Freedom. What does it mean to you?

Written by Kodie Axelson

When we think of freedom, we think of no strings attached and the ability to do what we want when we want. What is the reality of that? In some way, shape or form the majority of us have responsibilities to tend to. The idea of freedom can seem a little out of reach. I think we all have endless possibilities. We all are living our own experience but if you believe something to be true then you can make it a reality.

Everybody’s idea of freedom is different. Some may want the ability to travel. Some want to buy land and farm their animals and grow their veggies. Whatever it may be there is no denying that it will need to be funded somehow. Whether it be your own money or the banks’.

We spend a lot of our lifetime in the working space and a lot of people don’t love what they do or the people they do it with. This is a lot of time to spend with people that can potentially be draining you or your energy rather than adding to it. I think your freedom can begin here. Being surrounded by the right people that energise you and lift you up can make you feel unstoppable. These people are the ones that build you up and want to see you make your dreams a reality. If you’ve never lived in a space where you’ve been able to dream of a life you want then these people can help you see that. The feeling of being surrounded by these people is freeing in itself. It opens your eyes to possibility, if you’re willing to see it.

From a base level as humans, we need to have purpose. When we go to work, we need to have a purpose to be there. When we build a business, we need to have a purpose as to why we are putting in so many hours. Being surrounded by the right people can help you see your purpose in life. It can create happiness within you that can change your mindset and open your eyes to see the things you are capable of and the life you are capable of living.

I think the beginning of freedom starts here. When the people around you help your wings grow, you have an abundant mindset rather than living from scarcity. Where energy goes, energy flows. There is much negativity in the world today and there is a lot of doom and gloom. I get it sometimes being positive in this crazy world is a hard task, but it’s worth it. There’s a big world out there.

I write this article sitting in my hotel in LA. I am on a business study tour with a bunch of amazing women. Everyone has their own stories, their own starting point, and their own struggles. No two people live the exact same experience and when you’re surrounded by people that have come from nothing, and have done amazing things, it makes you feel like you can do it too. This goes for all walks of life. We aren’t all given the same ‘leg up’ in life, but if you can make the most of your situation by sitting in rooms with people who want to live full lives and make the most of everyday, the energy is different. The vibe is different, and I’m here for it.

If you needed a call to action to go out and do what you want in the world, maybe this could be it. When you’re grateful for all that you have, and you move about the word with kindness and openness great things can happen. This is a money column and I’ll throw it in at the end here that if you are living your life from a core place of gratitude and abundance the money will come. But first, the energy needs to shift.