As a financial teacher
with a holistic approach, I seek to outfit my students with all the essential tools they will need in order to have a long wealthy, healthy, happy and fulfilled life! And one of these tools I teach is “values.” When you properly identify and equip yourself with your “values tools” you are clarifying what is most meaningful to you about money
. Pioneering a fantastic financial
plan for your life begins with knowing your values and how they are directly linked to your authentic financial and life goals.
Getting organized to begin your personnel financial planning means taking the time to really understand what your values are when it comes to your money. Think of it this way, identifying your values with money will act as your compass. Once you align your values with your money you will begin to ignite your personal evolution of becoming more of who you really are. Like a compass, your values will never steer you wrong when faced with challenges toward achieving your financial and life goals. Creating a prosperous life is not just a hike; it’s a journey. The ways of thinking, believing and behaving with regards to your money will affect every area of your life.
Money means different things to different people. The sooner you realize what money specifically means to you, the easier it will be to apply this meaning towards living and attracting the abundance you desire for your life and lifestyle. In order to develop an inspiring financial plan, you will need to identify what it is that you really care about; essentially, the ideas about money that ultimately feel good to you. There is no right or wrong answer here; there is only you and your feelings surrounding money. One of the greatest opportunities you have to set yourself free and begin attracting and preparing for all that your heart desires, especially regarding money, is knowing your truth!
To help get your creative juices flowing, take a look at this list of values. Please keep in mind, every individual will have different values tools.
Flexibility of Schedule / Time
Leaving A Legacy
Fun / Happiness
Notice that all these topics have one very important thing in common; they are all a type of idea. Like flexibility, positive attitude, and generosity—these are your values and ideas about money. And why are these ideas the most important things in your life? Because one will do just about anything to achieve them! Simply put, ideas are an extension of who you really are—no matter what is happening or not happening in your life; it is your values that remain a constant factor.
Sometimes it just takes a little exploring to come to some wonderful realizations about what your true values really are. The reality is that most of us know who we are and what is most important to us; we just need to take the time to clarify it through identifying our values. When you take the time to do this, you come to understand whether or not the way you currently choose to live your life is compatible with what your personal values are when it comes to money. If your money values are not compatible with the choices you are making in your life, it will not be possible to live a prosperous life.
I truly believe through personal experience that most people unconsciously adopt their thoughts, attitudes and behaviors about money early on through their childhood experiences. By taking the time to sit down
and identify your money values and then set goals for yourself based on them, you will be putting yourself on “automatic ascension” to reach your dreams. It will be a heck of a lot easier to succeed in reaching your dreams if your values don’t conflict with them! Identifying your values is probably one of the most effective tools that you can use to help lead you to your fullest financial and personal potential!
Values Exercise: List seven things you value most in life and then rank them in order of importance to you. The things I value most in life are (Rank Value)...