Several people have been asking me if it’s possible to achieve financial freedom. Yes, I believe it’s possible. In a former blog I wrote about an excellent book, “Financial Freedom in 8 Minutes a Day” – and I’m going to talk about it again here.
If we have the desire and willpower to take the right actions, it is never too late to get on a track of improved financial awareness and financial wellbeing.
The book, “Financial Freedom in 8 Minutes a Day”, by the psychologists Drs. Ron and Mary Hulnick, is one of my favorite books on money because it provides a holistic approach, concrete steps, and a clear path for facing, organizing, and growing money.
Because the book was published in 1994, some of the manual methods for recording finances may be outdated, but it’s easy to substitute those methods with today’s automated programs and apps. And you can get the book on Amazon through the independent vendors for as little as $.01 (a penny) plus $3.99 shipping!
“Financial Freedom in 8 Minutes a Day” is divided into three major sections.
Part One addresses the money/mind connection and the psychology of money, with insightful information and exercises for identifying and reframing negative money beliefs into positive money beliefs. The authors write, “What’s important to know is that you can learn to direct your own self-talk. This is a critical step in empowering yourself to create more of what you want in your life, including money.”
Part Two provides steps for assessing our current financial story and the approach and forms for developing our personal money management system.
In Part 3, after we’ve set up and put into action the systems for organizing, tracking, and managing our finances, we move into a program of seeding and manifesting our financial goals. That’s what the ‘8 minutes a day’ refers to. This is where we write down our desired financial goals, visualize them, and support it all with written intentions. Visualization is key to our success with this program.
Also key is that in addition to our checking and savings accounts, we’ll have a wealth building account (or cash reserves account) that we always pay into first before the other accounts.
Many of us understand the power of thought, and the truth that what we continuously focus on is what we tend to attract and create.
Add to that the power of visualization – of seeing what we want and running it in our minds like a movie – and we can tremendously boost our power to make our positive money thoughts a reality. Positive desire + thought + visualization x repetition = Desired Positive Reality!
“Brain studies reveal that thoughts produce the same mental instructions as actions. Mental imagery (visualization) impacts many cognitive processes in the brain: motor control, attention, perception, planning, and memory. So the brain is getting trained for actual performance during visualization. It’s been found that mental practices can enhance motivation, increase confidence and self-efficacy, improve motor performance, prime your brain for success, and increase states of flow – all relevant to achieving your best life!” - Psychology Today.
Visualization is a regular tool used by some of the world’s greatest athletes. Imagine what it can do for us when we visualize our financial health and wellbeing. Following and implementing the program in this book will take some time and devotion, but isn’t your financial security worth it?!
If all of this resonates with you, check out “Financial Freedom in 8 Minutes a Day”, by the psychologists Drs. Ron and Mary Hulnick. Let’s all get crystal clear about our positive desire for financial freedom and financial wellbeing, and then think it and visualize it into reality – starting today! There’s plenty for everyone.
Your Life Coach,
“Financial freedom is available to those who learn about it and work for it.” – Robert T. Kyosaki
“Don’t stay in bed unless you can make money in bed.” – George Burns
“Financial freedom is freedom from fear.” – Robert T. Kyosaki
“Being in control of your finances is a great stress reliever.” – Unknown
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill
“Change your focus from making money to serving more people. Serving more people makes the money come in.” – Robert T. Kyosaki
“Financial fitness is not pipe dream or a state of mind it's a reality if you are willing to pursue it and embrace it.” – Will Robinson
Copyright 2016 Maddisen K. Krown M.A.