the freedom engineer

12 Questions To Change Your Life

Thanks to Ryan Holiday for the inspiration behind this podcast. I subscribe to Ryan’s writings and blog and found this list in an email recently.

I thought it was worth sharing.  You can find the post here.


A bad day can just as easily be good

I had a bad day, where all things aligned such that I got all the red lights, spilt my coffee, had priority projects derail my best-laid plans.  But, and this is important… If all things can align for the worst, doesn’t it make sense that any other day, all things can align for the best?

It’s a matter of reflection and perspective and how you respond to the challenges that count.

Take 100% Responsibility For Your Life!

“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself.” – Jim Rohn

When I started my journey to become The Freedom Engineer, I found a book on success principles by Jack Canfield. The first principle is “Take 100% Responsibility For Your Life”.  This is so true.

Once I started to realise that I had to make personal changes in my life, that no-one else was going to do it for me, that’s when my life started to change for the better.

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….


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…