I’m looking at a mountain view this morning in Alaska enjoying a week of work and play with the family. Yesterday, my boy and I worked side by side at a coffee shop like a couple college kids studying together. We got to enjoy a full day of work and hanging out. He’s a smart kid with a lot going for him.
The freedom and the work are both fun and I think about the Economist article about how work is transforming. With over 53 million freelancers and increasing, people are figuring out that the rules have changed. You can design and go make things happen for yourself in your life.
I figured it out more than a decade ago and even spoke many times on the subject. But people tend to take a while to shift.
We all have the tools for production. You can drop your laptop and walk into a Wal-Mart in your slippers and get a new laptop for $150 to be right back in business. It’s astounding and enables immense freedom.
Does it really matter where I write these articles from?
Does it really matter with what device?
Does it matter even when?
I have been all over, posting from various mobile and laptop devices and scheduled content for publishing.
And, it connects me to my clients, friends and family all over.
It’s Friday and I am thinking about how easy freedom is to grab for anyone that truly wants it. We want that along with meaningful work. And the truth is, there’s not anything holding you back except your desire and courage. If you have those things, then your mindset may have to change. And that’s a hard thing.
But if you want that freedom, then you can design your life and business. It doesn’t have to be the same as someone else. It doesn’t have to meet your parents’ expectations or friends’ perceptions. You can discover what you care about and what helps other people to get what they are wanting.
For me, I figured out a while ago that I liked systems and process. I realized every serious business owner and executive wants to be efficient and grow revenue. And I have solved that problem repeatedly in all kinds of different scenarios.
There’s not a ball and chain holding you down. It’s the end of the week and you can take time to breathe and reflect on what you want. If you could get more free, how would you do it?
What do you want?