I Want to be Rich...
Well who doesn’t? If you say no, I don’t believe you.
I have a healthy relationship with money in that I like it and know what good it can do for me and my world and I’ve never been shy to say so. Actually when I babysat the neighbours’ kids at 12 years old many moons ago their dad asked me what I wanted to be when I was older. My response on multiple occasions was the same – ‘I want to be rich.’ And I meant it.
I don’t think I had fully thought that one through back then, but I’ve always known that to have choices and options in life, money makes it a hell of a lot easier. You can help more people and do more good if you have money and aren’t scraping the barrel. A lot of things I’ve been reading lately have talked about ensuring that you sort out your own wealth first, before you save the world. I like that because as women, we’re conditioned to put everyone else first. I’m not saying to ditch everyone, but if you sort out your own finances for yourself and your family, now and for the future then you can only go up from there. I love this!
You know I’m a book lover, so I just finished ‘You are a Badass at Making Money’ by Jen Sincero and it you want to be even half of a badass, I’d highly recommend this one. It’s refreshingly honest and funny and yep, she swears like a trucker so it’s real. I can’t tell you if it works yet, I’ve only just finished it, but hell, I’d be surprised if it didn’t!
I love her words of wisdom scattered throughout such as – ‘What comes out of your mouth comes in to your life.’ When you’re stuck in a rut, you’re literally stuck in the same thoughts and beliefs that don’t serve you, so you need to change. You need to be more aware of what’s going on in your world, coming out of your mouth, opportunities all around – you need to shake it way up. Love this!
Since my blog is called the over-r-whelm, I love Jen’s definition of the word – Overwhelm: When you make the unhelpful decision to stop breathing, lose perspective, and forget you’re in control of your life. We all do it and let our brains take over and spin us out of control. I love the idea of chunking tasks down to bite-sized pieces so they’re more manageable and do-able. This would be the one thing I’ve been doing for quite some time now and it allows me to dive into multiple projects and maintain some consistency, one small focused piece at a time.
And finally, did you know that urgency is the opposite of hurrying? Hurrying comes from a place of lack (panic and stress) while urgency gives you energy, focus and drive. Brilliant stuff so I encourage you to focus on those important urgent things you’re drawn too and have a read yourself – find your own internal Badass!