Whenever I ask someone why they want to learn how to invest and trade successfully, almost always, I’ll receive the response:
And when I dig deeper, people usually start to tell me things like:
- Not having to worry about money
- Traveling the world
- Being able to do whatever I want, whenever I want
- Being readily available (both financially and time-wise) to focus 100% on my family for the important moments
The Definition Of True Freedom
When I think about it, really it’s True Freedom that people want, which is the culmination of 3 different components:
- They want more money (Financial Freedom)
- They want more time (Time Freedom)
- They want more experiences (Experience Freedom)
Think about it – there are plenty of people who are ‘financially free’ but have no time or energy to enjoy their money because their financial freedom is highly dependent on their time invested.
There are also plenty of people who have a lot of time, but who do not have the financial capability to make the most of it.
And finally, there are many people who have a lot of experiences under their belt. They’ve lived a pretty good life, but struggle with their finances and feel restricted with their level of wealth. They always feel like they could be doing more, but have to settle with what they have.
Sure, there’s also the factor of whether you enjoy how you get there and the people involved in your journey (which has to do with what I call mental freedom) – but that’s largely dependent on your personal values – a field that other people are much more specialized in than I am.
Investing & Trading is a Great Way to Achieve True Freedom
“Crunching numbers and staring at complicated charts” – doesn’t sound so appealing the first time you hear it, right?
Especially when you feel like investing and trading stocks is the equivalent of gambling, and you need to be an Einstein or a Warren Buffett to actually succeed.
But the truth is, all you need is a process to follow.
A process that’s step-by-step, and doesn’t require you to have an advanced level of understanding of banking and finance to succeed – the same way you don’t need to understand how a computer works on the inside to use one successfully.
And once you’ve learned, practised and perfected that process, you can begin to lay out your foundations for achieving True Freedom:
- You can start generating and compounding healthy returns (of about 10-20% p.a.) in less than 30 minutes a day, then spend the remainder of your day as you wish.
- You can travel anywhere in the world and access your share trading and brokerage account (as long as you have a computer and internet)
- No matter what happens to your job or business, you will always have an opportunity to profit from the stock market
It Doesn’t Matter Where You Start
It’s actually quite incredible how investing and trading can actually give you freedom, and that why I always say make sure you start early and start right away no matter what age you are, what and where you are right now – your current situation doesn’t matter.
What actually matters is knowing where you actually want to be 3 years out, 5 years out, even 10 years out. Just seeing yourself create the freedom that you want, starting your journey today, and let compounding do its job.
Have a process in place and just begin your journey. Just start.
Anyway, if this article all makes sense to you and you’d like to learn more about a process that can keep your portfolio intact while you profit from healthy returns, I’d like to invite you to our FREE 90-minute online Masterclass.
It’s a highly interactive class, complete with your own downloadable workbook, and I guarantee you’ll walk out of the Masterclass with a completely different filter of the trading and investing world.
If you’d like to join me, book your spot here, and I’ll see you on the other side.