Money flows to where it is most managed! If you lose control of your finances, you lose control of your life! Managing your Money is not savings, skrimping and starving yourself and your family! It is about building habits that give you long term choices. Manage your money. Make it work for you. If you don’t know how to do this, ask an expert for help. Most people want to be financially free, but most never take the time to put a plan in place to manage their income and expenses. To be financially free you must take control of your finances, which means lowering your spending and increasing your savings and investments.
Boundaries are the rules or limits that you set to let other people know what you will tolerate. Many ‘people pleasers’ forget to do this. Before you say yes or agree to anyone else’s wishes or demands, make sure you are not saying yes to them and NO to Yourself! When you are forever doing what others want, you are living their lives not yours! Be Yourself – everyone else is already taken!
How many opportunities have you let slip by because you couldn’t just make a decision? Life is about taking a chance. Nothing is guaranteed and if we don’t take a risk or two, learn to trust our gut and make quick decisions we will find life begins to pass us by. Practice making decisions quickly daily with small choices, then progress to larger ones. Always do your due diligence when appropriate.
Becoming is more about How you Think than how much you earn. It’s what you do with your earnings that is important. Do you have a savings or a spending mentality? If you were given a windfall $2000 what would you do with it? Go shopping? Pay off some bills? Deposit into your mortgage or invest it? Of course, if you are born into a wealthy family, it can fast track your success, but not always! Winning lotto is not the answer either. Statistically, people who win $1 million or more in Lotto have lost it all within 5 years! Mindset is the key! You need to create a wealth mindset and belief you can be wealthy before money and assets ever start to accumulate in your accounts.
Our habits, both good and bad, control what we do, and often how we do it. These habits have been formed from years of repetitively doing the same thing every day, in the same way, usually at the same time. Try cleaning your teeth with your non-dominant hand to see how ‘programmed’ we have all become. Our phone habits, computer habits are now dictating how we even wake in the morning. Think about it, what habits are controlling your life? Is it time to change a few?
Failing to decide is equal to deciding to fail. Every day we are presented with choices: what to eat, to wear, to do; these are very basics. More important choices pop up unexpectedly, getting into the habit or being comfortable to make a snap decision (based on previous experiences) is an art and practice is the way to perfect it. Practice making quick decisions. Every decision can be corrected by another. Write down the pros and cons of life-changing decisions – anaylsis against your desired outcome. If it fits, go with it. Keep moving to get more out of life.
It is the little things that matter when you are ‘different!’ Whether it is because you are a bit quirky, overweight, loud, or simply born a little physically or mentally different – all you really want to be is accepted, respected and treated like everyone else. Its time for humanity to step up! Its time for everyone to be ‘respected!’
Values dictate your results. What you prioritise in your life is neither right nor wrong, it is simply something that you put a high value on attaining. You may be an avid saver or a shopaholic. A Mum passionate about her children and family or a career person – Values are individual. It is when life is ‘not working for you’ you feel stuck or constantly procrastinating, that you need to gain direction. A Values Determination will show you exactly why you are feeling so demotivated. When your Values are aligned with your daily life/career life simply flows from one success to another.
Are you always getting angry, bursting into tears, or seem to fixate or dwell on the ‘small things that go wrong? Your emotions may be running your life. When you are ‘out of balance’, when life feels too hard and you react emotionally, it’s time to stop and think… what’s really driving me and my decisions.
International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate our amazing female citizens. All of them. Those who are successful, offer a helping hand to help others on their way to success. Become mentors, whether it be in sport, business, education, or motherhood… Those who are just beginning their journey (no matter your age) look for those who are your ‘role models’ and connect with them, follow them, copy them. Stand on the shoulders of those who have achieved (male and female) so you can truly achieve your potential.