There is so much talk online about living a laptop life and having freedom. What is a laptop life and what does freedom mean to you? Have a look at these 5 meanings of freedom and see if they resonate with you!
Freedom has a different meaning to different people, for instance, it may be having enough money to go away once or twice a year. Pay off your mortgage, have enough money to pay all bills and money left over for entertainment. There are so many definitions of freedom the list can go on and on. It depends where you are in your life and where you see yourself going.
I have broken down the meaning of freedom to what I understand it for myself and broadened on each meaning.
The 5 Meanings of Freedoms:
Financial freedom means many different things. To a youngster, it might mean buying their first home. To someone in retirement age, it might mean not having to worry about finances. While others, it means never having to worry about putting food on their table or a roof over their heads. Regardless of how you feel about it, money is what makes the world go around. Financial freedom can help you achieve your goals and live the life that you want. On the other hand, if you’re a slave to your finances, there are going to be a lot of things that are not possible because of money.
Freedom of time to raise your own children, freedom of time to help look after your grandchildren. Freedom of time to travel, time to write that novel you’ve always wanted to get stuck into. Time is something we can never get back so spending time doing things you enjoy is definitely enough reason for you to make a laptop life work.
Freedom of working in a place you choose. If you want to work on the beach, work after you have had a morning skiing lesson or in the comfort of your own home without being tied to a desk from 9-5. This is the crux of a laptop life, you can work wherever and whenever you want to.
There are two aspects here. Firstly, it will be who you become on your journey to living your laptop life. Everything is in the journey and the adventure. Secondly, it’s a choice of who you want to work with. Either you choose to go solo and eventually bring someone else on or from the start you choose to have a partner. The fact is it is the freedom of choice.
The purpose that drives you now is the same one that led you to become an online entrepreneur: the desire and will to do something bigger, better, and with more meaning, which goes far beyond your business.
This is true freedom.
Look at what a laptop life looks like to you. Is it working from home online having enough time with your children or grandchildren? Travelling while having a travel blog. Or you may just not want to be a slave to the 9-5 job. Whatever your reason, it’ll tie into your meaning of freedom.
Goals = Laptop Life = Freedom