Lessons from my mentor: 4

infoispotentialpower! (1)

by Rumbidzai Mashavave

Achieving financial goals

Is the money you are earning allowing you to live the life you want to live? What does the life you truly want to live look like? Write down everything…for example,  you want to  travel – where do you want to travel to, how often, how will you be traveling – so you can say something along the lines of…

I want to travel to Europe, the United States of America, Asia and Australia – each place once a year. I want to travel first class, stay in the Hilton, have Shopping money etc etc…

Once you have listed all that – you can then put a price tag to each – so for example – traveling first class may be $5000 for each trip, which can be 5 trips a year, Accommodation may cost the same amount and you might want the same amount to shop and you have to account for visas etc…in total all the trips will be about $50,000. This is all for travel and then of course there are your living expenses depending on how you want to live etc etc….the amounts of money you come up with will spur you to think of creative, consistent ways of making sure that you start earning the money you need and let go of those things that don’t serve the goals you want to reach.

Where to begin…

  1. Focus your energies on things that you love to do because they will keep you going and focused – whereas of you’re doing things you don’t love – you are sure to quit before you reach your financial goals.
  2. Let go of jobs, hobbies, things and people that are not aligned to the financial goal and way of living you want.

The list is not exhaustive but the important thing is starting!!

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