Every one of us faces challenges in achieving financial independence. Challenges are meant to help us grow and learn. They are not meant to keep us stuck in the same dynamic year after year. But, unfortunately, many of us find that we are spinning our financial wheels, unable to break through and experience a much greater level of success. Now, this is not because we are not smart enough or because we're not trying hard enough. In fact, for many of us it is that we think too much and we make it too complicated, which makes us try a lot harder than we would otherwise have to. This frustrating cycle can wreak havoc on our personal lives, as we are perpetually confused and disgruntled by the reality of never meeting our standards for success.
Quantum physics suggests that everything in the universe is made up of energy. This includes money. Money is actually a neutral energetic force. We decide if this force is positive or negative in our lives based on the relationship that we have with it. Based on this, there are essentially three main obstacles that we face in attracting the kind of wealth that we truly desire:
1. Limiting beliefs: The main thing that keeps us stuck in our current financial situation is what we believe to be true about who we are and how much of value we have to offer others. This is really where most of us get stuck. We can strive for financial independence all we want, but if our underlying belief system contradicts this pursuit, then we will always end up in the same place. Negative and damaging beliefs have to be healed, if we are to attract a lot of money into our lives in a way that is based on integrity. When our core beliefs are based on abundance and prosperity, then we will be energetically aligned with the reality of a lot of money coming into our lives.
2. Our perception of money: It used to be that just about everybody had a 9-to-5 job with benefits and retirement plan. This industrial age paradigm has now come to pass. We are living in the information age where money can be made in new and diverse ways. There are many, many people who no longer believe in the 9-to-5 workday and are instead living life based on their own terms. They have been able to do this because they have a different perception of money than most of us still have. They have seen that money can be made through a variety of creative means, such as internet marketing, real estate investing, and offering information products to a niche market. Many of us still feel guilty or lazy when we consider structuring our lives so that are our time is freed up and we can do what we really want to do. It is a radical step to go for financial and time freedom, because we see so many people around us are still not doing this. So, we have to be willing to step out and be a pioneer.
3. Lack of support and mentoring: Every one of us needs some guidance to get to where we want to be. We have to be willing to seek out the support and wisdom of those who have achieved a high level of success in the area that we would like to pursue. In fact, all successful entrepreneurs have surrounded themselves with a team of people that have held them to get to where they are. You can't do it on your own. So, it is essential to immerse yourself in communities of like-minded people who are also interested in financial independence. It is important to get coached and to saturate your mind with the books and programs that your role models promote. If you do this wholeheartedly, you will get to a place where everything you are learning becomes a part of you and the way to your own prosperity begins to feel effortless and natural.
Embarking on the path to financial and time freedom should be an enriching and stimulating venture. It gives you the opportunity to free yourself of limiting beliefs so that your whole life becomes ripe with potential. It allows you to be a pioneer who can help others overcome their financial limitation so that more and more people began to perceive money in a new way. And it also allows you to form meaningful friendships and relationships with people who have similar interests and to enjoy the gift of successful teachers and role models.
By: Kevin Doherty