Over the next four days, we will look at 13 attitudes to build in your life to slowly go in the direction of your financial freedom. These values are from a free online training I’ve gone through a few months ago from a French and successful entrepreneur: Cédric Anicette (link is his YouTube channel). He only does content in French but quite a few of my usual readers are French so it worth sharing. 🙂
I like to share these even if my life is not showing that I am living all of them. I do for some of these and I’m on my way to develop them. I believe they worth to be known!
Before we get started, it’s important to note that Financial Independence can look differently for most us. People usually look at it as the money you need to cover your living cost plus your lifestyle. Some people achieve Financial Independence with 3000 euros a month, some people need 10 000 or 20 000 euros a month, because of the type of house they want or hobbies they practice. Financial Independence also means that you can live without working and that is achieved through having assets generating money for you. Rents in real-estate, nearly fully automated online businesses, gain from investments etc.
Let’s dive into the three attitudes we will cover today.
You Cannot Make it Alone, Connect with Others!
It is common to see these “new riches”, these online entrepreneurs that made their first million in a few months or a year. While a lot of them try to sell you training and courses and they are the faces of their business, they were NEVER alone.
The advice here is to build a team. Hire a freelancer on Upwork, get your designs done for a few euros on Fiverr or get your content written by someone else while you focus on building your brand and your business. Have someone being your assistant and taking care of the tasks that are time-consuming. Get an accountant as it is cheap for the time you would spend yourself on it.
Beyond the team you must build; surround yourself with like-minded people. If you are in real estate, find new friends and online communities to exchange, learn and share. Go to meetups (meetup.com), seminars or conferences to learn and network.
“You’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with” Jim Rohn
But… Avoid negative people!
I guess it is pretty straightforward after the first point! Though, I want to expand a bit on it. While you must surround yourself, you might want to avoid or cut negative people. Or at least, do not have conversations with them that are ending up with them disapproving what you are trying to achieve. If your family isn’t in an entrepreneurial mindset, the likelihood is that they will tell you to get a safe 9 to 5 instead of doing risky things with your investing or online business.
If your friends and colleagues do not believe in you; if they criticize all your attempts then you might want to be on the lookout for new ones. That is always a tough decision but financial independence is hard enough on its own. Some people would suggest cutting negative family members too.
At the end of the day, it’s a personal choice but it worth looking at it and making a clear decision.
Find a partner who supports you
The last one is crucial, having your Loved One that believes in you and got your back when you feel low and you are near to quit. Your partner is a part of your team and your support system. They will be hard times, bad decisions and setbacks and knowing that when you come home, you will be loved and cared for, is making a huge difference.
The first round of attitudes was about other people around you. Tomorrow, we will cover another three attitudes around the topics of risk, money/selling and creating win/win! See you there! 🙂