The Journey To Financial Freedom


Life is a journey filled with lessons, heartaches, joys, and special moments that will ultimately lead us to our destination, our purpose in life. The path to financial freedom follows a similar pattern; a journey that doesn’t happen overnight. A journey that can take decades of work, dedication, and determination to reach that point of having more than enough. This month’s newsletter is about our journey to Financial Freedom.

Financial freedom means that you are fully empowered to make life decisions without being overly stressed about the financial impact because you are prepared. You know exactly what you can spend, you are free to do what you want, when you want and how you want it, without worrying about the financial consequences. I will be looking at the financial freedom journey from inspirational quotes that have positively encouraged me since I embarked on my journey. Here they are:

1. Make a start:

“The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lao Tzu. The hardest part of any journey is taking that first step. I encourage people to find their ‘WHY’. The ultimate purpose as to why you truly want to be financially free will push you to make a start and keep the momentum going.

2. Embrace uncertainty:

“If all difficulties were known at the outset of a long journey, most of us would never start out at all.” – Dan Rather. Uncertainty is a big part of life. It shows you that the condition of not knowing is nothing to fear, but instead, it's the birthplace of innovation. Embracing uncertainty has unlimited potential for growth, wealth and happiness.

3. Many routes lead to that final destination:

“Life is a journey that has a lot of different paths, but any path you choose use it as your destiny.” ― Ryan Leonard. Many different paths lead to the same destination. Don’t allow ‘blame’ or ‘shame’ of past financial mistakes to hold you down on your journey. Learn from the experience, strive to be better, try a different route, move on.


“Trust yourself, trust the road, trust the weather and trust your destination! This quarto-trust can create a miraculously successful journey!” – Mehmet Murat ildan. Believing yourself is crucial to life success. If you don't believe in yourself, no one else will. Trust yourself, trust your decisions, don’t be afraid of failing, failure unleashes creativity.

It may sound like a nice theory, but I strongly believe financial freedom is possible for anyone to achieve. And I mean ANYONE… The journey is a process of growth, dedication, making small improvements, developing better money habits, and gaining emotional strength to keep going. I am with you on this journey, cheering you on as you journey through.

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Oyenike Adetoye

About Nike

Oyenike Adetoye (aka Nike) is an impactful speaker, author and personal finance expert. A Chartered Management Accountant by profession. Nike is the founder and CEO of LifTED Finance, a private financial firm that educates, coaches and supports people on their journey through financial fitness and wealth management.