The 5 Day Weekend is about reframing and re-envisioning the American Dream.
For far too long the American Dream has been defined in materialistic terms. You’ve “made it” when you have that nice, big, custom house, that fancy, shiny car; a swimming pool; four-wheelers and other toys; etc. But very rarely does that high-consumption lifestyle come with real freedom.
In fact, quite to the contrary—many people in that situation are in debt up to their eyeballs and are slaves to their toys, with their accompanying loan payments. Many people who think they own a lot of liabilities find that their liabilities actually own them.
Enjoying a high standard of living is not the same thing as the lifestyle freedom I’m referring to in the 5 Day Weekend. I’m talking about the freedom to do what you want when you want, to adventure and create unforgettable memories, to enjoy each moment without worrying about how you’re going to pay your bills and feed your family, to live a life of purpose and significance. You take an extended time out of your daily life to travel the world on your own terms, often becoming location- and freedom-independent.
My advice is to truly break free from society’s demands and live the life of your choosing, rather than simply following the crowd and keeping up with the Joneses. The Joneses have never had it as good as you’ll have it when you achieve these seven freedoms of the 5 Day Weekend lifestyle:
- Freedom from Stuck
- Freedom from Yes
- Freedom from Perfection
- Freedom from Stuff
- Freedom from Mediocre
- Freedom from Regret
- Freedom from Self
I explore each of these in the next several posts.
In the meantime, how do you feel about breaking free of the demands of society, and living the life of your own choosing? Is there a freedom you yourself particularly look for in life? Thank you for sharing.
Secure your copy of the “5 Day Weekend” book. 5 Day Weekend: Freedom to Make Your Life and Work Rich with Purpose [Nik Halik & Garrett Gunderson]
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