Why should you care about Financial Freedom? Why would anybody care about that? Let’s start with being financially free to make any decision you want to make without the fear of “money”. You may say “I don’t worry ever about money.” That may be true, that may be false. But whatever your reality, that response demonstrates the level of freedom that people wish they had. It almost demonstrates the lack of any decision-making feelings that are controlled by the limbic system: motivation, emotion, learning, and memory. The limbic system evokes emotions from the feelings you are experiencing and drives your behavior. And your emotions are driven by many things including your values.
Your values are one main reason to care about Financial Freedom. Your values underlie your “WHY” in life, especially your “WHY” with money. What is it that you want your money to allow you to do? Let’s start by defining your “WHY”, then your Money “WHY” which will lead to a discussion of your values and communication of the conceptual vision of your values.
All of the above involve the emotions and feelings that are evoked when working on Financial Freedom with me, Jan Litterst of EMPOWER Excellence. With traditional, formal financial experience through banking, financial planning, and consulting, my mission is to help women and their loved ones have a healthy relationship with money. And the foundation of that healthy relationship rests on values, feelings, and emotions. Leave that out of the equation, and you may have a financial education but you will not have Financial Freedom.
So how do we, you and I, begin the work on Financial Freedom?
Financial Freedom begins with energy that manifests itself through the emotions and feelings you and I feel. Energy often times is kicked into gear when we feel pain, fear, or loss of connection. Our limbic system reads what is happening within us. That is a very simple statement, but the end result is that we are often energized to make a change, any change, in our lives when we are experiencing pain or a painful emotion. When that pain is connected in any way with money, we often decide it is time to find relief. That is when we have to determine if we have the energy “to do something”. The above illustration is all about energy working in small ways to find resolution or transformation, symbolized by the butterfly. Each transformation is personal both in its origin and the steps customized to make the needed change or changes. These are the initial steps used to determine what it is that you desire to change to begin to feel Financial Freedom.
Over the many years working in Money and Financial Freedom, I have found the wisdom of how to make these changes, and there are three basic steps I use: WHERE are you now with your money concern and HOW did you get there? WHERE do you want to be to be FINANCIALLY FREE? and WHAT has to happen to gain that FREEDOM?
The process is very personal, extremely confidential, but the process works every time when the WHY, the Energy, and the Action are put into place. Because you care about FINANCIAL FREEDOM, you are ready to care enough for you, your WHY, your Money WHY. Your life and your values count on finding YOUR FINANCIAL FREEDOM.
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