We’ve talked before about how easily we fall into the “spend now, save later” behavior pattern, a sad recurring cycle of earning and spending. Living like this, paycheck to paycheck, is nothing more than financial slavery.
Financial Freedom is the way to break out of that cycle for good. When you no longer exchange time for money, you have the Cash Flow to support your monthly expenses, and you’re free to choose how you spend your days. There are three steps you can take to break free of your financial bonds and get into the Freedom mindset!
Freedom Mindset #1: Long-Term Vision
You know the old saying, “Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die.” Well, you’re probably planning on living past tomorrow, so you need a long-term vision. Imagine what your Financial Freedom will look like: extra time to spend how you want, Financial Security and the freedom to pursue your passions. If you only focus on the present, you’ll struggle to find the motivation it takes to be persistent on your path to Financial Freedom.
Freedom Mindset #2: Taking Simple, Easy Steps
Getting into the Freedom mindset is not a single decision—it’s a process! And the Four Money Principles are the simple, easy steps to Financial Freedom you need to take. Start with Paying Yourself First by sending a portion of every paycheck to your savings. Second, Live Within Your Means. Learn the difference between your wants and your needs. Third, protect yourself by building a Security Buffer to cover any immediate crises. Finally, Make Your Money Work for YOU by investing and reinvesting your earnings.
Freedom Mindset #3: Committing & Pressing Forward
The path to Financial Freedom isn’t always straight and narrow. You’ll face twists, turns and bumps. If something throws you off course, don’t give up. Once you commit to the Freedom mindset, press forward, and don’t look back! Continue building your Freedom Generator and Security Buffer. Because Financial Freedom is worth it!
When you commit to the path and Financial Freedom, you’ll be surprised at how quickly you get there. Envision your future, and start taking the simple steps necessary. Take control of your life and your future. You’ll never regret choosing Financial Freedom.
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Dr. Tony is the co-founder of MindShift.money and the best-selling author of three books on personal and business finances. Having achieved Financial Freedom at 27, Dr. Tony believes that through Financially Fit Bootcamp and Cash Flow Cure everyone can get there. He has made it his life’s mission to help others live a life where their money works for them—not the other way around.