14 Jan This daily habit will change your mind about money
“Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.”
You may not know this about me, but I’m tall. 5’10” to be exact.
And when you grow up tall, people tell you all the time that you’re going to play basketball (and volleyball).
So I learned how to play basketball when I was 10 years old.
My mom put me in a summer camp and we ran drills until I thought my lungs would explode.
Half of my fingers were jammed from not knowing how to catch the ball.
I felt awkward and angry and sweaty and bad.
In my first junior high basketball game, I literally scored a basket for the other team.
I was horrified!
And I had no idea what I was doing on the court.
Eventually, after years of dribbling, scrimmaging, and practicing shooting, I became a decent basketball player.
And of course the skill set I brought to the court each day was the culmination and accumulation of years of practicing fundamentals.
Since then my basketball skills have seriously faded (like into oblivion), but the importance of fundamentals stuck with me.
Chances are you’ve mastered more than a few fundamental skills, especially as a business owner.
However… (and this may sound more than a little familiar) so many business owners reject the value of financial fundamentals.
The everyday way you handle your money has a direct impact on how satisfied you may be with your work and life.
If you’re dissatisfied with your money, that dissatisfaction not only imprisons you in a life without the freedom of choice you want, it keeps you from being the best version of you.
There is a simple, easy-to-implement, yet overlooked fundamental habit to financial success…
If you adopt this habit, it WILL radically change your relationship with money.
This daily habit was the lynchpin to my own financial turnaround many years ago, from $600,000 in debt to a seven-figure business and an eight-figure net worth. Really.
Your financial equivalent of running the fundamental athletic drills that lead to awe-inspiring success is:
Make friends with your money – every single day!
Hey, I mean make friends with your money by honoring it and LOOKING AT IT every single week, if not every day.
If you ignore a friend and don’t speak with her or call her or hang out with her for years, that friendship will stop bringing you joy or value in your life.
And it’s the same concept with your money.
And there’s a good chance you haven’t opened your accounts and looked at your balances, let alone your financial transactions, for a while.
You can’t actually delegate this bit, even if you have the top bookkeepers on the planet.
Looking at all of your accounts daily is about remaining conscious of the money that comes into and out of your life.
This isn’t accounting. Accounting is rearview reporting, and accounting is necessary.
But daily money viewing has to do with vigilance and manifestation.
It’s an expression of responsibility, accountability and control.
It’s also an expression of gratitude and increased abundance.
How do I know that watching your bank account balances – and the transactions that lead to those balances – will change your financial life?
Because it keeps you mindful of what’s actually going on in your life, aligns your thinking to what would be appropriate spending, and gets you into action in your business.
And the added benefit is it’s actually the #1 thing you can do to prevent identity theft!
So, what are you waiting for? I promise this one simple action will revolutionize your life! This is YOUR life. It’s your time and you’re ready for the next step.
I can’t wait to hear about your wins, so make sure to hit “Reply” to share as you begin your journey to Financial Freedom!
To your prosperity,