Your 2011 Money Vows
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Your 2011 Money VowsSaying “I do” to financial bliss.
A new year always brings promises of fresh beginnings. Are you ready to fulfill the promise of more financial freedom, prosperity and smooth sailing in the months ahead. Can you stay the course and stick to your financial goals? Here are a few easy tips on how you can maintain your stamina throughout the year and build your wealth.
Let’s look ahead and pretend it’s a year from now—December 31, 2011. What positive events have transpired? What is the state of your finances? Don’t let the details overwhelm you. What are the wishes and desires that you achieved? This is a good time to visualize your desires.
Make these wishes come true now. Remember, the principle of creating wealth is easy. You need to save more than you spend. Write down how much income you want to make and how you plan to make it. Is it that simple? Yes, it is.
Keep in mind other factors in building your wealth, such as how many hours you want to work per week. Living prosperously is not only about how much money you have, but your time and energy as well. This way you can see how much you need to earn per project or hour to reach your goals.
To stay interested and engaged in your own financial relationship, it might help for you to understand why we sometimes find it hard to stay our financial course. Here are the foremost reasons:
Your goal did not hold a strong, emotional incentive.
You didn’t have enough accountability.
Fear and doubt got the better of your mind.
Go for your dream. If you can’t get excited by what it will bring, it will be difficult to muster enough energy to propel you forward. Here are 7 easy tips to keep your relationship with money in a steady state of bliss!
Set Clear Goals: Get very clear with yourself as to why you want to build your wealth. Understanding that money doesn’t make you happy, what would having more money bring you?
Enlist a Financial Mentor: Find at least one person in whom you can confide, ideally, someone who already leads a prosperous life. Tell them you have outlined specific financial goals for yourself and ask them if you could speak or meet with them at least once a month to discuss how you are moving along.
Rediscover Your Money Beliefs: Get quiet, go within and ask yourself what you really believe about making good money. You may still carry the underlying beliefs that This is too hard or I’m not smart enough or I’m too lazy. You may also think, I’ve never had lots of money before so what makes me think that I could ever make more? It is also important for you to understand the root of your money beliefs. Most likely they started when you were very, very young. See if you can pinpoint an event from your childhood that taught you the beliefs you know are holding you back.
Revisit Your Goals Often: If you find yourself distracted enough to take you off course, revisit your initial reasons for wanting what you want. Questions to ask may include: Am I bored with this plan? Is this not challenging enough? Is this too challenging for where I am in my work around my beliefs?
Put a Positive Spin on Your Money Talk: How often do you think or say words like hard, difficult or painful within the context of money? What stories do you tell yourself about you and money? The bottom line is that you can’t manipulate your mind into a place of prosperity if you don’t feel it, especially if the weight of your current situation informs your future.
Relax: Stay as relaxed as you can. You can think more clearly and make better decisions when you come from a place of ease. Meditation is a wonderful way to get reconnected to yourself. As you go within, you find your true prosperity lies there. Find what gets you to that place and do it as often as you can. What could ever be more important than being relaxed and open to what life brings you? Maybe it’s yoga, meditation, some form of exercise . . . . Every moment is pregnant with life and possibilities. True self-confidence comes from listening to your inner voice, acting upon what it tells you and experiencing the power of your actions to help you and others prosper.
Be Impeccable with Your Word: Watch what you say out loud and to yourself. And in the words of Catherine Ponder, use this affirmation daily: In an easy and relaxed manner, in a healthy and positive way, I am building a life of prosperity.