3. You are employed and feel that your job offers fulfillment and security that you want to stay with for the rest of your life. We do not advocate overnight impulsive changes, and know that working for someone else does have some benefits, but if you are NOT OPEN to new and different ways to make money and live better now, more in alignment with your passions and purpose, then stick with the J-O-B (some say Just Over Broke). The financial “crisis” that this country is going through is partially caused by this very fearful-of-change and avoiding-responsibility way of thinking.
Start educating and empowering yourself to learn how it’s possible to take control of your own lifestyle design and your financial destiny. You’re not just leaving it up to Wall Street are you? Come on now, Johnny. You could decide, for example, that you want to earn a six-figure income, at home, part-time while you maintain your J-O-B…until you want to let it go. (It is possible- many people are doing it right now). What does this have to do with love? You’ll feel more confident and empowered as you take control of your life in new ways and stop giving yourself the excuse that you cannot even think about true love because you’ve got all this financial mess & stress to deal with. And ladies…a man is NOT a plan, take control of your whole life now – Prince Charming isn’t coming, save yourself and he’ll be attracted to YOU, rather than to your “damsel in distress” routine.
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4. Related to the above, if you truly feel that the “40/40 Plan” is the way you want to live your life, than you may be stuck in old age thinking that simply isn’t working today – have you noticed? What’s the 40/40 Plan? Work forty years, for forty hours a week, two weeks’ vacation a year, then retire on a (cut above poverty) retirement account pension. This is an Industrial Age way of thinking that no longer works. We are now in the Information Age- start learning how to use the new technologies, leverage strategies, and 21st Century mindsets that are out there to help you build your True Wealth Lifestyle. This is an important step to empowering yourself to control your financial destiny for real.
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Okay…. this is Lara signing off for now. Enjoy the rest of the week!