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The human mind is capable, of being much more than a hat rack! It can change your life… if you let it! This article is about money matters, because quite frankly… Money Matters! Money is something that most people receive varying amounts of and therefore need to manage. Many want more of it and yet, our educational system doesn’t teach us very much about it!
I have taught and counseled others about money management, for years and finally decided to compile my teachings into articles and eventually a book. But for now, I want to give you a heads up, on how you (and virtually anyone, for that matter) can take control of your financial life and create whatever financial reality you choose! Because the buck$ start, with you!
The buck$ start, when you take control of the steering wheel, of your “Financial Life” and direct it to where you want to go… even if you feel like your financial life is currently spinning out of control! This article will Educate, Equip & Empower you to successfully manage your financial life… in essence, to create the life you want to live. Do you believe that is possible? Well, keep reading because I’m going to demonstrate quite clearly, how you can do that.
I’d like to begin, by sharing a quick story with you… a true story! I remember one beautiful, peaceful summer morning, about 38 years ago (I was about 19 at the time) and I felt like doing something adventuresome! I had no idea what… but I wanted to do something exciting! I drove around and ended up at a car dealership, where I came across a 1967, 4-speed, Mercury Cougar! It was N-I-C-E!!! I requested to take it for a test drive… the salesman didn’t bother to go with me… he just asked for my license and gave me the keys!!! Humm… a nineteen year old adventurous kid, an awesome 4-speed Mercury Cougar, a Saturday morning with nothing to do… kinda sounds like a recipe for trouble, huh?
Well, I quickly discovered that this car had an incredible third gear! I mean, when you punched it… it was like the car reared back and then raced forward, as though it was launched… kind of like they illustrate in cartoons. Anyway… fast forward! I picked up a relative (who shall remain nameless, to protect the guilty:-) and I parked the car on the street, in front of his house, which was a block and a half, from a busy, 4-lane main street (an important detail)! As we go to the car, I toss him the keys, saying… you know how to drive a stick shift, right… right! And off we go.
From the curb… he floors it and quickly shifts to second. As we approach the last block he hits third and… whoa… you know what happened! And unbelievably, he then shifted to forth!!!! Man… he needed to hit the brakes, not the accelerator! Finally, he slammed on the brakes, skidded and turned the car sideways, ending up in the mouth of the intersection, with the passenger side (my side… yikes!) narrowly avoiding on-coming traffic!!! Wow!!! I had more adventure and excitement, in that short ride than I had bargained for, and it could have easily cost me my life! It’s been said that God watches over babies and fools! We were young…, but not that young, we were not babies… however, we had acted foolishly! But, thanks be to God, for his amazing grace!
I share that story with you, because you may feel like your financial life is spinning out of control! Perhaps you thought you knew what you were doing and had the necessary skill to drive your financial life. However, much like J (oops, it almost slipped out) there’s something about the vehicle you didn’t know, or understand! If that’s your situation, don’t worry! I’ve written this article for people, just like you.
There is an explainable, teachable and systematic way to gain control of your financial life and I am going to make it known to you! Regardless of the financial challenges you may face, you have the ability to overcome financial struggle and create financial success! You are about to discover… “The Way Out”! You can develop the knowledge and skill to drive a fast, heavy horsepower financial vehicle… capable of taking you wherever you want to go in life! Having said that, please understand that it is risky to just jump in and floor it! Therefore, I want to introduce you to a 3-step process, which will Educate and Equip you, with everything you need… the Knowledge, Strategy, Tools and Skills to effectively manage your Financial Life!
You will learn valuable insights about this vehicle. You will understand its capabilities, how to harness its awesome power, and how to make it work for you. Doing so, will empower you to drive your financial vehicle, with skill and confidence!
The 3-step process is as follows:
1. OPEN YOUR MIND! -Allow the information to impact your thinking! Where you are today, is the result of choices you’ve made, in the past! A powerful vehicle can be driven recklessly, without adequate understanding; or safely, through knowledge, training and skill! Be transformed, by the renewing of your mind! Open your mind to new possibilities! “The mind is like a parachute… it works best, when it’s open”!
2. FEED YOUR MIND! – After opening your mind, you must feed your mind. Discover insights and information, about your financial vehicle, which you currently may not know. The financial education you will receive is not taught, in most schools, although in my opinion… it should be! So eat, digest and develop, from a smorgasbord of highly nutritional financial principles, concepts and strategies.
3. APPLY YOUR MIND! – This is where real change occurs. Take action! Apply what you know and understand. By taking action, you can do what I like to call… “Positioning Yourself to Prosper”!
In my next article, I will address some financial literacy fundamentals, in order to further impact your thinking. For now, I’ll simply ask you to “think” about this… we are what we eat; both physically and financially. By improving your intake, you can improve your output! Understand that unless your income exceeds your outgo, your upkeep will become your down fall! I will show you how to create more income!
By following the above steps you can start working smarter, rather than just harder. You can discover how to “Position Yourself To Prosper”, through acquiring ownership of Re$idual Income Producing Assets. We’ll talk about those concepts, in the next article.
Until then, take care and be blessed!