An Organized Life is a Life of Wealth

If you’re an organized person, you can create wealth. What? Is it that simple? Well, according to two experts on wealth creation, that is exactly what’s so.

Keeping track of expenses is a startAccording to Paige Grant, Founder of Wealthy Women Inc, 80% of wealth mastery is related to our beliefs and attitudes, and 20% is relevant to strategies. “Therefore, if you are organized both physically and emotionally, you’ll be ready to accept wealth.”

In his new book, the Automatic Millionaire, David Bach tells us that “Becoming rich requires nothing more than committing and sticking to a systematic savings and investment plan.” His book shows how anyone can organize and automate his or her bank accounts, 401Ks, and investment vehicles to create financial certainty. This doesn’t require financial genius.

Many Professional Organizers help their clients free up their internal space as well as their physical space. Assuming that’s true, let’s look at the assertion I made above.

Lately, I’ve been incorporating some of the following strategies, which I use with my clients in organizing their homes and offices, to my financial life:

Women should set financial goals•Setting specific goals.
•Creating affirmations to support the changes we would like to experience in our lives AND most importantly writing them as if we have already achieved the change.
•Through journaling and other guided exercises, understanding the feelings and emotions that are at the root of either why we’ve maintained our spaces as so or why we spend as we do. With that information, we can begin to make much more empowered choices.
•Clearing the clutter to open up ourselves or our spaces to the possibility of receiving that which we desire whether it’s a material item or wealth and abundance.

Here are some of the results I’m experiencing:

•I have a clearer picture of where I’m spending my money and the reasons why.
•I’m feeling more empowered around discerning how I spend my money.
•I have set specific financial goals for this coming year.
•I am attracting more income with less effort.
•My daily affirmations, which I’m an open and clear vessel to receive abundance and prosperity, keeps me focused and empowered which in turn allows me to receive all that I desire.

I’m a facilitator for one of the Wealthy Women Prosperity Circles. One of the things we are learning is how to simplify the process of wealth.

Here are some tips both experts recommend to help you start in simplifying your financial life:

1) Keep track of all your daily spending to discover where your money is going. The “fat” in the spending can start going toward your investment plan. Spending $5 a day on lattes and snacks? That’s an extra $150 a month that can go toward your 401K.

2) Know where your money is invested. Have all your investment accounts where you keep all your records in one place.

3) Make financial education a habit. Carve 10 minutes out of every day to read or listen to tapes. It might be in the car, keeping your book by the bedside, or reading for 10 minutes over breakfast.

4) Get into an organized structure for learning finance. Commit to your own financial education today!

Trust Your Life – Resist the Urge to Hoard Information

In the last 15 years, the Internet has changed the way we research information. We can find anything we are looking for on any subject at the drop of a hat. We tend to find more information than we actually need.

Before the information age, we would go to the library and photocopy what we needed or buy a book. We had an excuse to keep files on information because it wasn’t so easy to find.

Avoid buying things you do not needNow, we have all the information we need and then some at our fingertips, and yet we still print out a lot of what we find on the Internet and keep marketing mailings because we might want to buy the product some day. We have become information hoarders.

Marketing is getting people to buy or think about buying when they don’t need it. The reason we keep this marketing material or download information from the Internet is that we don’t need it right then but we might someday.

If it is seriously something that you need to have in your life, you will do the research on the Internet at the time you need it, and you will find it. Trusting that the information will be available to you when you need it also means that you trust your life.

Once you trust your life, you will also notice that your desk, house, and mind become clearer as a result.

If you feel more comfortable with knowing where to go for things you have found on the Internet in the past, create a Word document in your computer of Internet links or use your Web browser’s “Favorites” to save links and easily access them later. Then when you want to research those items, you know where to find them on your computer. The only reason you should print this piece of paper out is if you don’t backup your computer.