The Truth Will Set You Free…And Here’s Why.

“ I really want to make more money, but where do I start?” I get this question constantly. My answer is always the same.

Start by telling the truth about what’s not working in your life…without having a solution in sight.

Simply telling the truth has tremendous power. Problems have a purpose. They’re trying to get your attention.

As I’ve witnessed countless times, financial success is most often preceded by acknowledging a financial challenge.

Your particular challenge could be as subtle as a nagging sense that you’re not happy to the agonizing awareness that you can’t pay your rent, yet again.

Facing a challenge does not mean rushing ahead with possible solutions or passively accepting the situation as “That’s just the way it is.”

Facing a challenge means telling the truth about why it’s there in the first place. That’s when you’ll come to realize that every difficulty you experience stems from the choices you’ve made, choices based on erroneous information, faulty beliefs, past programming, unfounded fear.

Once you tell the truth—without criticism or judgement but with compassion and a commitment to change—you will, inevitably, start identifying and making better choices.

Then watch what happens…if you have the courage to go deeper. You will recognize a profound truth you’ve likely been long avoiding, what I call The Defining Truth and it goes like this: “No one is doing this to me. I am doing it to myself. Therefore, I have the ability to change it.”

The moment you fully grasp The Defining Truth, life as you know it will never be the same. You move from being a victim to owning your power. Your authentic voice will begin to emerge louder, more clearly than ever before. And you’ll free yourself to make wiser, more productive choices.

As one former underearner admitted: “I won’t tell anyone it’s easy looking at what you’ve been avoiding forever. It’s really hard. But it won’t kill you. And you know, it wasn’t as bad as I thought. It actually feels a lot better than saying ‘I don’t want to look at it.’”

What do you suspect may not be working in your life? Leave me a comment below.

Comments & Feedback

  • Jen

    This was the right message to receive today! I am frozen about making a decision and purchasing some investments. Why?? I definitely need to dive in deeper. Any more questions we can ask ourselves to get to the defining truth are greatly appreciated.

    • Jane

      I do have a lot of good, positive things in my life but I have been struggling for some time now with going to the next level in my career. I need to pass a four part exam , take one more upper level college class, take an ethics test in order to obtain a cpa license. I identify with your story so deeply. This is like the last piece of the puzzle for me to complete so I can move forward & focus on my soul’s true purpose. I work a very demanding job & I am exhausted.

  • barbara huson

    Try these questions, Jen…and give yourself time and space to really think it through.
    1. How did my family feel about investing?
    2. When I think about investing, what are the first words that come to mind? Where do those thoughts/feelings stem from?
    3. What will happen if I don’t invest…ever?
    4. What will happen if I do invest?
    5. Is there anything I can do to ease my fear, like subscribe to, talk to a financial advisor at Vanguard, take a course, join Barbara’s online community The Wealth Connection

    Also, I highly recommend that before you just buy stocks willy nilly, you consult with a fee only financial planner to make sure you’re buying strategically, according to your goals and lifestyle. Check out Garrett Financial Planning Network.

    Hope that helps. Let me know.

  • Suzanne

    Truth is I borrowed too much money for college and law school, I spent far too many years ignoring my student loan debt hoping it would miraculously disappear. I never should have consolidated my loans. Now this huge mountain is standing in front of me as I help pay for my children to go to college. I am so embarrassed that I still have student loan debt of my own. I’m rewiring for wealth and so thankful for all this information.

    • barbara huson

      Suzanne, you are NOT alone in facing a mountain of student loans. It’s really horrible how many are in your shoes. No need to be embarrassed. Please stop berating yourself for the past. You learned some really valuable lessons you can pass along to your kids. Just pay them back now, small amounts at a time, and reassure yourself you’re doing your best and that’s all you can do. Because honestly, you really are doing your best.

  • Lisa

    Question 3 helped me make the transaction! The money in the fund was making money, I don’t know why I was scared about making a contribution.

  • Lisa

    Yes, Barbara I was. The questions were helpful. Thank you.

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Meet Barbara Huson

When a devastating financial crisis rocked her world, Barbara Huson knew she had to get smart about money… and she did. Now, she wants to empower every women to take charge of their money and take charge of their lives! She’s doing just that with her best-selling books, life changing retreats and private financial coaching.

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