Freedom is my ultimate core desired feeling. Freedom is liberation. With freedom you get CHOICES. For as long I can remember I’ve always been a strong advocate for the creation of your own destiny. I don’t like to be told what to do. Who is anyway? My anti-9-5 views were formed long before I understood what it really means to be free.
- To be able to go shopping when the shops are empty
- To go skiing in perfect conditions – when everyone else is at work
- To visit theme parks when they’re empty
- To sit on the beach, laptop on my lap, with no one in sight for kilometres
Freedom to me equals happiness.
I’m in business to create freedom.
Employment has never given me the choices I have today. If a boss commanded my time I wouldn’t be able to choose my days off. Or when I want to travel, holiday, sleep, rest.
I also wouldn’t be able to make spontaneous decisions about taking road trips, going to the cinema, switching off my phone at 9am, choosing not to accept a client, eating breakfast at 10pm and dinner at 5am…
What is it you want most in your life?
Maybe you strive to be a mama. Or you want to climb Mt. Everest. Or win a cooking competition. Or maybe you want to travel to every country on this planet, like Chris Guillebeau.
It’s possible you want all of the above – and so much more. And why not. You CAN design your life by listening to your feelings. Feelings govern your decisions. They guide your impulses and make you hand over your credit card details.
And because you’re human, chances are your core desired feelings involve values that lead to your happiness.
A sure fire way to know you’ve arrived.
I’ve had an interesting discussion with my hubby last night. We talked about freedom. He asked me, “How do you define freedom, really?”
Great question John. My answer was, “My definition of freedom is knowing I can make choices about how I want to live my life, where I live, and whom I work with.”
This is my definition of freedom + independence. Yours may differ to suit your values + life.
Freedom is a feeling, a state of being, a presence that lets you live in the NOW says @monikamundell Tweet This!
My Desire Map
After reading Danielle’s Desire Map book I worked out my CDFs. I then wrote them on a big piece of butcher’s paper and stuck them on my bedroom wall, and on the wall of my creative nook. My CDFs serve as my business compass. They tell me whether I’m on track, or whether I’m being sidetracked by a feeling that has no place in my life – such as anger or jealousy.
Instead of focusing on the big fat $500K dollar as my next income goal, I now focus on the CDFs. It’s freaking liberation.
So tell me, what are your core desired feelings gorgeous?
Do you chase the “thing,” the shiny object. Or do you chase the high you get when you experience a specific feeling?
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