What a perfect weekend! I hope your weekend was as wonderful as mine; it included kayaking on beautiful Ladybird Lake near downtown Austin followed by dinner on the patio at Whole Foods Market with friends, editing yet another “final” draft of my financial book for women while spending a gorgeous day on my patio, golf, hiking, spiritual time and a little time focusing on my finances. I even found some quiet time to explore my own personal money reasons in my Financial Woman Alliance member wealth journal; updating my money reasons always helps me get and stay on track with my financial plan.
Taking a good look at why you want money in the first place is one of the steps that I take women through in the Financial Woman Alliance and also in my upcoming telecourse, Roadmap to Financial Success. It’s the starting point to financial clarity. We all know that money is important, but only you know why it’s important to you.
In the same way that you plan your time, you can also benefit from planning your money habits around specific reasons why money matters to you. When you clearly know what you want in one, three and five years, then you can take the steps to make that happen. Once you have clearly defined what is important to you, then you will automatically live, work and spend your money more in alignment with your personal money goals.
This wealth step is beneficial each time you take it because your perspective changes as your life changes, and as your financial net worth changes. (There are two kinds of net worth, which I explore on my free financial empowerment call!) I love going through the financial empowerment steps again as I create my courses so I can really feel and relate to what I am asking others to experience. It was revealing that my money reasons had changed since I last wrote them, and reflecting on why.
If you haven’t sat down and written out your longer term money goals, take some time this week to do this important step toward your financial goals; remember to date them. If you need some hand holding, be sure to listen to my free call where I’ll share some simple steps for increasing your financial fluency (i.e. confidence) and also let you know about the course. Every financial woman first knows her money reasons so she can live a life in harmony with them while moving toward her financial goals.