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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Claim Your Independence and Find Freedom

Filed under: Business Networking,Thought for Today! — Larry James @ 12:53 am

Every Independence Day we celebrate our freedom as a nation. This year, SUCCESS Magazine encourages you to seek freedom in your own life. Here are five tips for living a life of celebrated independence:

1. Emotional Freedom. Face it: You need to unplug for the weekend. Set your auto-responder indicating you’re away and shun all handheld devices. If you can’t unplug entirely, silence alerts and ringers, or schedule a brief moment to check e-mail. Keep in mind, you can’t really “check out” if you’re still tied to the office.

2. Financial Freedom. True financial freedom only comes when you can live off the interest from your assets. Perhaps Independence Day is the perfect time to start thinking critically about how you’ll achieve this goal. Pressed for time? Seek out SUCCESS’ recommended CDs and DVDs to help you gain the knowledge you need to retire rich and live a life of affluence.

3. Freedom of Time. Nobody likes being a slave to the office, but few people do anything about it. Reassess your life goals and decide if it’s time to be your own boss, or professionally capitalize on something you have a personal passion for.

4. Freedom of Well-Being. Physical activity promotes psychological well-being, reduces stress and even reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke. The 4th of July is synonymous with outdoor activity so get outside and revel in the moment. Make the commitment to your health and go easy on the grilled hotdogs.

5. Freedom of Spirit. Life is complex, and all the quantitative lists in the world won’t make a difference if you’re not ready to make the commitment to yourself. Remember, the most important thing you can work on is yourself. When you take the time you need to enrich your own personal development, success will follow.

Copyright 2008 – Success Magazine. From Seeds of SUCCESS eZINE.

Larry James is a professional speaker, author, relationship coach and a nondenominational minister. He performs the most “Romantic” wedding ceremony you will find anywhere.

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