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The Real Meaning of Financial Freedom

Author: NeuroGym Team | 2021

Throughout life, everyone searches for financial freedom, but what does it look like for you?

Take a couple of moments and think about your finances seriously. Here are a few questions to get your thoughts going:

What is your current financial situation?

Are you happy with it, or would you like to improve it?

What would your ideal financial situation look like?

Whatever your answers are, it is quite likely that you do want to improve your financial standing and build your wealth.

The Nightmare of Personal Finances

If you are like billions of people around the globe, then you worry about money—constantly. All of us would love to say that our finances are in a great place, but this isn’t always the case.

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What’s Your Money Problem?

Many of us fret about our money woes, but each of us has our own financial problems.

What is your money issue?

Name it. Write it down. Don’t be afraid to be honest with yourself about the issue. You want to reveal the truth, so be vulnerable in this moment.

It could be that you don’t stick to your budget, that you want better things, or that you don’t earn enough. There could be many more money issues that you could describe, so be specific with your issue—you want to reveal what financial issue is holding you prisoner.

To Each Their Own

Your problems are your own. Yes, they might be similar to someone else’s, but they are not living your life: You are. You are the one getting up each morning and dealing with your issues—including financial ones.

In the same vein, you need to realize that other people also have their money woes, and they are unique to them. You might chat to your friends and all feel you deserve to earn more money, that groceries are getting too expensive, or that saving is difficult.

It’s good to have things in common with other people, but comparing your problems and discussing them won’t solve them. Even more importantly, you are not living their lives, and they aren’t living yours.

Let each person own their financial standing and take responsibility for your own situation. Comparing yourself to them, thinking someone else deserves more than you do, or wishing things will go better won’t get you anywhere. It is time to make the changes for yourself.

A Mental Block

When it comes to money, we like to think that the issue is clear-cut and can be named easily. Unfortunately, it’s not always this simple.

For example, you might think you struggle with handling your finances but the real issue is you have a shopping addiction; maybe you think you have wealth but don’t realize that your investments aren’t doing as well as you believe.

Whatever you are thinking about, money is your truth. If you believe you can’t have wealth, then you never will. The opposite is also true: If you believe you deserve the best, then you will do everything possible to make your financial dreams a reality.

It all comes down to your mindset. Your ideas about money are hardwired into your mind. Changing your thinking and what you believe about finances is the key to taking control of your money.

Changing Your Mind

Your money mindset isn’t hardwired into your brain. You can change your thinking about financial security, and we have all the tools for you to make this happen. Reserve your seat at our upcoming Brain-A-Thon and learn all the secrets to mental success.

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Take Control of Your Money

It doesn’t matter if you have only a dollar to your name or are a millionaire: You do have the ability to build your wealth. Your finances have nothing to do with your standing in life, who you are, or what you are doing. Instead, it has everything to do with your thinking and what you deem important in your life.

You Can Build Wealth

Within you, you have the power to control your money and get the most out of it. It is possible no matter who you are because building wealth requires a change in mindset.

Think about it in an entirely different way for a moment. Many people want to lose and know they have to eat healthy and exercise, yet they don’t do it. The whole idea of weight loss is an empty promise to themselves because they haven’t committed to a change in lifestyle—they haven’t adjusted their mindset.

The same is true of your finances. You have to make a mental decision to change your attitude toward money if you want to stop it from ruling your life.

Identifying the Important Things in Life

How do you get control of your finances? It all lies in what you deem important in your life.

Reflect on your answers to the questions at the start of the article; specifically, think back to your ideal financial situation. Why did this scenario come to mind?

Dig deep and think carefully about what is really important to you when it comes to your finances. Continue asking yourself, “Why?” until you find the underlying reasons.

These reasons motivate you to achieve more financially, and they are the tool to obtaining financial security. For one person, freedom is the ability to buy enough groceries to feed their family three meals a day. For another person, it could mean traveling the world or clearing their debts.

Gaining Control

Now that you have clarity about your financial motivation, it is time to work on getting the security you desire. By now, you should realize that freedom isn’t just about money: It’s about the life you want to build for yourself.

Taking control of your money is about the bigger picture; it’s about taking control of your life and what matters most to you.

It is now time to start focusing on you, what you want from life, and how you are going to get it. Write down your financial goals and come up with a way to achieve them.

For example, you might want to buy a house, so you could look at ways to save money or earn some more. If your goal is to donate money to your favorite charity, then you could host a fundraiser instead of just digging into your own savings.

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Grabbing Hold of Financial Freedom

Do you feel that financial security is getting closer? Well, it’s time for you to grab it so that you can set yourself free.

It’s time to take control of your life, and here is how you are going to do it.

Put In the Work

Building wealth doesn’t mean that you don’t work. It actually means the opposite: You have to put in the hard work instead of leaving your future to chance.

You already considered what is important to you in life and started thinking about how you will achieve it. If you haven’t thought about all the details yet, then now is the time to do so.

Check your goals and action plan carefully, then start working on it. You won’t get anywhere if you don’t take action, so break your goal into milestones and work on it every day. Track your progress and adjust your plan as you get closer to the life you want.

Make Life Work for You

The secret to financial success is to set up a life that works for you and not against you. It requires that you do your work passionately and put the support structures in place to build the life you deserve.

You have to reflect on your life and all the elements of it. Find all the things that work for you and those that work against you. It will be a challenge, but you have to let go of anything and anyone that doesn’t serve you.

What you want to invite into your life are the things and people that will encourage you to improve and achieve your goals. Building a strong support structure will help you to do your best, and this will set you free.

Use Your Wealth Wisely

This is all about money and getting the most out of it. You are the only one who knows what you want from life; that means you have to take control of your personal finances.

Even though you define your ideal financial situation, you still have to stick to some basic principles. You are working hard for the life you want, so don’t waste your money on useless things.

Set up a reasonable budget that allows you to build wealth while working toward your goals. Find your ideal job to increase your income and limit your expenses. You are the one in control of your life, so create your own definition of freedom.

 

Money and Your Mind

Your thinking will determine your financial standing. If you want to get the most from your wealth, then you have to think differently. At our Brain-A-Thon, we will show you how to do just this and give you even more tips to get the most from your money, your brain, and your life.

About The Author

NeuroGym Team

NeuroGym Team: NeuroGym’s Team of experts consists of neuroscientists, researchers, and staff who are enthusiasts in their fields. The team is committed to making a difference in the lives of others by sharing the latest scientific findings to help you change your life by understanding and using the mindset, skill set and action set to change your brain.

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