Do you want to be wealthy?

Most people I ask this question to respond with a “yes”. Wealthy– having lots of money, big houses, fast cars, luxury yacht in the Med and a holiday villa on the Italian coast. Is this what wealth means to you?

Let’s have a look around at what wealth we have in our lives right now. What things do you have for free right now in your life that you don’t pay for? Name at least five. If you can’t, you’re not thinking hard enough – books that people write, free wifi cafes, the parks where you are free to cycle or walk, the sea where you can swim, life experience…

Being wealthy is a state of mind. We have an abundance of wealth in the amount of “free” things we have. However, wealth is often seen in monetary terms so let’s discuss money! How do you view your finances and money? How or when do you know whenever you are rich? How do you get to the place of financial freedom? Most people see financial freedom as unattainable, that it’s so far in the future that it is impossible and then they stop. They give up. Financial freedom is never really something that they wanted then, is it?

Our mindset and how we view money and wealth often holds us back from achieving financial freedom – a time when you don’t have to work again and yet be able to afford things in your life. A time when you don’t have to work again…. let’s stop and think about that.

Do you really WANT financial freedom? Is it something that you are passionate about? If so, find that passion and start “working” towards it today. There is a saying that money doesn’t grow on trees but I am going to tell you this is wrong. Money can grow! It requires a shift in your mindset!

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In order to make it happen we have to have a financial map- a path that we follow or a journey that we go on. Before you start any journey you have to find your passion. This passion is your driving force and from which all good things will happen. It’s a bit like putting on your oxygen tank before you dive into the sea or filling the car up to take you somewhere. If you’re passionate about what you’re doing there is every chance that it will be more successful and more rewarding. Before setting off on your journey to financial freedom think about the rewards of being in control of your own business and the opportunities you have not only to grow your own business but to grow your own finances.

So what if? What if, I offered you a massive opportunity to grow?

What dreams do you have for the future when you are financially free to take time out to do the things you want to do? What rewards can you start bringing into your life today? Get in touch if you want to grow your own business, grow your own money and indeed grow as a person.

Do you want to be wealthy?

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Unveil your masterpiece

Everyone, and I mean everyone, has a masterpiece within them. You know when you meet someone whether or not they are showing you a glimpse of their masterpiece. It’s written all over them –their walk, their talk, their stance, their look. They exude self-confidence. They have a warm and welcoming manner that makes you and others in their company want to know them more. In fact, from the moment they smile you can’t help but smile back.

When you look in the mirror are you smiling back? Can you see a glow in your cheeks, a twinkle in your eye and an aura of happiness so radiant that it makes you happy?

Sometimes we have a huge amount of pain and worry in our lives that it can be very hard to smile in the mirror. A knock-back can knock us so far down that sometimes it is hard to get up. When we’re down and worn-out with very little energy to get out of bed in the morning those negative feelings can be very consuming and powerful. It can be hard to shift those negative thoughts as they keep running around in our mind. But what good are these negative thoughts doing? Are they taking away the pain, the worry and the stress? Are they making you feel good about your life? Of course, they are not! These negative thoughts have a huge effect on the body as stress begins to build and unhappiness takes over.

Sometimes life can be hard, very hard. However the way in which we handle those hard moments is our own choice. Don’t let the negative thoughts build up so bad that the goodness doesn’t shine from every pore. You deserve to be happy. You deserve good things. Fuel your thoughts with praise, goodness, happiness and positivity to unveil your masterpiece. Turn those negative thoughts into powerful POSITIVE thoughts!

unveil your masterpiece

The following activities can foster our positive thoughts and dreams:

  1. Exercise can help you feel relaxed and good about yourself.
  2. Meditation can help reflect on meaningful goals.
  3. Music can change our mood instantly whether we want to be more relaxed or uplifted.
  4. Being there for others can allow us to become more aware of our own needs as well feeling good about helping others.
  5. Socialising with friends is good especially when we need support to deal with negative situations.
  6. Visualisation can give us direction and goals.

Like I’ve said before you are in control of what your masterpiece looks like. Choose your own tools – try out different methods or exercises like those in the list above – to create a wonderful masterpiece that is unique in every way! If you haven’t already started, today is the right day to unveil your masterpiece.

Stop making excuses

“I’m not sure…”

“I’ve never learnt how to…”

“It doesn’t work when I …”

“I’m not very good at…”

“I don’t have the time to…”

“I can’t afford to…”

And of course the all time favourite one “I cant’…”

What will it take to stop using excuses to control your life and hold you back from new opportunities and possibilities? All areas of our life involve change – things move on and develop. It is fair to say that nothing stays the same. Sometimes we have control over those changes and sometimes we don’t. However one thing is for certain and that is our attitude and action to change.

Making excuses is a negative attitude that leads to negative action or NO action whatsoever. Excuses can be stopped. We can stop excuses right in their tracks with an immediate shift in mindset! However sometimes those excuses creep in and take over without us noticing, so how can we get rid of those doubts and excuses so that we can live a fulfilling life? Be it in our personal or professional life, if we know what our goals are, then it’s much easier to banish those excuses !

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  1. Know what you want from life. Live your dream – no dream is too small or insignificant. If it matters to you, then IT matters!!
  2. Decide what action you need to take to live your dream – set yourself goals & write them down. The physical act of writing down a goal makes it real and tangible. Put it somewhere visible that you see every day – no excuses! If you want to live your dream then others need to know what that is. If you don’t like your handwriting then get it made into a bright & bold sign by a company. No excuses, remember!
  3. Make those goals powerful – turn any phrase that could be viewed as negative into a positive. If you’re not sure what I mean, ask someone else to look over them for you. Give your goals passion and excitement – how could you possibly make up an excuse to not carry out those thrilling, exciting and fun goals?!
  4. Make an action plan – write out the different steps you need to take – don’t worry about how will afford it or how you will find the time (these are the most wonderful excuses!) and instead focus on how the steps need to happen in order to achieve your dream. Be positive and trust yourself that they will happen.
  5. Be committed to do what it takes, and you will have what you want. Take action by sticking at your goals. Build in time to review your goals – your end result or goal may be the same over a longer period of time but your action plan may need to change along the way. Make sure your dream is something you really desire – if you don’t need it then those excuses will find a way to talk you out of it. Keep it relevant & place high value on your dream.

Only you can banish those excuses; only you can decide what you want from your life.