What’s Important About Money to You?
BY: JW RAYHONS
Security… stability… provide for my family… freedom… to pay for things. Ever think about what it takes to earn the money you earn? Really think about it for just a moment… what did it take for you to earn the money you earn today?
We spend so much time and effort thinking about making money. Much of this time and effort we don’t even realize it’s happening. As one example, think about how many times someone asked you what you’re going to do when you grow up or what you’re going to study in college or when you’re going to get a “real job.”Why did they ask you those questions?
Making money is NOT the differentiator that determines whether someone is successful with money or not though. What we do with the money we make is the differentiator.
· Give your money a mission – Notice that (with many things in life), what doesn’t have a purpose tends to disappear. Our money is no exception. Ask yourself the “why” questions and your money will have a more important mission. Why is stability and security important to me? Why is giving my kids a better life important to me? Why is financial freedom important to me?
· Every mission needs a plan of attack – Consumerism is alive and thriving. With giving your money mission significant meaning, next you’ll need a plan to follow. This plan will serve as your rules of engagement for financial decisions. A well defined and clear plan will also help protect you against the marketing machine that wants your money to float away to the pockets of other people. Design the plan that aligns to your money’s mission.
· Execute the mission – Discipline equals freedom. This might be the greatest value a professional advisor can provide… positive accountability and guidance to navigate the inevitable adjustments life will require of us. You can live the lifestyle that’s important to you while also building financial strength and freedom.
There’s more to Life than money! The Rayhons Financial family is a team of professionals that want to help you give your money a mission, design the mission plan, AND execute your money mission. Connect with us today via phone (480) 507-2425 or online for an initial conversation.