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My Journey to Financial Freedom: How Vision and Strategic Investing Changed My Life

Written By Millen Livis

Sometimes I want to pinch myself to make sure IT IS MY LIFE! The truth is… it turned out to be more beautiful and amazing than I’ve ever expected. I am now called the “Prosperity Goddess”!


Yes, I’ve achieved Financial Freedom; live in two countries and own beautiful homes in resort-like locations….


No, I was NOT born into wealth and didn’t marry a wealthy guy. When I came to the US from Europe in 1990, I had NO money and hardly spoke English. Although I held a master degree in physics, I couldn’t find any job except a minimum wage ‘florist assistant’ position… and that was a big win for me at that time.


I self-taught myself English and within a year was working for brokerage companies in New York City. My working hours averaged about 60 per week and I had a young child at home. Although I finally started feeling OK financially and successful outwardly, inside I felt exhausted, unfulfilled and emotionally drained. Eager to upgrade my life, I decided to apply to a top business school in the country and emerged into rigorous study for 2 years.


After graduating with a prestigious MBA degree from the Wharton Business School, I didn’t go back to corporate America and became an entrepreneur. I wanted to become personally and financially free and was always interested in learning about investing. By that time I had an experience with the stock market investing and wanted to learn more about real estate investing.


As I’ve done few times in my life before, I took a leap of faith and started my real estate investment company… That was the beginning of my journey to financial freedom. I was very determined and willing to do whatever it takes to succeed in spite of ANY challenges! And boy, I had a few… During that time, my marriage fell apart; I got into a devastating car accident and struggled physically and financially.


It was one of the darkest moments in my life.… I felt overwhelmed, stuck, lost and fearful. In my own eyes, I was an absolute failure.


The pivotal moment in my life

It was during my downward spiral in life that I realized that everything I was afraid of came about! My fears of being alone, losing my home, being unemployed and sick… all of my fears actualized! It is so true that what you focus on – expands! If you keep focusing on your misfortunes and challenges, you bring more of the same.


Fortunately, life had an unexpected twist waiting for me…. I met a magnificent coach who said to me: “Millen, you will have an amazing life but first you need to learn how to play the ‘inner game’ instead of only focusing on acquiring technical skills. Although the financial know-how is important, your ‘inner game’ is going to affect your ‘outer game.’”


When I heard that, the light bulb in my head went on! From that point on, I committed to living deliberately – to be mindful about my thinking patterns, consciously choose what I focus on and become financially free. Despite divorce, unemployment, money and health challenges, I kept going… in gratitude for whatever I had at that time. I read hundreds of books, became a licensed yoga and meditation instructor, attended dozens of live events with the top transformational masters of our time and met an amazing life partner! My life got transformed in the most miraculous ways!


How I finally became financially free

With newly found awareness of what I was creating with my thoughts, beliefs and intentions, and my extensive investment and money management experience, I restarted my investment business on a strong foundation. I developed a 3-dimensional wealth building system, which allowed me to achieve financial freedom in just a few years. I set up a money management structure that supported my financial discipline and strategically invested in rental real estate and the stock market.


My investment company finally took off as well and the 3-dimensional wealth building system was born. In this system, I integrate wealth mindset with knowledge of money mechanics and strategic investing. I firmly believe that each of these three dimensions is equally important.


I “failed myself forward”. And here I am today, having a blessed life… Not just because of the material wealth I now possess (although it is an important piece of an abundant life) but because now I have FREEDOM to CHOOSE – what I do, when I travel, how much or how little I work, and where I live.


I’ve enjoyed the travels, and beaches, and other perks of financial freedom like attending inspiring live events any time I want. Yet I’ve had this nagging feeling inside me that I am not living my full potential…that I can BE more and GIVE more. What have I chosen now?

I guide women who are eager and ready to make a leap into the land of freedom and infinite possibilities!


To your Health, Wealth and Freedom!


With Love and gratitude,




About the Author

Millen is a Wealth architect and Financial Independence Coach, entrepreneur, and a bestselling author. Being a Possibilities' Catalyst, she uses her intuition, business, and investment expertise to support entrepreneurial women (like you) who want to master their money, live their purpose achieve financial prosperity and freedom. With her physics and business education, corporate and entrepreneurial experience, money management know-how, mindfulness practices and transformational coaching skills, Millen has a unique ability to guide and support clients in achieving extraordinary success in their lives.

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