I just read a great quote by Anthony Robbins:
“You either master money, or, on some level, money masters you!”
I don’t know about you, but I can relate to that statement.
I’ve definitely had times in my life where I felt controlled by money – or rather the lack of it.
There were so many times when I said, “No” to things that really interested me because I was afraid of putting one more purchase on my credit card.
I declined long-distance wedding invitations, girls’ getaway trips, high-end restaurants, charity events, and the list goes on.
It broke my heart not to participate, but it felt like the responsible thing to do.Can you relate?
Then, there came a point when I made a decision that I wasn’t willing to live that way any longer.
Making (and learning about) money became a non-negotiable!
I was done saying, “No,” to the things I desired – sitting on the sidelines – and feeling as if my life was passing me by.
I was no longer willing to struggle and deny my needs.
I wanted to live life fully and participate all-out!
There comes a point for all of us when we’re no longer willing to live the status quo.
You may have experienced that in your relationship – your business – or even your health.
Or, if you you’re like me, you’ve had “wake-up calls” in all these areas at one point or another!
Change may be scary, but not changing is even more frightening.
Even if things are going well, there’s always another level to get to.
As the saying goes, “If you’re not growing, you’re dying.”
So, what next for you on the money front?
We’re now in Week 3 of “The Money Dare,” and it’s time to kick things up a notch.
This week, it’s time to get real about money and start looking at the numbers.
As my friend and Wealth Manager says, “Numbers don’t lie.”
This week, I invite you to do the following:
How do you feel when you look at your credit card statements and log onto your bank account?
Do you get excited or filled with fear and frustration?
No matter how you feel in this moment, know that once you commit to living differently, your whole world opens up, and new possibilities exist.
I won’t lie … It requires effort, stepping outside of your comfort zone and moving beyond your limiting beliefs, but IT IS POSSIBLE, and you can make it FUN!
First, commit to mastering money. Making this commitment to yourself is crucial.
Next, get real with the numbers, and write everything down.
Then, take action and do something to up-level your money practices.
Last, but certainly not least, breathe, and remember this is a process.
Do you feel controlled by money (or lack of it)? Leave a comment, and let me know!