Picture this: you’re scrolling through social, and it seems like everyone is jumping on the entrepreneurship bandwagon. The message is clear — if you’re not your own boss, you’re not in control of your destiny.

But is that really the case? My answer is no.

I see this message as problematic because it drives discontent, comparison, and the fear of missing out on something that may only be an illusion. The only way to break free from this type of manipulation is to reclaim our minds and start prioritizing what matters to us. This will require greater self-awareness and the courage to think for ourselves.

Success is a personal decision, not a one-size-fits-all standard. I define success as doing what I am passionate about and having control over my time. Unlike many, I’m not motivated by money. My treasures lie in simplicity, and the freedom to make choices that align with who I am.

I don’t feel the need to apologize for my desires or conform to someone else’s idea of success.

You shouldn’t either

Do you unapologetically

In a world that often values conformity over individuality, it’s easy to get swept up in the crowd. Our primitive instincts, rooted in our ancestors’ need to belong to a tribe, can still influence our behavior today. However, it’s essential to recognize that times have changed.

Going along with the majority nowadays can stunt your personal growth and hinder your pursuit of true fulfillment. On the other hand, independent thinking allows us to define our path and intentionally choose who we want to be with us on the journey.

Not out of necessity

But out of comradery

There is real power and value in finding your tribe, a group of individuals who reflect and complement your values. It can accelerate your growth, inspire you, and insulate you from complacency. I decided to invest my time in spaces like Medium and LinkedIn, so I could be surrounded by independent thinkers and thoughtful dialogue because it is something I highly value.

I want the same for you.

So, imagine a life where you live authentically, free from societal pressures, and embrace your unique desires. Picture yourself savoring each moment of your fulfilled life, that you chose based on what is important to you and your uniquely defined path to success.

I am creating my own private community where I can connect with like-minded individuals who value work-life harmony, individuality, and independent thinking.