11 Financial Freedom Tools to Maximize Your Wealth
Your Definition of Money
What is your definition? Maybe it’s freedom to travel or the opportunity to purchase a home, or that it’s a means of exchange….before we had money, we bartered: My two goats for your camel, right? When you get very literal about money, as I lay this pretend pile of money out in front of you, it’s literally pieces of paper and round metal disks. And look at the power people give money. How do you choose to define it?
Financial Freedom Tool #2
Decide the Feeling you Choose to Create for Yourself Around Money.
Some people, even those with a lot of money, may get an emotional charge that can generate a fear of scarcity around money. And then there are those who have an emotional charge of abundance when they think of money, even when they have a low net worth. Some people give money a feeling of power, so to them, not having money means not having power. Since you do get to choose, what feeling do you choose to create around money?
Financial Freedom Tool #3
Uncover Your Unconscious Beliefs About Money.
Many of your beliefs probably came from your parents or other role models when you were younger, or they came from different conversations or experiences you had in the past. And as a result, that became a defining moment or particular decision that you made at that time. This belief became ‘your truth’ unconsciously, probably when you were a child. What people don’t realize is that old unconscious beliefs are still with you now as an adult, unless you’ve become aware of them and replaced them with new beliefs that better serve your adult life.
Financial Freedom Tool #4
Write Down Five Limiting Beliefs That You Have About Money.
What are five beliefs about money that get in your way of financial abundance, or that sabotage your financial dreams. What are you saying to yourself? Where do you feel it in your body? These beliefs may be yours, your parents, teachers, employers. Now is a great opportunity to really take a look at them and decide if you choose to keep them. Are these beliefs supporting you in your life of abundance or are they focused more on scarcity?
Financial Freedom Tool #5
Choose an Empowering Belief
Choose an empowering, or positive belief for each one of the top five disempowering or negative beliefs that you came up with. So for example, if one was “It’s hard to make money”, the belief that you choose instead may be something like “It’s easy to make money”.
Remember, you actually made up your old belief, so now you can make one up that works better for you.
Financial Freedom Tool #6
Map it onto your Identity
Create an ‘I Am’ statement for each positive belief. For example, “I Am great at making money.” Anytime you have an “I Am” statement, it’s a deeper level of mastery. You could also say something like “I Am the money maker.”
Financial Freedom Tool #7
Support in Your Environment.
When you have your five positive beliefs and I am statements, post them up somewhere, (maybe on beautiful stationery), in your kitchen, on your bathroom mirror, on your car dash – any place where you can be reminded on a daily basis that these are the new belief statements that you choose to focus on now.
Financial Freedom Tool #8
Ask Great Questions
If you identify with – I Am the Money Maker. The question you could ask yourself is What’s Great About Me Being The Money Maker Right Now? And to deepen that even more, at the end of the day when you wind down, you could mentally review your day or scan your day in your mind and ask yourself, In What Ways Was I The Money Maker Today? Just recall small moments, conversations, or experiences from your day.
Financial Freedom Tool #9
One of the things you want to do is make your change a must. After you decide what you really want, it’s about having the leverage to keep yourself moving forward. It’s not about just desiring something, it’s about getting really clear. Know what you want, and know why you want these new beliefs to be instilled and what they could possibly mean for you.
Financial Freedom Tool #10
Organize your finances by creating a spending plan. It’s not a budget, that’s like a diet, right? This is your spending plan. It’s all about choice. What do you choose to spend? What do you choose to invest? What do you choose to contribute?
Financial Freedom Tool #11
Make a difference with others. It will give you a feeling of even more abundance. It doesn’t have to be money, or more money than you’re comfortable with. It can also be your time. Find out what you are really passionate about and do that. Making a contribution is one of the most fulfilling ways to having an abundant lifestyle.
Enjoy your 11 Financial Freedom Tools on Money and The Meaning of Life. “Money does not buy happiness, creating wealth from the inside out buys character.” Joy Pecchia
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