One sure way to financial freedom is owning your own business,even if it’s only part-time. If you look at the statistics of self-made millionaires,you’ll discover that the majority of them are small business owners.
In today’s uncertain employment climate,it is more important than ever to have a measure of control over your income and being an independent business owner is one of the best ways to accomplish this. The average family would be living better with less stress and more enjoyment if they earned an extra few hundred dollars a month. This can easily be accomplished by owning your own part-time business.
Aside from the financial rewards of your own business,you gain peace of mind and a sense of security knowing that no matter what,you have some control over your income. If something were to suddenly happen to your job,you would at least have something to fall back on. With so many companies downsizing today,this is more important than ever.
Keeping an evidence journal
Often we do not even notice the abundance that we already have in our lives. We tend to forget all the little signs that the universe is,in fact,supporting us. One way to begin to see and appreciate the abundance that is flowing into your life,and a way to attract more,is to start keeping an evidence journal. An evidence journal is simply a running record of any money that comes into your life. If you receive a gift of money,record it in your journal. If you find a small amount of money on the street,write that in your evidence journal too.
Doing this serve several purposes. For one, it draws your attention to the abundance that you are receiving,thereby creating a feeling of gratitude. And it serves as a sign that you are in fact increasing your wealth. This can be likened to a ship at a sea. When land approaches,the ship begins to see driftwood floating in the water. The driftwood is a sign that land is close by. If you just started a new business,you will not see the financial rewards for a time.However,by recording any amount of money you receive,you will be noticing the “driftwood” Remember,we get more of what we focus upon. If you want more money,notice the money that you are already receiving.
Something else that i like about keeping an evidence journal is that i can look back at it and see just how fortunate i am and how much the Universe has supported me. This always makes me feel better.
Living on less than you make is a matter of controlling yourself and not a matter of maths-Dave Ramsey
One of the ideas that I’ve implemented from Susie Orman’s,Courage to be Rich book is to begin collecting change.Whenever i purchase something,I always use paper money in big denominations while i keep the small denomination into a change box that i keep in my dresser. When the box is filled,I’d take it to the bank and cash it in. I then take the money and buy something nice for myself or my kids or extend my hand in charity. Sometimes,to a nice restaurant.By saving the small denominations each day,i do not even notice the amount of money as it builds into a small nest egg. I know of people who do this for an entire year and use the collected money to pay for a family vacation.
As the new year creeps in less than 3days,what are your plans for a rewarding financial year? Remember,planning is a process so get started now!