In our last article, we talked about the 4th of July and celebrating (for some of us discovering) our independence.
Who could better represent that independence but Lady Liberty. The Statue of Liberty is more than a monument. She is a beloved friend, a living symbol of freedom to millions around the world. She is a tribute to the ideals she represents, and to the hopes she inspires.
Do you long for the freedom to decide what YOU want to do with you time? Have you been craving independence? Do you ever feel like you can’t quick your job because so much is dependent on it? Or are you ever frustrated because you can’t afford a nice vacation? I was! I knew that wasn’t the life I wanted to show my kids was possible or the life I wanted to lead.
Just to recap, in the last article we cover two out of three items that I’ve learned on my journey to independence.
1) Take a Chance
That’s right, you’re gonna need to change and grow! And that might mean changing your beliefs around money. Here are some common beliefs around money: wealthy people are greedy; money is the root of all evil; money is not important; starting a business is risky; making money is hard; If you hold any of these beliefs, you’re setting yourself to a tough financial journey.
Before you commit to creating financial freedom, explore your beliefs around money. Identify which scripts you run and which beliefs you may be holding subconsciously. Once you know what holds you back, create new empowering beliefs and expand them step-by-step. If you can grow your passive income to $100 a month, for example, push on to $200, and keep going from there. Taking baby steps in such a way allows you to push the boundaries of your beliefs around money little by little, until you’ve reached your ultimate goal.
2) Surround yourself with like-minded people!
Look, whether your goal is to focus on your head, your heart or your wallet; remember, building and strengthening your network will help you improve your productivity and true net worth. I encourage you to surround yourself with people that share your values and don’t let your social capital lie dormant. Reinvest it!
It’s within the WREN network that I’ve found the power of leadership of my life. I believe our journey starts with our own courageous steps for our own future. I thank my luck stars for the women that surround me and lift me up to do more than I ever thought I could.
3) Take Action
Most of us play the game of life in a very safe manner and steer our life toward security. The main concern is survival and our dominant life strategy is not to lose.
Living based on security is living based in fear, which is probably the most powerful hindrance for our financial growth. I was no different. Fueled with the fear of failure. The truth is that failure creates life experience, and a necessary component for business success. The more life experiences you have, the more skills you will acquire and the wiser you will become.
So many people are scared to take action so they calculate and plan and then they see something that may not work perfect so they pull back. You MUST take action.
The longer you wait before making the leap, the more difficult it can become. You might have a greater family obligation, slightly less youthful energy, and a big mortgage loan on your shoulders. Use fear to motivate yourself to take action, or even better, put the fear aside and just take action. Get in the game now and expand your comfort zone.
There are a few things I know about Real Estate and one is that you will never get a property you don’t put an offer in on. Yes, ACTION is where it’s at. Whether you’re stalled out with a project you’re working on, feeling stagnate in your personal life or simply finding you’re procrastinating instead of tackling that to-do list, inspiration can be a powerful motivator to get you going.
Often knowing you’re not alone and being reminded that others have been in your same shoes at some point, and pushed ahead, can be the comforting wisdom you need to move. My comforting wisdom is this:
“The most effective way to do it, is to do it! —Amelia Earhart
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Let’s celebrate our independence together! #independent women