Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night for a moment of reflection?
As you lie there on your bed, with your palms crossed over at the back of your neck, your face up, and your feet across themselves slightly, you begin to ask yourself some thought provoking questions
How can I achieve financial freedom?
You wonder, will I ever have enough money to live a comfortable life?
How can I make more money?
How can I have a side hustle to support my family?
Questions, questions and more questions.
Woman, I tell you sincerely, you are not alone. We all have our struggles and financial instability can be very burdensome.
However, I believe anybody can achieve freedom in their finances if they put their minds to it. It’s not easy, but it’s not rocket science either
As a Mom who have had this struggle first hand(I have experienced poverty), I have learnt some tips which I want to share now.
Have a strong desire for wealth
“Every human being who reaches the age of understanding of money, wishes for it. Wishing alone will not bring riches. But desiring riches with a state of mind that becomes an obsession, then planning definite ways and means to acquire riches, and backing the plan with persistence which does not recognize failure, will bring riches.”
~Napoleon Hill in ‘Think and grow rich.’
For me, this is an important step in achieving financial freedom.
How desperately do you want change? When the ships are down, this is what will keep you going.
It is important that you attain financial freedom and it is not wrong if you have intense desire for it.
I have discovered that when you are broke or poor, you think about money all the time. Therefore, you should make more money to free up your mind to think about other important things
Pursue it with all your guts
Achieving financial freedom takes determination, dedication, and persistence. Additionally, it demands great courage.
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”
~ E.E. Cummings
For a long time, I didn’t work to achieve my financial dreams because I didn’t believe in myself. I had a low self esteem. I thought I was not good enough.
It took adversity for me to come back to the place of courage. And now, I am building my dream with all the guts I have. Because I know I’ve got this. I have what it takes.
Take your vision for your finances and do whatever it takes to achieve it. You know why? You deserve a better life. You also can be a millionaire, a trillionaire or whatever is your dream of financial freedom.
Learn, unlearn and relearn
“Learning is the beginning of wealth. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins. The great breakthrough in your life comes when you realize it that you can learn anything you need to learn to accomplish any goal that you set for yourself. This means there are no limits on what you can be, have or do.”
~ Albert Einstein
This is one of my favourite quotes. Isn’t it awesome? There is no limit to whatever you want to have in life.
This is a profound wisdom for anyone who discovers it. I don’t know if you are as excited as I am. There is no limit to how much money I can get.
What is the secret formula given by Albert E? Search and learn. This is the ultimate secret to financial freedom.
I learn everyday and I am still learning. I won’t stop until I achieve the object of my desire- abundant wealth.
This is the secret of Thomas Edison, Napoleon Hill, Sam Adeyemi, Albert Einstein, et c. All the mighty men of valour know the secret and they apply their hearts and minds to it.
Little wonder they become nothing but great!
Take up one idea, and act on it. Make that one idea your life. Think of it, dream of it, and live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, and every part of your body be full if that idea and leave all other ideas alone. This is the way to success.
I dare say, this is the way to having abundance, to being wealthy. It has been said, to know and not to do is really not to know.
It is not enough to learn, what is more important is that you apply what you learn.
One writer, Jeff Coins, said the way he set himself for action everyday is to say, “do it now” fifty times immediately he wakes up.
You know those ideas of a side hustle you have been thinking and reading about for days, months or years? Act on it already!
For instance, I set up this blog since January but didn’t put any content until April. But this April, I told myself, “get to work Debbie, if you don’t want another failed blog”. It was only then that things began to change.
You may have an idea to change the world, great. But get to work.
Nothing moves until you move. In other words, nothing will change in your life until you begin to take positive action for change, daily.
Now, when I have any impulse if thought, I act as fast as I can.
Enough of my insanity, doing things the same when I have been doing them and expecting different results.
What I want now is results. I know what you want too is “results”. Be ready to put in the work.
Success, making more money, becoming financially free, is hard work.
Why not make up your mind today to do away with procrastination, and really do the “work”, so that you can achieve your money dreams.
There you go. What other financial freedom tips have you learnt that you can share with me? I’ll be glad to learn about them in the comments below.