"If you do what is easy, life will be hard. If you do what is hard, life will be easy. "Far too many times I have witnessed people overcoming financial obstacles while others struggle to understand how to make the right decisions. If you take a closer look at the decisions you made that caused your financial challenges, you would realize that you may have made them while uninformed about financial strategies that could have been implemented. Have you ever heard the phrase, "to have more, you must become more." The same goes with managing your finances. Did you make your financial decisions because of what you're used to doing or because you learned something new? If you did learn something new, the question is did you take that advice or did you resort back to what you know? As a business credit consultant, I have seen clients listen to advice and succeed and clients who drag their feet because of their inability to make a decision. As a former educator, I also understand that some people need long drawn out explanations of how to properly structure their business and personal credit. That's perfectly fine, however the truth is that all the information that we need is already available to everyone. Most people just don't take the time to read, seek advice (and use it), manage their credit or even set business and personal goals. Just to be clear, a goal is an idea with action steps attached. Therefore, when I ask clients about their goals I am expecting that they are ready to implement those action steps. Unfortunately, that's not always true. I believe we get more calls of people who are investigating their situation (which is ok) than people who are ready to overcome their challenges. Remember that it is easy to stay in the situation you're in. It's hard to take a calculated risk and do something about your credit. Those clients who have taken those calculated risks are the ones I have enjoyed assisting. They were able to see the fruit of their labor and benefit from their financial decisions. Others....well, let's just say we will finish when they follow simple instructions. Your financial power is there. You just simply have to OWN IT!
There are 5 steps to owning your financial power.
1. Believe that your financial goals are POSSIBLE