Today is Day Three of the Suitcase Entrepreneur’s 30 Day Blog Challenge and we were asked to answer the question ‘What is your definition of Freedom in Business and Adventure in Life?’
What is Freedom in Business?
Wow, that’s a huge one for me! For me, Freedom in Business means undertaking a career path that enables me the freedom to choose, in every aspect! To elaborate a bit more, this means being able to decide when I work, how I work, what my work is and with whom I work. That’s basically it!
It’s a tough one because I truly do believe that everyone has Freedom in Business no matter what career path you are currently undertaking. Whether you think you do or you think you don’t, I truly believe that everyone has a choice.
We choose to show up at work everyday, we choose to make the commute to our 9-5 job, we choose to do the jobs that we are currently doing. If we are not happy about what it is that we are doing, we also have the power to choose to do otherwise.
It’s really just about :
- Having the courage to open our minds to see the bigger picture.
- Looking for the opportunities rather than the obstacles that are in our way
- Creating a sense of resilience to be able to overcome any challenges that come our way
- Learning how to be the ’cause of our effects’ rather than the ‘effects of our causes’
What is Adventure in Life?
To me, adventure in life is about two key things :
Further to my Day Two blog post which you can read here, variety is definitely the key to keeping me excited and engaged in life! As long as things don’t become mundane for me, I’m a happy chappy!
The mystery, the challenge, the learnings that come with being in an ever changing environment with different people and different circumstances is what I enjoy. It means that you need to be on your toes. It means that you are not running your day on auto pilot and that your thought patterns don’t end up running by default either.
Secondly adventure in life is about appreciating the contrast. To me, it’s about accepting a challenge and that means having the downs so that you can negotiate the ups! To me, life is really just about creation and in order to create a new desire, we need to know what we want… but in order to know what we want, we need to know what we don’t want. So without the bad, we cannot get the good. It’s like light and dark, yin and yang and if we can walk through life looking at what we don’t want just as a guide for what we DO want, we can then see the adventure in constantly defining and re-defining our goals and desires! That is adventure to me!
What is the definition of Freedom in business and Adventure in life for YOU? It’s really so helpful to take the time to think about this and to write it down. You know, even better – if you don’t have a blog of your own to participate in the 30 Day Blog Challenge, read along everyday with me and simply write your answers to the questions in the comments here.
For now, take care and I’ll see ya tomorrow x
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