Free to Be, You & Me
Updated: Apr 9
When you hear that word, what comes to mind.....
The Statue of Liberty?
4th of July fireworks?
A cool George Michael song from the 90's?
Yesterday, we celebrated the freedoms that we enjoy as Americans -- The power to determine action without restraint. To live without imprisonment or enslavement. To worship, vote, live and work as we please.
THANK YOU to all those who serve and sacrifice daily, so that we can experience these rights. :)
On a personal level, freedom can mean different things, depending on your situation.
For example --
When my dog Lucy was a puppy, I can imagine the extreme JOY and FREEDOM she felt when she was able to spring with glee to get a peek over our fence to see what was going on over at the neighbors....
Turning 16 and finally being able to drive a car, without a parent in tow? Definitely FREEDOM to a teenager...
To my awesome husband, working hard all week long, so he can enjoy a day of FREEDOM on the golf course with his buddies....
To me, FREEDOM is about taking CONTROL of my life, my happiness, and my family's future. It's about being AVAILABLE for my family at any time. It's about taking a SPONTANEOUS vacation day or two, without asking permission from a boss. It's the opportunity to dream BIG DREAMS and just going for them. It's about surrounding myself with people who ENCOURAGE me and want success for me, without receiving any financial benefit for themselves. It's about spending my time doing things that are MEANINGFUL and IMPORTANT.
I decided to ask some of my close friends and business partners what freedom really means to them, and why it's important. I'd like for you to meet them and hear what they had to say...
Tiffany, you're awesome, thanks for being real, girl!
So why am I sharing all of this? Because I'm empowered and inspired by these amazing women who are my friends, my Rodan + Fields business partners. And I hope it will inspire you, too. Being part of this community and this company, it's one of the reasons I'm glad that I stepped outside the box, and chose a non-traditional career as an Independent Consultant with Rodan + Fields.
Being my own boss with Rodan + Fields allows me to get more out of life. I have the most insane amount of JOY and the FREEDOM to spend time with those I love, and giving back to others.
This takes courage, y'all. It takes patience, resilience and optimism. It takes grit and hard work. But if it means the difference between living a life well-lived, and just going through the motions? My friends, it's SO worth it.
Aren't you worth it, too?
Believe it or not, we ALL have the freedom to choose how we spend our time. We get to say "yes" and "no" to things as we choose. It took me a while to figure this out, but think I'm finally kinda getting it.
To get there, I had to ask myself some tough questions --
Am I spending my time on the things that really matter?
Am I spending time with people that lift up and encourage me?
I am doing what's best for ME and my FAMILY, not what others expect of me?
Do I really feel FREE to do what you believe I'm called to do and be?
After I took a hard look at how I answered these questions, I knew I had to look at things a little differently, and make some changes.
If you're searching for freedom, and the ability to be YOU without anyone's permission, I encourage you to make a CHANGE, make a CHOICE, so that you can have more OPTIONS.
I promise, it will be worth it.