How Much Do Things Cost? Three Keys to Find Life More Affordable


We were flying from Baltimore to San Francisco recently and decided to send our bags through with the airlines. Now that the airlines charge for bags (this was not Southwest, unfortunately) the price for my husband and me was about $ 75. It was worth it with the change of planes and the amount of carry-on we had with us.

We noted about the freedom that comes with just saying "yes" to these expenses, and we reminded each other that our mission is to inspire others to say "yes" to their expenses. The $ 75 to the airlines is a big number, or a small number. It depends on what your reference point is. For us, thank goodness, it was a small number.

About ten years ago I had a client who home I went to for private yoga instructions. Her husband had made some investments in the energy sector that went sour to the tune of millions of dollars. A friend of mine was their personal assistant. The woman, my client, was singing the blues about not being able to travel, about maybe having to discontinue the private yoga lessons, and how awful everything had become. My friend revealed to me that this couple was down to their last twelve million dollars . Perception is not always reality.

What about you? Have you allowed your finances to rise, like a river bed, to match your desired expenses? Have you allowed the " what you have " to swell to match and sometimes except the " what you want? " Or are you in a situation where just about everything seems so dang expensive, relative to the allowance you have to participate in life?

I was walking my dogs this morning and thought to take my little one to the groomers. That is something I really enjoy doing. I remember many years ago resisting taking my dog ​​to the groomers because it was too expensive. Is not it interesting how prices can go up, and if we do work that generates plentiful financial support, we can become more able to afford them?

Millionaires are created in the direct marketing profession. In his book entitled Go Pro , Eric Worre states, " It's a stone cold fact that we have a better way ." If you are moving up the ranks and enjoying the lifestyle that you came here for, congratulations. Yours is one of those lives being changed. If you see around you that prices seem to be coming down, know that you are moving in the right direction. You and money are on track. This is the freedom to which we refer.

If things still seem so dang expensive, here are three things you can to do improve your situation .

  • Find out where you need to adjust your actions and thinking.Your thoughts can be supportive, or they can work against you. Your actions can be in line with your stated desires, or you might be under your own efforts. Which is it for you? The answer will lead you to know where to focus.
  • Pay attention when you deem something as "too expensive" or you "can not afford it." Might that be an opportunity to open the faucet to allow more in? Focusing on the increase will get you better results than focusing on the lack .
  • Seek opportunities. Every day there are people with what you can connect and learn. At first you get our of your own way. What comes after that is being behind yourself. Move toward your dream every day.

You were asked to identify these dreams when you first started. Are not they worth fighting for? This is your call to freedom.