YOUR BIG, BEAUTIFUL LIFE
The road to financial success is different for everyone, and any measure of success depends on your starting point. Did your parents talk to you about the stock market from a young age and set up a trading account for you? Were you required to save money from a young age? Or were your folks pretty tight lipped about money and financial concerns? Maybe they were living hand to mouth and investing was something other people did.
My parents divorced when I was six, and I clearly remember money-or lack of money- being the center of many arguments. My father did well, but my mother never worked, and when they divorced, my father never paid alimony on time so we were always late on rent or being evicted. My mother lost custody of us when I was eight – and only regained custody of my sister and me after I had graduated from high school. Not surprisingly, my dream was to be financially independent and always have enough money to protect myself. But I had no financial skills--neither one of my parents ever taught me about money or saving or investing. So I basically winged it for ten years, and in a commission only business, this is exactly like riding a roller coaster without a safety belt. Some years were amazing and I had a massive money surplus with which I made terrible decisions. Other years I survived on a diet of fear. In both cases, I was wearing a money-blindfold as I rolled through life and had no idea where I was going or how I was going to get there.
My turning point came in 2000 when I began to do a lot of work on my way of thinking. I realized that most of what was showing up in my life came directly from me and decisions I was making (or refusing to make). Taking responsibility for my thinking – for the stuff I was allowing myself to pay attention to and the crap I was allowing myself to think about myself – turned everything around.
Our Divine WealthWise practice has everything to do with the way we think about ourselves and the way we show up in the world. We’ll start today with visualizing the RESULT: What do we want from our life and what does it look like fully realized?
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