What do you want? Like … really? What do you really want?
I was recently asked to speak on the topic of Financial Independence to a group of women re-entering the workforce, and it got me thinking. What does one say about this topic? It is such a personal thing and everyone has their own idea of what this looks like. But nevertheless, the question of ‘What do you want’ is a brilliant starting question for those who are willing to explore the concept of the notion of financial independence.
So here goes…..is it luxurious mansions, oversized super-yachts, gleaming red sports cars, and first class champagne travel staying in exquisite 6 star hotels?
Or does that all sound far-fetched and cliché?
The real question should be - WHAT DOES YOUR SOUL WANT?
You see, this is a question I’ve asked many people, and I mean literally hundreds and hundreds of women over a period of 10years.
I rarely get a clear reply.
And particularly when it comes to finance, most seem to have an ethereal notion of what Financial Independence is. Very few are super crystal clear on what it is that they really want, and how much money it takes to achieve this.
So let me ask you ….
How are you currently feeling about your financial position?
What would be the first word that springs to mind which best describes that feeling?
And it’s not just the word that describes what you think…. it’s deeper than that. I’m looking for that deep down gut reaction, that intuitive feeeeeling you get when you think about money. Is that synonymous with a sense of freedom?
Over the years, I’ve been greeted with more words like uncertain, desperate, struggling, not so good, treading water and going backwards, than I’ve had cut lunches. So if you fall in this category, don’t worry, you are definitely not alone. And if you did come up with something different, that’s fantastic.
By getting clear on what you want, you are able to start exploring your choices and taking the steps to achieve it.
So take some time to critically think about what it is that YOU want. What it is that really makes your heart sing. Take some ‘you’ time, head to a park or the beach, give yourself time to ponder what it is that you are doing, and what it is that you really want.
Once you start to build some clarity around this, then you are in a position to start looking at what you can do, from a financial viewpoint, to bring this into alignment. And there are so many opportunities to bring these dreams to life.
The problem often is, we cannot see them, because we are not clear on what it is we are looking for. What tends to happen then is we get bedazzled by distractions that ultimately serve only to keep us disconnected from what we truly want.
We all yearn to lead a life that fulfils us at the core. Choice is where the magic lives. And clarity is the precursor to that. What is it that you want?
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Written by Deanne Carter