How To Attain Financial Freedom

Rush! Rush!! Rush!!! Wake up in the morning, jump out of bed, prepare for work, hit the road, off you go. From Mainland to Island, Island to Mainland, same rat race, same mind numbing routine. Why? All because you are looking for money, trying to survive? Hush! Stop right there! Pause for a moment and ask yourself how long? How long are you going to continue life this way? How long will you continue to put up with this lunacy, will you go on chasing money all your life? If you keep looking for money, working for money, when then will you sit back, relax and enjoy the money? This is one very important question you can’t shy away from, you need to confront it and provide an answer to it.

No doubt money is important but you don’t have to be enslaved by it. In life we cannot pretend that money is not vital, living a good quality lie is almost impossible without money. As a parent you will need to take care of your kids, pay school fees, settle bills and more. As long as you are human and on the face of this earth you need money to service your needs and wants, save, invest and possibly attain financial freedom. Yes, financial freedom, it is possible! All you need is determination, information on how to go about it and time to get it accomplished. Once you set your heart to it, work on it, give it time, it becomes a reality in your life. The problem is alot of people have never given it a thought. They just live life day in day out without setting financial goals. It’s time you pick yourself up from your financial mess and start heading straight for financial freedom. A time when you are completely financially in charge and you can be more useful to yourself, your family and the society at large.

You might be saying I desire this freedom but how do I make it a reality in my life? The following steps will help you a great deal-

Create Multiple Streams of Income: don’t limit yourself to one source of income, take advantage of every possible money making opportunity you can identify. Even if you have a fulltime job you can do other things by the side that will bring in legitimate profit to support your regular income.

Do not despise small beginning or small businesses at all, seemingly little things can bring in good profit, for instance, selling of recharge cards, pure water, running a call centre, selling of ice block, minerals etc. For those with full time jobs you might just need to employ a salesgirl or boy. Also your talent can turn out to be another source of income and part time job. Singing, dancing, writing, speaking, comedy, painting and other talents can help bring in good money if properly harnessed. Put your creativity to work and you will be amazed at the level of potential you have locked up inside.

Create Residual Income: this is another key to wealth creation and continuous financial flow. To create residual income you work hard once and reap over and over from it. A good example could be that you wrote a book, it sold widely, internationally, some schools decided to adopt it as one of the text books for students. The government feels it is good enough for our libraries in the country and they make it available in all libraries, the United Nations is interested in it, they translate it to different languages and distribute it in different countries. From all these you make sales, collect royalty and this can go on for years. There are different ways to generate residual income, all you need do is discover or identify something that can bring in income for you, go to work on it and you will eventually smile as a result of what comes in as a reward for your hard work or better still smart work! Now imagine if you have about four sources of residual income, your guess is as good as mine!

Own your own business: start and grow a business of your own. If done properly it yields great returns that help you stay financially balanced and satisfied. Another thing to bear in mind is that once you find yourself succeeding in a particular business, expand and create branches of the same business. A good way to understand this is to take a look at eateries such as Sweet Sensation, Tantalizer, TFC etc. You can have a restaurant that is doing well, don’t stop there, look for another commercial location and start another branch. Don’t limit yourself, work on your business, grow it, nurture it, create a system around it and move on to the next. Aside from “branching” a particular business, once you’ve laid a solid foundation for it, you can try your hands on other types of businesses too. Repeat the “branching” process in it and watch it grow. When you own your own businesses you are more in charge of your life and you will most likely attain your financial goals faster.

Savings and Investment: you must also realize that there is a difference between you working for money and money working for you. When you wake up in the morning and go to work (job), you go to your own business, working in it, earning salary, you are actually working for money. But when you start to put something aside as savings and eventually start to invest what you’ve saved then at that stage it is money that starts to work real hard for you. To ever get a chance to breathe the air of financial freedom, go beyond making money and spending it to actually investing and watching it grow. Contrary to popular opinion or believe money is not for spending, it is for investing( you can call it planting…) and the profit that comes from it is what you spend yet not all but part of it. The reason is that you will still need to plant again from your harvest in preparation for another harvest. It’s an endless but highly profitable cycle. In short make investment your habit and you can’t help but grow rich!

Giving: The blessings of God makes rich and adds no sorrow. At the end of the day only God can bless and prosper the work of your hands, it is possible to labour like elephant yet eat like ant! So despite your hardwork, it takes God’s favour and baptism of wisdom to prosper and get amazing results that will blow your mind and for things to work out fine like you planned. For you to attract the continual flow of God’s blessing in your financial pursuit you can’t help but be a giver. Someone who “gives back to God” and to his society, one who is constantly reaching out to those in need, widows, orphans, the sick, handicaps etc.

One of the reasons why America is great is the ability of Americans to give, they are crazy givers! Think of Bill Gate and you will discover a man that gives in billions of dollars, a man that single handedly gave a donation that is far bigger than what some nations combined gave during the Tsunami crisis. Consider Warren Buffet and you will encounter another American that gives in billions yet they keep increasing, they keep prospering. You want to be great, rich, wealthy, prosperous? Then become an ardent giver, it unleashes the blessings of God.

Go to work on some of these steps or a combination of the steps and you will soon find yourself climbing financially.

Kemi Adeyemi is a woman of many parts, the CEO Digitz Business Solutions Ltd, an Author, highly sought after Speaker and Business Coach. 

Her company offers Affordable Business Consulting (ABC) to entrepreneurs, small business owners, start ups, graduates, unemployed, civil servants and everyone desirous of true success in business, legitimate, tried and tested income sources and more .  
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