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Oh boy, here we go, we're talking money. One of the things you neeeeeever talk about at the dinner table. Or certainly one of the things I should never talk about, right??
I mean who am I to talk about money? I'm not a financial advisor, I have no official experience or credentials unless I get it through osmosis from my dad, the CFO.
And yet, I am 27 years old, I have substantial savings, no debt, and I've built a 6 figure business for myself doing what I love... so I'm thinking I can share some insight.
Now, if it just made you uncomfortable that I talked about my income, I'm going to ask you to get over it. And honestly, I think, especially us ladies, need to get over this discomfort with talking about money in general.
After all, you may be selling yourself way short with your income expectations, just because you don't realize the potential out there because no one is willing to talking about it.
So here I am, talking about it. And I want you to know, if I made 6 figures with my passion project, so can you.
My life didn't always look like this. In fact, just 2 years ago, it never dawned on me that it would be possible. And then I read the book that would change my life forever. You Are a Bad Ass by Jen Sincero.
I remember there was this chapter about money where she said, "Faith is required if you're going to upgrade from rickety to rolling in it, because faith is the part of us that dares to believe that an unseen, unproven (and often proven otherwise), brand new and awesome reality is in our grasp."
She then had you think about the lifestyle you wanted. What you wanted to be able to buy and do and experience. How many hours per week you wanted to work. How much money you wanted to make. How much you would have to charge to make that happen.
Then she asked you to focus on that magic number every single day as you worked towards making it your reality.
Well, I took that advice. And not only did I focus on that number, I had a monthly spreadsheet for it (fellow type-A's, I know you feel me right now).
At the top of it, I put my goal monthly income that would, over the course of 3 months, work me up to the monthly income I would need to hit my 6-figure dream.
Under that goal number, I wrote down all my spending categories and how much I wanted to be able to spend in each.
Within those 3 months, I was hitting my goal number.
Now, I'm not saying this is a one and done solution. There were plenty of months after that that I dipped below my goals and had to refocus and try new things and take different approaches.
But I am saying, that like everything else in this life, your mindset is the starting line. Without getting that straight, you'll never push off the block.
If you don't want that to be the case, and you want to take that first step and get your mind in the right place, download your Unleash Journal Pages and fill out the final question.
You're going to decide your "freedom number" i.e. the amount of money you need to make each year to feel like you're living a life free of financial stress, free to do what you want, free to travel, free to live your ideal life.
Then you're going to free-flow write about what your life would look like if that made that income, in vivid detail. What does your house look like? What types of vacations do you go on? What do you eat? What sorts of restaurants do you go to? What extracurriculars do you engage in? What car do you have? How are you giving back? What does your work look like? How much time are you spending working?
Re-read or re-write that number and that vision every night, preferably as if it's already happened. Allow yourself to have faith that it can happen, and let your brain get to work figuring out how you're going to get there.
Here's the thing if you want to unleash your life, your joy, your health, your energy, you need to unleash your finances.
I know they say money can't buy you happiness, but it can buy you opportunity, freedom, and comfort. And I'll be the first person to say that a life of experiencing all the wonderful things the world has to offer, living free of financial stress, and being able to afford quality food that nurtures my body, well, that makes me very happy.
But what if money isn't your issue? What if you are financially successful, but everything it took to get there: the 16 hour days, the chronic stress, the working weekends, the challenging projects, the frustrating clients, what if that all left you drained and unable to really enjoy the wealth you've created for yourself?
What if you lost yourself in the work, looked up one day, and didn't recognize the person looking back at you in the mirror?
What if your days are spent running through drive-through's and sitting at meetings, in the car, and on the couch every day and your health, happiness, and vitality have suffered at the hands of your success?
If it is, I would love to invite you into my Health & Happiness Accelerator Course so you can spend 30 days putting that same dedication you have for your career, towards your fitness, your energy, and your mental wellbeing.
For just $49 (it's 75% off for my beta test group), you'll get a month of coaching to help you get time back in your day, detox your body and mind from all the crap that's been keeping you running on empty, and help you get clarity on how to build a life that gives you both success and balance.
If that sounds like "just what the doctor ordered", you can click here to sign up. I would love to support you and guide you to unleash your best self and your best life.