If you’re new to the idea of living life how you want to live it, instead of how others want you to live it, this page has everything you need to get caught up quickly so you can start taking action toward making it happen!
Independence: The CMI Definition
In order to start creating more personal freedom and independence, it’s important to first understand what independence really means. Definitions vary. In my experience, what most people looking to live their best life crave (and what I focus on here on CMI) is:
Having the option to tell anyone who’s had control over you in the past (whether it be your boss, family member or client) that “your services are no longer needed”, when you get to a point where what you’re doing and where you’re spending your time is no longer best for you. Having multiple income sources set up, all in areas you are excited about. Not trading your hours for dollars, but instead getting paid to do what you love, while being able to spend more time with those you care about.
By creating independence, we aren’t stuck in dead-end jobs, living paycheck to paycheck or trading our time for money. Instead, we are working hard on the front-end, saving money and building our own businesses, so that on the back-end, we will be able to live our best life.
So, how can you get started working hard on the front end so you can live your best life on the back end? Instead of digging through thousands of books, blogs and podcasts…
Get started by downloading my Free ‘Cheat Sheet’ below that gives you the EXACT same steps I used to dig my way out of debt and grow my net worth from $0 to $100,000 in just a few years (which allowed me to quit my job, focus on my business and take back control of my life).
It All Starts with Getting Control of Your Finances
I believe that personal finance is the single most important part of creating independence and it’s the place to start. Before my independence creation journey started in 2008, my personal finances were an absolute mess. I had to make serious changes in my life to turn things around. You can do the same, but it will take some huge commitment, focus and intensity. Here are some articles I’ve written to help you get started straightening your finances out:
How to Identify What You No Longer Want – Stuff = Missing Out on Our Potential in Life
Why Debt Sucks and Why You Need Get Out of It ASAP – Why I Hate Debt and Believe You Should Too
How to Live WAY Below Your Means – 10 Tips for Living on Less Than $25,000 per Year
How to Stick With It for the Long Haul – The Importance of Patience In Personal Finance
Why You Should Buy Assets Instead of Liabilities – A Home is a Liability, Not an Asset
Why You May Not Want to Buy a Home – 6 Reasons to Not Buy a House Even If You Can Afford It
Why Buying a “Nice” Car Is a Terrible Waste of Money – Thinking About Buying an Expensive Car? I Wouldn’t
How to Pile Up a Huge Amount of Cash – How to Save $50,000 in Two Years After Getting Out of Debt
Where to Invest Your Excess Capital – Why I Finally Pulled the Trigger on Investing in Index Funds
How to Track Your Money and Stay Organized – How to Track Your Finances with Mint.com
How to Automate Your Bills – How to Simplify your Financial Life by Automating Your Bills
How to Double Your Income in 4 Years – How to Double Your Salary in 4 Years Without Kissing Anyone’s A**
Download my Free ‘Cheat Sheet’ below to get the EXACT same steps I used to dig my way out of debt and grow my net worth from $0 to $100,000 in just a few years (which allowed me to quit my job, focus on my business and take back control of my life).
Start Building the Foundation for Your Business NOW
Building a business of your own is the key to creating freedom and independence from a job or series of jobs that you don’t want to spend the rest of your life in. As it turns out, having a job is far riskier than owning your own business. With a business, you have multiple income sources and FULL CONTROL over which opportunities you chase or turn down. Start building your business TODAY as the foundation for your independence. Here’s how to get started:
What Happens When You Don’t Chase Your Dreams – What Happens When You Don’t Chase Your Dreams
You Can Accomplish Anything You Put Your Mind To – You Can Accomplish Anything You Put Your Mind To
Why You Should Stop Deferring Life and Join the New Rich – The Deferred Life Plan vs Joining the New Rich
How to STOP Relying on a Job You Hate – 15 Things You Can Do TODAY to Stop Relying on a Job You Hate
Why You Need to Start a Blog – Why You Need to Start a Blog This Week
How to Build a Kick-Butt Website – How to Build a Kick-Butt Website with Bluehost, WordPress & Genesis
How to Quickly Build and Sell Your Expertise – The Surprisingly Short Path to Building/Selling Your Expertise
How to Make Your First $1,000 with Your Business – 10 Tips for Making Your First $1,000 with Your Business
Why You Should Try Even if You Might Fail – 7 Reasons to Give Your Ideas a Try Even If They Might Not Work
How to Make a Living Without a Job – 7 Tips for Making a Full Time Independent Living Without a Job
Before you head over to all these articles and start taking action, I want to invite you again to grab my Free ‘Cheat Sheet’, which gives you the EXACT same steps I used to dig my way out of debt and grow my net worth from $0 to $100,000 in just a few years (which allowed me to quit my job, focus on my business and take back control of my life).
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