At any given moment, most of us are experiencing either financial ease and joy or constriction and pain.
4 of my core values are independence, freedom, beauty, and pleasure.
And money is a tool for being able to live a life that honors these values.
I call these values all wrapped up into one phrase “MoneyJOY.”
Money (or lack of enough money) used to bring me a lot of pain.
Or so I thought. But things have shifted.
Because I realized that the problem was not the money, it was me and how I handled money.
So here’s what I did:
- I started paying attention to money. Close attention.
- I got a financial education. And I implemented it.
- And I became financially empowered. Finally. (Better late than never).
Entrepreneurship is a vehicle I use now for creating income.
And I remember my painful financial lessons as I move forward.
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It is the same 3 things I did to get out of my hot financial mess.
1) Pay close attention to your money and remain positive.
2) Get a financial education. DO it however you’d like. And then implement what you learn.
3) Become financially empowered. Leave the victim behind and declare victory in your financial life.
That’s exactly what I did and continue to do. Among other things. Like any form of personal growth, financial empowerment and wealth building is a process. A never-ending upward spiral. There is always more to learn and something to refine.
The first step for me in the process was identifying and admitting there was a problem, facing my reality, and changing my mindset and habits.
I had to stop overspending, under-planning, and waiting for someone else to rescue me.
This took some hard core dedication. Creating new habits and sticking with them did.
But I did it and last year I became debt free. Woohoo!
So now I am debt free, financially independent, and have a financial freedom plan. I am having more fun with money than I used to when I was buying whatever I wanted whenever I wanted it. Which was very fun! But there is no painful hangover involved with spending now.
The debt freedom process for me was not easy or fun, and it required consistent action that was INTENTIONAL.
But I created an inspired debt-freedom plan and stuck with it.
It took me 21 years to get into debt and 4 years to get out.
Not so bad, huh?
I thought it might take a decade. Or a lifetime.
And now I live differently. One of the things I do is write down what I spend money on before I spend it.
So today I created my mid-month MoneyJOY plan. It is a simple 2-week plan based on my current expected income and how I will spend/save/give/invest/educate/and play with it. Yes. Play.
This coming week is spring break so the “play money” will likely go toward activities, fun, and food for the boys this time.
It is my honor to help my clients get out of MoneyPAIN and into MoneyJOY. This way you are able to experience more independence, freedom, beauty, and pleasure in life through financial empowerment and personal transformation, just as I have.
There’s nothing quite like it.
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If you’d like to create your own MoneyJOY Plan let’s talk.
If I can do it so can you!
You just need an inspired plan, and a whole lot of dedication.
P.S. You don’t have to be in debt to feel broke and hate money. Many folks who earn multiple six figures and even millions are struggling financially. A financial mentor of mine once said, “The difference in what you earn and what you spend determines your quality of life (or peace of mind). It is true. Sometimes the things we have can be a mirage for a good life. Don’t let that be you. It is NOT worth it. I’d love to talk. Click here to send us a message.