My journey to being financially free, building a business and creating a lifestyle which allows me the time to enjoy life is not by chance. It is by choice. I choose to be on this path of having financial freedom and not having to worry about money. To be able to do what I want, when I want, wherever I want for me is success.
I choose to invest so I can have passive income and give back.
I choose not to depend on a man or government to fund the life that I want. I literally came from nothing. I feel fulfilled in my life from the ground up. I hope that by reading the principles below, this chapter of Success Unlimited will help you truly start to live
MONEY IS HEALTHY
Finance is not only about keeping our ‘money’ in check, it also provides vital signs of healthy well-being. Why do I say this? If your finances are healthy, you can take care of your own health and your family’s health. If you do even better- start a business or have rental properties under your belt – then you can give back more to the people you love or to society in general.
If you have healthy finances, you can provide employment and housing for other people – and this will contribute to the kind of legacy you want to leave behind. Our wider society’s healthy well-being is dependent on our individual efforts. As Oprah says; “keep your cup full and fill up everybody’s cup after”. The same concept applies to your financial well-being as well. Once you’re able to generate enough passive income, you will then have the time to spend on things that are really important.
The less money you have, the more stress you have trying to keep up with the bills and the daily running of your household. This type of lifestyle creates a noticeable strain on your relationships.
According to the Huffington post:
Here’s the link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/07/marriage-wont-last_n_6400512.html, the number one cause of divorce is not having a financial agreement with your partner and not having transparent finances.
So, in this case, wouldn’t you think that healthy finances could equate to a harmonious family life?
FINANCIAL FREEDOM IS WEALTH:
So what are massive contributors to attaining financial freedom?
Start early. The prime age for learning is between the ages of 4-8. This is when children are like sponges and it’s easy to form their mindset.
If you are a student- start investing on educating yourself with anything and everything about money, property, investments, growing your finances and investing 10-20% of your total income and letting this grow over time.
I would also suggest getting as much information as you can on how to manage you finances. There are plenty of wealth seminars out there as well as magazines, books and online resources to help you keep your finances in top shape.
Here are my personal top pics.to maintain your financial well-being:
Robert Kiosaki’s, the world renowned millionaire created books that gave me a solid foundation for my financial mindset and well-being. Whatever age you are, or your children are , he has you covered.
Rich Dad, Poor Dad
What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the poor and middle class don’t. – This book is the holy grail of finances. It will teach anyone the essential difference between an asset and a liability.
Rich Dad’s Rich Kid, Smart Kid- This is a MUST READ for all parents who want their children to have a head start in life. It will teach children how to print their own money.
Rich Dad’s Cashflow QUADRANT
Guide to Financial Freedom- This will give you an insight on the Employee, Self-employed mindset vs. the Business and Investor mindset.
Rich Woman by Kim Kiosaki– this is for the woman who insists on being financially independent….and not depending on a man, family, company or government to take care of her.
Anthony Robbins success tools– What I really like about his books, CD’s and seminars is he does not only look at your financial well-being, he also looks at your health, emotions, personal and work life. He delves into the 6 human needs which teaches us how to live life in a balanced way.
Thrive- Ariana Huffington – If you’re tired and wondering whether there is anything more to life, now is a time to read. This book is a powerful asset for women who are trying to “do it all” while also balancing their family, career and social media. Do we really all of this?
Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg– the COO (Chief Operating Officer) of Facebook. This book covers women, work and the will to lead. She sends a strong positive message that women can have it all.
This is a sample taken from a chapter in the book Success Unlimited. The chapter is written by Sarah Reyes. Click here to pick up your copy.