Are you free?Do you have time freedom? Financial freedom?
How can you achieve time and financial freedom? How can you be free?
First let us define what time and financial freedom means.
For me, time freedom means having the time to do What you want When you want to do something. It’s all about “Being your own boss because you decide how you want to spend your time.”
On the other hand, financial freedom means having enough money to cover for your daily expenses without working hard. It’s all about having enough money for the rest of your life even if you are not working because money works for you.
Both these two are related, because unless you have financial freedom, you can never have time freedom.
Everybody wants financial and time freedom but here are 3 Negative Mindset that prevents you from enjoying time and financial freedom.
1) EMPLOYEE mindset
Majorityof people are brought up to be employees”. Our parents used to say “study hard and get a good job”.
In my case, My mom is an entrepreneur but she taught me the same, to study hard and get a good company that will pay me a good salary. She never realized that the wealthy people of this world are the entrepreneurs and business owners, not the employees.
But I cannot and will never blame my mom for pushing me to be an employee because I know her intention was good – for us not to experience the sufferings and pain she has been through.
Owning a business is not easy but hardwork always pays off – mom’s home based cafeteria and catering business brought us to where we are now:)
Now that I experienced being an employee for almost 15 years, my dream is for my kids to be an entrepreneur because I want them to enjoy time and financial freedom. Because in an employee setup, money StoPs coming the moment you StoP working.
My dream is for my kids to have their own companies that will employ and help many people.
How can you move away from the employee mindset?
Following Robert kiyosaki’s principle, from being an employee or a self employed individual you should move to the next quadrant where 95% of wealth can be found. You should move to being a business owner or an investor because this is where money will work for you.
Unfortunately, only 5% of the population are business owners and investors. Ironically, this 5% enjoys 95% of worlds wealth.
How can I be an investor?
There are many investments to choose from but before starting, you need to understand the investment that will suit you. You can put your money into stocks, bonds, mutual funds, deposit or foreign exchange currency . But choose wisely, study hard and remember that the higher the income, the higher the risk.
How can I be a business owner?
Find a business that is within your core talent. If you are good in cooking, find some business related to cooking or food industry.
If you are good in writing, then find something related to communications.
Stop looking at what is the market trend because as long as you are using your core talent and you are doing what you really love to do, it will be difficult Not to succeed.
You do not have to reinvent the wheel to be successful. Find a successful business that is related to your core talent and find a way to modify it to create your unique selling proposition and you are on for a good start.
- Change your mindset to be an investor or a business owner so you can be part of that 5% of the population who is enjoying 95% of the world’s wealth.
- Manage your spending so you can have extra money for investments
- Know your core talent and find a way to monetize it through a business
2) POVERTY mindset
Believe it or not, majority of people have a poverty mindset.
Everybody is not comfortable of being “rich” or “wealthy” because there is a lot of negative belief towards money or about being rich.
People believe that money is evil.
People believe that rich people are bad.
People believe that being rich is a sin.
People believe that You will not go to heaven when you are wealthy
Yes, there are many negative beliefs about money but I think on a brighter side money is good.
Money is good if it used for good reasons like helping people.
Rich people who share their wealth are good people.
Being rich is not a sin but NoT sharing your riches is a sin.
If you share your wealth to others then the doors of heaven will be opened to you.
Even the bible was very clear that God wants to prosper us so change your mindset. Here are few of the many bible verse on prosperity and abundance.
This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success – Deuteronomy 28:8
Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers- 3 John 1:2
The LORD will command the blessing upon you in your barns and in all that you put your hand to, and He will bless you in the land which the LORD your God gives you. – Joshua 1:8
God is our father and every parent wants the best for his child so does God wants to bless us abundantly. He wants to prosper us.
Unfortunately, this poverty mindset is the reason why you are not receiving God’s abundance.
How can I change my poverty mindset to start receiving God’s abundance?
First, you have to change your mindset about money. Believe that money is good if you use it for good.
After all, money is not evil, but it is the way you use money that makes it evil. Remember that the ultimate purpose of wealth is to serve others.
Second, you have to open yourself to God’s abundance.
I Love this prayer from the Feast. I read it everyday and it truly opened my life to limitless blessings from God.
Today I receive all of God’s love for me.
Today, I open myself to the unbounded limitless overflowing abundance of God’s universe
Today, I open myself to your blessings, healings and miracles
Today, I open myself to God’s word so that I become like Jesus everyday
Today, I proclaim that, I’m God’s Beloved, I’m God’s Servant, I”m God’s Powerful Champion
And because I am blessed, I will bless the world in Jesus name. Amen.
Third, you have to commit to be rich so can enrich others. You may be a living a comfortable life now. You may have no more dreams for yourself. But I challenge you, to dream big for others. To dream for something bigger than yourself. Commit to earn more so you can give more. Commit to prosper so you can prosper others. Because the ultimate purpose of your life is to serve others.
- Change your mindset about money it because money is good if it is used to serve others
- Open yourself for God’s abundance because God has best plans to prosper and bless you
- Commit to be rich so you can enrich others
3) FEAR mindset
Fear is the biggest roadblock that prevents you from achieving what you want in life. Unless you can handle fear, you cannot achieve financial or time freedom or any goal you set in life.
According to Wikipedia, “Fear is an emotion induced by a threat perceived by living entities, which causes a change in brain and organ function and ultimately a change in behavior, such as running away, hiding or freezing from traumatic events. Fear may occur in response to a specific stimulus happening in the present, or to a future situation, which is perceived as risk to health or life, status, power, security, or, in the case of humans, wealth or anything held valuable. “
Yes, fear, causes a change in brain and organ function and ultimately a change in our behavior such as running way.
Fear is the reason why many people follow the norm.
Fear is the reason why you are afraid of change.
Majority of people end up to be employees because people have fears of starting their own business.
People have fear of failure.
People have fear of what other people might say if they do things different from the norm.
People fear change.
People fear to take risk.
People fear the past because bad events haunt them.
People fear the future because it is unknown.
Yes, there are so many fears in our lives but in the end, only you can make your life beautiful. If you can manage your fear, you become limitless and everything become possible.
If you can handle your fear, your mind and body will work to achieve whatever you have desired for.
How can I handle fear?
If your faith is bigger than your fears, you can conquer anything.
If you have faith in yourself that You can, then you will be.
If you have faith in God, then everything become possible.
If you see that God is bigger than any of your problems, then your problems will be resolved.
If you believe that God has best plans for you, then you will be determined and will achieve your goals.
- Know Your Fear to understand what is that block that prevents you to achieve your goals
- Manage your fear because only you can control your emotions
- Let your faith be bigger than fears. Because God has best plans for you so have faith, believe, dream, act and you will surely achieve.
Life is a gift and to unwrap the present and enjoy every moment, you should change your mindset towards money. You should believe that God of abundance have great plans for your life. Let God be bigger than your fears to achieve time and financial freedom and to achieve whatever you desire in life.
I used to fear everything but when I am in doubt of myself, of others, of the situation and events in my life, I always look up and believe that God is in control of everything. Then all things become well.
I know God has bigger plans for me than I have for my life so I commit to serve Him in anyway I can. I commit to be rich so I can enrich others. I pray for God to use me as a channel to bless other people.
I am FREE and at peace because I surrender my all to God and I know He will take care of us. I know God will send the right people and the right resources to help me fulfill the dreams he planted in my heart.
I have so many blessings to count and my friend, Jule Fuller is one of those because created personalized meditation programs for me to achieve my goals and to help me connect to God, you can check her website NOW to be Free and Live the life you want.
May all of our dreams come true.