One of my great mentors, Dan Kennedy, says that making excuses like, “I can’t do that… here’s why it won’t work for me… etc.” are like cancer. They’ll eat you up from the inside out.
How do you get away from excuse-making? How do you go in the direction of the life that you want? A life not dictated by the “retirement age” or constrained by the typical 8-5 schedule.
Instead of saying “I can’t do that,” you need to ask “How can I?”
When you believe and follow the myths and propaganda of the majority, you become complacent… and your life will be average. I doubt that’s you, but if it is, why are you settling? Why are you playing the victim card, whining and complaining that “hard things are happening in my industry, so I can’t do this or that?”
That’s not going to get you anywhere. Get over it and move forward.
Get into a tribe of people who are smarter than you and have your back like a board of directors. The best thing I’ve done in my life was getting into great groups, joining numerous masterminds, and it’s been a better investment than any formal education I could have had.
I do this because I want to stay relevant, be challenged, and be held accountable for my thinking – because mine isn’t always correct. I want to be in a room with people who are smarter than me, who will challenge me and push back when I say, “I don’t think that will work.”
Being a clinician, technician, professional practice owner, architect, engineer, or CPA is awesome. But that should be a stepping stone to your next. How will you decide what your vision for your “next” in life is if you never get outside of your cave, and you believe what the industry and pundits say about who you are and what you need to do?
If you want to live your best life, you’ve got to get outside your box and find your tribe – the people and community that will help you challenge your limiting beliefs and help you get to the next level.
To your freedom!
P.S. We have 7 spots left for our first Mastermind event in 2020 – you can apply for one at www.freedomfounders.com/step-1
P.P.S. Whenever you’re ready, here are some other ways I can help fast track you to your Freedom goal (you’re closer than you think) :
1. Get Your Free Retirement Scorecard:
Benchmark your retirement and wealth-building against hundreds of other practice professionals, and get personalized feedback on your biggest opportunities and leverage points. Go to www.FreedomFounders.com/Scorecard to take the 3 minute assessment and get your scorecard.
2. Attend A Workshop:
If you’re committed to Freedom, but still building a practice, paying down school debt, or growing investment capital, our hands-on Freedom Blueprint Workshops are your entrance ramp onto the fast track! Visit www.freedomfounders.com/workshop to claim your seat!
3. Apply To Visit The Mastermind:
If you’d like to join dozens of dentists, docs, and practice professionals on the fast track to Freedom (3-5 years or less), visit www.freedomfounders.com/step-1 to apply for a guest seat.
4. Want to Work Directly with Me?
If you’d like to work directly with me and a small group of my closest investment colleagues, with direct access to the dealmakers and asset classes that I invest in, just send a message to my Executive Assistant (Lindsey@FreedomFounders.com), and put “Fast Access” in the subject line. Or, call (972) 203-6960 Ext 144 and leave a brief voicemail for Lindsey. Let her know you’re interested in the Fast Access program – we’ll set up a time with you to talk, find out about your goals, and see if there is a fit.