SELF-MADE SUCCESS and FINANCIAL FREEDOM go hand in hand if we are to have the Lifestyle we want – especially those of us with an entrepreneurial mindset, whether we are in a job, a career or a business.
It may have something to do with my main value being Freedom, yet I think most of us agree, Financial Freedom is important to everyone. If one has the Financial Freedom that is in tune with one’s highest core values, everything else will fall into place. For example, if your highest core value is doing good things for other people whether it is your family, friends or a community contribution, if you have personal financial freedom you can devote time, attention and if it is applicable, money, your life will be good. If you are like me and your highest core value relates to having a successful business, money even takes on a more important role.
How does it feel to have lack of Financial Freedom?
It feels disgusting! I can remember desperately trying to find a $2 coin in order that I could pay the highway toll to get to the City – yes, a lousy $2 and I did not have it. I vowed then that I would stop this pain. It took a very long time, a lot of study and a lot more pain, until I had it all together financially. Since then I have helped a lot of other people to build their income, their financial strength even building their personal and business wealth.
The painful Limiting Belief ! What Limiting Belief do you have?
It was just weird, I could make lots of money. I always worked very hard and what I would consider smart, so I had great income. When I started my business, working 100 hrs a week, no holidays, my income grew and grew, I studied hard and I was good at what I did and it paid off. I had a good lifestyle, but I did not really overspend on much. Others were buying Porche cars in those days, I did not, I had a nice car, a nice home, but I always seemed to be just letting money go. I was sponsoring lots of children in overseas missions, I gave to every charity I could, I was generous, in fact over generous. Was I just a very kind person!! No, I was selfish, I was doing all this contribution for myself! I was actually “ridding myself of money”.
I was, only a few years ago, at a seminar and a speaker was a psychologist, Paul Blackburn, he raised some interesting concepts and then…
Like a Lightening Bolt!
It came to me … I remembered a past memory!
When I was around ten years old, a boy of a similar age was kidnapped in my city. I remember my parents saying how horrible it was, as this little boy was missing for weeks. I remember thinking he would be cold and hungry and crying for his parents. Part of my parents conversation that I heard many times over, was that the parents of the missing child had won the lottery and that is why the kidnappers had chosen this child to abduct. Over and over again I heard “what a shame his parents won that lottery, if they had not have won that money, that little boy would not have been taken”. After a long drawn out series of sad events, such as finding a blanket with the child’s dog hairs on it in the boot of a car, the body of the child was found in the bush of a park, he had been smothered. Then my parents were saying “if his parents had not have won that money, that little boy would be alive”.
Like many people, the limiting belief was etched in my mind – the little boy died because of the MONEY his parents had won in the lottery, therefore the MONEY was to blame. This was not really a conscious thought but it sure etched itself into my mind. Just like many people have a limiting belief about money etched into their mind, many times from something their parents have instilled in them, knowingly or unknowingly.
I was shocked to find that I associated too much money with death. What a limiting belief!
I was therefore able to earn money and have a thriving business up to a certain value and then I needed to do everything possible to start divesting myself urgently of any money.
You can image my reaction when at a meeting with my accountant I discovered I had a net worth of $10 million. It is laughable now, but I was dead set terrified!
How did I overcome this Very Limiting Believe that affected my life for years?
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