Financial Freedom

Financial freedom is realized by those who make an honest effort to obtain it and are willing to work hard. God empowers us to obtain wealth, not sit back and wait to become rich! God want us to be prosperous as long as we are not selfish with our wealth, and we do not obtain financial freedom by dishonest means. Have faith and ask for guidance.

"But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is He that giveth thee power to get wealth." Deuteronomy 8:18

I know that everyone has different religious beliefs and not all will agree with this. But I believe that there is a spiritual connection to true financial freedom. If we are to manifest true economic prosperity, we must find that connection to spirit. Some people achieve this through meditation, by finding that inner voice to guide them. This is one exercise worth trying if you are still stuck on your new career choice. Spend a few minutes each day when you can find some quiet time. Free your mind from distractions and listen for guidance. You might be surprised at ideas that seem to come out of nowhere! This process can take some time at first. There are many books available which explain meditation and how to get the most out of it.

The answers you are seeking are within! In other words, you already know at some subconscious level what work you are meant to do. There may very well be more than one idea or concept that is right for you. Which is great news when it comes to multiple income streams! When I refer to God or spirituality, I consider it the same thing as our inner voices. This can be called several different things, depending on your beliefs.

You need to seek this inner wisdom to find your life's work, and create financial freedom. It is there somewhere, sometimes buried deep in your subconscious mind. Think back on what you liked to do as a child for clues if you're still unsure. We often forget our dreams when we grow up! This inner wisdom will also help you to figure out how to reach your dream job - how to earn a living from your passions.

One definition of prosperity is simply finding work you love, and then loving the life you are living! It really is that simple.

Think about this - if you were asked what your number one reason was for wanting a career change, what would it be? You might list reasons such as enjoying your work, etc. But when it comes right down to it, any answer you come up with will have a lot to do with financial security - and the freedom that comes with it. We all want to be free to do the things we want and work at what we love. We don't want to have to worry about the bills being paid. We want to accumulate wealth, not debt!

In essence, financial freedom is the end result of finding our right work or true calling. Once you are doing the work that you love you will also have financial security. The reason is that you will be very motivated to succeed because it won't even seem like work. That's why it is so important to search for that new, rewarding career. This is an ongoing process - it is the journey itself that is the most rewarding. You may have several ventures along the way, some of them more satisfying than others. Each one can lead you to another idea for a career or new business.

One very important element is to realize that your thoughts guide your actions. So you should aim for having the most positive thoughts! We discussed this in the section about positive thinking, but it's worth mentioning again. True financial freedom, abundance and prosperity are manifested directly from what we think about. It is so important to keep those negative thoughts out of our heads! And they will creep up from time to time. Just catch yourself when they do, and send them on their way. Give yourself a pep talk. Go back and read your list of accomplishments (make a list if you haven't done so yet.) Talk to up-beat people, it helps to have a cheerleader or two on your side.

It also helps to have a sense of humor! Your career change journey will not always be smooth - there will inevitably be a few bumps in the road. It helps if you can laugh at yourself occasionally. Take your task of changing careers seriously, but don't take yourself too seriously - no one is perfect! Remember, this is a journey and there will be some really great days and some not so great.

Remember to always be fair and ethical in any of your business ventures. Those who earn money by cheating others or using dishonest sales techniques will eventually come to regret it. You may know people like this, and it appears that they are living the good life. But remember "what goes around comes around!" Their dishonesty will catch up to them some day because they have not followed the spiritual principals for obtaining true financial prosperity. This has also been referred to as "Karma", and boy is this ever true! I have seen it with my own eyes. We always eventually get back whatever we put out into the universe - good or bad.

If you would like to know what the Bible has to say about abundance and financial freedom see this section on Biblical Prosperity.

Another aspect of your success is perseverance. Once you have gained the wisdom necessary to start your new career journey, you must have the motivation to succeed. You can only reach true financial freedom by not giving up when things get tough. Give yourself a break when necessary, but then get moving again! You must work hard in order to get have wealth. Get some help if you need it. Enlist family members to help you with some of your tasks. Read books that help you with motivation, or books and articles about your subject matter.

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Start thinking of yourself as being a success! You are on your way to true financial freedom and prosperity - live the life that you were meant to live!

"People who soar are those who refuse to sit back, sigh and wish things would change. They neither complain of their lot nor passively dream of some distant ship coming in. Rather, they visualize in their minds that they are not quitters; they will not allow life's circumstances to push them down and hold them under." -- Author Unknown

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