I unashamedly borrowed the title of this blog from the famous Queen song “I want to break free” which was written by their bassist John Deacon. It’s great to play it out loud on our Google Mini in the kitchen when we are preparing a meal. I love singing the song out loud. It is so liberating.

 

Queen’s songs were composed and played in a totally different era to today yet they never seem to age.  They feel as relevant today as they have always been. Full of energy, passion, life and meaning. Totally unlike the world we now live in post-pandemic.  

 

 

I’m fed up with a world in which I and most other people have to self-censor for fear of being attacked and banned by woke zealots. We live in a country where there are too many bossy boots dictating what we are allowed to think and say. The concept of freedom of speech is gradually being eroded and with it all of our other freedoms will eventually disappear at this rate. It is Orwellian and dystopian. I never imagined it could happen in the UK but 1984 is becoming a reality. So I want to break free.

 

Of course, the best way to break free is to become financially free. That’s the first step. Once you have financial freedom you have far more choices in your life such as where you live, what you do and how you do it.

 

As a libertarian, my dream would be to live on a seastead free of all government and taxation. I’d like to live a totally self-sufficient life on an ocean. Am I a dreamer? Maybe but it does appeal to my sense of independence and yearning for freedom.

 

https://wealthandtax.co.uk/is-seasteading-the-ultimate-libertarians-tax-haven/


(source: The Seasteading Institute and Matias Perez)

 

So what is your idea of freedom? What does it mean to you to have financial freedom? What would you like to achieve with your life?

 

Of course, it has to start with setting yourself goals because without goals your dream of financial freedom will always be just that – a dream.

 

Write down your goals. Make them vivid and specific. Visualise them. Read your goals out loud daily.  Focus on achieving your goals. Become obsessed by them. The more you visualise your goals the more likely you will be to achieve them. Why? Because of the law of attraction. Let me explain.

 

According to quantum physics, the atoms in our bodies vibrate at a certain level. Whatever you think about attracts others who are thinking about the same thing because the atoms in their bodies vibrate at the same level as yours. You then appear to have a series of happy coincidences where you somehow meet people by chance who just happen to be the people you need to meet to achieve your goals.  That’s why visualisation, repetition and focus on your goals is so important.

 

 

This has certainly happened in my life and I have observed it in other people’s lives too. You do want to break free, don’t you? Try it. What have you got to lose? You know it makes sense.*

 

 

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*The value of investments can fall as well as rise. You may not get back what you invest. The information contained within this article is for guidance only and does not constitute advice which should be sought before taking any action or inaction. All information is based on our current understanding of taxation, legislation, regulations and case law in the current tax year. Any levels and bases of relief from taxation are subject to change. Tax treatment is based on individual circumstances and may be subject to change in the future.  This blog is based purely on the author’s personal opinion and it is not our firm’s view.