We are so excited to have her here with us today for our very first Financial Friday blog series!
How To Achieve Financial Freedom
Finances and money are not something we usually talk about on this blog. But I get a lot of letters from our readers saying they can’t afford organic produce or other healthy foods. My heart goes out to you! I want you to feel like you are on top of your finances and ultimately experience financial freedom.
Because of this, I’ve decided to launch our first ever Financial Friday blog series. In the next several weeks we will be discussing money with top experts in the nation and giving you some seriously awesome and proven tips for taking control of your finances.
Here are some tips from one of my good friends, Neale S. Godfrey. Read, take it all in and decide what you are going to apply in your life beginning TODAY to work towards financial freedom and creating abundance in your life.
Tip #1: Money Follows Passion
This might be news to some of you: Money follows passion. Not the other way around.
Passion makes you go above and beyond to achieve what others may deem impossible. When you LOVE what you do you will not be counting how many hours you put in a week or how soon you can clock out.
Trust me, even if you have a fantastic salary, but hate your job… what’s the point? You’re miserable for 40+ hours of your week and probably not enjoying all the money you make anyway.
You know the stuff you like to do and the stuff you don’t like to do. You know the type of people that empower you and lift you up and the people that whine and complain and disempower. Clear your life of the latter and move forward with passion!
Tip #2: Being Rich Is Not A Goal
Your end goal should not be to “get rich.” This is a vague, ultimately unmeasurable goal that won’t serve you.
Real goals that will help you achieve financial freedom look like this:
I will be free debt from by [when].
I will retire when I am X years old.
When I retire I will have saved up XYZ amount.
I will have enough money to put my kids through college.
I will have enough money to go on vacation with my family every year (or multiple times a year).
I will be able to pay cash for my dream car by [when].
Setting real, measurable goals and tracking them will help you more than just saying you want to be rich someday. When you have goals you can put on paper and create a PLAN to reach them, you will start to feel more in control and you will realize that you have more power over money than you thought.
Tip #3: Take Full Ownership
If you don’t take control of your money… who will? No one. Your money and your financial state is up to you. Don’t rely on the government, your employer, your spouse, etc. to create your financial stability. TAKE FULL OWNERSHIP. This is your life and you are the engineer.
Look in the mirror and tell yourself what your intention is. Say it every single day with power. It could look something like this:
I take full ownership of my life and my finances.
I am the engineer of my life and my success.
I am abundant.
Money flows to me easily.
I am grateful for the money I have.
I am open to abundance and opportunity.
Empowerment is huge. Our words become our deeds and our actions. Set powerful intentions and turn those intentions into trackable goals. Make a plan and then dive in!
I hope you’ve found the information we’ve shared today valuable. Remember, it is important to commit to ACTION steps after being inspired. What is your intention statement going to be? Leave it in the comments below.
Early in her career, Neale became one of the first female executives at The Chase Manhattan Bank. Later, she became the president of The First Women’s Bank and founder of The First Children’s Bank.
In 1989, Neale formed her own company, Children’s Financial Network, Inc., whose mission is to educate children and their parents about money. Neale is the author of 27 books that deal with money, life skills and value issues and has been honored with a #1 New York Times Bestseller, Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Financially Responsible Children.
Neale was recognized as one of New Jersey’s “50 Best Women in Business” and she was National Winner of w2wlink’s Ascendancy Awards for Business Women.
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