Budgeting is one of most favorite things to do!! Really, I know it is crazy, but I love to see where we are financially and set goals for the future, so I can have something to aim for. I have read sooooo many books on budgeting, money and how the whole thing works. I am fascinated with the concept and mindset about money. I don’t really think I am a greedy person because my aim is not really to accumulate more money than I need, but to help others realize that money is EASY to get, EASY to keep and it can be a lot of fun. I look at money as a game, because I really think it is a game of strategy. It is also a belief that money is all around us and there is plenty of it. Plenty for me, plenty for you, you just have to figure out how to get it in a way that brings happiness to you and to others.
I think a good start is to talk about how to NOT get money. These ways of accumulating many will NEVER bring happiness or prosperity, because of the mindset behind them.
- Never take money from the government. I know, I know, you may want to argue with me on this one, but I promise that money is short sighted, has strings attached and comes from a place of negativity. I do not hate the government, but it should not be the place anyone looks for financial support unless you are in the military and that is your thing. My husband is military and he loves what he does, so that is a good place for him, at this point in his life. He is working on developing other skills because he knows the military is not a forever thing for him.
- Do not get money from any means that is dishonest. That can mean many things, from stealing to altering your time card Being dishonest may get you a few more dollars, but that is all you will get because you are in a mindset that money is not plentiful.
- Do not borrow money unless it is life or death, because again, you are in the mindset that money is not plentiful.
Something that took me a long time to understand is that one of the keys to success is doing something you love to bring in the money you want will profit you far more than any other ways to bring in money.
If you are doing something you love, something that truly impacts the world in a positive manner, you will bring in more money, just for the fact you love what you do. We all have talents that are unique, and we really talk about this in the “Academy for Future Leaders” these talents were given to you because you are supposed to use them. If you don’t know what they are, then think about something you could do or talk about forever and YOU would never get bored. Whatever that thing is, is related in some way to your talent. Think about that………… we will talk more about this later!! Have a great one 🙂