You need to avoid becoming a master.
For being a master is the other side of the coin of being a servant.
See, a boss and corporate job enslaves you by telling you what to do, where to sit, what to say, and how to dress, in exchange for a weekly check.
But being the owner/boss of an 800 person company does the same thing. You are beholden to employees and customers dictating your time in exactly the same way.
Financial freedom is a liquid portfolio giving you dividends and coupon payments.
For example: 200,000 shares of Dorchester Minerals, or the diversified like.
You don’t become completely free by just avoiding to be a slave; you also need to avoid becoming a master.
-Nassim Taleb, The Bed Of Procrustes