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My Journey to Time and Financial Freedom

by Knicole Burchett

Sitting there in my cubicle, it was the summer of 2013, and I was about 6 months pregnant with my second child. As I looked out the window on that beautiful sunny summer day, I watched my boss leave the office AGAIN for another day of golf. He had no problem coming to the office in his golf attire and letting us all know it was a golf day. I use to day dream what it would be like with that power, to have that kind of freedom of getting paid, soaking up that natural vitamin D and feel the sunbeams against my face. I always wondered what it would be like to “work” from the golf course, the river, or some exotic island. For the past 10 years I had worked for someone else. I was programmed by society that this was the way of life. Don’t get me wrong, I had an amazing insurance career, I was successful, winning company awards and trips, but I was trading my time for money. Materially, I had everything. I had a nice house, a nice car, a boat, and I could buy my children anything they desired. But deep inside, I felt empty. I felt there was more to life. What are all of these things if I didn’t have time to enjoy them? Why and how do I become the Boss who has this time freedom? These are the thoughts racing through my head as I watched him leave. Something happened inside me on this particular day as I opened up another email denying my request for time off. This was not just any request, my father was flying in for the weekend for the big gender reveal for my second son, Kole. I was all too used to missing things because I had to work. That email denying my time off hit me hard but was exactly what I needed. I had literally had enough!! Tears begin pouring down my face, and it was like the person inside me was breaking free. I always knew there was a better way. Growing up, my mother was always home and dinner was on the table, she did not have the stress of working as the family was able to live on my step father’s salary. Being a single mom it is much different, I was the one income. I had been working 40-50 hours a week since college graduation as was drilled into me as the way of life. I could have just been thankful and content I had the “dream job” and could provide for my kids, but all I felt was guilt. Guilt of not being around and guilt of missing so much time with my family.

About Knicole Burchett

Born and Raised in the Northwest, Knicole enjoys the simple things in life. Her zest for life is contagious for all those around her as she gives hope and inspiration to so many to achieve their dreams. She is an independent and successful mother of two boys who keep her moving. After graduating from college and entering the corporate working world she quickly learned the value of time freedom and has been on a mission of paving her own path of entrepreneurship. Along that path, she found the industry of network marketing and a breakthrough product that has allowed her to change thousands of lives while living on her own terms. After finding this success, she became determined to lead the way for others to achieve this freedom. It has become her goal, passion, and mission to help as many people as she can along the way. She is known for her personality, genuine love for others, and encouragement she shares every day. Outside of spending time with her family, you can find her jet setting and experiencing the world. We never know where she will be going next.