Are you inspired to have more freedom and flexibility to do what you want when you want?
Here’s the thing…
With freedom comes constraint.
You can’t have one without the other.
Freedom and constraint are a pair, just like the yin and yang, pleasure and pain, support and challenge.
The more you try to have only one without the other, the more you attract it to you.
Instead of trying to avoid constraint, try using it to your advantage.
The key to freedom is discipline!!!
Let’s say you want more freedom and flexibility to do what you want when you want ( including time and financial freedom).
One way to achieve this is by having an organized, disciplined and consistent schedule.
First, admit what you would love your schedule to be.
For instance: What hours do you want to work? How many hours (per day, week, month, etc.)? What times do you want to work (and not work)?
Once you admit how many hours you want to work, next establish your non-negotiables.
For example, what times are you not working? Do you take Fridays and weekends off, etc.?
Design your schedule based on how you’d love it to be, not what you think you “should” or “have to” do.
Also, be mindful that you aren’t basing your schedule on a fantasy or delusion. It has to be grounded in reality and something you are dedicated to doing.
Next, stay within those designated parameters!! This is crucial if you want to have the time and abundance to do what you want.
For instance, if your client hours are Tuesdays from 10-2 pm, don’t see clients outside of those designated client hours!
Not only will this decrease your self-worth, but it will also decrease your energy and create resentment.
It may be more challenging to own your worth and stay true to your hours, but it is totally worth it!!
This is where the magic happens!!
Not only will this lead to you feeling more energized and inspired, but it will also allow you to earn more.
This can be mastery-level stuff! The truth is, it is common to experience some resistance towards sticking with your hours as this often brings up old beliefs and fears. Ie. If I work less, I’ll earn less. What if I’m unworthy or not enough? What will others think? I already don’t have enough time—etc. Etc.
These are just stories that are ready to be upgraded.
Another tip I found helpful in creating more freedom to do what I want is to book your meetings or appointments back to back. I did this in personal training, policing (when I was a Youth Detective), and in my coaching business.
I am very protective of my schedule and consciously place people in my calendar so that they are back to back. This allows me to be “ON” and energized for that time, and it’s more FUN!
Rather than having to turn my energy up and down in between sessions. That is NOT fun and draining!
Whether you’re in a professional or business setting, the more you can take control of your schedule, the less time you’ll have to do things that you don’t want to do.
It takes discipline and often some creativity (especially if you are working for someone else). It is possible, though! I know because I have been there.
I invite you to look at your calendar and ask yourself…
Is it disciplined (based on the life that I would LOVE)?
Odds are, your schedule is a reflection of who you were and not who you are becoming.
Keep revamping it. Play with it!
Start with what you would love your schedule to be now. This can change and will change as you grow.
Please leave a comment if you LOVE (or would love) more freedom to do what you want when you want.