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Hello and welcome to episode four of Claim Your Freedom. I am your host, Aziza Alaoui.
Do you know that many entrepreneurs and professionals secretly feel a deep sense that something is missing and that they are trapped in their own golden prison?
Why would you ask?
It’s because many leaders opened their business or chose a job for the wrong reasons.
It’s because many leaders opened their business or chose.
It’s because many leaders opened their business or choose a job for the wrong reasons.
Let’s see why you may choose the wrong business or job and how it can impact your life.
There are many reasons, and the most common one is the urge to make a lot of money and fast.
You convince yourself that money can bring you happiness because you can buy anything you want and all material stuff.
You have no idea that happiness is is not about money.
You believe what you see in social media and in the movies that rich people are happy and fulfilled.
Yes, it’s possible.
But not when they’re doing something they hate.
It’s not about money.
Don’t fool yourself because you can do something you don’t like for many years.
You better do what you love because you will spend most of your time doing something you hate.
And that will make you unhappy and unfulfilled.
Happiness is not about money. I can assure you I’ve been there. And I can tell you all about it.
When I opened my first business, I built myself a golden prison.
And I tortured my soul for years before realizing that something wasn’t right.
And that’s why I tell you. Do what you love.
Don’t lose your time because of money or anything else.
Look for happiness everywhere and especially in your job or business.
So I was in that business.
The business I really wanted for years I dreamt of.
But I didn’t know why I wanted that business.
I thought I would have money.
I would be free, have the freedom to be with my family and friends, do activities, be able to travel, do a lot of things because I thought money brings you freedom.
I thought money can make me happy.
Plus the fact that I’ll be my own boss, nobody to boss me around, nobody to tell me what to do.
And that’s what everybody who has a job, who’s working for somebody else dreams of.
And you, my leaders are dreaming of that, I guess, because usually when we have a job and we have this entrepreneurship mindset, I want to be my own boss.
We go for it. We just do it.
But this is where I tell you think twice.
First of all, make a list of everything that you love, all the things that make you tick.
You know, something you would say to yourself.
I would do this job, or I would do this, even if I am not paid for it.
This way, you can define your purpose and you’ll be really living your mission.
It’s important to do what you love.
It’s crucial because, you know, more than 70% of American people hate their job.
They do hate it.
So imagine how do these people live?
How can you spend your day hating your job?
So choose carefully.
But before find what makes you tick, find all the the things you love and money is not the good reason.
Another reason is fear.
Fear can hold you back.
Fear is your worst enemy.
And you know why?
Because fear is connected to your ego.
And when you are into your purpose, when you are living your mission, there’s no place for ego.
Absolutely not and no place for fear.
So some leaders choose the wrong business or the wrong job because they doubt themselves because maybe you think, what if
I don’t take this opportunity?
Is it possible that I get another one?
What if I am not good enough?
What if I am not competent enough to have a better job?
Look at my friend.
He already bought his house.
He got married.
He started a family.
I have to do the same.
And then you start comparing yourself to others.
You think that you should do the same.
Well, hell no.
You have to do what is good for you.
And you have to do what you love.
Don’t doubt yourself.
You know, fear comes from uncertainty and insecurity.
Sometimes you are scared because that’s the way you’ve been raised, because you heard all the time.
Come on, you have to take it.You have to take the chance. You can’t get better than that.
You know, all of us have some fears somewhere, but you can absolutely fight it by opening up to your purpose, by opening up to what is good for you, by finding what you love.
What is that best thing you want to do in your life?
What is it?
Look for it.
Dig deep to see what it is.
Because if you let go of this and you just stay in fear and you let fear get hold of you, then you will end up dwelling in the past or projecting yourself in the future.
You won’t have the possibility to live in the moment and really create your future because the future is created only in the present moment, not in the past.
The past is everything that is finished. Done.
You can go back and say, what if I did this?
What if it was this way?
No, it’s done.
Let’s start something new.
Let’s go forward.
So don’t let fear stop you from starting the right business or taking the right job, the one that will make you happy and fulfilled.
Be honest with yourself. And look for what you love.
Another reason that is very important, too, is a lot of leaders would start a business or choose a job out of necessity.
And that’s actually comes from fear.
But out of necessity, sometimes you have a family, you really need to make money and you go, oh, my God, I’m going to take this job because I don’t think I’ll have the opportunity to find another one.
Or what if it takes more time and you think the time is running and you have to hurry, you have to really do it fast, and you don’t give yourself a chance to find different opportunities to choose from.
And many, many people live this way because sometimes you have a mortgage, you have a car to pay for.
You have your kids at school and you have to pay for the fees and you need to make money.
So out of necessity, a lot of people do that.
And also what happens to leaders who open their business?
They can do it out of necessity because maybe they’ve been working and they lost their job.
But then the company closed up and okay, I have no job anymore.
I’m going to open my business.
This is the right time.
I have to take this opportunity and do it, but then they’re doing
it out of necessity.
They’re not doing it because they were ready.
They prepared themselves.
Everything needs preparation and preparation needs a plan.
And when you have a plan, you have goals.
And when you have goals, it means you have a purpose.
You have a vision.
You are in a mission to accomplish that vision, to get people to support you.
But if you go and do it out of a necessity, then you’re not in the right path.
You’re not in the right business.
That’s really something that will stop you from being happy, from growing, from getting where you are dreaming to go.
And I can tell you something when you hurry to do things and when you do things fast and you think time is against you, well, it doesn’t work like that because time can become your worst enemy.
I remember when I was at the pharmacy, my business, my pharmacy business.
I used to look at my watch all the time when I was working.
I was just waiting that the day ends up so I could leave.
I wasn’t happy.
I couldn’t even go to the washroom when I needed to.
I couldn’t eat when I needed to.
And you know what?
It was terrible.
It was overwhelming.
It was disheartening.
And I don’t want that for you.
It is not the way you should be doing things.
And you know what?
That business was something I dreamt of for years to be my own
boss as a pharmacist because I love to serve others.
And I did serve my customers the way I wanted.
I helped them.
I was always there for them, and I loved them.
But I wasn’t in the right environment, so I was serving my purpose, and I was into my mission.
I was of service to other people, but not in the right environment.
I had to let go of it to find happiness and fulfillment.
I remember my God.
Most of my mornings when I woke up, I had to drag myself to work.
I wasn’t happy. And that’s terrible.
That feeling is terrible.
And you know what another reason that is very, very important.
And it’s awareness.Be aware.
Raise your awareness around what you love.
I’ll say it again around things that make you tick.
Awareness is everything because awareness opens your heart and connects you to your intuition, your creativity.
Because the more you are aware of who you are and what you want in this life and what kind of job you want to have and what
kind of business you want to open, the more you can achieve. I can tell you that now that I found my way, I am so happy and fulfilled and this is what I want for you.
Be aware. Raise your energy.
Be conscious of what’s happening around you and why you want to become your own boss and open that business.
What is your why?
Which is your purpose? Define it before you jump into anything that is not good for you.
And please don’t accept something you don’t love.
Don’t say to yourself. « Well, it’s just for now. In a while, I’ll change. I’ll grow better, and my business will be better. And I’ll change things for now. I have to accept this because I don’t have the choice. »
Well, you have the choice. You can make the choice. You have that capacity.
That power. Just keep it. Don’t give it away to others or to circumstances.
Be your own boss.
Work that mind in a way that it works for you.
Not you working for it.
Use your mind to get what you want.
Think in alignment with what you believe and what is good for you.
Create the feelings of happiness.
Fulfillment, freedom? Yes. Yes. You deserve that freedom to go for it.
If you feel that something is missing, that is an alarm, that the time has come to shift and change things.
If you have a business you don’t like, turn the key. Close it, start another one.
Don’t be ashamed. Don’t feel ashamed because you failed.
Failures are stepping stones to use, to learn to get better, to move forward.
And if it’s a job, don’t stay stuck.
If you don’t like it, move on. Change it.
Life is short because when you define your purpose, you know that’s happiness because you know what you want, what you love and then you start your mission and you live your mission and that leads you to lasting happiness.
Yes, you can be happy both little things and just say, OK, this time is okay.
Next time I let it go.
But happiness is in your heart.
And happiness is about love.
And love is something that you need to have in every aspect of your life.
You have to use it with your family, friends in all areas of your life, in business, in finances, your health.
You have to love yourself to be healthy.
Love is everything.
So imagine how can you see yourself stuck in a situation in a business or a job that you hate?
Is that possible?
Let go of it.
Turn the key. Change.
Move on. Find what suits you. Find what’s good for you.
You have the power to do it and it’s all within reach because it comes from inside of you from nowhere else.
Once you know yourself, once you connect your inner self, once you connect your inner guidance, intuition, you become creative.
You can do miracles. But first you have to know who you are and what you love in this life.
I hope that from today you will think about it.
You will check on how happy you are.
You will check on your thoughts, your feelings, emotions around your job, your business and then start working on it.
There is no shame, no shame.
If you have losses, all the successful people have losses.
It’s part of life.
It’s part of everything.
And you know what I think you know about the people who fall are the people who tried and acted.
If you don’t try, if you don’t do something, if you don’t act, if you’re not into action, then nothing will happen.
You won’t fall.
You won’t have failures but failures.
What they say about you is you’ve been acting and that you learned through these failures how to become successful, to go and look for that soul aligned success which gives you freedom and lasting happiness.
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