What is financial Freedom?
Financial Freedom means different things for different people; for me, I like the idea from the diagram below by Noah St. John that Financial Freedom is the sweet spot between the 4 elements, namely: Time, Energy, Relationships and Money when they are in harmonious balance.
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Most people think if I could just have $1 million, that would be a great start towards financial security and that may well be true, however for most people who think that way it is only just wishful thinking. I find that most people who have become successful never thought in terms of starting with a large sum of money, they just started with what they had and maximised it.
So right now we are going to work out what your achievable number per year is. I am not discouraging you from dreaming big, yes do dream big, yet in order to create a step by step plan to start moving forward, let’s break it down.
This is what we are going to do right now, we are going to find a number that represents Financial security, this is a number that would allow you to take a break if you needed to stop working for any reason whatsoever, to change direction, travel around the world for a year without any worry about your finances. What would it take for you to live for 1 year without a worry about money at all? OK, so how do we do this?
List your expenses below in the following categories; to enable you to determine the amount you need for Financial Security just for 1 year:
- Rent or Mortgage Payment: $___________per month
- Food, household: $_____________per month
- Gas, electric, water, phone: $_________per month
- Transportation: $___________per month
- Insurance payments: $__________per month
- Miscellaneous: $______________per month
- Total: $___________________per month
YOUR FINANCIAL SECURITY AMOUNT = TOTAL BASIC MONTHLY EXPENSES: $_____________x 12 = $___________________per year.
For me I find this exercise very helpful because I realised that I don’t really need a lot and it also put me in a state of gratitude because it made me realise that my needs are being met without me stressing out, it put me into the “I can do this” frame of mind.
For me Financial Freedom is more than just amassing a lot of money, it encompasses Physical, Mental, Emotional, Social and Financial Well-being.
One of my mentors used to say: Let your devils and demons pay you, meaning; if you have anything at all that causes you pain, use it as a stepping stone to your success. In other words use your greatest challenges, to create success in your life. What is your greatest Challenge?
You can get everything in life that you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want. – Zig Ziglar
With that said; I would like to tell a modern-day version of an old story that if you are keen to know where I got if from it would be the good old bible and I am sure such a story exists in every tradition.
So here it goes:
There was a widow [someone who had lost something that was valuable to them] She needed help as she no longer had her bread-winner. This story comes from an age when women were provided for by their husbands. So she sought out a Prophet [someone who looked promising to uplift her and bring a solution], the funny thing is that when she reaches out to this guy, he asks her:
“How can I help you? Tell me, what do you have in your house?”[What resources do you have? – it could be time, energy, skills or talents]. She replies: “Your servant has nothing there at all,” she said, “except a small jar of olive oil.” [She doesn’t think much of her resources, after all they come so natural to her, she doesn’t see just how powerful and resourceful she really is…] This guy seems to know a thing or two…
He tells her to borrow lots of vessels from all her neighbours far and wide. [In order to open herself up for her abundance, she has to reach out to her neighbours, all over, the internet and everywhere, this is some serious vulnerability right there!]
He also told her: “Then go inside and shut the door behind you and your sons. Pour oil into all the jars, and as each is filled, put it to one side.”
I don’t know about you but to me this is some serious instructions right there. So he tells her to “go inside” [focus] “and shut the door” [shut out all distractions, all resistance, negativity, fears etc] “behind you and your sons” [herself and her dreams that are being given birth to]
She left him and shut the door behind her and her sons. They brought the jars to her and she kept pouring. When all the jars were full, she said to her son, “Bring me another one.” But he replied, “There is not a jar left.” Then the oil stopped flowing.
The last part of the story could symbolize her pouring the oil of her anointing/wisdom/knowledge/ skills etc., into those vessels [other people wanting the information or resources she has to give].
She went and told the guy what had happened, and he said, “Go, sell the oil and pay your debts. You and your sons can live on what is left.”
How Cool is that?
Another Quote from the great Zig Ziglar: People who truly understand God’s purpose for their lives know that we are called to be intimately involved with one another.
I was like this widow mentioned in the story above, I was looking for something outside myself to give me freedom, I tried all sorts of “done for you” systems that weren’t done at all! I didn’t realise my own capacity to create and the fact that I am my own freedom. I hadn’t been aware of ‘What was in my house’, I needed to have a mind renewal. I needed someone who could show me how it’s done. I’ve been working online on different ventures ever since the early 90’s and I failed many times, yet I did not give up because it has always been clear as day to me that the future lies on the world-wide web. Now I am living proof that you can make money online if you have a step by step proven blueprint that really works, with the tools to make it work and you put the time and effort into it.
It is Jim Rohn who said: Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become.
Why Learn the Skills to Build Your Own Online Business?
Frankly, if you have seen the news lately, in the UK alone, you would have heard of all the well-known high street brands that have shut their doors. Brands like:
LK Bennett, British Home Stores (BHS) which had been trading for 88 years, HMV, Toys R Us, Pound world, Maplin, Staples, Banana Republic, Austin Reed which had been in business for 116 years, Phones4U,retail chain Athena, Blockbuster, Barratts, Tie Rack, JJB Sports, Comet, Borders, C&A, Jane Norman, Focus, Principles, Zavvi and that’s not all, it is predicted that 10,000 shops will close in 2019. The main reason for all this is the change in habits and choices.
Most people including myself prefer to do things online. More business is done online nowadays compared to the 80’s and early 90’s. What has also changed is the life expectancy, people are living much longer, and the retirement age is non-existent. People need to work longer and income for most jobs is ridiculously low whereas the cost of living has spiked. There is definitely more money to be had yet the ways people work have changed. It is very clear that online businesses are the ones making the most revenue right now.
My name is Kimberleigh Matthews, I created this website to partner with those people who want more out of life. You know you deserve more and you are ready to Rise Up and be the gift of Magnitude that you’ve always known you Can Be by creating your own Financial Freedom Online no matter where in the world you are. If you are open and willing to learn and follow step by step instructions, ask a lot of questions and persist until you see results, I want to work with you! Drop me a line and let’s unravel your Online Financial Freedom.
If you ever need a hand or have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
I sincerely wish you Love, Peace, Success and Prosperity