April 27

The 3 steps I used to achieve financial freedom ($9.5k/month)

Hey man.

If you're a grown man living with your parents and you dream of a life of freedom and independence…it's not too late.

You don't need to be stuck in the traditional 9-5 grind forever.

You can create a life that's as engaging and rewarding as a video game, but way more fulfilling.

I know this because this is what I did.

I went from feeling like a man-child living with my dad to becoming a digital nomad watching the number in my bank account increase with my own online personal brand.

And I want to help you do the same.

I've broken down the journey I took into a three-step signature system that I am tentatively calling the OLI method.

I’ll tell you what that means at the end.

If you follow these steps, you can achieve financial independence and live a life that most men can only dream of.

But first, you need to let go of the excuses and make the decision to take control of your life.

Living with parents might be comfortable, but it’s keeping you stuck with the identity of a child.

And the longer that goes on, the harder it is to get out of it.

Are you with me? Let’s get started.

Step One: Outlet

On your journey to freedom, procrastination is the enemy.

Often, the reason we procrastinate and avoid taking action isn't laziness – it's poor mood management.

This is according to Professor Fuschia Sirois from Sheffield University who I had the honour of interviewing a couple of years ago.

When we feel anxious, stressed, or hopeless about a task, we naturally want to avoid it and seek activities that keep the anxiety at bay, like binge-watching shows or playing video games.

But there's a better way to deal with these negative emotions that won't derail your progress: journaling.

Writing about your experiences, thoughts and feelings in a journal is one of the most powerful emotional self-regulation tools available.

Successful people write.

So adopt the identity of a writer.

Your journal should become your Bible, something you take with you everywhere.

Marcus Aurelius, one of the greatest Roman emperors in history, kept a daily journaling habit that became one of the most influential books a man can read, even 2,000 years later.

If journaling was valuable to such a great man, it's a habit worth developing.

Not only will journaling help you manage your emotions and stay consistent, but it can also be the first step toward building a lucrative online personal brand.

To get started, download my free 31-day fillable journal PDF in the pinned comment below this video.

Step Two: Launch

Once you've been journaling consistently, you can turn that habit into a source of income by creating an online personal brand.

This might sound far-fetched, but it's the exact path I took, as well as the path of another famous author named James Clear.

He’s the guy who wrote that book Atomic Habits that made everyone habit mad a few years ago.

Clear started journaling about his experiences and lessons learned during his recovery from a severe baseball injury.

His writing was engaging and relatable, so he started a blog in 2012 to share his thoughts and connect with others.

As his following grew, he monetized his blog through a newsletter, coaching services, courses, and ebooks.

In 2018, his journaling efforts culminated in the publication of "Atomic Habits," which established him as an authority in personal development.

What one man can do, another man can do.

If he can do it, so can you.

Take your journaling habit public by creating your own platform and committing to publishing regularly.

You might not think you have anything to offer.

But I promise that you do.

  • Identify the problems in your life, commit to solving them and document the journey.
  • Share the core ideas from books you read.
  • Tell a story from your life and give the audience an important insight from it.

This is pretty much all I do.

Making a living from an online personal brand is a long-term play, but it can ultimately lead to the freedom to work entirely for yourself.

What if you need to start making money sooner?

That's where step three comes in.

Step Three: Integrate

Around the 50-article mark of building your brand, your writing skills will have improved significantly.

At this point, you can start freelancing as a content writer to generate income while you continue growing your platform.

With the work you've done with journaling and on your personal brand, you'll know your natural interests and niches.

Specialize in these areas. Writers who try to cover everything struggle to command higher rates.

I started by offering my services at 5 cents per word on Upwork.com.

Within a couple of weeks, I landed my first job as a YouTube scriptwriter for a drop-servicing channel. I was making around $3,000 per month.

You can do the same.

As you gain experience and gather testimonials, you can gradually increase your rates.

Freelancing as a content writer allows you to work remotely from anywhere in the world (I hear Costa Rica is nice).

While you'll still have clients to answer to, you'll have far more freedom and flexibility than a traditional job.

As your personal brand continues to grow and become monetizable, you can eventually fire your freelance clients and work entirely for yourself.

What I just described is the OLI method which is the signature system I take my clients through to earn their freedom and independence. But what does the OLI method stand for? Outlet, Launch, Integrate.

  • Outlet your thoughts and emotions through specific journaling habits, practices and exercises.
  • Launch your authentic online presence and personal brand.
  • Integrate freelance income while building your brand.

By the end, you'll have truly won your freedom – the freedom to do what you want, when you want, and with whom you want.

We've mapped out the system for becoming a well-paid independent financially free creator…

But I'll be honest, mate.

I have a pretty big concern.

Without figuring out the nuances that only apply to you, it will take years to get monetized (if ever) instead of months.

This lack of momentum will kill your motivation.

You will continue to avoid taking action and you'll stay stuck as a passive man endlessly consuming content instead of being the one getting paid for creating it.

That's why I'm offering you a complimentary strategy session designed to give you complete clarity and confidence in your next steps.

In this session, we'll:

  • Create your own custom 3-month plan of action tailored to your own specific goals and circumstances.
  • Identify the easiest ways for you to monetize yourself quickly, within the next 1-3 months.
  • Craft a daily routine for killing procrastination, taking consistent action and building momentum.

There's no pressure to buy anything from me during this session. I'm not here to sell to you. If you choose to work with me, that decision will come from you.

All I ask is that you come prepared with a journal, ready to take notes, learn, and make progress towards your goals.

My last client paid $500 for a YouTube growth session. But this session is even more impactful than the one he paid $500 an hour for.

This session can fucking change your life just like it did with John a few days ago.

He completely resolved his income anxiety and gave him total clarity and confidence in the next steps he needs to take.

I dream that within the next 6 months, you will join me in a whiskey bar in Japan or a beach in Croatia and we can talk about how good freedom feels.

If you want the freedom to say “fuck it” and do that, then stop wasting time and let’s make it happen.

Click this link to go to my calendar, find a time that suits you, answer the follow-up questions and let's get on a call.

I’ll leave you with this:

Your life could look very different in 3 months.

Meditate on that…

And I’ll see you on the call.

Oliver “Toby Robbins” Cowlishaw


financial freedom, financial freedom as a man

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