How do you feel about being a Money Master? I am not sure how I feel about being a Money Expert. Some days I agree with that, and some days I do not. But today, June 1, 2020, I know that within EMPOWER Excellence, I am the CEO and Money Master. When I use “CEO” to introduce myself, it is not what you might think. Within my company EMPOWER Excellence, the “CEO” is the Chief Energizing Officer.
And today, June 1, 2020, with respect to the pandemic of 2020, this is the relaunch of EMPOWER Excellence founded formally in 2012+. Like any new business, EMPOWER has changed from the first edition. Much of it remains the same which is to help women and their loved ones have a healthy relationship with money. And today, as we are in a time of uncertainty, feelings about money become thoughts about money and money goes on to be loved or feared. So, with this relaunch, we move into the new 2020 hoping to bring more love than fear when it comes to money.
FINANCIAL FREEDOM is all about feelings about money: Is money holding you back or allowing you to move forward with your life, any part of your life, as money is involved in all of your life! Money alone cannot set you free for it is a tool for your life and like any tool how it is used determines its effectiveness and the end result.
Pure intelligence does not make you money smart if you are not recognizing and respecting your feelings about money. Let’s talk about the feelings common with money.
I MUST BE MONEY SMART because I was always SMART in school. You may have been great at math, but no one teaches you how to feel about being wealthy , growing your wealth, or even managing your wealth. And wealth is relative. There is no benchmark that says you are or you are not wealthy. There are statistics thrown around which many believe makes them “Wealthy” or not! Having the statistical level of wealth does not make you a wealthy person. And if you are wealthy, it does not mean that you are money smart. Defining what you consider to be “wealth”, which includes more than just money, is all about feelings and only you can define that. Step One: Are You Wealthy?
I ACT ON MONEY IDEAS! That must mean that I am a Money Master. Really, not so fast. There are many masters as well as many fools who take action with money: Day traders, speculators, gamblers, and more, but that does not mean that they are financially free. Sometimes action is good, sometimes it is just risk, and many are risk junkies. Slow down, define “wealth” for you, and then take the time to self educate and determine if you are not the expert and find the financial professional who will continue your financial education with you to determine your risk level and appropriate action to take to accomplish the action you want to be a part of. Step Two: Being a Money Master Could Include the Choice of a Professional to be on Your Team!
I NEVER LET MONEY TAKE OVER MY EMOTIONS! Really? Money itself is a tool, but like a hammer a tool can be used to be constructive or destructive. There is a difference, and that difference has everything to do with YOU and YOUR Feelings and Emotions. There is a difference between your feelings about money and how you spend, how you invest your money, how you manage your money. Do not let anyone tell you that you have no feelings when it comes to money. Step Three: Learn to Separate your Feelings, Your Emotions , and Your Money!
I KNOW MONEY IS SCARCE, SO I AM A REALLY GOOD SAVER. Feelings are all over your statement that MONEY IS SCARCE. Rather than Financial Laws begin with the LAWS OF THE UNIVERSE and the Laws of YOU. Know how you feel about money, then begin to change what needs to be changed to open you up to the realities of the Financial Laws. Finance is not taught in schools, the Principles of Finance are, and you need to know who you are before you can learn the Principles and understand the Principles so that you know what works for you and how Principles may need to be broken or bent just a little for you to create any healthy relationship including your relationship with money. Step Four: Know Who You Are Before You Learn the Rules !