The latest financial news has everyone preoccupied with the negatives of the declining financial market. I was reading an article in the Baltimore Sun newspaper the other day about how the news of financial woes has impacted individual consumer confidence and the result is people are so worried that they are doing nothing with their goals, dreams or plans for the future. They are putting them on hold until there is a clear picture of things getting better. Is this you?
I thought that this was important to discuss this week because in every adversity is an opportunity of equal or greater value. You see, even in declining markets, wealth is created and opportunities exist. Think about:
the investors who are now able to acquire more stock affordably and hold it until the value restores
the family that decides to purchase their dream home now and get all the options and closing costs included
the mother who finally decides to start her own business because her family needs extra income.
Remember that we create our own realities.
What I have done in this financial market is invest more in myself by reading more, learning from the coaches in my life, and taking steps to ensure that I learn ways to grow my business during these difficult economic times. People ask me all the time how is the coaching business? I have learned that people want coaching even more now then ever to create new personal options. What if instead I sang the song that because of the economy no one can afford coaching. The truth is you can't afford not to have a coach help you create the life that you want.
My challenge to you this week is to to look at your life and write down how this temporary financial downshift can create opportunity for you in your life, with your family, work or business. You might answer the following ways:
This has taught my family the benefit of simplicity and how abundant we really are.
You decided you don't want to work for someone else. The uncertainty of working for others was confirmed during this market shift and as a result you will explore entrepreneurship.
You may have learned that you are a much better budgeter than you originally thought.
You may have learned that you have been living above your financial means.
Whatever your lesson(s), I encourage you to breathe it in. Learn from your life.
This week only, I am offering one free hour of coaching for the first ten individuals to contact me at email@example.com. In the subject line please type Free Coaching Session.
Challenge! - Take small steps toward your goal. Take one class instead of three. Start small for big results. And to get you started creating your own list of goals, I would like to invite you to claim your free access to one free hour of coaching for the first 20 individuals to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org . In the subject line please type Free Coaching Session.
From Mia Redrick- Author, Time for mom-Me: 5 Essential Strategies for A Mother's Self-Care and Finding Definitions, the premier self-care community to empower mothers http://www.findingdefinitions.com