Welcome to the Club Freedom blog site!
This blog is intended to bring together a community of like-minded people who are committed to a life of FREEDOM! Better said, this community is primarily intended for those who have recently quit their jobs and never want to go back to corporate america, for those who have been entrepreneurs or investors for so long that we are categorically unemployable, and for those who may love their job, but are committed to living an “invented life” – free from so many of life’s constraints. This is a place to share thoughts, resources, experiences, insights, and lessons for anyone who has chosen to venture onto a path in life that is a pure invention of one’s own imagination, vision, commitments, and values. Since I have been working in the world of finances for so long, the conversation centers around what it looks like to achieve true financial freedom, and ultimately expands to freedom in all aspects of life.
Why listen to what I have to say? You don’t have to. This is for us as much as it is for any one else. With over 16 years of experience as a social, lifestyle entrepreneur and inventor, I wanted a place to journal my journey of “marrying” the material and spiritual worlds. I could just kick myself for not starting this sooner. My personal values include: freedom, family, legacy, and love. I have found the process of integrating my entrepreneurial visions and personal values to be the most challenging part of the process. It is easier to create business opportunities that are profitable, but don’t align with what you value most in life. It is also easier to create projects that are purposeful and make your heart sing, but don’t pay the mortgage. Integrating the two is what this blog and community is about based on my approach to designing a life worth living.
My journey started in April 2000. I’ll do my best to recollect the high points and low points of my journey in a few short blogs. I trust that this true account of my path of self discovery will be worthwhile. If you want to learn more about me, visit http://www.mayumiyoung.com
That all being said, I am very transparent and share not for shock value or attention (I’m actually quite private), but only for sole the intention that my sharing making a difference for others. I want you to know what it is REALLY like to be a social, lifestyle entrepreneur and inventor (not a sugar coated kumbaya circle, but the unfiltered, uncessored truth). People just getting started can learn from my mistakes, celebrate with me, laugh with me, and cry with me.
I LOVE to read biographies of heroic people. I’m moved by the rags to riches overcoming great odds story (so much that I wonder if I am not recreating that story unnecessarily in my own life). Movies like “In Pursuit of Happyness” and “Cinderalla Man” and “Sea Biscuit” are some of my favorites. I love reading about the Southwest Airlines in “Nuts” and empirical studies of successful business models like “Good to Great” by Jim Collins. That all being said, I will do my best to share my story as it is happening. May it inspire you to live an invented life.
Welcome to the Club!