2 weeks ago, I vacationed in Hawaii with my friends Danielle LaPorte and Kate Northrup, along with the rest of our small pod of happy humans.
We swam with dolphins.
I intentionally brought back wisdom to the women in my Mastermind.
A few hours ago, I hugged my assistant goodbye at the airport, after flying her to New York for her first time ever.
Writing this, I’m 30,000 feet in the sky: Tokyo > Kyoto > Okinawa.
I’ll picnic under cherry blossom trees.
I’ll eat enough sushi to last me 5 years.
I’ve hit my most recent benchmark of freedom:
Travel where I want, when I want, while creating more freedom for others.
Why is this so important to me?
Not-so-many years ago, my dear Grandmother died and one of my best friends got married. I missed the funeral and I missed the wedding.
Why? Not enough time and money.
Sitting on my bed bawling amidst a puddle of tissues, while my family was hugging one another and mourning together… And then again, walking down the street with my sunglasses on, tears streaming down my cheeks as I looked at the photo in my inbox of my 3 best friends all dressed up at Heather’s wedding…
I vowed to myself to reach a new benchmark of freedom:
Visit my family and friends whenever I want, while creating more freedom for others.
After I reached the family thing, while creating more freedom for my clients, I decided I needed a new benchmark of freedom. I was craving doing more retreats with women. I was craving the work; I was craving the sisterhood.
I crafted a new benchmark of freedom:
Get paid to eat fresh papaya in the winter, while creating more freedom for others.
After an incredible week in Costa Rica with 12 brilliant women, I launched a long-term group experience that included more retreats. And when that was a success, I did it again. It worked.
Every time I set a new benchmark of freedom that’s grounded in a key experience I want to have, while creating more goodness for others, it works.
My new benchmark of freedom:
Your freedom is yours.
You get to define what it feels like.
Just choose it.