Freedom of time, freedom of money, freedom of relationship, freedom of purpose.
Dan Sullivan, the founder of Strategic Coach, gives a talk called 10X is Easier Than 2X, where he explains how entrepreneurs can build their lives and careers by saving energy.
He explains that the key is to remove “stuff” and replace it with “energy” – measured in “things.” So, every three months we’re going going to boot three “stuffs,” and bring in three “energies.”
What makes this easy is, every time you boot a stuff, you get a little energy kick. And that feeling is wonderful.
Once you take that first step, to kick out the person taking up your time or the habit draining your money, it’s fascinating to see what else you can release.
And what energy you can let in.
We start this coaching process with people like Dan Sullivan because we’re curious about where someone else can take us — and where we can end up. What our potential is.
So Dan says that he’s 70, and he wants to live to be 125. And in the next 25 years, he wants to accomplish 10x more than he’s accomplished until now.
It’s that curiosity about what we can handle, that desire to light our own darkness, that even lets us think that big.
And will take us to the big places.