Learn To Be A More Independent Person

Learn To Be A More Independent Person This exclusive report includes powerful tips to help you to learn how to be more independent.

Learn To Be A More Independent Person


This exclusive report includes powerful tips to help you to learn how to be more independent.


I have also included 3 actionable steps that you can take right away. Additionally, I have included a list of suggested reading for those looking for even more information.

While you certainly should feel comfortable asking others for help when needed it is also important not to become a burden.


The more independent you are, the less you have to rely on others. This gives you the freedom to live.


The following tips can help move towards a more independent life.


Have emergency money on hand


As simple as this sounds, if you find yourself in an emergency that requires a good chunk of money, what will you do if you don’t have it? You will likely call up friends or family members. This puts you in a position of owing them. Set aside ten percent of your salary every pay period. This can be used to build up your emergency fund.


Always learn new skills.


If you don’t keep up with your skills, you will have to rely on others who are up-to-date with theirs. Most people don’t know everything there is to know. However, if you are on a constant learning path you will always be able to thrive.



If you truly want to become independent, consider starting a business.


Many people feel they can do better than the companies they work for. If you can make it happen for yourself, you will have the freedom to be your own boss.


For those who don’t want to start a new business, you can still take steps to increase your independence at work.


For instance, you should try to delegate several of your tasks. If you are not at a manager’s level, you may need to negotiate your position. For instance, you could teach someone a skill in exchange for him or her taking on some of your responsibilities.



Increase your network.


Attend a networking event at least once per quarter. You can arrange one yourself or you can attend one that is already scheduled. Once you develop your network, reach out to the network at least once per month, even if it’s just for a quick hello.



Stay out of trouble.


This seems obvious, but if you get arrested and have to spend time in jail, you lose your independence. Being incarcerated is difficult to shake even after you are released. People don’t believe this could ever happen to them. However, they start with small infractions, and as they get away with them, they increase the level. Sometimes, they find themselves in situations that are difficult to reverse until it’s too late.


13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do: Take Back Your Power, Embrace Change, Face Your Fears, and Train Your Brain for Happiness and Success


Recommended Books To Help You Find Your independence and keep It.

  1. Thrive: Standing on Your Own Two Feet In A Borderless World
  2. Taking Responsibility: Self-Reliance and the Accountable Life
  3. 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do



What tips would you like to share regarding how to be a more independent person? Please let me know in the comments below.



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About The Author

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho is a Natural Health Specialist, CBD Entrepreneur, and Life Skills Counselor.

Dr. Ho offers 30 years of experience and holds multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.

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36 thoughts on “Learn To Be A More Independent Person”

  1. Al great tips and yes we need to learn everyday to love ourselves as well. It is like a muscle, it needs to be trained and worked.

  2. Funny, so many things about being an entrepreneur can take away your feeling of independence. Like relying on others to support you during the startup phase and aren’t making any money. Depending on friends and family to help spread the word about your services or even use them. Depending on technology to stay stable enough for you to adopt and perfect its potential.

    Sometimes independence is just about needing less and finding ways to do that 🙂

  3. So much isn’t taught to us in life, in school and in general.
    If only the educational system was so focused on teaching children important life skills as children it would change the course of the future. People would know how to be independent, manage money better and overall life and how to create the life they love. Great blog, great tips!

    1. Thank you very much, Kate. Yes, a school should include life skills. Home Ec was a useful class that few take nowadays.

  4. This is a great article! I especially love the first tip – have emergency money on hand. My dad was a big proponent of this and I think it’s a good idea to have money set aside if you need it – especially at night when the banks are closed. Thanks for the ideas!

  5. Great tips here. One I’d like to add:

    Learn to love yourself. When we’re sure of ourselves and show ourselves love, we have more confidence in who we are and our abilities. We then learn not to depend on what others think about us .

  6. Taiwo Emayosanlomo

    Hi Dr. Elise

    You’ve got a great post here.

    I fully agree with you on all the points you raised about being independent.
    One point I would like to add is we should learn to budget and manage our resources. Sometimes when we make the mistake of exhausting our resources without making provision for a raining day. We would have no choice but to depend on others for our needs.

    Thanks for sharing.

    1. You make a great point. Learning how to budget and then sticking to that budget is very important. Not only will this help us to prepare for a rainy day it can also help us avoid the rain in the first place.

  7. Totally agree with your tips! Definitely starting my own blog/brand has helped me achieve more independence and I don’t have to rely as much on others for approval. I can’t agree more with your tips! Keep rocking!

    1. You are very welcome. I hope that you are able to work through the difficulty. Your network is here for you if you need anything.

  8. Totally agree with all the tips. Am already using some of these tips in my life like always ensuring I have emergency money to take care of anything that may come up unexpected, or learning new skills to keep up with the changing world among others like networking with the right people etc. Thanks.

  9. I absolutely agree with having an emergency fund. I have heard so many stories where things happen out of the blue and its so sad to hear about when you are not prepared. Great tips!

    1. It really si horrific. I have seen it quite a few times here in California with the mudslides and wildfires that we have had recently.

  10. Nice article! I agree with you that one should learn to be an independent person. I guess one of the most important point to keep in mind is to be emotionally strong. When one is emotionally strong, he/she can become independent.
    Also, all the points mentioned above are important and helpful. Thanks for sharing this information! 🙂

  11. Awesome! The feeling of independence is pretty awesome! Some times I’m too independent and forget to include the feelings of others in my decisions. I need to learn some balance between independence and being a team player

  12. Interesting points! It’s easy to fall into the trap of feeling powerless when it seems like there’s nothing you can do. I like that you’ve broken the steps down into manageable pieces and I love your list of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do!

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