Do you consider yourself to be successful?
If so, what does that mean to you?
Does it mean having a certain amount of money in the bank? Living in a certain zip code? Being recognised as a leader in your industry? Or even having an impact on the world in a meaningful way?
I believe all of these things are valid signs that you have achieved success.
But I believe there is another, more significant sign, which most never achieve.
That is freedom.
And when I say freedom, I don’t just mean financial freedom, although that is paramount to true success. I mean freedom in all forms. The freedom to live your life as you see fit,
unencumbered by government or society. (So long as you’re not hurting others, of course.)
I say this because I know exactly how important freedom is.
While I’ve always been what most would consider successful, I haven’t always had freedom. That didn’t seem to matter when life was going smoothly, but it became my number one priority when my daughter was suddenly facing leukaemia, epilepsy, and late-stage liver failure.
My career as a dentist provided substantial income, but I wasn’t able to take time away from my practice to support my daughter during this crisis. So I had to choose between supporting my daughter in the fight for her life or continuing to work and receive income.
For me, the choice was easy. I chose my daughter.
But this meant I had to radically transform my life. I needed time to support my daughter, but I also still needed income to support my family.
So after evaluating my options, I sold my dental practice and invested the cash into real estate. At first, this meant less income, but it gave me the flexibility to spend time with my daughter, and as I continued to invest, my income grew.
Along the way, other dentists began to ask how I was supporting my family after selling my practice. They saw the freedom I now had and wanted the same for themselves. I shared my knowledge freely, and many started asking to invest in my deals. That quickly evolved into Freedom Founders, the investing and mastermind community I run today.
But as powerful as that company was, it still wasn’t possible to help most people.
So I committed to putting the strategies and tactics I teach my members into the hands of as many people as possible. When I sat down and started writing, I covered not just how to build life-changing, generational wealth, but also the mindset that’s needed to achieve that and how to create a lasting positive impact in the world.
The end result was my latest book, Own Your Freedom.
I know the profound impact that this approach to investing had on my life, my family, the
members of Freedom Founders, and the communities they live in. Now, I’m on a mission to do the same for as many people as I can.