PLAN Craft Your Path to Financial Freedom
Today, let's peel back the layers of financial murkiness that weigh on us by creating a written plan for our money that will pave the way to financial freedom.
Financial freedom is not just about having lots of money; it's about having control over your money. Without a plan to control our money, money often controls us. Ever feel like you're just a puppet on the strings of monthly bills and unexpected expenses? Time to cut those strings and dance to our own tune with a straightforward financial plan that will stand the test of time. Let's explore exactly how our money is, where the leaks are, and where the opportunities for heaps of treasure lie!
Today's Golden Nuggets:
- 🤓 Gain control by knowing where every penny goes
- 📝 Create a written plan for financial freedom
- ⏳ Get out of debt and make your money work for you
💬 WEALTHY WISDOM
Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like.— Will Rogers
Actor, humorist, and social commentator who never met a man he didn't like, but clearly, he met some spending habits he didn't approve of.
🧬 PROSPERITY PHYSICS
Studies show individuals who prioritize time over money generally experience greater happiness. But time and money are intrinsically linked. When we control our finances, we buy ourselves the freedom of time.
So let's prioritize creating a budget as a means to liberate our time—which will explore how to do step-by-step below.
📿 MOOLA MANTRA
Wealth flows, I grow.
This mantra is a call to alchemy. We're not just collecting coins here; we're expanding in wisdom, courage, and dare I say, spiritual swankiness. Every dollar that flows into our life is like a river nourishing the rich soil of our financial landscape. And every dollar that flows out? Think of it as seeds being planted in the fertile ground of our future.
Today, whenever you check your bank account or make a purchase, whisper to yourself, “Wealth flows, I grow” and watch how your relationship with moolah takes a melodious turn.
🧘 MINT MEDITATION
In today's meditation, we will explore the reality of our financial landscape, discern what's working, and cultivate focus for a healthier journey toward financial freedom.
Begin by taking a deep breath in. Feel the air filling your lungs and expanding your chest and belly. Now exhale, releasing any tension.
Visualize your relationship with money; see the numbers, the categories, the flow of your money. Hold no judgment; just see things as they are.
Breathing in, asking yourself, “What's working?” Maybe it's that you've successfully saved for emergencies, or perhaps you've been mindful about not accumulating debt. Breathing out, feeling gratitude for these financial strengths.
Inhaling, ask again, “Where can I focus to journey healthier toward financial freedom?” Breathing out, directing energy, focus, and resources into this area.
Placing your hands on your heart. Feel the connection between your financial and emotional well-being. Whisper to yourself, “Wealth flows, I grow.” Know that this mantra anchors you in the tangible reality of financial freedom.
Take one more deep, nourishing breath. You're back, but you're different—empowered and illuminated.
Now, let's bring this insight into the 3D realm of our journal to begin alchemizing our spiritual wealth into money in the bank!
✍🏼 RICH REFLECTION
- What does financial freedom feel like? What emotions surface? How does your body feel?
- What parts of your current financial strategy are working well for you? Where do you stumble? Make a quick list.
- Where do you feel inspired to focus your financial energies? What specific steps can you take to create a healthier financial future?
🔥 PROSPERITY PIVOT
Awareness is our cutlass, honesty our compass, patience our anchor, self-compassion our wind, and courage our flag. Let's use these tools to clear the murky waters toward an empowering financial roadmap.
- Awareness: Start by just observing your thoughts and feelings about money. What are your default settings?
- Honesty: Admit where you’ve been sabotaging your wealth. There's no judgment from your loyal crew here—just an opportunity for change.
- Patience: This ship didn't go off course overnight; it won’t right itself in a day either. Your treasure map is long; stay the course.
- Self-Compassion: If you find a belief like, “I'm not worthy of wealth,” meet it with kindness, not a sword. The belief is part of your journey, not the end of it.
- Courage: Bravery isn’t the absence of fear; it’s sailing straight into the storm because you know clear skies await on the other side.
So what's the call to action? Next time you catch yourself in a limiting belief, actively pivot. Replace, “I can't afford that,” with, “How can I afford that?” Shift from a victim to a swashbuckler of your financial destiny.
🪄 MONEY MANIFESTATION
Don't let your gold coins vanish into thin air; let's manifest more money by taking control of your treasury! Here is a super effective tried-and-true strategy to manifest money:
Step 1: 📜 Inventory Your Gold and Goblins
List out all your income streams (the gold) and your expenses (the goblins stealing your gold).
Step 2: 🎯 Prioritize Thy Treasure
Identify your fixed costs like rent, bills, and grog (or for the landlubbers—coffee). These are the non-negotiables.
Step 3: ☔️ Build a Safety Net
Designate some of your income to a rainy day fund. Because let’s face it, even wizards and pirates get into pickles. This will help us stay the course when the weather takes a turn.
Step 4: ⚔️ Get Out of Debt
Employ the “Debt Snowball Technique”:
- List your debts from smallest to largest, regardless of interest rates.
- Focus all your money magic (extra funds) on eliminating the smallest debt while making minimum payments on the others.
- Once you've slayed that first debt dragon, roll the money you were using for its minimum payment into attacking the next smallest debt.
- Now you have a snowball. With each vanquished debt, your snowball grows, your confidence soars, and your treasure chest starts filling up again.
Step 5: 🌱 Plant Seeds for Investment
After you've paid off all “bad debts” (the debt that takes money out of your pocket), allocate a portion of your treasure to investments, be it stocks, a pirate treasure map, or a promising young wizard's education.
Step 7: 🎉 Feast and Festivities
Once we're out of debt and are saving a percentage of all our money, what's left can be spent on the joys of life: be it an enchanted quill or a night of ale and sea shanties.
Step 8: 🗺️ Navigate & Adjust
Your budget isn't carved in stone by Merlin's sword; it's a living parchment. Review it monthly to see if your spells are effective or need tweaking.
Voila! You've just manifested a budget. Keep this financial grimoire close, review it by the light of the full moon, or whenever you get paid, and watch your treasure chest grow!
🙏 GRATEFUL INVESTMENT
Feel the gratitude for your current wealth, however small it might seem. Scribble down one thing you're thankful for, and drop it in your “Grateful Investment Jar”.
📣 ABUNDANCE AFFIRMATION
I am the master of my financial destiny. Every action I take leads me toward financial freedom. Every dollar I spend or save serves my greater freedom. My intentions are aligned with abundance, and I create my reality through wise decisions and positive energy.
Yay, you! You've just taken a significant step towards redefining your financial reality. It takes quality time and dedication to refine a plan for financial freedom, but ohhhh is it worth it! How can this process become more of your monthly, weekly, daily rhythm?
Keep sparkling and see you tomorrow for another dose of wallet wisdom!
💬 COMMUNITY CONVERSATION
What was your most significant financial win and what did you learn from it that you apply to your financial journey today?
We'd love to hear your two cents in the comments!