There are many books and seminars these days about abundance because it’s a “hot topic” these days. Everybody wants it, everybody likes to talk about it. But what does abundance mean to you? Luxurious houses, expensive cars, designer cloths, exquisite jewelry? Or maybe for you it is simply having freedom to choose how to live your life. Whatever it is, you better define it for yourself if you want to experience it one day.
Many of us were raised with “limited beliefs” programming that implies that you are confined to a certain level of possibilities in your life that is restricted by things like your parents’ social status, your race, religion, education, country of origin, etc. The good news is that it’s a complete and shameful lie. You are limited only by your own imagination and beliefs’ system. You and only you can make a decision to live your best life, to experience abundance and joy or to constantly complain and compare yourself with others who seem to have everything that you would like to have in your life.
Let’s assume that you choose to live your best life. Where do you start? I would suggest that you start with acknowledging that where you are now is not where you want to be. Your past (e.g. abuse, painful memories, diseases, break ups, bankruptcies, other financial fiascoes) doesn’t define who you are NOW! However, you need to face and acknowledge feelings that you carry on from your past so that your painful memories, all those wounds from the past will not confine you.
Next step would be to shift your focus to your Vision for your life from this point on. It’s never too late to start over. You can choose to make a shift toward a better life NOW. If you want to have more freedom in your life, more joy, meaning and better health – you have to do the work! Start with digging deep into your own “beliefs’ system” and replace thoughts and habits that don’t support your vision for your life and sabotage your opportunities by those that propel you toward the kind of life you want to have. We rarely realize how much our unconscious beliefs affect the circumstances in our lives – from health to relationships to finances.
Instead of comparing your achievements with your friend, a neighbor or a colleague, pause…. Decide and write down your Vision for your life–the way you want your life to be in 3, 5 10 years. Feel free to get creative here, dream big and get excited about it. If you feel like saying to yourself “yes, but it’s all just in my imagination”, cancel this thought immediately and say instead “now that I know what I want, where do I start?”
I decided to write a series of essays about achieving Financial Freedom. I see many people these days that experience fear and insecurity about money and financial circumstances in their lives. I used to be one of these people. However, I worked hard, made a few mistakes but eventually developed a system that allowed me to experience financial freedom and adventurous, joyful life. Although I don’t claim to be a financial expert and am not certified as a financial adviser, I would like to share with you what worked for me.
I believe and hope that what I am about to share would help you educate yourself about ways to manage whatever money you have and take control over your financial situation. I am going to write how you can experience abundance in your life and about money management system that helped me to achieve financial freedom. Stay tuned!
To Your Health, Wealth and Freedom!
With Love and Gratitude,
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.