On July 4, many of us were reminded of the importance of freedom and self-reliance. While it’s great to celebrate our freedoms as Americans, it also important to take a closer look at our own lives. For example, is your job liberating, or does it weigh you down? Do your earnings reflect your efforts or is your potential limited by others? If you’d like to make everyday Independence Day, consider these ideas.

What Does “Freedom” Mean to You?

Freedom means different things to different people. While we each hold power to pursue independence, what does that honestly mean in our daily lives and careers? For many, it means having a flexible or hybrid schedule, allowing us to attend to personal or family needs more efficiently. Others understand freedom as a version of Timothy Ferriss’s well-known 4-hour workweek.

If you’re like most entrepreneurs, your idea of freedom falls somewhere in the middle. While there’s nothing inherently evil about a 9-5 gig, having the flexibility to adjust your workday sounds far better!

How Can You Achieve Freedom? 

According to Entrepreneur, three elements determine business success: passion, freedom, and impact. Passionate people have drive and ambition. They’re willing to take well-calculated risks for their business. These are also the individuals who use their money and time as they see fit, impacting the world around them daily.

Not only do these components start with you, the entrepreneur, but they remain the core of your business for the long haul. That said, achieving your own Independence Day isn’t anything more than taking steps toward your freedom goals.

For example, do you want your own agency? Would you enjoy networking with other agencies to reach regional milestones? So then, what’s the first step you need to take?

Remember, you don’t need to rent an office space, order 10,000 business cards, and hire an administrative professional this afternoon. Instead, just take the first step today, and soon, tomorrow will be your own Independence Day.

Are You Ready to Create Your Own Independence Day?

If being your own boss and creating your own fate sounds like your goal, it’s time to be a first-mover. Consider a career in financial services as a Medicare agent, where helping folks and catapulting your career go hand in hand.

Here at PTT, we will provide you with the tools you need to succeed, no previous experience necessary. Please visit our insurance careers page to learn more about creating your own Independence Day. When you’re ready to take the next step, we’re ready to help!