Now that the fireworks are over and your ears have stopped ringing, it's a good time to reflect on the masterful way our founding fathers and mothers took control of their own destiny.

We may not have the British with which to contend, but there are plenty of oppressors in our lives that keep us from the pursuit of happiness. Even if the oppressors are sometimes ourselves. 

On this Independence Day weekend, take the opportunity to free yourself of those who stand in your way.  Stand up and loudly declare independence.

  1. Declare Independence from people who whine and bring down your day.
  2. Declare Independence from those stuck in mediocrity, who force it upon others.
  3. Declare Independence from those who criticize you without consideration.
  4. Declare Independence from family members who do not support you.
  5. Declare Independence from that which keeps you from being confident.
  6. Declare Independence from that which keeps you ignorant.
  7. Declare Independence from that which makes you unproductive.
  8. Declare Independence from that which makes you unhappy.
  9. Declare Independence from that which makes you unsuccessful.
  10. Declare Independence from that which makes you uninspired.
  11. Declare Independence from that which keeps you from being an amazing boss.
  12. Declare Independence from that which keeps you from being an amazing employee.

And now that you have declared your independence, it's time to execute. The hyperlinks lead to columns that will help you establish a plan and make it a reality.

Like this post? If so, sign up here and never miss out on Kevin's thoughts and humor.