Financial Independence…..What Does It Mean To You?
For me, Financial Independence has always been how I define Freedom – being able to do what I want to do, when I want to do it with whom I want to do it without worrying about the cost.
Of course that means there needs to be a number of things in place, financially.
For each of us the things we need in place are different. What is it for you?
Being debt free.
Having X dollars in a bank account.
Being able to give a certain amount of money each year.
Being able to travel.
Having your children in a certain school.
Your health being in a certain place.
Having a wine cellar with years of special wines.
Living in a certain home that is decorated a certain way.
The list could go on and on. Honestly it is different for each of us. Who we are, the things that are important to us and the callings on our hearts for how we show up in the world all play a part in defining this for us.
I find the more I can help my clients to become very clear on what their definition is, the more likely they are to create it. We are moving into the second half of 2017, a great time to revisit the goals that you have set.
Are they still important to you? Will they still get you to where you want to ultimately be? The good news is nothing is carved in stone. Be brutally honest with yourself and get as clear as possible.
When you have clarity the money becomes real and you will make it happen!