4 Important Lessons Anyone Can Use To Become Financially Free
WHAT DOES IT REALLY TAKE TO BECOME FINANCIALLY FREE? WHEN I WAS WORKING IN CORPORATE JOBS, I HAD A LOT OF BIG DREAMS BUT I HAD NO CLUE HOW TO FREE MYSELF FROM THE 9-5 CAGE.
Breaking through the mundane.
Every morning started the same!
I would squeeze myself into the overcrowded undergrad wagon (we call it the Tube here in London, UK).
The dead quiet, stuffy air and cramped wagons were the worst way to start a day. I hated it!
Once at my desk, I would switch on the computer and be immediately sucked into a thousand of tasks that needed to be completed yesterday!
Oh and the CEO just announced a profit warning which means we all have to work harder for the company to survive!
Recognise the above?
So many of us were raised to a subtle beat (or loud gong) that went something like this, “Get good grades. Get into a decent school. Get a solid desk job (with benefits). Work hard. Be happy.”
Problem is if you are anything like me the above formula doesn’t lead to fulfilment.
So I started looking around for options on how I could create a new life that would give me TRUE satisfaction and freedom.
To become financially free, I knew I had to work for myself or start a business but the problem was I was in my mid-40’s, I had started a company before and had failed at it.
Was it too late for me?
Life can be funny. It can make things work out in ways that you never thought was possible.
After many failed attempts trying different stuff online, my breakthrough happened when I finally accepted that my skills weren’t good enough!
My way wasn’t working so I finally had to accept I needed to invest in myself and learn from the best.
It was time to upgrade myself!
Thy only way to free myself and secure my families future was to swallow my ego and get myself the right mentor. Somebody who was already getting results I was after and was financially free – an online millionaire!
I started reading more, started altering my way of thinking, started following successful people, got myself 3 different mentors (all millionaires), went all in and took loads and loads of ACTION and now by the age of 47, my life couldn’t be more different.
Now I can work from home and set my own hours. I get to spend time with our little baby daughter as much as I want and I never have the commute to work any longer.
Best of all I am earning a very good income that provides the lifestyle I want for my family.
There is still a lot more to grow for me but finally I am enjoying that process as I am getting results.
In fact you can follow my progress towards my first million in 2020 by subscribing to my Youtube channel.
Below you will find the 4 most important lessons that changed everything for me and can do the same for you. In fact, I will show you exactly how.
These 4 lessons are a culmination of my experience and the most impactful learnings I got from my mentors.
Follow these and your life will never be the same again!
Lesson 1: Start with the Why
Why do you want to become financially free?
How important is that for you to become financially free?
How do you define financial freedom?
On my coaching calls, the answer to these questions and the way they are answered will tell me exactly the level my students are at and how much work is needed for them to actually get to their goal.
The “Why” is the reason behind it all. It is the purpose for wanting to become financially free. If your purpose is strong enough and you really have that burning desire (not just a wish) then you will get there for sure.
For me, the “Why” is to provide that extraordinary life of abundance and joy for my little baby daughter and my wife and never have to worry about money.
When we had our first baby. I couldn’t stand looking into my wife’s eyes and tell her we can’t afford the basics! That’s when I was all in and fully committed to change that situation.
The purpose of what I do is to help 1000 people to transform their lives by the middle of 2020.
When your “Why” is strong enough, your customers will feel it as well. If you are inspired, your customers will also be inspired to do business with you.
People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it?
The above quote is from Simon Sinek. He has a famous Ted talk which is about “Starting with the Why”. I recommend you watching it.
Lesson 2: How to set & achieve your goals
In order to get to your destination, you need to know where it is first. You may have tried goal setting before but it didn’t work. I am going to tell you why.
It’s not enough to just say “I want to be financially free”. There is actually a precise art to goal setting that works.
I learnt this from my mentor Dan Lok. When I first met him at the beginning of 2018, he had 100K followers on Youtube. He told me one of his goals is to get his Youtube Channel to 1 million subscribers by end of 2018 and he achieved that!
This guy knows how to set goals and achieve them! This stuff works!!
So here is the secret to it and it’s easier than you think:
First, you need to state exactly what it is that you want to achieve and by which date.
For example, if your goal is to become financially free then write done on a piece of paper how much money do you need to earn to become financially free?
Now that you know that figure, say for example 10K/month, you need to give it a time frame. Say for example in 6 months or in 12 months.
What you also need to add is how you are going to achieve your goal and what steps do you need to take.
Now the important part is that you write all these down on paper! not on a computer, but on a paper. You need to see it and feel it every day! You need to repeat it and read it aloud every day!
This little daily routine is what sets the master goal setters aside from the rest!
If you want to learn more about goal setting like nobody has thought you before then watch this:
Lesson 3: Nothing happens until you Take action
What separates dreamers from achievers is ACTION.
You have a strong reason behind why you want to be financially free. You know your purpose and the “Why” behind it all.
You have set clear and well-defined goals.
Now it’s time to take action and make it all happen! This in-fact is fact where 95% of people fail – to put the hard work in! to have the discipline to take action every day and follow winning routines.
I know what stopped me for a long time to take action: I was over thinking it! I was sceptical, I was waiting for things to be perfect! I was waiting for the right time!
Guess what? there is no better time than now!
I started hanging around with high achievers and millionaire mentors. They all thought me similar things. They all had certain traits in common:
“Jump first, analysis later” – Dan Lok
The above is my trigger every-time I am overthinking and over analysing.
You see the longer you are in your head, the further you get from taking action. Only after taking action you will know if what you have in your head works or not. If it doesn’t work then you take the learning and move on to the next idea.
When you are taking action, you are living it, you are feeling it, you are learning. You don’t have time to think! Action does drive out thought!
If you need further help on taking action then the book I would recommend the 5-second rule by Mel Robins. I listened to the audiobook and it gives me a nice kick every time to move my back side.
The 5-second rule is especially useful if you are the kind of person who sits around waiting for inspiration to strike.
The 5-second rule might just be the push you need.
Lesson 4: Invest in yourself.
The only way to change the results you are getting is to upgrade your skills!
Let me show you how:
“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein
The only way to get better results is to step out of your comfort zone!
Do you want to become financially free? Do you want to earn $10K per month whiles doing something you enjoy and work only when you want?
Well, there are many people that have already achieved financial freedom working only a few hours a day from home. All you need to do is to learn their skills.
My number business quote of all time is this:
If you learn the habits and mindset of successful people, you will eventually become that successful yourself. If you learn the habits of millionaires…. and put those habits in action every day, you will eventually become a millionaire!
I am on that path myself an will be reaching my first million in June 2020 and I will be doing it by impacting 1000 lives (people how are where I was a year or two ago). You can follow my journey on my Youtube channel where I share the exact steps I am taking and the results.
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About Ash Parsa
After leaving his corporate job in 2008, Ash launched five businesses, only to find none of them gave him the freedom he was after. He decided to learn from the best and acquired the skills and the systems that enabled him to build an online business around his ideal lifestyle.
Ash now helps others with their breakthrough in lifestyle business and financial freedom.