1. Be clear about what you want and need. Remember this favourite saying of mine: If one of us has to be uncomfortable, it doesn’t have to be me.
2. When you are having financial difficulties, instead of thinking about who you can borrow money from, ask yourself, “How can I generate the money that I need.”
3. Clean out the old to make way for the new. Get rid of clutter and give away things you haven’t used in a long time and probably won’t use again.
4. If you aren’t keeping track of your spending and earning, set up a system for doing this. If you have a smart phone, check out the available money management apps. Continue reading
A few weeks ago, I got a call from a man who lives in a retirement community in California who read my book Starting Your Own Business.
Mike told me that quite a few of the retirees in the community were interested in learning about starting a business because many of them still needed to create income in order to live comfortably.
The plight of the retirees is just one symptom of how people have to adapt to changing economic conditions in the US and other countries. Economic survival often requires a shift in focus.
Although shifting to a small business mindset after having a job for many years takes concentrated effort and creative action, with the proper guidance, creating a successful venture is within the realm of possibility. Continue reading
The word prosperity often elicits thoughts of wealth and abundance on a material level. But real and lasting prosperity goes much deeper than our bank accounts. Prosperity is as much about who we are and the personal energy that we generate as it is about our net worth.
Truly prosperous people have a zest for life, faith in their ability to provide for themselves and their families, and a willingness to take some risks. Prosperous people often experience good physical health, emotional stability, inner peace, have many healthy relationships, and feel connected to a greater reality.
Money alone cannot provide these things. High-net-worth people can be afraid of losing what they have, share their wealth grudgingly, deal with multiple physical or mental health problems, have trouble maintaining loving relationships, and trust very few people. They might be wealthy, but they aren’t prosperous. Continue reading
Creating lasting prosperity requires a willingness to embrace and develop your personal power. To help you do this, let’s start by defining the concept of personal power as we will be discussing it.
Your personal power is a reflection of the creative, universal force within you. When it is developed and you are in touch with your personal power:
- You know, with a deep knowing, that you are safe and secure.
- You have faith that your true mission and life purpose will evolve and that whatever you are doing today is part of that evolution.
- You know what you need and want internally and can probatively take the steps to meet your own needs. Continue reading