very distinctly, my mother- and father-in-law’s friend told me to read this book, and it’s as if my head exploded.
I started to realize that while teaching is a passion for me, which is one of the reasons why I’m doing this now – it still is a passion, and it still is my passion, teaching and coaching; I just do it in a different way than I do it now – what it made me realize was that I would never achieve freedom by teaching, by having my salary, my wage set by someone else, in perpetuity, like for as long as I did that.
So I started to get this dream, but I wasn’t real clear on the dream; I just started to get the idea that there was a better way, that you could create freedom by being an entrepreneur. So I got this idea , but I wasn’t real clear and what happened is, I struggled as an entrepreneur for years.
I don’t know, six, seven, eight years. I struggled as a real estate investor. I did okay, and then I crashed and burned horribly. I tried a whole bunch of network marketing and MLMs. I tried other business ventures. Nothing really ever stuck, because I didn’t have a clear dream and a clear vision.
But then I read a book – 4-Hour Work Week. And it’s as if my head exploded again. Here’s this guy, talking about building an internet-based business that you could work a couple hours a week that would allow you to have freedom to do whatever you wanted. In the book, he’s talking about all kinds of crazy stuff that he did, but for me, freedom for me was just to be able to hang out with my family when I wanted, to be able to go on vacation when I wanted.
I didn’t want to be necessarily a vagabond or anything, but for some of you watching this, maybe you do want to do that. Maybe freedom to you means traveling the countryside.
Getting Clear On What You Want
Whatever it means for you, that’s what this opened me up to, and it made my dream and my vision clear. I got clear that this is what I wanted. I wanted a home-based, internet-based business that I could work a couple hours a day and would create freedom, would give me the amount of money that would create freedom for me and my family.
Once I got clear on that, and I got the right vehicle – because that’s the second part of this first equation, this context – once I got clear on my dream and I found the right vehicle, I was able to do that.
But I’m going to take it a step further, because just somewhat recently, my dream has changed again and my vision has changed again, because now that I’ve been able to create freedom for me, my vision has gotten a lot bigger, and it includes you watching this right now, because regardless of who invited you tonight...
My vision is to help you create that same level of freedom.
But there’s a problem – or there was a problem, but there’s no problem anymore. The problem was, when my vision was just for me to create freedom, the vehicle I was using was not a vehicle that I could give to you watching this. It’s not something that I could give to you and know that if you just followed directions and took action, you could create freedom.
So the more I wrestled with and expanded my vision, the more I was looking for the right vehicle to do that. I’m going to talk to you more about what that is, but I just want you to know that I found it, and we’ve got it here for you. So if freedom is what you’re looking for, we’ve got the vehicle for you.
TO BE CONTINUED....
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