Month: September 2017

Affluence vs Influence

Creating wealth through influence is real… potential for a life of financial freedom is available by focusing on yourself as a valuable asset and becoming a leader in your field and a person of influence.

Show Up For Success

When you go through life, you never know when the ups will turn to downs, or when the downs will turn to ups…

It’s important to remember to keep showing up, bring your A-game because you never know when the opportunity will strike….


Freedom to choose the simple things in life

Success includes having the choice to spend my time on the simple things in life..


Progress not perfection

“There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.”
― Franklin D. Roosevelt

In our journey to freedom engineering, I want to remind you that standing still is not okay, but you don’t have to make things perfect…

Aim for progress, not perfection….


Reduce Drag For Success

Like a motor car or a sprinter that is looking to reduce drag to help move fast with efficiency and less resistance, we can all look at ways to reduce drag in our lives.

When the light changes to green, they’ll all change

Ever looked ahead at all the red lights in a row… Then yours goes green and you move forward to all the other ones turning green in sync so you don’t have to stop at every intersection…

On your life journey, there will be red lights all the time, and times you have to give way, watch out for the crazy drivers and people going the same way as you…. but your journey is unique and when the light goes green and you move forward with confidence, the lights will change in your favour…

I’m feeling lucky on my birthday to have the opportunity to go through a few green lights…

Don’t miss the chance to set a great foundation

Kudos to Jeremy Todd of The Positive Side podcast (check it out on itunes) who inspired me to make sure I never miss a Monday Morning Workout!! What great advice… what an opportunity to start the day right, the week right and get you moving in the right direction.

So true throughout our success journey.  Taking every opportunity to set a great foundation for success is key to building momentum and engineering more freedom!


Good Preparation Is Better Than Good Paint

Success and results are often more about the preparation rather than the tools. What are you doing to prepare you day and your best life?

Fatherhood Success

My little girl turned 2 on the weekend and I was reflecting on whether that means I have been successful as a father, given that she is healthy, happy and well educated…

What does success look like in family life, as a parent??  You’ll only really know with the benefit of time and reflection from an elevated level….

Much like looking at the changes in a coastal landscape from high above rather than the day to day action of the waves and the wind on the beach and cliffs, the changes in our life may not be noticeable unless we look back in reflection…


“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance” – Steve Jobs.

I have been inspired watching my little 2-year-old teaching herself how to jump…  No thoughts of quitting she has persevered until she has mastered it…. How often we are on the brink of something great and all we need to do is just persevere…

If you persevere through self-doubt, tough situations, and life, in general, you will ultimately succeed.  Get at it, take action, persevere and create freedom!

Don’t forget to send me a shout out on twitter @davebalshaw to let me know you’re listening.  Or send me an email to dave@thefreedomengineer to book a free 15-minute power call, where we will help you to focus on the areas you need to get moving…