If you are buying stuff you don’t really need (just want!), you are stealing the most valuable asset you have from yourself, time!
Buying stuff you don’t really need?
Well, to be frank, you are not alone! The thing is that it is costing you dearly and not only in financial terms. I have discussed this at length but spending time browsing for, or wandering around shopping malls without a really good reason for doing so, is a complete waste of your time, energy and mental power. The only purchases we should really be doing are for the things that we need, not just kind of want. There is so much going on prior, during and after a shopping session that is costing us in so many ways, not only financially. But depleting your financial resources only means one thing, you will have to make more money!
You know that my goal is for you to live your life on your terms, but splashing out your money on things that really isn’t that important to you and your family means that you are postponing the life you really want. Most likely causing yourself and possibly those around you financial stress and anxiety which will limit your ability to take dedicated action and move you in the direction you want to go.
Time is finite and you are stealing it from yourself!
I find it quite interesting that we often discuss time and many people seem to be stressed about time. We all have 24 hours per day, all of us! The only difference is really how we use it and how we feel about time. Those two things make all the difference in the world.
I want you to be able to use your time the way you want. If you could choose how to use your time (at least most of it), every day, how would you use it? Think about it, having all your time at your disposal.
I am guessing that you are currently selling your time to get money, right? Then what happens? You spend that money which means you have to continue selling your time go get more money… Never ending story?
Guess what, if you continue doing the same thing, you will just get the same result you are already getting (and have been getting)! For your life to change, you have to change!
One small step which can still have a significant impact is just to stop buying stuff you don’t need! You don’t have to buy something just because your friends think it’s cool, you see it on social media or it’s being marketed to you. Be mindful and clear about what you want and what is truly important to you and your family and make your decisions based on that.
By doing this, you are basically saving yourself time and money! This means you will get to the life you really want faster and you will have more time at your disposal, maybe to spend on learning new skills or just having more time with your family.
More money AND time – how?
I have discussed this in numerous posts but the key thing is of course to take control and make sure you spend your money on things that are truly important to you and your family. When you do that and only that, I am pretty sure there will be much more money left by the end of the month!
Not only are you saving (keeping) money, but you are also saving a lot of time which you are not spending in stores, high streets, shopping malls or on e-commerce websites. Just stop for a moment and think about how much time you have spent over the last couple of weeks on the above… How much? If you want full transparency, also check your bank account to see how much this has cost you financially as well…
To make up for that time used for random shopping, you will most likely have to sell more of your time (which you might claim you don’t have enough of) in order to make more money… Guess you can see the picture of the vicious circle… Frankly, you are stealing time and money from yourself!!
By changing this habit and making that money work for you instead (using the The Money Language), you will have more time, more money and you will start thinking differently about money. Your way of thinking will go from a poor money mindset (one of scarcity) to one of abundance. The more you learn and activate your money, the more they will grow. When this happens you will become more and more creative and start focusing on creating passive income streams.
When you trade your time for money, you will always have to work to get money. When you change your mindset and strategy, you will focus on creating new way of generating income. The only thing you need is money coming in to your account to cover your expenses. When you do, you will no longer have to work which means you will have all your time at your disposal.
This is not something that will happen over night. I can almost guarantee that if you always spend all your money, it will never ever happen. Again, for things to change in your life, you have to change. You can only start where you stand so avoid looking at what has happened historically but rather take control now! Commit to change based on what you really want, set your goals and dreams and start taking back control, both over your money and your time!
I am pretty confident, that if you go through all the content, strategies and techniques we go have made available on our platform, I am sure you will shortly be well on your way and you will be thinking very differently before you throw your money away on stuff you don’t really need.
What will you do when you have all your time at your disposal as well as multiple streams of passive income flowing in to your account?
Actions to take:
- How to always have enough
- The language of money
- Wealth introduction
- Wealth what it means to you
- Wealth Pyramid
- Wealth Buckets and how to automate
- How to change your money mindset
- Are you making money whilst sleeping?
- FIRE – Financial Independence Retire Early