Independence Day – "Freedom From" & "Freedom To"

Here in the States it’s the 4th of July – Independence Day.

Wherever you are in the world, the word independence is important to us all. That’s one of the many things I love about what is being called “the internet lifestyle.”

So here is my annual article on independence – “freedom from” and “freedom to.”

Freedom From

Freedom From – Living someone else’s dream. Many of the people that do the typical 9 to 5 day are living someone else’s dream. Even though they get a “paycheck” they are working for the benefit of someone else.

Freedom From – Boredom. Most internet entrepreneurs I know are like me. We do not handle boredom very well. That is definitely one of the advantages of this life style, as you are able to work on multiple projects that you created and enjoy.

Freedom To

 Freedom To – Create not only the lifestyle you desire, but the kind of work you want to do. Creating new products and new adventures is so much fun. Remember creativity is simply looking at something that has always been there and seeing something that has never been seen before.

Freedom To – Improve. Another great freedom is to find something that is working and making it better. Alex Mandossian says it is better to improve than to invent.

Freedom To – Inspire. One of the highlights of my day and what I do is seeing my listeners and students be inspired to Go Use This Stuff and build their own businesses and create their own successes.

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Happy Independence Day and Independence Life

About The Author

Jeff Herring

Discover 5 simple steps for 6 figure success online with content marketing.


  • Lynette Chartier

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    Good morning Jeff,

    I trust all is going well and that the move this weekend is truly a new episode of freedom and independence for you!

    Your blog certainly caught my eye as I was reflecting on the same topic while visiting Rome last March. You can check it out on my video blog at the – Video blog page.

    Freedom can mean different things to different folks… For me – it means having created a lifestyle where I can do what I want, when I want with those I love.

    Have yourself a truly magical Independence day and I look forward to your next tele-seminar.

    Lynette Chartier

  • Cheryl Pickett

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    Hi Jeff,
    One of the things I like about learning from you is these little tidbits of inspiration. They remind me that I can reach my goals because people like you have already done so and you are graciously providing a path so that the rest of us can follow.

    I’m moving forward in creating my independent life, and although it’s not as quickly as I’d like, the keyword is forward. As always, thanks for the great calls, blogs and everything else you give us.

    I also wish you the best with your move (don’t drop any big TVs) and blessings on your new home.

    Cheryl Picket

  • Hey, Jeff!

    Happy 4th of July! I hope that your move is going well. A new place and freedom to move about.

    I liked your blog. It gives me pause to ponder about what freedom means to me. I particularly like “Freedom From…. and Freedom To…”

    Personally I am glad that I live in a country where my dreams can come to be. I am also glad to be in a (your mentorship) program that is giving me the tools to create the life I want. I am on my way.

    Have a blessed day

    Mary Pat

  • Happy Freedom Day Jeff!

    Thank you for reminding us all that July 4 means much more than watching fire works, drinking beer, and eating watermelon!

    Our forefathers fought that we might have freedom – in abundance.

    Now, wonderful people like you are “fighting” for us to have more freedom. Where there is more prosperity, there is more freedom.

    Where there is more freedom, there is more peace.

    It is a beautiful thing.

    Thanks for being one of the 21st Century Patriots.

    Gina Carr

  • annieblawrence

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    Hi Jeff,
    I am looking forward to our call, and hope that you are feeling better. Enjoy your move, celebrating your new independence from the small living area.

    Independence day for me means choosing to be independent from old thoughts, habits, and conditioning that I acquired from my childhood. Freedom means the ability to choose my thoughts, and actions to create what I want in life.

    Looking forward to speaking with you soon.

    Annie B Lawrence

  • Jeff,
    Thanks for your support, your coaching is valuable, but it seems after our talks…you help me to be in-dependant & I am better able to tap inner resources to do my work.
    Happy 4th,, Marc Lerner

  • Jeff –

    Happy 4th of July! I was looking forward to this article this morning. I am probably going to be sharing it with my folks – it just speaks volumes to so many different areas of life.

    I hope you and the boys are enjoying your new found freedom this year.

    All the best,


  • Jeff –

    Freedom to “inspire” is my favorite one you’ve listed. You’ve inspired me and so many others … how article marketing can change the lives of the marketers who write them and the students who read them 🙂

    Great post and I wish you and your family a fun and safe 4th of July 🙂

    Alex Mandossian

  • I agree with you Jeff, that the only thing better (or at least as GOOD as) having the freedom from living someone else’s dream is HELPING someone live THEIR dream too! Every time someone buys my little dog training book, I know there will be a happier family and for sure a happier puppy, because dogs really do LOVE to work. Just like us, they love having a purpose, starting with making their family happy. Just an all round win-win-win situation! And I am just like you, sharing free information about what I love is so much fun that the line between what I do and what I SELL gets fuzzier every day! Keep up the great work, Jeff, you inspire us all.

  • Jeff,

    A happy, fun and safe 4th of July to you and the family.

    Thank you for reminding me of all the great opportunities we have in this country as well as how to write articles that can truly help others.

    For me this is helping FREE people from Chronic/acute
    Pain through simple corrective exercises addressing a little know powerful secret… that a great amount of the time it something as simple as their Posture… I am talking about the blueprint and design of the human body.. (The Egoscue Method)

    It gave me back my life and I have been looking for ways to share it with the masses. (not easy)

    Thanks for the heads up. My work is cut out for me.

    Happy Independence Day to all!

  • Jeff –

    Freedom to “inspire” is also my favorite one you’ve listed.

    As an instructor, I’ve enjoyed writing articles and sharing information about careers with others for many years. You, however, are inspiring me to create a virtual “workshop & training center”, independent from the traditional brick and mortar university. This is so exciting!

    Blessings to you and the boys in your new home.

    Anna D. Banks

  • Hi Jeff,

    a very happy 4th of July to you and the boys.

    July 4th has been special to me for quite a few years now — ever since I got the green card that allowed me to stay permanently in this “Land of the Free” and “Be all you can be.”

    This year, however, it will be even more special, because I finally took the big step to achieve freedom “from” in a whole new way.

    Thanks for the inspiration and the example, for showing us that it CAN be done.

  • Happy 4th, Jeff!

    Thanks for providing us with some additional information and inspiration to move forward and declare OUR Independence.

    Once again you have shared a little more of the
    “Inner-Jeff” in an effort to encourage us to follow OUR dreams.

    Thanks, again.


  • Hi, Jeff,

    Happy Fourth of July to you, too.

    Thank you for the articles. You have such a wealth of knowledge to share with others. I’ll be watching your site.

    I hope you’re settled into your new place and are enjoying it.

    Take care and have a great night…

    Lisa Kirby

  • Freedom to………

    That is the best freedom that we celebrate today on July 4th, Independence Day.

    I live in Philadelphia…where all the original “Independence” Day historical events happened in 1776. Every time I pass the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Betsy Ross house, Ben Franklin’s grave, etc., there is a quiet pause and I listen for the sound of Freedom.

    It is very awesome.

    When I sit on a part bench there, I try to imagine what the conversations were like back then on the park benches and what the discussions for the “freedom to…” must have been like.

    We have a Freedom Trail here. Many are encouraged to walk it.

    What is your Freedom Trail? Where does it go?

    I am grateful for my own Freedom and those that went before me to help create its path.

    What path are you creating?

    Donna Marie Laino

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