Jay Fiset is a self-described lifelong entrepreneur. He enjoys having multiple businesses and working on projects that are interesting to him, but it hasn’t always been smooth sailing for Jay and his family.
Their journey to Financial Freedom has had its share of ups and downs. Along the way, Jay learned an important lesson that he wants you to know: Financial Freedom is within reach for everyone.
Working toward becoming financially free
As a young man, Jay quickly realized the more money he had, the more choices he had. He started his own businesses and used the proceeds to buy his first bicycle, motorcycle and eventually, his first car.
Though he didn’t know about the principles of Financial Freedom, he laid a strong financial foundation for himself at age 16 by investing in mutual funds. Each month, he would invest another hundred dollars and watch his investment grow. Did you even know what a mutual fund was at age 16?
For Jay, Financial Freedom is having recurring or passive income that exceeds his monthly and annual expenses. But more than that, Financial Freedom is the ability to choose how he spends his time.
When he wakes up in the morning, Jay makes a conscious decision to play with his children or spend time with his wife instead of rushing off to a typical office job. Does this mean he never works? Not at all. Instead, he chooses when he wants to work and what he wants to do.
Experiencing financial freedom
Like many people, Jay thought that when he achieved Financial Freedom, he would never want to work again. He looked forward to relaxing, spending time with family and traveling.
For the first two months after achieving Financial Freedom, he did just that. He and his wife traveled and explored the world. They even looked at land in Mexico, hoping to build a retreat center.
But those eight weeks off work shed light on something Jay hadn’t expected. Turns out, he needed to work to stay sane.
What would your career be like if you worked because you wanted to, not because you had to? Would you remain in your current career or do something completely different?
Finding financial freedom again
Jay has gained and lost his Financial Freedom multiple times throughout his life. He understands what it’s like to live on both sides of the equation.
In one instance, Jay and his wife lost their Financial Freedom after a single investment went bad. They began to wonder “what do we do now?” but Jay quickly realized he’d achieved Financial Freedom before, and he knew how to do it again. Instead of just seeing the failure, Jay took a step back and developed a plan to find freedom again.
The path to Financial Freedom is rarely linear and easy, it’s usually fife with twists and turns. No matter how you get there, the message remains the same: it’s a process that works. Financial Freedom is something you deserve and can be achieved. But you must have the courage to begin.
What changes will you make today to take the first step toward living the life you’ve always dreamed of?
Makaylah Rogers is the co-founder of MindShift.money. She is a Thought Leader for her generation, teaching people how to rewrite their “money rules.” With an extensive background in wealth building and personal development, Makaylah’s path has taken her into executive roles in various fields including launching startups, real estate sales and motivational keynote speaking.