Financial Freedom Friday – Entrepreneurship

I remember TOO WELL the soul-crushing feeling of having to pay my BILLS with CREDIT CARDS, the same credit cards I had been working my ASS OFF to pay down.

And I remember the actual anger I had over the fact I had to do that despite no wrongdoing on my part, anger over the fact that I wasn’t getting the paychecks I EARNED for hours I actually WORKED.

And every day, I let those feelings fuel me. Every day, when I am tempted to make a silly financial decision, I think to how it felt to have no savings; to be wholly unprepared for fiasco’s such as the one I found myself in. Every day, when I am asking myself if entrepreneurship is for me, I remind myself that it’s what propels me towards financial freedom, so YES, it’s worth every frustration, every late night, every rejection.

It’s not easy, but worthwhile things never are. And financial freedom is DEFINITELY worth the hard work I put in, and if I ever question that, all I need to do is think back to how someone else’s mistake affected MY financial landscape.

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Financial Freedom Friday – Quietly Building

I am not just DREAMING… I am DOING.

I am more of a quiet hustler… not completely silent, but I am quietly moving along and doing girl boss things.

Being surrounded by like-minded people last week has only strengthened my resolve to achieve financial freedom. And its only been recently that I started to truly believe it was possible. I knew it was before, too, but we kept going 1 step forward, several steps back, and it was discouraging to some degree.

But here, in the now… I know it’s possible. I know it’s in motion. I know it’s not overnight, but I know it is happening. I am working hard, and quietly but seriously building the life I WANT, not the one given by default.

Are you? Do you want to be? Do you think we could do it together? Because… I DO! And I would love to!

Financial Freedom Friday – Can’t Be Laid Off

Having recently been laid off due to funding, (and then picked up by another company, gratefully!), I will say it’s still terrifying and stressful, but there is also a peace of mind that comes along with knowing I have been steadily building my Beachbody business towards profitable. It feels really good to have a backup plan; to know that in a sea of things I cannot control, that’s not one of them – I can’t be laid off from Beachbody! I’m the boss!

I mean, I was asked if I would go to coaching full time instead of looking to continue my industry work elsewhere, and while I would LOVE to, my financial situation isn’t there yet, and I would hate to go backwards – into MORE debt, instead of waiting until I am debt free and doing it the proper way.

So yes, it is a goal – to someday be the only boss I have, and not be at the mercy of funding, or contract disputes, or anything else. But not yet – for now, I am happily dual-hatted 🙂

 

Financial Freedom Friday

Uh yes, this WILL be my husband and I once we achieve financial freedom. Often! 🙂

I have been transparent about my debt – personal, and student loan debt. It has crippled me for a long time – in fact, I have never had a debt free day in my adult life. I have had days where I had no credit card debt, but I had 5 figures in student loans.

Sometimes, I feel like I will never get out from under my debt. Other times, I let chasing that feeling of FREEDOM fuel me, and I find it in me to keep going, because there is literally nothing I want more than to experience a day without debt, of ANY kind.

The thing here is, it takes time to build a business, and to that effect, it also takes a little money, too. But I will be debt free someday, soon. I WILL know the feeling of knowing I am no longer paying interest on debt, or maintenance fees, or any of those other infuriating nickel and dime charges that show up monthly.

You know why, and how I know? Because it’s all up to me, and I have yet to let myself down. I falter, I get frustrated, and I fail… but I pull up my bootstraps and keep going.

Because there is a thing called FINANCIAL FREEDOM, and I intend to experience it. And so I am grateful to Beachbody for giving me the platform with which to do so.

You might have your challenges, your frustrating moments, but you gotta power through them… there IS light at the end of the debt-tunnel!

Join me!