By Dr. Alex Avila
As we enter the New Year, money is on the minds of many people. The good news is that this year can be your most prosperous and successful year ever if you follow the rules of money and wealth. Our guest on Invincible You, Ja’Net Adams, an international money coach, enlightened us on how to start 2022 in the right financial way. Here’s what we learned:
Create a Positive Money Story. Many people learn negative money stories when they’re growing up (“you’ll die in debt”; “money doesn’t grow on trees”). The key is to write down and repeat positive money stories to yourself on a daily basis, “I can be rich,” “There is more abundance in my life every day.” When you do this, you will attract more abundance and riches—financial and emotional—into your life.
Know Your Money Type. It’s important to embrace your money style and do what feels comfortable to you. If you’re a Security Seeker, you like to save and invest money. If you’re a Meaning Seeker, use money for your crusade or mission to help others in life (a nonprofit). If you’re a Knowledge Seeker, use money to advance your wisdom and knowledge (seminars, conferences, books). Finally, if you’re an Excitement Seeker, you can learn how to put money aside in a “fun” fund to do the exotic, fun things you have always wanted to do (safari in Africa).
Don’t Let Money Get in the Way of Your Dreams. Ask yourself, if money weren’t an object, what would I do (your dream)? Make a Dream Sheet and write down your short-term (paying off debt), middle-term (buying a better car), and long-term dreams (travel, your children’s college education). When you have a definite money plan and implement it, you will have the motivation to save and invest to reach your ultimate goals in life.
The truth is that money can be a vehicle for love. When you do something you love, you receive appreciation in the form of money. Then, you take that money to buy goods and services, and you express appreciation for what you receive. In this way, money can circulate throughout the world—bringing love and positivity to humanity. Make this year your most prosperous ever by creating a positive money story, knowing your money type, and using money to achieve your dreams of love, health, and happiness for you and your loved ones.