What if today was the day you
took control of your money?
I am sure like most of us you ask yourself this question all the time – What if today was the day you took control of your money?
But when you are asked the same question you find yourself torn. Torn between the you who know that you should really answer the question and the you that feel that it is not possible and that it is simply a waste of time to try to take control of your money.
Here’s the bottom line on money…
While money is an important part of your everyday life, you will agree that few subjects are as intimidating or frustrating for you as money.
And while you are expected to make informed and effective decisions about the use and management of your money.
You are challenged by the fact that you really do not know how because you have not been taught how to manage your money effectively.
It is not surprising then, that your money worries maybe one of the biggest causes of stress in your life. And why taking control of your money today may be the best decision you can make.
Take control of your money and you take control of your life
All of us have bought into the notion that all you need for financial success is to “get a job and work hard” but by now you have realized that this is not the case.
The fact is working hard is WORTHLESS – unless you know how to manage your hard earned money!
The truth is no matter how much time, effort and dedication you invest in your career, you will never achieve the success you deserve – unless you know how to take control of your money!
Society makes you ultimately responsible for your financial future and the result you get from your money, and while this is great, you will never achiever the result you unless you immediately focus on improving your financial literacy.
What is financial literacy and why is it important to you?
Simply put financial literacy is:-
the ability to understand and make informed and effective decisions about the use and management of your money.
And a financially empowered person is able to:-
That is a mouthful but it all come down to understanding and managing money.
But what is money really?
Money is the universally accepted currency that allows you to quickly exchange expertise, real estate, commodities, and other goods and services.
Originally money took the form of rare and special items that were limited in supply to ensure its value. With the ultimate form being GOLD.
Gold was great as money because it was rare, easy to carry around, did not corrode and could be used for all kind of other valuable things besides money such as jewelry or other artifacts.
Money was worth something – It was Valuable!
The bad news about money
However, today money has been so modernized that it has lost its value and is really nothing more than paper.
This coupled with an overly complicated monetary system of credit, interest rates, monthly payments, taxes and fees have resulted in so much confusion that we are unable to make informed and effective decisions that leads to long-term financial success and security.
Resulting in you not being able to build wealth, all because of a few key mistakes that you are making with your money on a consistent basis.
Common mistakes that are caused by your inability to calculate the long-term effect of your decisions.
And if you do not learn about these mistakes you will keep making them and you will keep having less money – less control of your life and less of a feeling of security and safety for yourself and others.
What are these mistakes?
There are five money mistake that you probably make every day with out even recognizing them. Those money mistakes are:-
The good news is that you can overcome these mistakes and take control of your life instead of allowing your money to control you .
So how do you take control of your money?
You take control of your money with the power of commitment! And what is commitment – It is simply “the passion that ignites action.”
Because there cannot be any commitment without action. And commitment is based on your own passion and your own desire as commitment comes from within – not from your spouse, family or friends!
Commitment is you taking action to do those little tiny things that builds the foundation for success. Doing the only things you can do now.
If you want to lose 20 pounds you wont lose it right away. You wont lose it tomorrow (well not without liposuction).
And it may seem like you will never get there but if you choose to do one thing right now like eat healthier meals, get up and simply walk and skip snacks.
These simple steps over a period of time will accumulate to the weight lost you want.
So it is with taking control of your money. If you just seize this present moment and take whatever little action you can right now I can assure you that before long you will begin to take control of your money.
You can do it but you must start today!
Here’s what you should do…
Glenn Ferguson, Financial & Retirement Coach
Give yourself the gift of financial empowerment by signing up for personal financial coaching with me.
I have been helping persons for over 20 years to painlessly take control of their money so that you can own your pay cheque again and create wealth for you and your family.
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Whatever you decide to do, make sure you Do Something!
Looking forward to empowering you financially!
Whatever decisions you make today regarding taking control of your money will dictate the financial future you will actually have.