I have come to see that becoming financially savvy is, for many women, a Heroine’s Journey.
The purpose of all Hero(ine)’s Journey is a transformation of consciousness. Or as mythologist Joseph Campbell put it, “You have been thinking one way. Now you have to think a different way.”
That is precisely what most of us must do. We must think beyond being a Wage Earner and Dollar Watcher to becoming a Wealth Builder.
Wealth doesn’t come from your salary or your revenues. Wealth comes from investing your money in assets (stocks, bonds, real estate) that grow faster than inflation and taxes can take it away.
I know…investing can seem overwhelming. But not if you follow these 4 simple steps:
- Start educating yourself. Keep an eye out for lectures, seminars, financial news, magazine articles, money books or people who are smart about investing.
- Do something every day, even if it’s just flipping through a money magazine or reading a paragraph from Investing for Dummies.
- Find a buddy, someone who will learn right along with you and hold you accountable. Check in with each other on a regular basis.
- Visit a financial planner who will evaluate your current financial situation, help you identify your goals, create a plan for achieving those goals and protecting your future.
These 4 steps are the beginning of your Heroine’s Journey to empowering yourself personally as well as enriching yourself financially.
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