Last week we talked about losing your money shame and judgment because it’s impossible to do justice to your future if you’re stuck in the past. This week we’re helping you do that, but encouraging you to look to your money future!
Most people don’t get excited about money in and of itself… Except for maybe coin collectors! No, most people need something that they’re going to use that money for—and THEN they get excited.
For so many people, personal finance is about saving into your 401k or paying down debt…and honestly? That’s sort of boring. People get afraid to name their vision because they are afraid that they’ll have to face up to the idea that they don’t have enough money to get what they really want.Applying consciousness to your money is key in achieving success in your vision. Click To Tweet
I always laugh when doing retirement timelines because lots of people getting close to retirement are afraid they aren’t going to be able to do it when they want to (mostly because they have never sat down with a financial planner and established the parameters). They don’t SAY they’re afraid…but when I hear someone say, “I don’t mind working another 10 years” I don’t take that seriously. I show them the soonest they can retire, given their unique situation.
Retirement dreams or whatever, the hardest part is admitting what your vision is. Once you do that, solutions start to present themselves. You’ll see that you have arranged your life to afford exactly what you hope for. Or you’re in the process of arranging your life for your new goals.
That’s why, during the visioning process, consciousness is key. We can have everything we want in life, but the key is to be completely conscious about what those things are. I find when my clients detach from what they are “supposed” to want and really hone in on those unique individual dreams that they have, it’s all doable. Applying consciousness to your money is key in achieving success in your vision.
Your vision doesn’t have to be epic – it can be as simple as having more life balance. So, what are you trying to do?
- Are you trying to shift over to a job you love?
- Are you trying to take a sabbatical?
- Are you trying to travel the world?
- Are you trying to grow a family?
- Are you trying to slow down and enjoy life more?
If you’re confused about what you want your money to be doing for you, start by asking, how do you see yourself in your vision? How is the YOU right now aligning with your vision of the future? This is a permission point. This is permission to have a bigger vision for yourself even if you feel like you have no money. Permission that, regardless of how much you have right now, you can expect more and have the money coming in work harder for you.
And I want to challenge you right now to write down one thing. What is one thing you want? What’s one thing that’s fallen by the wayside because life got in the way?
We’ll move onto Rule #4 next week, but in the meantime, I KNOW that financial planning makes your money more accessible and gives you clarity over all of the areas. You can schedule a consult call or take this quiz to see which financial plan is right for you (it’s fun!).