Do you want out of debt?
Gain financial freedom,
but don’t know where to start?
I was there and I know the feeling.
It is simple, yet so difficult!
Keep reading and I will help you in reaching your goals, step by step.
When I first began my journey to financial independence* in 2007, I honestly had no idea how to do it, nor did I have any idea of the timeline I was looking at. One thing I did know though, was the feeling I had inside, I was full of energy, and I was set for the task, nothing could stop me.
I signed up for the first and best course on financial freedom I could find. Later I jumped “The Secret” wave, went through all the visualization/manifestation techniques, even paid a fairly large amount of money to be coached by Bob Proctor himself. I did the vision board and what not, I mean, you get the idea? There was nothing I wouldn’t do, except the right thing apparently, and it took me quite some years until I finally figured it out, and frankly that is why I am here today, to help you get there much quicker than I did.
“Financial freedom is the status of having enough income or wealth sufficient to pay one’s living expenses for the rest of one’s life without having to be employed or dependent on others.” – Wikipedia
Now…… in the beginning I said: “it is simple, yet so difficult”, hence I will not pretend it is going to be an easy task, however, once you get there, it will be an absolute aha experience, and you will look to yourself and say: hey, but of course. There are many things needed to become financial independent.
Motivation may be one of the most important ones to have. If you cannot find motivation, you’ve got some work before you. My current motivation is radically different from my initial motivation, so let me see if I can help you fast forward and avoid making the same mistakes as I did.
Let’s have a look at different kinds of motivation: for example, a car must be a great motivator, right? Well, yes, but it will not help you reach financial independence. Things in general are just things, remember that – they are not assets to you – follow along as I am building an important mindset here. Find something that puts money in your pockets (assets) instead of taking it out of your pockets (liabilities) – don’t get me wrong, it is nice to have that watch, a dress or whatever you are into, but when you have bought that, then what? Does it cost you money or does it earn you money? I can assure you this, unless it puts money in your pockets, it will definitely not make you financially independent.
Do you get the idea?
Now, you might ask, what about buying myself a house? Well unless you are going to Airbnb it, sell it for profit or by any other means receive a monthly income from it, then it is not an asset and should not be considered as such. And again, you will have a house, with its expenses, mortgage, and whatever comes with a house, but no extra income every month. Think about that!
Okay, I think I’ve made my point, so, what can you use to motivate you? Do you have something already?
To begin with, becoming financially independent, could be one strong motivator. I know, it doesn’t sound too sexy, however, you will have all the time in the world, after you have become financially independent to do whatever you wish.
This leads us to…