In the current economic climate we are all looking for ways to increase our income. However to increase that income one needs to take the first step towards financial freedom. We are living in a time of economic downturn, probably as bad as the recession in the 1930s. However, many people in the 1930s found ways to build up successful companies. Others as individuals found ways to become rich. Why not create your own economy? Would you like me to share with you my story of what my first step of creating my own economy achieved!
It was a brave step that I took but in all honesty. I have never looked back at what I did. The great philosopher Napoleon Hill who wrote the book “Think & Grow Rich” says a lot about how we can use our minds to overcome worry and to be successful. Hill once said, “there is more gold in a persons mind than a gold mine. Concluding the mind is your greatest asset”. Your mind is a better asset than your savings in the bank. So use your brain. I used my brain with a lot of self development training and attending seminars with inspirational people. I connected too with people who had been successful in building up a home base business. I also belong to a mastermind group. In this group a number of like minded people offer each other support and encouragement.
The other key driving force in what I did was my strong faith. Each and every day I believed that what I was about to do would work. I pictured in my mind working from home and taking my laptop with us on our travels. I can now work anywhere in the world. All one needs is faith. Faith is like a mustard seed. It may start very small but it will grow. You can't see a mustard seed but it produces a rich harvest. I now do not see any problems, only challenges. In conclusion I have learnt to be in control of my life. Now I will stand up to anyone who tries to talk me away from the plans of success. I have the burning desire to achieve in all my plans for my home base businesses. The good news my plans are working. My businesses are doing well.
However, It was a big challenge to leave what I considered a secure job. My income now relied upon my own day-to-day decisions. So I was the person who took responsibility, as I built up my home based opportunities. I quickly learnt that what was key was not to reply just one income but to have a number. This gave me the safety of knowing if one business opportunity failed or became bankrupt; incomes could still in from the other opportunities. In the meantime I gradually reduced the hours I worked in the corporate job. When the incomes from the opportunities replaced my work income I left that job. It meant leaving my comfort zone. It was taking the First Step towards Financial Freedom But my “Why” for wanting to leave was far greater than staying in a job that eventually would cease to exist. My “Why” was to finance to be able to work and play, as I wanted?
I have never looked back from the first day of my freedom. Each month our income far exceeds our expenditure. We are planning long holidays, and we shall travel when booking flights, business class. That was something that would have been a mere dream a few years ago. Shortly we shall be able to pay off the mortgage. Our monthly expenditure will be only the regular monthly bills, such as food, heating and lighting. The balance of the income will be to invest or spend as we chose.
All one has to do to move forward and to take that first step. It took one step for Edmund Hilary to climb Mount Everest. As he took more steps he reached the top of the summit. So let your hopes and dreams be stronger than worry. Worry is negative. It needs to be dropped. Live your life to the full. To achieve this you need to get out of your comfort zone. Belief and faith can achieve success in building up home base opportunities. Let your why you want to do it be stronger than any negative fear. All one has to do is by taking the First Step towards Financial Freedom.