This One-of-a-Kind Investment Creates True Financial Freedom

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When I graduated college and got my first job, I set my first financial goal …

I was going to make enough money to buy a BMW when I turned 27.

At the time, I felt achieving that goal would mean I was successful.

I worked hard to reach that goal too …

I went to school in the evening to get my MBA.

I learned as much as I could about marketing and copywriting from anyone willing to teach me …

And I took on every assignment I could — even if it meant working weekends.

Then I turned 27 …

It was time!

I had finally made it. I could now afford to own a BMW.

But an odd thing happened. After all the hard work and time I spent chasing that goal, I didn’t buy one …

I no longer valued the car anymore.

I valued the freedom the money gave me instead.

For the first time in my life, I wasn’t worried how I was going to pay my credit card bill …

I could fix things in my house when they needed it without stressing or losing sleep …

I could say “yes” when the opportunity to go on a wine tasting/tango tour in Argentina presented itself …

And I wasn’t worried about someone pulling the rug out from underneath me. I was in a position to say “take this job and shove it” … should the need ever present itself.

That's a good feeling. Great, actually.

Looking back, I think that sense of freedom is what connected me to AWAI during my interview almost 15 years ago …

And now, it’s become my personal mission in life: to help you achieve true freedom.

Warren Buffett, considered the greatest value investor of all time once said, “Investing in yourself is the most important investment you’ll ever make in your life.”

Back then, I didn’t realize what I was doing …

But I invested time … I invested money … and I invested a whole lot of energy.

Now, I want you to think about what you want …

What you REALLY want.

What does freedom look like to you?

Then I want you to write it down …

What will your day look like? Where will you be living? What time will you get up? What will you be writing about?

In other words, describe your version of the writer’s life.

Then take it one step further …

Write down why you are doing this. And what you’re willing to do to achieve it.

In my experience, no two people have the same exact destination. Not when you really get into the details …

Sure, two people may say, “I want to spend more time with my kids” … or “I want to make a six-figure income.”

But when you really get into the details … the specifics … and the “why” … each story — each writer’s life — takes on its own unique shape.

It’s why there is rarely a “one-size-fits-all” solution or path to achieving it. And why there will never be a single “Easy Button.”

You’re investing in yourself … in your future … in your freedom.

It’s different from anyone else’s simply because … It’s yours!

But I promise you, it’s worth it …

Tony Robbins once said: “There’s no financial investment that’ll ever match it, because if you develop more skill, more ability, more insight, more capacity, that’s what’s going to really provide economic freedom.

“It’s those skills sets that really make that happen.”

So what does your writer’s life look like? I’d like for you to share it with me in the comments below. And then stay tuned to The Writer’s Life throughout the coming months … if you’re willing to work, I’m going to do everything I can to help you achieve it.

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Published: June 8, 2018

14 Responses to “This One-of-a-Kind Investment Creates True Financial Freedom”

  1. What my writer's life looks like.
    I see myself getting up in the morning around 8:00am. Reading something educational that is of value to me in general or to my business.
    then I start writing and finally marketing.

    I'm done by noon. no later than 1:00pm.now it's time for my music.

    I get to practice and work on my music business. Not only that...I can decide which gigs I want to play if a get a call.

    The rest of the time is my play time.
    I'll go for dinner with a friend or family and treat them because I can.

    I'll set some time for travel and road trips. i will also have, family get-togethers in my beautiful dream house.

    Guest (Michael)June 8, 2018 at 1:08 pm

  2. My writer's life would look like complete freedom. No more 8-5 job, no more long commute, no more taking jobs that I don't want. I would be able to work as little or as much as I want. I would have time to run errands, clean my house, and spend more time with my husband. I would have time to focus on writing my novel and babysitting my nephew so my sister-in-law can take a break. This is why I need complete financial freedom!

    smileycnoblesJune 8, 2018 at 2:52 pm

  3. What freedom financial means to me is to save up as much money as possible to pay off bills fully and help my parents get out of financial debt. I want to buy a house and pay off my student debt after I receive my Master degree. I want to buy my parents a nice ranch with a deck. I want to buy my dream car which is the Lexus rx350. I would like to buy nicer clothes. I also would do more charity that I want to do as my number one goal.

    Guest (Gina Marie Kitwin)June 8, 2018 at 3:09 pm

  4. The Writer's Life for me is not about a six-figure income. It simply means working from home (or on the road, or at the cabin), making a decent income (slightly more than I make from my current writing job with a nonprofit), and giving me the freedom to travel with my family and invest extra time in worthy service projects. I'm not there yet, but I'm on my way.

    Mark with Namesake WritingJune 8, 2018 at 3:32 pm

  5. I like the idea of the writer's life because it lets me work from home or from wherever I want. I'm not the type who wants holidays and working on the beach. But I do like the flexibility to work from anywhere. I've done that for many years but with a company that required a good amount of my time. The writer's life allows me to work at my own pace and not worry about building up a nest egg for retirement. I can work straight through retirement!

    Guest (Dave Z)June 8, 2018 at 4:34 pm

  6. Freedom to me is not having to worry about money. Having money I would be able to pay bills, go on a vacation, just live life freely. My writers life would be waking up whenever. I would probably write into the night since that is when I am the most active mentally. I would spend like a normal day writing at first and than in few hours bursts through out the day once I start making money. I love poetry, comedy, life events, love stories, and short stories.I am doing because I love it.

    Guest (Laurie)June 8, 2018 at 4:38 pm

  7. For me, the writer's life means being able to set my own schedule, only travel when I want to (and not when work tells me I should), and being able to do something I not only enjoy but find meaningful, instead of being bored and frustrated by sitting in endless meetings.

    It also means having the financial freedom to not worry about retirement, for myself or for others in my family who might need help. And I'm working as hard as I can to get there.

    Erica BJune 8, 2018 at 6:13 pm

  8. What do I really want.
    Financial freedom, debt free.
    What does freedom look like to you?
    Being able to pay my bills.
    What will your day look like? A beautiful rainbow.
    Where will I be living? Home built in the woods.
    What time would I get up?
    6:30 a.m. having my coffee and enjoying the birds chirping.
    What will I be writing about?
    How to connect with Nature.
    Why am I doing this? I want to invest in myself and have control of my life. I don't want to work an 8-5 job at a desk for a company.

    LoriAnn96817June 8, 2018 at 6:23 pm

  9. I love to write about topics which solve problems; or articles, which show step-by-step instructions on how to do something. Having attended Court-reporting school, I have a keen interest in the judicial system and processes. I hope someday when I become successful with my copywriting, I will no longer hear my alarm go off at 2:30 am and commute 55 miles to work and back. This in itself screams "freedom" in my ears.

    Guest (Jemima Otubuah)June 9, 2018 at 3:02 am

  10. I like to write articles which provide solutions to problems---Articles which show procedures to do something. Having been to court reporting school, I love the judicial system and processes, but i do not know how it can help with copywriting. i love writing emails and will love to write B2B articles, and newsletters.

    Guest (Jemima Otubuah)June 9, 2018 at 3:19 am

  11. By 2020 l intend to live either parttime or longer in Asia using the writing skills l am currently learning as my sustainable income.

    Guest (Denise)June 9, 2018 at 7:04 am

  12. My idea of the writer's Life is financial freedom- to not have to worry about whether we can buy the equipment we need or being able to take a vacation! I would still get up early-6-6:30 and work, but I could choose things I want to do, instead of what I have to do. We could pay our bills off, and save for retirement. We could bless others, and help our family members. Travel when we want to-instead of only when we have to. Freedom like that can be pretty intoxicating!

    KellyMJune 9, 2018 at 3:06 pm

  13. This is my writer's life dream: get up at 6 am, pray and spend time with God, start writing at 8 am, be done by 1 pm. (Getting paid very well btw)

    I am taking AWAI six figure copywriting course, I just need to finish it.

    MonikJune 9, 2018 at 5:00 pm

  14. Honestly the writer's life looks to me like, completely being free, to be, do and have everything my heart's ever desired.

    This path will give me a new sense of purpose, where my life will take new shape and have new meaning that I have always wanted for myself and my family and life.

    PJAugust 27, 2020 at 12:48 am


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